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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The San Antonio Symphony launches a new initiative to reach young musicians.  It's called the High School Residency Program, and it takes musicians from the symphony and has them mentor students from two local high schools.

The Pedrito Martinez Group

From a Gospel brunch to Afro-Cuban music, to a Farmer's Market, get ready--the Weekend's here. Saturday morning at Trinity University, it's the Trinity Market. It's the city's only University-sponsored Farmer's Market.

"We really focus on Health and Wellness, so most of our vendors offer healthy options in addition to your farmers and ranchers that come out."

That's Trinity's Haley Sayrs.

One of show business's most talented split personalities comes to San Antonio this weekend--Vicki Lawrence.

"I kinda think I was kidnapped by show business, that's what I think."

Characteristically humble Lawrence was voted 'Most Likely to Succeed' in her senior year of high school.

"I don't think it was by any fault of my own, but I did it," she says.

Megan Coy, Magik Theatre

A classic adventure story comes to life this weekend at the Magik Theatre. David Morgan, no relation to this reporter, wrote the Magik Theatre's adaption of the literary classic Treasure Island, and he created the play so that everything emerged from one big object on the stage.

Texas Public Radio introduced its Dare To Listen project in recent weeks. Its upshot: Americans should try harder to listen to those of opposing beliefs.

With that in mind, TPR's Arts and Culture Reporter Jack Morgan put on his political hat and assembled a group of three Boerneites and one person from Canyon Lake to talk about politics. Two of them tend to lean right and two tend to lean left. All told we talked about an hour and 10 minutes. But things got the most interesting when we began to talk about whether immigration was high on their list of concerns.

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