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Theater
9:47 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Local Playwright Imagines Origins Of 'Hamlet'

Cast of 'Wittenberg'
Siggi Ragnar

A San Antonio-raised playwright comes back to act in his own production at the Playhouse, beginning November 1. David Davalos wrote "Wittenberg," stocking it with historic characters, but with an odd and anachronistic twist.
 

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Texas Matters
9:14 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Voter ID Name Mismatch Affecting Texas Women At The Polls

Early voting is underway for the statewide Constitutional Amendment Election.
Chris Eudaily TPR News

Texas Matters: There are reports that the state's new voter ID law is causing problems for women at the polls whose names on their drivers license don't exactly match their voter registration card. A closer look at Prop. 5, the reverse mortgage issue on this year's statewide ballot. Also on this show: Kinky Friedman back in politics, Ted Cruz' father steps into the limelight.

Does new voter ID law disenfranchise women?

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Government
2:12 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Abbott Campaign Touts Support From Women With New Ad

Greg Abbott.
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has launched a new online ad touting support from Texas women, using candid interviews recorded at the 2013 Texas Federation of Republican Women Convention in San Antonio.

The voices in the ad state:

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2014 Election Campaign
1:50 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Davis Campaign Coming To South Texas

Ryan Loyd TPR News

Trying to woo the Latino vote, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has announced several events in South Texas and El Paso.

Davis says she’s gotten to known South Texas over the legislative session, especially concerning issues like healthcare and border issues.

“As Governor I want to make sure the people in South Texas understand I will be a leader that doesn’t just come and ask them for their vote and then forget about what they care about," Davis says. "I will be a leader who works on the things that are important to them.”

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The Source - October 24, 2013
1:37 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

The Source: Gilbert King's Pulitzer-Prize Winning Work

Despite the passion of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall for his Groveland Case, a case where 4 black men were falsely convicted of raping a 17-year-old white girl, the reason Gilbert King chose this chapter of Marshall's life to write about it was because it was largely overlooked in biographies of the man.  

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Community
1:21 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

HemisFair Park Development Plan Outlines What Area Will Look Like

Lee Dunkelberg Texas Public Radio

Plan for the Hemisfair Park development call for several distinct "areas," including an amphitheater, a reception area, an interactive water feature called The Shallows, and The Zocalo, which will greet people at the entrance to the park at South Alamo and Market.

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Arts & Culture
1:08 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

"The Butler" Producer Speaks To St. Philip's Students

Will Haygood
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You may not know Wil Haygood by name, but you likely have heard of "The Butler," the Hollywood film about an African-American butler's decades of service at the White House, that's made over $100 million at the box office so far. Haygood, a reporter for the Washington Post and Associate Producer on the film, spoke to students at St. Philip's College today.

Despite his accomplishments at the Washington Post, the Boston Globe (as a Pulitzer Prize Finalist), and in Hollywood, Haygood’s demeanor is humble. But that doesn’t mean he's without passion.

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Developing
12:46 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

H-E-B's Updated Downtown Plan Still Leaves Residents with Questions

H-E-B and representatives of the city met Wednesday with Southtown citizens concerned about a deal to bring a grocery store downtown, at the cost of closing a street. The King William association and the anti-street closure group mainaccess.org are working to protect their neighborhood.

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Arts & Culture
10:14 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Briscoe Western Art Museum Opens Saturday

Briscoe Western Art Museum Lobby
Brandi Sutherland

Named after the late Governor Dolph Briscoe, the new Briscoe Western Art Museum opens Saturday. At a preview this week, Executive Director Steven Karr welcomed members of the press:

"I stand here with you in the historic lobby of the former Central Library of the city of San Antonio…now the Briscoe Western Art Museum.” 

That re-imagined former library is 58,000 square feet filled with 700 art and artifacts of the southwest of old, as well as contemporary art.

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Community
10:04 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Brackenridge Park Named State Antiquities Landmark

Historic bridges throughout the park are honored as part of the Brackenridge heritage in its new designation as a State Archaeological Landmark
Eileen Pace

San Antonio has landed another important cultural designation. Brackenridge Park is the first site to be named as a State Antiquities Landmark.

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