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VIDEO: Mayor Taylor Hopes On-The-Job Experience Will Earn A Second Term From Voters

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor believes she's accomplished a lot in her first term as mayor. She's the front runner in her race for reelection, but facing strong opposition from two opponents. Today, we continue our conversations with the leading mayoral candidates by sitting down with Ivy Taylor. We met at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. “Well this is one of my favorite places here in San Antonio. I don't get to spend as much time here as I'd like but I like everything that it represents:...

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Make a date with KPAC and KTXI for the next eight Sunday afternoons for The Art of American Popular Song, the reprise of a series produced over a decade ago for KPAC by co-writers and hosts Kathy Couser and James Baker. Each week the program will focus on one of the most important of the songwriters who produced, over a span of 50 years, what is affectionately known as The Great American Songbook.

Why Don't More Texas School Buses Have Seat Belts?

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For nearly a decade, there have been efforts in Texas to require seat belts in buses. 

 

But this time might be different.

 

John Kuster

An unseasonably warm winter is impacting peach crops in the Hill Country.  Some growers say a low crop yield is bad for other businesses.

 

Jamey Vogel is the owner of Vogel Orchard between Fredericksburg and Stonewall. He’s also the president of the Hill Country Fruit Council. Vogel says peaches in the early part of the season won’t be affected by the warm winter, but the freestone peaches that grow later in the summer will.

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With Fiesta festivities now in full swing thousands of people across San Antonio are expected to attend dozens of events this weekend. Events that are part of the eleven day celebration also dubbed the Party with a Purpose all benefit non-profits. At Market Square during Fiesta De los Reyes, native San Antonian Michelle Rodriguez told us she feels like Fiesta is a time when San Antonio’s cultural identity is at its peak.

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Early voting for San Antonio's municipal elections starts Monday, April 24.

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Many have expressed concern and outrage over the way police treat citizens, especially African-Americans and other minorities. The Black Lives Matter movement began in response to the deaths of African-Americans in police custody, including Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the arrest of Sandra Bland, who was later found dead in a Waller County jail, an apparent suicide.

Most creepy, crawly bugs are pretty much harmless when it comes to infectious diseases.

But there are two classes of little critters that cause big — and we're talking big — problems: ticks and mosquitoes.

To learn how climate change could alter the course of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases, we talked to two scientists who have devoted a major chunk of their careers to answering that question.

Let's start with the bloodsuckers that can stay on your skin for days.

A new study has found an association between frequent drinking of diet sodas and an increased risk of both stroke and dementia.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Dr. Matthew Pase, the study’s lead author and a neurologist at the Boston University School of Medicine, about what it means for the average soda drinker.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor believes she's accomplished a lot in her first term as mayor.  She's the front runner in her race for reelection, but facing strong opposition from two opponents.  Today, we continue our conversations with the leading mayoral candidates by sitting down with Ivy Taylor.  We met at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

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This week on Fronteras: 

·         The founder of the advocacy group Border Angels goes missing in Mexico for more than four days and survives.

·         Our southern neighbor considers boycotting U.S. corn because it feels the Trump Administration is anti-Mexico.

·         How Republicans crossed the lines in the long battle over redistricting in Texas.

·         Voices from Mega Corazón – quite possibly the largest poetry event in the world.

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Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin TL1999.263.1 / McNay

Make a date with KPAC and KTXI for the next eight Sunday afternoons for The Art of American Popular Song, the reprise of a series produced over a decade ago for KPAC by co-writers and hosts Kathy Couser and James Baker. Each week the program will focus on one of the most important of the songwriters who produced, over a span of 50 years, what is affectionately known as The Great American Songbook.

Jazz TX

If you’ve been to Jazz, TX, you know that while jazz is the main course at the club, you’ll also find healthy side helpings of blues on the menu.

In this episode of "Live At Jazz, TX," guitarist Ruben V brings his band to the club and shares the stage with San Antonio’s own Doc Watkins on the Hammond organ for a six-song set featuring smoking blues and Latin grooves.

Serkan Zanagar

Unusual music in an unusual place on Saturday. TPR's Arts and Culture Reporter Jack Morgan spoke to the group's leader.

Mark Landson says what makes Neo Camerata unusual is that it's classical, but with a twist.

"It brings it into a language that is more updated for today. A lot of times we hear pop harmonies. We hear various types of rhythms, rhythmic patterns that they didn't have available, back in the 19th century when those guys were writing."

"It's sort of like a melding of popular music of today with classical craft."

Mega Corazón

Apr 21, 2017
Norma Martinez

April is National Poetry Month, and it was marked in San Antonio with what could arguably be called the biggest poetry event in the world - Mega Corazón.

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