WikiCommons

Veterans Rally For The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

Wednesday at the State Capitol veterans gathered at the Vietnam monument to rally for further legalization of medical marijuana. A recent poll shows support throughout the state, but Legislation appears to face opposition from key Republicans. Some veterans say that’s resulted in their breaking the law to treat their health conditions.

Read More
The Source is a daily, one-hour call-in talk program that gives listeners in San Antonio the opportunity to connect with our in-studio guests and city-wide audience.

An increase in immigration enforcement and proposed policies from President Donald Trump may be taking a toll on businesses that rely on an immigrant workforce. Some in Austin's construction community say undocumented workers don’t feel safe reporting to work.

Wednesday night three San Antonio candidates for mayor debated ways to make housing more affordable.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Hospital-acquired infections kill about 100,000 Americans every year, more than car wrecks, breast cancer and AIDS combines. A San Antonio company produces a device that’s an effective weapon in the fight against these microscopic threats.

Viral, bacterial and fungal infections can leave hospital patients sicker than when they came in.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are meeting with officials in Mexico on Thursday, against the backdrop of new orders from President Trump that aim to deport immigrants in the country illegally, not just those who have committed serious crimes.

Top White House advisers Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference to make the case that despite seeming like a political odd couple, the two represent the successful marriage of disparate wings of the Republican Party, united under President Trump.

The headlines are everywhere today: Americans trust the news media more than they do President Trump.

A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows that 52 percent of registered voters said they trust the news media more than Trump to tell them "the truth about important issues." Only 37 percent say they choose Trump.

Ryan E. Poppe / TPR News

After being mercilessly cyberbullied by his fellow students at Alamo Heights High School, 16-year-old David Molak took his own life on January 4, 2016. 

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Texas Death Row Inmate

14 hours ago

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate Wednesday morning, agreeing that Duane Buck’s case was prejudiced by an expert trial witness who claimed Buck was more likely to be a future danger because he is black.

Buck was convicted and sentenced to death after gunning down two people, including his ex-girlfriend, more than 20 years ago.

WikiCommons

Wednesday at the State Capitol veterans gathered at the Vietnam monument to rally for further legalization of medical marijuana.  A recent poll shows support throughout the state, but Legislation appears to face opposition from key Republicans.  Some veterans say that’s resulted in their breaking the law to treat their health conditions.

President Trump wants to hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents and 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to enforce his executive orders on immigration.

It wont be easy.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was blunt when asked by a member of Congress about it. He said he will add to the ranks "as fast as we can."

But he quickly added, "we will not lower standards and we will not lower training." Kelly then said he didn't believe "we're going to get 10,000 and 5,000 on board within the next couple of years."

Pages

Attend A Taping Of 'Live At Jazz, TX'

Wednesday nights, through March 15

>

_

The National Daily News Show Of Texas

Made Possible by AAA Auger, Jefferson Cano and Baird Foundation Repair

Arts & Culture

Anne Schelleng

The Mozart Festival continues with another event coming up on Wednesday night.  An unusual choral partnership will give a different take on the festival. Here's Trinity University's Gary Seighman.

"We have about 200 singers combined between the San Antonio Choral Society, my singers from Trinity University, and St. Mark's Episcopal Church, under the direction of Joe Causby."

 

Phil Houseal

Kerrville's Symphony of the Hills targets another discipline--dance.  I spoke with symphony music director Gene Dowdy. While the thematic program is music, it's music through the prism of dance. And it covers everything from Bach to a hoedown

Best-selling author Ann Patchett is known for her works of fiction and nonfiction.  Her many acclaimed works include Bel Canto, State of Wonder, Truth and Beauty, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, and many others, including her latest, Commonwealth, her seventh novel, which provides a discerning, sometimes funny, sometimes heart-rending study of sibling and other familial relationships.  Ann Patchett also co-owns Parnassus Books and went into the independent booksellers business when two other bookstores in Nashville closed.

San Antonio Symphony

From a symphonic take on a Hollywood blockbuster, to connecting immigrants to art, to a West Side art studio tour, the coming weekend is packed with fun.

First off, you could dial up Jurassic Park on Hulu--so what makes seeing it at the Majestic Theater so special? 

"Nobody ever has seen it live to score."

What the San Antonio Symphony's Jessica Anderson is saying is that the movie they're showing has all the audio...except the music.   

More Stories

7 Stories, 7 Dollars

March 7 at the Josephine Theatre!