TPR Takes On: Fiesta — 'In The Beginning ...'

Mar 15, 2018

Angela McClendon Johnson, left, and Asia Ciarvino are the hosts of "TPR Takes On: Fiesta."
Credit Cyle Perez / Texas Public Radio

In this first episode of our eight-part podcast, “TPR Takes On: Fiesta," hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson look back at the origins of San Antonio’s “party with a purpose” through some creative storytelling.

The duo then gets schooled on what Fiesta San Antonio really is, and we learn the difference between the Alamo City's celebration and Mardi Gras.

Amy Shaw, executive director of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, stops by TPR studios to give us a lesson on the true meaning behind Fiesta San Antonio. 

Then, Arlene Gauthier, whose years on Earth have been spent almost equally between New Orleans and San Antonio, helps explain the difference between Fiesta and Mardi Gras, to which San Antonio’s celebration is often compared.