Chris Eudaily

Web Editor

My journalism journey began with an idea for a local art and music zine and the gumption to make it happen with no real plan or existing skill set.

I eventually got my journalism degree at Texas State University-San Marcos, where I worked for two years at the campus radio station, KTSW 89.9 FM. I started at the front desk and then reported for, co-hosted and produced a feature news show.

And I was really good at it! I won several awards for my reporting and producing while in school, including awards from the Houston Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, College Broadcasters Inc., and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.

I have worked in construction, day labor, pizza, managed a local band, and performed live as a DJ. When I am not working I love spending time with my wife and kids, and when possible sports, music, video games and comics/graphic novels.

Chris started at Texas Public Radio in May 2012.


9:30 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Silent Opera: What It's Like To (Not) Hear Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

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While opera is best known for soaring arias and large-scale dramatic stage productions, one company is scaling things down by eliminating the 120 member orchestra and taking opera into tighter spaces. Taking a page out of the silent disco movement, where attendees wear wireless headphones to hear the music from a DJ, audience members get the full Monteverdi score straight to their ears.
A new English version of Monteverdi's Italian opera L'Orfeo is set to open in London - but audience members should expect a very different experience.
11:55 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Tracing The Culprit When Fracking Pollutes Water Supplies

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Several research teams have developed techniques like adding tiny fragments of rust (iron oxide) or synthetic DNA to the drilling fluid to make it easier to identify what drilling rig is responsible for contamination. This practice could help produce hard evidence in cases that are brought to court over natural gas drilling practices.
Scientists are developing ways to add non-toxic tracers to drilling fluid so if groundwater is contaminated, investigators would be able to pinpoint if an oil or gas drilling operation was to blame.
San Antonio Books
9:16 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Nine Lives: Recycling Books, Movies & Music

Jazz (in green) helps a customer on the phone while customer Ed Sollers browses through the shelves.
Chris Eudaily TPR

When you bring in your used books, movies and music to sell at Nine Lives Books they won't give you cash.

What they give you instead is store credit, credit that Manager Suzanne Farnsworth says is "rather generous" compared to what you might get in cash from a bigger used book store of a similar model.

What this does, she said, is to ensure that the people who come into her store are people who love to read or watch movies themselves, and not just people looking to get rid of boxes of books simply because they are taking up space on their floor or in their garage.

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San Antonio Books
7:08 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Cheever Books: The Rare And Unique

A hand written sign directs customers further back into the rooms that are more like small caves, the walls lined with books from floor to ceiling.
Chris Eudaily TPR

Where else can you find six hardback volumes of Moliere's plays?

Cheever Books has it, along with thousands of other titles lining the shelves of the old house on Broadway. Books in the hallways, books in each corner of every room, and books sitting neatly stacked on the floor.

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San Antonio Books
7:14 am
Wed January 16, 2013

The Collectors Authority: Comics Get A Little Help

Pete Contero does the books while surrounded by comics and graphic novels.
Chris Eudaily TPR

Many of the book store locations on the West, East, and South Sides of town are of a religious or scholastic tilt, but Collectors Authority stands out as a beacon for comic book collectors.

Part of the reason this local comic book store has been in business for so long on the Southside is its ability to serve a clientele that doesn't really have anything else.

Inspiring reading

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San Antonio Books
7:00 am
Tue January 15, 2013

The Twig Book Shop: Making Friends With E-Books

Jeff Freeman, who was visiting San Antonio from California with his wife, Diane, looks through the children's books at The Twig.
Chris Eudaily TPR

Now in their third year at the Pearl complex, The Twig Book Shop is finding solid footing in San Antonio and continues to stay visible by partnering with non-profits and having author signings in-store.

Though they are one of the most well known of the stores featured in these profiles, it's the way they have adapted to the modern book industry that makes them worth taking a closer look at.

Hello, e-reader. Nice to meet you.

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San Antonio Books
6:58 am
Mon January 14, 2013

2012 From Cover To Cover: Book Stores In San Antonio

At Nine Lives Books, the buy back counter is stacked with books waiting to find homes on the shelf.
Chris Eudaily TPR

The book industry finally settled down in 2012, and thanks to a big push for buying local, independent book stores are feeling good about where they are right now -- and what 2013 may bring.

There are still worries about physical book store locations, especially since so many small stores closed during the recession and Borders, one of the majors, closed in 2011, but there is hope.

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11:53 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Houston Man Accused Of Vandalizing Picasso Surrenders

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Remember the cell phone video taken of a vandal spray painting over Picasso's "Woman in a Red Armchair" in a Houston Gallery? The man suspected of vandalizing the 1929 painting, Uriel Landeros, has turned himself in to authorities.
  • Source: Kuhf
  • | Via: AP
Man Accused of Vandalizing 1929 Picasso Surrenders January 9, 2013 Uriel Landeros, of Houston, turned himself over to marshals at the international bridge near McAllen, Texas. He told KPRC-TV that he has no regrets for the action.
2:49 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Straus Re-Elected Speaker Of The House By Acclamation

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For the last month it seemed like Republicans in the Texas house were looking for a change in leadership, but instead of a contest the floor got an anticlimactic surrender, and went back to business.
After the last of his challengers dropped out Tuesday, San Antonio Republican Joe Straus was elected to a third term as speaker of the Texas House. That last challenger, Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, never found enough support to threaten the incumbent. An earlier challenger, Rep.
8:30 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Lance Armstrong Considers Doping Admission To Limit Damage

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A New York Times article reveals that the cyclist is facing mounting pressure from his support network -- which includes wealthy donors to his Livestrong foundation -- to clear his conscious and admit to using performance-enhancing drugs. The article also points out that Armstrong has been wanting to compete in triathlons and other events; events that usually adhere to World Anti-Doping Code regulations, from which he has received a lifetime ban.
Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and antidoping officials that he is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career, according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation.