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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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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From Nevada to Florida, energy issues are on citizens' ballots this Election Day. What will the outcomes in other states mean for Texas, moving forward?

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This Election Day, nine states will make choices about legalizing marijuana, either for recreational or medical use. We discuss the pros, cons and what these policies could mean for Texas.

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