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 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, an alum of NPR's Next Generation Radio Project 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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In Texas, approximately one million adults are affected by a serious mental illness – from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and more – and half a million children under age 17 suffer from a severe emotional disturbance.

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Once a quiet town away from San Antonio's frantic pace, the City of Boerne is starting to attract more commercial development.

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Teachers in the public school system have the power and opportunity to change lives, but are they getting the training and support that they need?

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While San Antonio has come a long way since ticketing people living in the streets, there are still many issues to address when it comes to the city's homeless population.

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For years, San Antonio and its surrounding areas have been bordering on failure to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

A new report on local ozone levels weighs the potential economic costs if counties in the San Antonio area were to exceed these requirements, reaching what is called "nonattainment" status as decided by the Environment Protection Agency.

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