TPR Events & Initiatives

Message from the President 11.19.15

Nov 24, 2015

Dear Friends,

These are exciting times at Texas Public Radio. We have recently welcomed three new people to our newsroom staff. You have likely already heard Virginia Alvino on air. Virginia joined us as Host & Producer of Fronteras and is doing a great job at that, as well as some general assignment reporting. If you haven’t already heard Louisa Jonas’s reporting, you soon will. Louisa is a seasoned reporter and producer and has also served as an instructor for college classes on the craft of public radio production. You will hear Tricia Schwennesen on air from time-to-time, but her influence will be most felt on our website in her role as Digital Producer & Editor. We are very pleased with these recent additions.


Calling all stargazers, philosophers, and astronomers, join us as we tour the night sky at TPR Presents: Stargazing with TPR at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.

Stars, billions of tiny lights floating across darkness, illuminating the sky carry great importance as they not only give us insight into how the earth was formed, they enable us to exist. Whether you see stars as a natural navigator or for making a special wish, stars continue to be a topic of intrigue.

Dudley Harris Pottery Sale To Benefit Texas Public Radio

Nov 18, 2015

Dr. Dudley Harris is presenting his pottery work at his annual studio open house at 219 Palo Grande from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 5 and 12, 2015.

Proceeds from the sales events will benefit TPR. Dudley's ceramic specialty is making bowls for the kitchen and table. These hand-crafted pieces are beautiful and affordable, and would make an ideal holiday gift.


When Thanksgiving emergencies arise, keep calm and tune into KSTX 89.1 FM or KTXI 90.1 FM. 

"Turkey Confidential" is the annual live call-in show from "The Splendid Table" with Lynne Rossetto Kasper and is designed to bail you out of any last-minute kitchen emergencies and provide a backdrop as you and your family prepare for the big day.

Chanukah Programming On KPAC & KTXI

Nov 16, 2015
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Chanukah begins on December 6, 2015 and to celebrate, Texas Public Radio is pleased to present two special programs airing December 3rd on classical station KPAC 88.3 in San Antonio and KTXI 90.1 in the Hill Country.

Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.