The Edge: February 8, 2016

Catch up and get ahead for the week of February 8.

Mass Incarceration

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the United States has just 5 percent of the world’s population, but has more than 20 percent of the world’s prison population.

The rate of imprisonment in the U.S. today is the highest in history,

Replay the video right here from a San Antonio Dream Week panel discussion on ending mass incarceration and learn what you can do about it.  The speakers included representatives from Free Battered Texas Women, Mothers Act for Criminal Justice Reform, San Antonio NORML, Black Lives Matter, Texas Inmate Family Association and the Interfaith Welcome Coalition.


Just vote.

As you know, 2016 is a big election year. 

By the time it’s over we will have elected a new president of the United States.

Step one in that process is Super Tuesday, the primary election on March 1 when Democrats and Republicans choose their nominee in more than a dozen states, including Texas.

If you are a registered voter you can participate starting on February 16, when early voting begins for the primary.

Replay the video and listen to what Andy Sarabia, Co-Founder of C.O.P.S. Metro, has to say about voting. Then do it .

Book Garden

When does a book become artwork and a library become a museum?

Through February 20, 2016,  the gallery at San Antonio Central Library is transformed into a Book Garden ~ a home to oversized southwestern lizards, busts of Renaissance men, Zen rocks and other sculptures, all created by Taiwanese-born artist Long-Bin Chen.


At first glance, most people think the carvings are made from marble or stone - but in fact they are sculpted from books and magazines, held together with screws and nails.

NOWCastSA interviewed Long-Bin Chen about his work and created a series of videos to guide visitors through the exhibit. You can replay the videos any time right at this link, thanks to underwriting from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development.

Thanks for watching the Edge -- see you next time!