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.  

Described as a “walking Wikipedia,” 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 listening to podcasts and live music, traveling, and sharing the next-best shows on TV.

 

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From film and music to museums and festivals, the arts are a $5.5 billion industry in Texas, according to the Texas Cultural Trust's 2017 State of the Arts Report.

Deborah Knapp

Emmy-award winning anchor Deborah Knapp is a familiar face for viewers in San Antonio. She recently celebrated 30 years of  not only reporting on-air, but also at the same TV news station: KENS 5.

From covering Columbine to Hurricane Katrina and supporting local causes, Knapp understands community reporting and has much more to offer San Antonio. What's next for Deborah Knapp?

Guest: Deborah Knapp, Emmy award-winning anchor at KENS 5 San Antonio

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Here are a few facts guaranteed to get your attention:  

The San Antonio area adds 146 new residents every day, and they’re bringing their cars.

A 50 minute drive today is expected to take 91 minutes in 2040.  

By then, 39 percent of our roadways will be severely congested all day long.

This week Texas Public Radio’s “Growing Pains” project takes a look at options for getting ahead of the traffic jam,  with a series of reports, “Stuck Behind The Wheel.” We start by looking at how San Antonio’s primary form of mass transit could be part of the solution. 

San Antonio Fire Department

San Antonio Fire Department officials closed off part of Quintana Road, in the 8400 block in southwest San Antonio, as they worked to recover the body of a woman after two cars disappeared into a large sinkhole Sunday night.

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​On any level of education, hunger is a powerful but often unseen factor in student performance.

For college students, the rising costs of earning a degree could force cut backs to the essentials, including healthy food. The city's community colleges are targeting this need by starting food pantries at Palo Alto and San Antonio Colleges.

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