TPR Events & Initiatives

Listen Now
5:36 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Audio Streaming - Listen Online with the TPR Flash Audio Player

Chris Eudaily Texas Public Radio

You can listen to KSTX and KPAC via the "Listen Live" button at the top of the web page -- click the button and select which station you want, which will open the pop-up Flash player in a new window.

The "Now Playing" block on the right hand side of the page shows you what is on the air at that moment on each station (including KTXI, KTPR & KVHL) and also includes listen live links for each station. The iTunes and Windows links will open the stream in the associated players.

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AccessAbility Fest 2012
1:22 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Images and Videos from AccessAbility Fest 2012

AccessAbility Fest 2012 was a fun- and information-filled event  on Sunday, October 28. More than 3,000 people (and zombies!) filled HemisFair Park. Even the Sith Shadow Council of Texas was on-hand, making children and adults smile and reach for their light sabers.

Victor J. Settles provided the following video of Darth Vader's AccessAbility Fest experiences:

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National Public Lands Day
4:25 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

National Public Lands Day: Olmos Basin Project on November 17

A Brownie troop gathers around to learn about planting grass plugs at Hardberger Park for National Public Lands Day on October 6.
Chris Eudaily Texas Public Radio

The Olmos Basin project, which was originally scheduled for September 29 and rained out has been rescheduled to November 17.

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National Public Lands Day
4:22 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

National Public Lands Day: Phil Hardberger Park

Planting grass sprigs at Phil Hardberger Park
Credit Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio joined community partners in a National Public Lands Day event at Phil Hardberger Park. Postponed to October 6 due to rain, the event invited volunteers to plant thousands native grass sprigs to restore the park's natural savanna.

The event was sponsored by the San Antonio River Authority, SAWS, SACU and Whole Earth Provision Company.

Phil Hardberger Park is located ay 8400 NW Military Highway.

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AccessAbility Fest 2012
10:09 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Texas Public Radio and disABILITYsa.org Present AccessAbility Fest 2012

A group of friends pose for a photo at AccessAbility Fest 2011 at Morgan's Wonderland.
Texas Public Radio

Resources and Recreation for People with Disabilities and Their Families

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5:22 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

TPR Helps Restore Natural Grass for National Public Lands Day at Hardberger Park

Lead in text: 
The rain on September 29th delayed the work until October 6th, but couldn't dampen the enthusiasm. Volunteers planted native grass plugs at Phil Hardberger Park in a grassland restoration project.
SACU, Texas Public Radio (TPR) and community partners sponsored a volunteer community project to recreate the savanna that once covered much of Phil Hardberger Park, planting native grass sprigs in a grassland restoration. This was an official event of National Public Lands Day, postponed due to heavy rains on Sept.
Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!
3:05 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Photo Timeline of Terrace Seating Construction at Lockwood Park

August 28, 2012: The plan and the "before" photo
Texas Public Radio

See how unused sand volleyball courts became convenient public seating for community events. Texas Public Radio, the City of San Antonio, the Project for Public Spaces and the AIA San Antonio present the terraced seating at Lockwood Park -- the winning design in the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! initiative. Special thanks to Keith Zars pools for building the terraced seating.

Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!
5:08 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Unveiling of Terraced Seating at Lockwood Park to Coincide with Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby

Lockwood Park Terraced Seating
Credit Carin Lamontagne / Texas Public Radio

The Lockwood Park Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! project repurposes unused sand volleyball courts to create terraced seating with flat ledge rock and grass seating areas. The terraces are wide enough to spread a blanket or to set up temporary seating for community events. Texas Public Radio presents the official unveiling of this winning design in the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! initiative in partnership with the City of San Antonio, the Project for Public Spaces and the AIA San Antonio.  

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Carnegie Hall Live
1:03 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Live Broadcasts from Carnegie Hall Featuring Renowned Soloists and Ensembles

Texas Public Radio invites listeners to attend the 2012–2013 season of “Carnegie Hall Live” from the comfort of their own homes. Presented by Carnegie Hall, American Public Media and WQXR-FM, the series includes eleven live broadcasts through April 2013.

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KSTX Town Hall: Pre-K 4 SA
4:44 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

KSTX Town Hall: Pre-K 4 SA

TPR News Director David Martin Davies (in red tie) hosts the town Hall on Pre-K 4 SA on September 18, 2012.
Chris Eudaily Texas Public Radio

Mayor Castro's Brainpower Taskforce identified early childhood education as the best way for the city to address the city's education problem, a recommendation that led to the development of the Pre-K 4 SA program.

Since this initiative has generated such heated discussion and debate, we are bringing together representatives on different sides and disciplines who can help us shed some light and explain the viewpoints at work.

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