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Fri May 30, 2014

Will This Planned West Texas Clean Coal Project Be A Game Changer?

Fronteras: The Democrat facing newly-nominated Republican Dan Patrick in the Texas lieutenant governor race says Sen. Patrick’s pledge to campaign in the minority community is “insulting.” New EPA rules to cut carbon emissions are expected to be unveiled soon. The new rules are expected to spur the use of a so-called clean coal technology. There are fewer than 100 fluent speakers of Kumeyaay left in Southern California and northern Baja California, where they once dominated. Efforts are now underway to preserve the endangered language.

Study Shows Young Hispanic Immigrants More Likely to Have Alcohol, Drug Problems as Adults

A new study shows immigration at a young age for Hispanics may increase the risk for alcohol and drug problems later in life. For the Fronteras Desk, Crystal Chavez has more details.

Dismissing Patrick's Promise To Stump For Minority Votes, Van De Putte Tees Up For Fight

The Democrat facing newly-nominated Republican Dan Patrick in the Texas lieutenant governor race says Patrick’s pledge to campaign in the minority community is “insulting.” KERA’s Shelley Kofler takes a look at the race shaping up between the two state senators:  Democrat Leticia Van De Putte from San Antonio, and Republican Dan Patrick from Houston.

Carmen Tafolla On Maya Angelou's Passing And Art

The recent death of poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has saddened people around the world. TPR’s arts and culture reporter Jack Morgan got reaction from Carmen Tafolla, San Antonio’s former poet laureate.

Texas Clean Coal Plant May Be Environmental Game Changer

New Environmental Protection Agency rules aimed at cutting carbon emissions are expected to be unveiled June 2. It’s a big deal. Coal generates nearly half of this country’s electricity and is the largest source of air pollution.

The new rules are expected to spur the use of a clean coal technology; at least that’s the hope of both the coal industry and some environmental groups. Lorne Matalon of Marfa Public radio has this report on a planned clean coal project in west Texas, which is one of only two in the country.

Olive Oil Is Far From Being The Next Boom In Texas, But The Industry Is Growing

For the last five years in Texas there has been a spike in olive oil farming, but several farmers say it’s not enough to call it the next oil boom. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports on some of the challenges holding this growing industry back.

Native Speakers And Linguists Fight To Keep Kumeyaay Language Alive

Kumeyaay was once the main language spoken in San Diego County and Baja California. But up to 90 percent of the Kumeyaay population died soon after Europeans colonized the area. Now there are fewer than 100 fluent speakers left and all but a handful of them live south of the border. Fronteras reporter Jill Replogle met some of them, and brought back this story of efforts to preserve the endangered language.

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