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Report: Flu Season May Be Losing Its Momentum

Fewer visits to the doctor for the flu may indicate that the season is winding down, but state health officials are not ready to declare the worst is over, just yet.

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2018 Primaries

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Veteran Dems Set Sights On Contentious House Seats

Early voting is underway for Texas’ March 6 primaries, and the ballot is full of new political hopefuls — including some who tout their military experience.

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National News

Congress Stalled On Bills To Tighten Gun Background Check System

Congress is under intense pressure to pass legislation to curb gun violence, but lawmakers are deeply split over how far to go in limiting access to guns. Lawmakers from both parties say they want to take action to prevent another deadly attack like the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. Disagreements over gun control measures go beyond a clear partisan split between Democrats and Republicans, leaving even the most popular bipartisan proposal stalled in Congress....

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Zeitgeist Films

Seven-year-old Rowan Isaacson is like many kids his age.  He enjoys playing with toys, reading books, and spending time with friends and family.  But as the new documentary and book "The Horse Boy" illustrates, as little as two years ago, Rowan’s life was very different. 

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In December 2007, the "Mitchell Report," detailing the use of performance enhancing drugs by dozens of Major League Baseball players, was released. Roger Clemens was among the players listed in that report. The new book "American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime" lays bare the corruption that has plagued baseball for years, and chronicles the downfall of Katy, Texas-native Clemens. 

Next week, Kelly Blair, a former gym owner from Pasadena, Texas, will testify before a federal grand jury that is believed to be investigating Clemens for perjury. Clemens testified under oath before a congressional committee in February, 2008 that he had never used steroids or human growth hormone. Nathaniel Vinton is one of four investigative writers from the New York Daily News that has been following this story.


Remember "The Alamo?" Fifty years ago, actor John Wayne and crew set up shop outside of Bracketville, Texas, to film an ambitious re-telling of the epic story of the Battle for Texas Independence.  "The Alamo" was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.  It won one award for its impressive sound design.   Although there have been subsequent films of the Alamo story, many people still hold John Wayne’s version close to their hearts.

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The first thing you notice when meeting the San Antonio trio Girl in a Coma in person is how tiny singer Nina Diaz seems. Walking down a hallway in the studios of Texas Public Radio, carrying an acoustic guitar sans case, she looks for all the world like a singer of wispy, confessional coffeehouse folk songs — a light green sweater covers the kaleidoscope of tattoos coloring both of her arms.

Terry And Gyan Riley: Together IN C

May 12, 2009

Legend has it that composer Terry Riley was sitting on a bus in San Francisco when the idea came to him for one of the most important and influential pieces of music of the last half of the 20th century.

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Musicians find inspiration in the darndest places.  Take Charlie Roadman, of the Austin-based group F for Fake.  Ancient Greek conflicts are generally not high up on the list of things that songwriters write about, but Roadman, an admitted history buff, has been thinking about the Peloponnesian War for some time, ever since he first encountered Thucydides’ account of the war as an undergraduate at San Antonio’s Trinity University.  Now Roadman has a new musical project with his F for Fake band mates.

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Despite an increase in awareness and services, the number of homeless veterans across the country remains high. While many programs try to give these vets a new life off the streets, some never make it back to stability. An effort by the military community strives to ensure the sacrifices these men have made will never be forgotten.

“I have spent more than 35 years of my professional life trying to find out who we are,” says filmmaker Ken Burns. His documentary, “The National Parks,” is a six-part series that traces the history and development of the National Parks System, from the moment the first white settlers laid eyes on Yosemite, to the acts of congress that created the parks. The film also tells the stories of those officials and citizens that help preserve the parks for future generations.

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 Director/Producer Geralyn Pezanoski spent three years following the stories of families that lost pets in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. After the storm hit, hundreds of pets were rescued and adopted by families across the country. Some of them were reunited with their families and owners, others were not. Pezanoski’s film, “Mine” won an audience award as Best Doucmentary at the 2009 South By Southwest film festival. Jesse Pullins is one of the film’s subjects.

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February 3, 2009 marks fifty years since the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly along with fellow Texas music icon J.P."The Big Bopper" Richardson and Richie Valens. They will be remembered and honored in commemoration events across the nation. Lubbock, the hometown of Buddy Holly, is the home of The Buddy Holly Center, which honors his memory year-round, but on the anniversary of the fatal crash they will be having special event. Jessica Camacho is with the Buddy Holly Center.


Dare To Listen: The #MeToo Movement And Sexual Harassment

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7 Stories, 7 Dollars

March 6, 7pm: Brick at Blue Star

2018 Salute to Business Supporters

This year's Salute to Business Supporters event is sponsored by: Port San Antonio, Culligan Water San Antonio; Southwest Metal Roofing; Dixie Flag and Banner Company

Arts & Culture

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From an art exhibition to an artful drama to comedy done without a word, your weekend is here.

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The character of Maigret is not as well known in the United States as Hercule Poirot, or certainly Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade (this writer Googled Maigret when the Blu-rays crossed his desk),  but the detective has enjoyed portrayals from actors as diverse as Charles Laughton to Rowan Atkinson in a current run of films, television shows and more.

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Ragtime was an American musical style which enjoyed popularity between 1895 and 1918. It had its origins in African-American circles, bringing fame and publishing contracts to many Black American composers of the era.

In November, 1970, pianist Joshua Rifkin released the first of three recordings of rags for the Nonesuch label. "Scott Joplin: Piano Rags" went on to become Nonesuch's first million-selling release, marking the beginning of a ragtime revival.


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The San Antonio Botanical Garden has added several pieces of temporary art to its expanding campus, with five steel pieces by Rodrigo Garagarza, said the garden's executive director Bob Brackman.

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TPR Cinema

Made In S.A., A Tricentennial Film Series

See WINGS at Fort Sam Houston's Quadrangle!

San Antonio's Tricentennial

As San Antonio celebrates its 300 years of history, TPR is reporting on the celebrations, as well as the historical & cultural milestones that have made the city what it is today.