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Alamo Area Council of Governments

The Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) has hired a new executive director and their choice, Diane Rath, will have a lot of work ahead of her. 

AACOG has had a rough year. It had its wrist slapped by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this year. TCEQ accused AACOG of releasing oil and gas pollution data into the community before TCEQ allowed. TCEQ eliminated 25 percent of AACOG's budget shortly thereafter.

Copyright 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

You expect to see Picassos in an art museum, but I found 14 of them at the San Antonio Museum of Art, quite un-like what you’d expect.

“Some of Picasso’s most iconic paintings translated into a totally different media; the historic technique of tapestries.”

That’s SAMA’s Chief Curator, William Keyes Rudolph. With Picasso’s permission, in the 1950s, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller commissioned these tapestries to be woven.

"Rockefeller was a great lover of modern art, particularly Picasso.”

Oh my! The tears still flow, tears of joy tinged with sadness, as I prepare for yet another broadcast of "The Carols of Alfred Burt: A Legacy of Love." I first produced this program in 1997, prompted by my good friend Bill Ginn, who had been familiar with the 15 contemporary carols by Alfred Burt for a number of years. Bill had arranged several of these precious carols for both brass and woodwind quintets that I played with. "Tell me more about this music," I asked of Bill.

Monica Velasquez

If you’ve not done with all your holiday shopping, here’s a suggestion that might wrap up your shopping, and give you a fun night out at the same time. Drop by the Mujeres Mercado — that’s ‘Women’s Market’ in Spanish. Here's the Mujeres Mercado co-founder, Christina Martinez.

“We have about close to 200 women in our network right now that are all handmade artisans, traditional healers, performers. And we just create events.”

It’s commerce, food, music, entertainment, all in one place?

Eileen Pace / TPR News

UPDATE:  This segment was canceled due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts.

A new study find that Texas may be looking at losing $20 billion worth of its best real estate. Former San Antonio Mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Henry Cisneros, argued in a recent op-ed that the future will be bleak for Texas' economy if we don't start dealing with climate change. 

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