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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​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.


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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Algorithms are "weapons," says data scientist Cathy O'Neil. From deciding educational opportunities to personal finance and health insurance, information fed into computers has the power to affect society.

O'Neil talks to ​The Source about the pros and cons of so-called "big data."

The Middle East's complicated relationship with Western powers, especially the United States, continues to be a source of questions about current and future foreign policy. But what about the past?

Osamah Khalil delves into the history of U.S. policy decisions around the Middle East, and challenges what we think we know about the turbulent area.