Jan Ross Piedad

Assistant Producer & Texas Station Collaborative Coordinator

Raised in San Antonio, Jan Ross is a graduate of UT Austin’s School of Journalism. Before starting at Texas Public Radio, she interned for the News Desk at NPR Headquarters and the network’s mid-day program, Here & Now. She was a member of Texas Standard’s digital-first web team and interned during the newsmagazine show’s launch in 2015. Jan Ross is a Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change Fellow and was selected for the University of Texas System’s Archer Fellowship in Washington, D.C.  

Jan Ross is interested in all things pop culture and global affairs. Her journalistic interests range from issues of social inequality to media commentary. She enjoys travel, podcasts, live music, and sharing the best of film and television. 

 

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Extreme weather events are now more common. In the last year alone, South Texas saw a hurricane, tornadoes, floods and even snow. 

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Texas has the fifth highest teen birth rate in the country and ranks first for repeat teen pregnancies. 

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Families on the Children's Health Insurance program, known as CHIP, are at risk of losing health coverage after Congress missed the deadline to renew funding on September 30.


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The unemployment rate in the San Antonio area is 3.8 percent as of October 2017, almost 1 percent lower than the national average at 4.7 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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How severe is the problem of youth homelessness in Texas?

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