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The Playhouse is tackling a big new production. I checked in with their CEO to find out what that production is. After humming an iconic tune from the play (you should hit the Listen button above to hear it story), she revealed the title: “The 'Wizard of Oz'—can it get any bigger than 'The Wizard of Oz?'”

Asia Ciaravino came in to TPR to talk about one of The Playhouse’s most challenging productions ever.  

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The Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor, San Antonio State Senator Leticia Van De Putte says the State of Texas must find a way to fund road construction in the coming year. Van De Putte laid out her campaign’s infrastructure platform which includes ending any diversions taken from the State’s Highway Fund.

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A 39-year ban that keeps American oil from leaving the country--except under special case-by-case permitting--is seeing a serious challenge to its existence.

A leading economist tells state lawmakers that reforms to Mexico’s oil and gas sector could bring the most dramatic changes the Texas border-region has ever seen, and legislators have been tasked with investigating what if any state laws need to be adjusted to help Texas grow economically.

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  Children’s cancer research in San Antonio is getting a boost from the National Cancer Institute.

A new infusion of $3.7 million is dedicated to helping an underserved population in South Texas.

South Central Texas is designated is one of 12 sites in the United States with the largest populations of underserved minority children.  

The Health Science Center’s Dr. Gail Tomlinson says Hispanic children have the highest incidence of cancers – and the poorest outcomes – and the South Texas population best represents the future demographics of the U.S.

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