Express-News http://tpr.org en The Source: Public Sees Details Of Hwy. 281 Toll Roads http://tpr.org/post/source-public-sees-details-hwy-281-toll-roads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week 350 people packed a public meeting showing the details of the expansion plans of <a href="http://www.texashighwayman.com/us281exp.shtml">Highway 281 north of 1604</a>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 17:37:40 +0000 Paul Flahive 31625 at http://tpr.org The Source: Public Sees Details Of Hwy. 281 Toll Roads The Source: AACOG Executives In Hot Water http://tpr.org/post/source-aacog-executives-hot-water <p>The Alamo Area Council Of Governments (AACOG) is under intense scrutiny after it came to light that they had refurbished office space for TriHM Foundation on the understanding that they would be given $40 million in grants.</p><p>But TriHM never moved into the space. It would later be revealed that TriHM&nbsp;head Jackqueline Cooper had promised millions of dollars in grants all over Texas that were never paid out. Her own employees were never paid, and the Texas attorney general's office has no record of TriHM as a nonprofit<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:13:18 +0000 Paul Flahive 28955 at http://tpr.org The Source: AACOG Executives In Hot Water Groups React To Gender Pay Difference In Express-News Salary Report On AG Office http://tpr.org/post/groups-react-gender-pay-difference-express-news-salary-report-ag-office <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic women’s groups are weighing in on a new report showing women working in Attorney General Greg Abbott's office are paid less than their male counterparts. The numbers come on the heals of a major battle between Abbott and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis over equal pay laws.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:31:11 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28609 at http://tpr.org Groups React To Gender Pay Difference In Express-News Salary Report On AG Office The Source: Wrapping Up Primary Season http://tpr.org/post/source-wrapping-primary-season <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The results are in and the November election is shaping up. District 4 County Commissioner Tommy&nbsp;Adkisson, along with former Councilwoman Elisa Chan, are out in two of the larger races. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We talk with area journalists about those races and more. What did we see? What didn't we see? And whose primary seasons are not through yet?</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:&nbsp;</span></strong></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:35:07 +0000 Paul Flahive 27754 at http://tpr.org The Source: Wrapping Up Primary Season The Source: A Looming Budget Battle | The Legacy Of Bill Sinkin http://tpr.org/post/source-looming-budget-battle-legacy-bill-sinkin <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A budget and contract battle looms as the city task force in charge of evaluating future finances takes a hard look at the pension and health benefits of city fire and police forces. The task force finished its work yesterday and is scheduled to be presented to council on February 19.</span></p><p>The terms of these benefits, which are far more generous than other municipal workers, were agreed to more than 20 years ago.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:51:24 +0000 Paul Flahive 26173 at http://tpr.org The Source: A Looming Budget Battle | The Legacy Of Bill Sinkin The Source: What We Say Online | The Why Axis http://tpr.org/post/source-what-we-say-online-why-axis <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>Scientific American and &nbsp;<a href="http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/why-were-shutting-our-comments" target="_blank">Popular Science</a> will no longer allow users to comment online saying: &quot;Comments can be bad for science,&quot; citing the skewing abilities of a minority on long-established scientific beliefs such as evolution and climate change.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:17:44 +0000 Paul Flahive 20302 at http://tpr.org The Source: What We Say Online | The Why Axis The Source: Treasury's War | Preferred Route Selected For Streetcars http://tpr.org/post/source-treasurys-war-preferred-route-selected-streetcars <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The war on terror was launched 12 years ago and since has transformed many bodies of government, creating whole new agencies and expecting the cooperation of bureaucracies, foreign governments and non-state entities.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:56:56 +0000 Paul Flahive & Chris Eudaily 18284 at http://tpr.org The Source: Treasury's War | Preferred Route Selected For Streetcars Former Chan Staffer Explains His Own Comments On Leaked Tape http://tpr.org/post/former-chan-staffer-explains-his-own-comments-leaked-tape <p>People around City Hall are on edge about what they say following the release of a secret recording that revealed homophobic comments made by District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan and her staff members.</p><p>In the audio, given to the Express-News by former Chan staffer James Stevens, who recorded the strategy meeting, are comments by Jeff Bazan, then Chan's chief of policy, who at one point makes talks about sexual orientation by linking it to incest.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:41:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 17147 at http://tpr.org Former Chan Staffer Explains His Own Comments On Leaked Tape The Source: SA2020 Progress | EN Special Report: A Child Unprotected http://tpr.org/post/source-sa2020-progress-en-special-report-child-unprotected <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How is San Antonio doing on </span>SA2020<span style="line-height: 1.5;">? They released a study last week charting their progress and today CEO Darryl Byrd joins us to explain it.</span></p><p>Also included is an interview with Brookings Researcher Jonathan Rothwell, whose study, "The Hidden STEM Economy," pegs San Antonio as lagging behind its other cities in attracting high-wage, high-tech jobs.</p><p><strong>In the second segment:</strong></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:01:30 +0000 Paul Flahive 12911 at http://tpr.org The Source: SA2020 Progress | EN Special Report: A Child Unprotected The Source: Water, Immigration, And Politics http://tpr.org/post/source-water-immigration-and-politics <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Author and former professor of urban studies at Trinity University Char Miller talks about his newest book "On the Edge: Water, Immigration and Politics in the Southwest."</span></p><p>The noted essayist compiles many of his pieces into this collection to discuss the top issues affecting his former home. Miller is now the <a href="http://ea.pomona.edu/faculty/char-miller/" target="_blank">W.M.&nbsp;Keck professor of environmental analysis at Pomona College</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:41:48 +0000 Paul Flahive 9381 at http://tpr.org The Source: Water, Immigration, And Politics