TPR Events & Initiatives

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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KSTX Town Hall
4:29 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

KSTX Town Hall: The Voting Rights Act

Texas Public Radio continues its signature KSTX Town Hall series with a community conversation that examines the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its relevancy in today’s dramatic political climate. 

Watch the archived video of our Town Hall at NowCastSa.com.

The Voting Rights Act

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KSTX Town Hall: Voting Rights Act
1:28 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Texas Public Radio Hosts the KSTX Town Hall on the Voting Rights Act

Credit Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

Texas Public Radio (TPR) continues its signature KSTX Town Hall series with a community conversation that examines the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its relevancy in today’s dramatic political climate. The forum takes place on Tuesday, March 20, at the Pearl Full Goods Studio, 200 E. Grayson St., Suite 105. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The discussion begins at 7 p.m.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

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StoryCorps
1:01 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Local Couple Featured on StoryCorps This Friday, February 17

Gwendolyn Diaz and Henry Flores
Credit StoryCorps

This Friday, StoryCorps will feature a San Antonio couple during its weekly segment on NPR’s Morning Edition, airing locally on Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 89.1 FM.

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KSTX Town Hall: Road to Rail
3:09 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

KSTX Town Hall: Road to Rail

On September 2010, Mayor Julián Castro announced the SA2020 initiative, an ambitious plan to transform San Antonio into a world class city while holding on to the qualities that makes our city special.  SA2020 lays out a set of guiding visions in the areas of arts and culture, health and fitness, education, downtown development, economic competitiveness, and transportation, among other areas.

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KSTX Town Hall
1:06 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

KSTX Town Hall on Immigration Reform: Exploring the DREAM Act

Opinions are sharply divided on the DREAM Act.
Texas Public Radio

Audio recording of KSTX Town Hall on Immigration Reform: Exploring the DREAM Act, recorded September 20, 2011.

Hernán Rozemberg, Senior Correspondent for Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, hosted the KSTX Town Hall on Immigration Reform: Exploring the DREAM Act on September 20, 2011 at Pearl Studio in San Antonio.

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Views & Brews: Placemaking
12:38 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Texas Public Radio Hosts Views & Brews: Placemaking, August 18

Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio is hosting Views and Brews: Placemaking, a casual community forum that combines cold beer and frothy discussion where citizens can exchange ideas on how to transform a city’s public spaces to revitalize their neighborhoods. The conversation takes place on Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m., at Warehouse Music, located at 1305 E Houston Street.

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2011 Lone Star Awards
12:42 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

Texas Public Radio's KSTX Wins Four Lone Star Awards

Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 89.1 FM took home four Lone Star Awards in the radio categories this past Friday. Two locally produced Texas Public Radio programs, “The Source” and “Texas Matters,” received top honors, as did their respective hosts, TPR Reporter Terry Gildea and TPR News Director David Martin Davies, along with his wife and co-host, Yvette Benavides.

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