Special Coverage

Written by TPR on Apr 30, 2015

Texas Public Radio today announced that award-winning journalist Eileen Pace will be the permanent, local host for Texas Public Radio’s Morning Edition, which airs Monday through Friday from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Pace stepped into the position following the departure of Crystal Chavez in January.

“TPR was prepared to conduct a national search for Crystal’s replacement, but we realized we had the most qualified candidate here among us,” said TPR News Director Shelley Kofler.

Written by deborah.charnes... on Apr 29, 2015

Fifteen years ago Congress officially acknowledged a very troubling fact: this country has a problem with race and health.

At that time, a study by the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, titled "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care," confirmed what many of us already knew;  minorities had poorer health and were getting lower-quality care even when factors such as insurance status and income were not involved.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 24, 2015

Faith-based groups, lawyers, community leaders and elected officials nationwide are imploring the federal government to release asylum-seeking mothers and their children who are being held in prison-like conditions in South Texas. 

Solidarity with Central American Refugees

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 24, 2015

NOWCastSA teamed up with Texas Public Radio to spend time learning more about the personal qualities of  the four front-runners in the 2015 campaign for mayor of San Antonio.

Texas Radio produced an audio profile of each candidate that paired with a longer video piece produced by NOWCastSA. Here, in order of the votes they garnered in the May 9 election, are the stories:

Written by rmcmer on Apr 21, 2015

Goodwill Industries of San Antonio is celebrating Fiesta 2015 in a big way by commemorating its 70th Anniversary with a special Fiesta Medal contest and donation
campaign.

The nonprofit will give away 70 medals to Facebook fans throughout Fiesta. For a chance to win this coveted keepsake, “like” Goodwill San Antonio on Facebook and correctly answer a trivia question for that day. Selection of the winners will be done by daily, random drawing.

Additionally, people can also obtain a medal for a minimum $5 donation at the downtown Goodwill store at 406 W. Commerce.