TPR Events & Initiatives

TPR among local public media stations partnering to enhance statewide news coverage

Washington, DC (August 6, 2015) -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced it has awarded the Texas Station Collaboration (TSC) a two-year grant totaling $750,000. The statewide collaboration includes Texas Public Radio (San Antonio), KERA (Dallas-Fort Worth), KUT (Austin), and Houston Public Media as partners. 

The company may be based in Vermont, but Ben & Jerry's knows Texas. After introducing two custom-made flavors at the Cultivate Festival in Irving last year, the company decided the Lone Star State needed its own official flavor, and is touring across the state this summer to share them with fans. The two flavors are Bourbon Pecan Pie and Bar-B-Que Peach. Fans can vote for their favorite after sampling scoops of each, and the winning flavor will find its way to Texas store shelves later this year.

Views & Brews: Who's Tracking Your Digital Footprint?

Jul 24, 2015

With every step you take online, you're leaving tracks. Experts can piece together a picture of you based on your use of websites, social media, smartphones and online commerce.  At this Views & Brews event, a panel of local experts shares their knowledge and opinions about the benefits and drawbacks of life in the digital age. [See links at the bottom of this page for further reading] 



TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling

Jul 10, 2015

Families, join us on Saturday, August 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum (116 Blue Star) for “TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling.” Come join your fellow Texas Public Radio listeners and members for a free community event that will highlight new developments in recycling in San Antonio, and also offer opportunities for kids and their parents to create their own artistic projects out of ordinary household materials (otherwise known as “junk”!).

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Guy Raz Charmed the Crowd at TPR's 2015 Pinnacle Dinner

Jun 29, 2015
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Guy Raz, host of NPR's TED Radio Hour, joined TPR and our guests on Saturday, May 30, at the Whitley Center at the Oblate School of Theology for TPR's annual Pinnacle Dinner. Raz spoke about his time reporting abroad for NPR from London and Berlin, and what he's discovered as a host at NPR, first of Weekend All Things Considered, and then as host of TED Radio Hour. He shared his experiences from the stage in a formal presentation, and during the event in conversation with guests.