Democratic Convention's Second Night Heralds A Return Of The Age Of Clinton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUKS6wow5AM The Tuesday night session of the Democratic convention was really three events, each with its own atmosphere and impact, but all contributing to a single theme: The Clintons are back.The first event was the most consequential. Two names were placed in nomination, those of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. The traditional roll call ensued, with each delegation proudly proclaiming the singular virtues of its home state — and eventually reporting the...
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Three years ago, Egypt's military carried out a swift and successful coup, ousting a conservative Muslim ruler and party that had been elected. A part of Turkey's armed forces attempted a very similar overthrow on July 15.

In both countries, the two most populous in the region, democracy suffered a setback in the wake of the military actions.

The parallels mostly end there.

Over the next few months, the City of San Antonio will be identifying projects for the 2017 to 2022 bond package. The bond will be the largest in the city’s history and will come in at $850 million dollars. The projects will be divided into five categories:

 

 

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

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It's convention season, which means the presidential election is in full swing.

There has always been a lot to divide politicians, but we at The Salt are interested in what brings them together: They all have to eat.

So we paged through our archives for stories about U.S. presidents and their predilections for — and embarrassing mishaps with — certain foods. How much do you know about presidents and food? Take our quiz to test your credentials.

Prosecutors in Baltimore have dropped all remaining charges against police officers related to the death of Freddie Gray in 2015, reports NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

A total of six officers had been charged in connection to the death. Four trials had ended without convictions — one, a jury trial, ended with a hung jury, and three bench trials returned verdicts of not guilty. Three more trials were scheduled.

Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked presidential nominees in U.S. history. He had to "humanize" her, in punditspeak — Hillary Clinton is more of an idea or icon to people than a person, as NPR's Steve Inskeep suggested Tuesday night.

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San Antonio's biggest film festival is well underway. Its director is  Teacher/Film Maker/Entrepreneur Adam Rocha.

"This is a full throttle film festival. We're being recognized worldwide."

This is the 22nd time that Rocha has cranked up the San Antonio Film Festival machine.   

"There are 145 films from around the world, 29 San Antonio Film Makers.  We have Hell or High Water. That's their very first world premier and we're very excited by that." 

To Serve and Protect - the motto for police officers across the nation - but with so many questions about shootings - cell phone video capturing officers abusing their authority - and a breakdown in public trust -- is there a way to fix America's police?

Guest:

  • Norm Stamper, former chief of Seattle Police, and author of the book "To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police"

Three Options For Julián Castro, Now That VP Is Out

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Four years ago, Julián Castro – then-mayor of San Antonio – delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. That moment was expected to launch him into the political stratosphere as one of the party’s brightest stars, and his 2014 appointment as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) affirmed that trajectory.

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San Antonio's biggest film festival is well underway. Its director is  Teacher/Film Maker/Entrepreneur Adam Rocha.

"This is a full throttle film festival. We're being recognized worldwide."

This is the 22nd time that Rocha has cranked up the San Antonio Film Festival machine.   

"There are 145 films from around the world, 29 San Antonio Film Makers.  We have Hell or High Water. That's their very first world premier and we're very excited by that." 

You've managed to make it just about to the weekend and we've found some things you might find really fun. First, let's start Saturday at high noon at the Briscoe Western Art Museum where they're celebrating the International Day of the Cowboy. They call it the Briscoe Blast.

"Live music, art activities, and games for the adults and for the kids."

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When composer James Horner died in a single-passenger plane crash in June, 2015, it was a sad end to an award-winning career of memorable music. As author Tim Greiving writes in his liner notes to the new Intrada Records release of “The Rocketeer,” it’s a sad bit of poetry that one of Horner’s most memorable themes perfectly evokes the feeling of flight that Horner so dearly loved.

It's an old kind of dance that's attracting a young group to the dance floor. Swing dancing is enjoying something of a revival, to the point that one group has that description in its title. 

"Alamo City Swing Revival is a relatively new nonprofit organization that was formed this year to promote swing-dancing in a very family-friendly, community inspired movement."   

The Revival's Michelle Wilt says there is plenty of dance opportunity.

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