TPR Events & Initiatives

Texas Public Radio held its sixth consecutive Silver Solutions event on Thursday, May 19 at TriPoint. This free resource event offered seniors, their families, and caregivers an opportunity to meet with over 60 local businesses, organizations, and heath care experts that shared information on ways to optimize senior health, well-being, and the ability to enjoy life and live independently.

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During its first season, the NPR show Invisibilia showed us how science sheds light on what we individually experience; the second season will delve more often into how our lives are entwined, sometimes invisibly, with each other and the larger world. Ready for a preview? Give a listen to the audio below, but remember also to save the date for Thursday, June 16, at 8 p.m. That night, we're hosting a free listening party at Geekdom. Enjoy beer and light refreshments as we circle the chairs, turn up the volume, and blow some minds. (Too over-the-top? Try us.)

A Message from Our President

May 19, 2016

Dear Friends,

In lieu of my usual message, and with her kind permission, I’m sharing with you a letter I recently received from Nancy Taylor Shivers.  Nancy writes beautifully about how classical music can affect people’s lives. I was truly moved by her words, and reminded again what a privilege it is to work for Texas Public Radio.  I know you will enjoy her message. 

Warm regards,

joyce

The letter appears below in full context.

Think Health Science: Advances In Pain Management

May 19, 2016

When the rock legend Prince died earlier this year, it was revealed that the performer suffered from opioid addiction. Injuries in the 1980s perhaps led to the prescription drug addiction that would end his life. But there are alternative ways to manage chronic pain, and at Think Health Science: Advances in Pain Management, TPR listeners learned about some of these treatment methods, and got a multifaceted look at the use of opiates to treat pain.

A Message from Our President

May 5, 2016

When I worked at National Public Radio, an oft-cited statistic was that public radio is freely available to 94% of the American public. I was concerned when I learned that a goodly part of the 6% to whom it is not available are our fellow Texans. Much as we love the grand scale of the Lone Star State, its geographic size does present broadcast challenges. One of the things that attracted me to TPR is that it is specifically part of our mission to bring public radio to those unserved and underserved markets.

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