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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courtesy of the City of San Antonio

The Fourth of July holiday weekend promises a lot of fun locally. First off, head to Market Square for Freedom Fest.   

"Freedom Fest--we have this every year.  It's our favorite event!"

Mark Jenkins manages Market Square, and he says the music this year is top flight.

"Ruben V,  Augie Meyer, that's going to be great. Nothing like Augie. Live music 12-8p.m., three days."

Stephen Guzman

A new Art Exhibit at Say Si opens Friday with an interesting and challenging theme. First, a reminder: Say Si is a non-profit after school arts program for young people. Stephen Guzman explains their programs cover four artistic disciplines.

"Visual Arts, Media Arts, Theater Arts and New media."

A year to the day after getting World Heritage status, the Missions National Park faces an uncomfortable deadline.  And that deadline involves a lot of money. Susan Chandoah runs Los Compadres, the Missions National Park friends group. 

"Our Missions grant is for $236,000."

That $236,000 is a slice of $2 million that are being given to several National Parks in a peculiar contest of sorts. That contest is one that you can actually participate in.

City of San Antonio

The Neighborhood Film Project wraps up on Wednesday night. Debbie Racca-Sittre is the Department for Culture and Creative Development's interim director.

"We really try to bring people in from across the city so that they can showcase their own film making abilities, and tell about their community, their neighborhoods in a short film."

Richard Termine

From fun at the Guadalupe to political humor to Chubby Checker--the weekend is full of fun.  On Saturday Chubby Checker hits town. Here he explains why the dance he started, The Twist, captivated the country.

"I'm watching the girl, the girl's watching me and we're exploring our sexuality while being fully dressed. And it started with The Twist."