TPR Events & Initiatives

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TPR's A Conversation with Corey Flintoff on June 23, 2017

TPR Cinema Tuesday Series continues through August 15, 2017

 

Think Science: Humor

Jun 21, 2017
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What makes you laugh? And why is it funny? Do you guffaw when Moe hits Curly over the head with a wrench, or is the witty, urbane comedy of Woody Allen or Whit Stillman more your style? And is there anything universally funny?

Think Health Science: Summertime Health Hazards

Jun 15, 2017
Nathan Cone / TPR

With summer comes plans for lazy days, vacations at home or abroad, and spending time in the great outdoors. But summer livin’ is also fraught with unique health hazards ranging from mosquito-borne illnesses to sun exposure to contaminated food to all manner of physical injuries due to increased outdoor activities. A single sunburn can increase the risks of developing skin cancer, and five or more sunburns in your life can double the risk of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.

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TPR, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, hosts “A Conversation with Corey Flintoff: The Resurgence of Russia” at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the McNay Art Museum.  

Perhaps you’ve heard about the human genome, the base structure of our DNA. And DNA is complicated, for sure. But did you know that the genes on our microbiome outnumber those in our genome by 100 to 1? Our microbiome is made up of the many microorganisms (bacteria, fungi) that reside on and within our body. And where the human genome is permanent, our microbiome is acquired at birth and changes along with our body throughout life.

Texas Public Radio's Technology and Entrepreneurship Reporter Paul Flahive and The Source talk show Host David Martin Davies brought home three First Amendment Awards Friday  from the Fort Worth chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The regional awards recognize work that “defends the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution, furthers the people’s right to know how governments and businesses affect their lives, and champions the powerless and disadvantaged.”

The winning entries are:

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