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Community Fitness
1:15 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Pedal-Powered Siclovia Draws Record Attendance

A group of people participate in Zumba at a reclovía just outside of Lion's Field.
Joey Palacios TPR

On Sunday San Antonio’s Síclovía attracted thousands of people, who came out to play in the open street. The YMCA, who hosts the biannual event, said 45,000 people came out last October and this year about 65,000 people participated.

Síclovía has become a staple for the Spring and Fall seasons as Broadway Street is closed to traffic and cyclists, runners, roller bladers, and skate boarders make their way down the road without fear of vehicle traffic.

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Medicaid Expansion
12:44 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Perry Meeting With Florida Governor Rick Scott At "Strategic Forum"

Perry and Florida Gov, Rick Scott could discuss Medicaid expansion, a possibility that some people think is encouraging for eventual expansion in Texas.
rickperry.org

Gov. Rick Perry is visiting West Palm Beach today to take part in roundtable discussion with Florida Gov. Rick Scott at what is being called the Palm Beach Strategic Forum.

Perry's office indicated that he is in the state to discuss his ideas about economic development, but the topic of Medicaid expansion is certainly a possibility. 

Texas Medical Association’s President Michael Spear said that much is encouraging:

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Texas Democrats
9:21 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Battleground Boerne: Democrats Enlist Castro To Help Break Republican Stronghold

Jim McGrody, president of the Kendall County Democratic Club, introduces Congressman Joaquín Castro.
Jack Morgan

  State Democrats are on the move to Turn Texas Blue, a campaign to turn around the last three decades of Republican domination.

The effort went local last week when Kendall County Democrats asked for input from Congressman Joaquín Castro.

Texas has voted Republican in the last nine general elections, and hasn’t elected a Democrat to a statewide office since the 1990s. Between the Tea-Partiers and Governor Rick Perry, Democrats are feeling the squeeze.

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The Source - April 8, 2013
6:18 am
Mon April 8, 2013

The Source: Measuring The Economic Impact Of The Eagle Ford Shale

Thomas Tunstall in studio with "The Source" host David Martin Davies.
Chris Eudaily TPR News

In The First Segment:

Thomas Tunstall is the director of the UTSA Center for Community & Business Research and the lead researcher and economist on a recent study about the economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale.

The study found that the total economic impact of the boom is $46 billion dollars and 86,000 jobs.

The report also found that the Eagle Ford Shale now ranks as the largest single oil and gas development in the world based on capital expenditures.

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HearSA
5:18 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

The Man Who Built The Stieren

Jeff Goldberg ESTO

Jean-Paul Viguier, architect for the Jane & Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, returns for a special collaboration between the museum and UTSA’s College of Architecture.

Viguier’s talk marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Stieren Center.

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West Side Revitalization
5:15 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Old City Service Center On West Side Approved For Redevelopment

Urban revitalization continues on the West Side, with projects like the Birdsong Peanut Factory delopment, and this new project.
Ryan Loyd TPR

The City Council has voted to sell land it no longer needs so that it can be redeveloped into shops and businesses.

The location of the land is on South Zarzamora, where the service center that houses public works, fire and solid waste departments will close this summer. A new service center, currently under construction, will open up at West Commerce and Callaghan Road.

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World Music
5:03 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

World Music Celebrations: An Arid Desert Race, A Soaking New Year

People in a tuk-tuk get targeted during the Songkran festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Takeaway Wikimedia Commons

Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This week, you can run for miles in the sun, or then get doused with water for the Cambodian New Year! 

MARATHON DES SABLES

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Education
4:16 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Teaching Girls To Think And Act Globally

Courtesy Photo

Saturday morning will bring 100 girls together at the University of Incarnate Word to share their thoughts about global responsibility at the first-ever Girls Global Summit, organized by Women's Global Connection.

The program sought girls from around San Antonio to compose presentations about a global or local problem.

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Health In Schools
4:15 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Senate Bill Requires School Districts To Post School Nurse Schedule Online

Though the bill passed with a unanimous vote from the committe, there were people who testified against it.
Chris Eudaily TPR

A bill that requires schools districts to notify parents when a school nurse will be on campus wins unanimous approval with the Senate Committee on Education. 

The bill is being carried by Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and requires schools to post online for parents the days and times a nurse is available. Currently the average ratio of nurses to student is 1 to 861. 

Patti Quincy with the Texas Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers testified in favor of the bill.

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World Music Pick
4:06 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Paris Combo: Building A Relationship With Listeners On "5"

TaDah Records

It is difficult to describe the Paris Combo sound--it encompasses everything from cabaret to Middle Eastern and a whole lot in between, but they are comfortable with the 'World Music' description. Formed in Paris in the mid nineties, they released their first album, 'Paris Combo,' in 1997. Much of their success comes from their vocalist, the irrepressible Belle Du Berry, who also writes the witty lyrics. The guitarist who goes by one name, Potzi, plays Django Rheinhardt style.

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