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U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin/San Antonio) was in San Antonio marking the announcement of $6 million in new funding for Project QUEST, a program that provides occupational training and education enhancement for San Antonio residents. 

The district 35 representative stopped by the studio to update us on his congressional activities, why the CDC needs more money, the problem with "boots on the ground" in the Middle East and took your questions. 

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  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett
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They’re called YOSA, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio and there’s a concert coming up that has a real sizzle to it. And that concert has a decidedly interesting theme.

“Music about freedom, from different angles.”

Troy Peters is YOSA’s Music Director.

“We’ve got Aaron Copland’s 'Lincoln Portrait'—this amazing, inspiring piece of music. And then we’ve got Shostokovich’s Fifth Symphony about a composer struggling for his life in the midst of a Totalitarian regime.”

I had to ask Peters how he manifests musically concepts of freedom.

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

On Tuesday evening, three small families were led out of the Karnes County Residential Center to begin a new journey.

A woman who is being called Margarita cradled her two year old son, nicknamed José. They took their first steps out of the center southeast of San Antonio into the bright Texas sun. The tension could be felt in the air. Margarita and two other mother and child pairs, San Pedro Sula natives, made bond through the immigration law group, RAICES, which spent more than $15,000 that was collected through donations.

Courtesy McNay Art Museum

  

It was originally a term of derision. When the art critic Louis Leroy published his satiric review of a newly made painting by Claude Monet, a work the artist titled “Impression: Sunrise,” he wrote:

Seth Nelson

The San Antonio Choral Society’s Jennifer Seighman is back from Europe, and she’s taken note of a special date.

“This is our 50th Anniversary season, so we’ll be starting off this weekend with a 50th Anniversary Alumni Concert, which will be our chorus, joined by the orchestra and soloists. We’ll be performing the 'Gloria,' from Bach’s Mass in B-Minor. It's such an exceedingly joyous way to celebrate our fiftieth!”

Joyous it is, and very special, and a lot of planning’s gone into this.

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