Jack Morgan

Arts and Culture Reporter

Jack Morgan has spent 35 years in electronic media doing both television and radio.

In his mid 20s he was known as Robbin Banks at two San Angelo FM stations but the bulk of his career has been spent at PBS stations -- from Austin's KLRU, Orlando's WMFE, Burlington's Vermont Public Television, and San Antonio's KLRN.

At KLRN he spent 5 years as director of production where he was responsible for three hour-long programs with the San Antonio Symphony. Jack was also responsible for KLRN's ARTS program during its startup, and co-produced Texas Week With Rick Casey.

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Jack Morgan

In the spring and fall the Monarch Butterflies pass through South Texas. You may have noticed in recent years a marked reduction.

“Unfortunately the Monarch Butterfly is in severe decline.”

Ben Eldredge is Boerne’s Cibolo Nature Center Education Director.

“Since 1997 there’s been about a 90% reduction in Monarch population. It used to be assumed that the reason for that was that the habitat was being destroyed in Mexico.”

Jack Morgan

Creating, producing, and collecting Fiesta medals. It’s one of the odd things about Fiesta that distinguishes it from citywide celebrations elsewhere. To find out more about one of the quirkier aspects of Fiesta, I headed downtown last week...

Rains threaten the first Friday of Fiesta in downtown’s Alamo Plaza. Thousands of people mingle in front of dozens of vendors who have set up a double row of fold-up tables in front of the Menger Hotel. What they’re selling and trading is the entire focus of the opening event called Fiesta Fiesta.

Matthew Diekman / Camerata San Antonio

Chamber Music group Camerata San Antonio’s performance season finishes this weekend. I spoke to Camerata's Director Kenneth Freudigman to find out what’s in store for those going to see them. In a phrase: The Road to Tango.

Rose Mary De Luna

On Saturday there’s a Fiesta event that weather won’t likely affect. And it’s one of the Fiesta’s unique get-togethers. It’s called the United San Antonio Pow Wow. What to expect at a Pow Wow?

"You can expect a lot of things including dancing, including different styles of dance and exhibitions.”

Erwin De Luna is the President of the United San Antonio Pow Wow, which is an official Fiesta event.

Victor Martins

It’s Fiesta’s First weekend and given what the radars are showing, here a few events that might otherwise fly under your radar. First off—on both Saturday and Sunday it’s the Fiesta Arts Fair.

"It’s a wonderful family event.”

 Shannon Houghtaling is Fiesta’s Director of Communications. “They do a really good job of having activities to appeal to both adults and children.”

 I asked "There’s food, drink, music, art—that’s all a part of Fiesta Arts Fair, right?"

 “Yes, it’s the full Fiesta flair. If it gets too much rain on Saturday, it's there Sunday.”