New Year http://tpr.org en For A Twist On The Lunar New Year Dumpling, Add Green Tea http://tpr.org/post/twist-lunar-new-year-dumpling-add-green-tea Friday is New Year's for the millions of people around the world who celebrate the Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Horse.<p>On <em>Morning Edition</em>, <a href="http://www.yingc.com">Ying Compestine</a>, a cookbook and children's book author, talks about her favorite dish for the holiday: steamed dumplings infused with green tea. They appear in her most recent book, <em>Cooking with an Asian Accent</em>.<p>The New Year holidays of Compestine's youth were very austere. She came to the U.S. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:18:00 +0000 editor 25952 at http://tpr.org For A Twist On The Lunar New Year Dumpling, Add Green Tea Celebrate San Antonio, City's Downtown New Year's Eve Party http://tpr.org/post/celebrate-san-antonio-citys-downtown-new-years-eve-party <p>Tonight’s downtown party promises to be quite a huge -- and quite a loud -- event.</p><p>"Celebrate San Antonio is the city’s New Year’s Eve party," said Phil Nelson, president of the San Antonio Parks Foundation. "We expect to have about 250,000 people here on Alamo Street between Caesar Chavez and Market."</p><p>There will be plenty of live music coming from three separate, thematic stages.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:42:38 +0000 Jack Morgan 24361 at http://tpr.org Celebrate San Antonio, City's Downtown New Year's Eve Party Planning Underway At Hemisfair Park For State's Largest Free New Year's Celebration http://tpr.org/post/planning-underway-hemisfair-park-states-largest-free-new-years-celebration <p>More than 250,000 people are expected to once again crowd Hemisfair Park and the surrounding area, including La Villita, for the bash. It's a special time of year, said Judi DeLeon, executive director for the San Antonio Parks Foundation.</p><p>"This is a tradition," DeLeon said. "The carnival is here, it's a safe setting. We're right in the middle of downtown. SAPD will be all around us and we've got great food, great music."</p><p>A special guest was invited to be a part of the festivities, according to DeLeon, but Texas singer/songwriter Willie Nelson wasn't available.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:58:54 +0000 Ryan Loyd 22930 at http://tpr.org Planning Underway At Hemisfair Park For State's Largest Free New Year's Celebration Celebrate San Antonio New Year's Party Benefits Parks Foundation http://tpr.org/post/celebrate-san-antonio-new-years-party-benefits-parks-foundation <p>As the world rings in the New Year, thousands of San Antonio residents and visitors will flock downtown to celebrate the arrival of 2013. Organizers say it’s the largest free New Year’s Eve celebration in Texas, and expect 250,000 people in downtown San Antonio.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:25:21 +0000 Joey Palacios 4057 at http://tpr.org Celebrate San Antonio New Year's Party Benefits Parks Foundation Five Ways A New Year's Cocktail Messes You Up http://tpr.org/post/five-ways-new-years-cocktail-messes-you As we prepare to pop the cork on champagne to welcome the New Year, Bryan Wasson, an internal medicine specialist at Baylor Medical Center in Irving, breaks down the effect of alcohol on the body.<p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:19:46 +0000 BJ Austin 4055 at http://tpr.org Five Ways A New Year's Cocktail Messes You Up A Festive Brazilian New Year http://tpr.org/post/festive-brazilian-new-year <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/12/26/167459993/marin-alsop-a-utopian-musical-dream-from-south-america" target="_blank">A special piece written by Marin Alsop on NPR</a> included a photo of her conducting the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in a concert on a Brazilian beach. Twenty thousand listeners attended! Wow! An outdoor concert in December?</p><p>A look at the latest weather forecasts for points in South America quickly reminds us that it is presently Summertime (and one would hope the livin’ is easy) throughout the Southern Hemisphere.</p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 05:56:26 +0000 James Baker 4005 at http://tpr.org A Festive Brazilian New Year Red Flag Warning Issued For Areas Of South Texas - Fire Danger High http://tpr.org/post/red-flag-warning-issued-areas-south-texas-fire-danger-high <p>The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for the western part of South Texas due to "critical" fire conditions. The warning is in effect from noon to 7 p.m. due to a dry cold front that will drop temperatures across the state.</p><p>Winds of 15 to 20 mph are expected and may reach up to 30 mph in some places. These gusty winds make the danger of wildfires especially high when paired with low humidity and very dry air. Outdoor burning is not recommended, and any fires that do start will likely spread rapidly.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:27:47 +0000 Chris Eudaily 3964 at http://tpr.org Red Flag Warning Issued For Areas Of South Texas - Fire Danger High Ring In The New Year With Texas Public Radio Via Vienna http://tpr.org/post/ring-new-year-texas-public-radio-vienna <p><strong>Live broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic and Franz Welser Most takes place Jan. 1st</strong></p><p>The Vienna Philharmonic has selected the General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera, <strong>Franz Welser Most</strong>, to conduct the New Year's Concert 2013. Philharmonic Chairman Clemens Hellsberg said the invitation was extended not only on the basis of the convincing artistic success of his New Year's Concert 2011, but also in recognition of Most's stellar collaboration with the Philharmonic as well as in the Vienna State Opera.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:12:49 +0000 John Clare 3891 at http://tpr.org Ring In The New Year With Texas Public Radio Via Vienna