The Newsmaker Hour

The Newsmaker Hour was a program that featured speakers addressing local and national organizations on a variety of topics and current events.  Local organizations regularly featured included the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Free Trade Alliance San Antonio.  Speakers addressing students and the community at local colleges and universities were also featured.

The concept and content of this program can now be found online in HearSA.

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2:28 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Understanding Taiwan: Tiny Island, Big Economy

Director General Daniel T.C. Liao

The World Affairs Council began the new year by welcoming Director General Daniel T.C. Liao to speak at their January 10th event. As the current Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Mr. Liao spoke about Taiwan's current role in the global community.

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4:34 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Being A Woman In The Muslim World

Courtesy World Affairs Council of San Antonio

 

Take a special look at women living in the Arab/Muslim world of the 21st century in this presentation on gender in the Middle East.  Dr. Jen'nan Read is a tenured professor of sociology at Duke University and serves as associate director for special initiatives at the Duke Islamic Studies Center.

Read is also a Carnegie Scholar whose research focuses on how culture and religion shape the assimilation experiences of Arab Americans and Muslim Americans, including issues of women's employment, immigrant health, and political integration.

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1:57 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

What is Chicano?

Carlos Fuentes Jackson

Carlos Francisco Jackson, professor of chicana/o studies at the University of California-Davis, and George Vargas, professor of art history at Texas A & M University-Kingsville, discussed the meaning of the term "Chicano" in 2012. Ricardo Romo, President, The University of Texas at San Antonio, moderated the conversation.

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5:57 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

From Science Fiction To Reality With Dr. Herman Batelaan

Dr. Herman Batelaan and Hao Gong with their equipment
Brett Hampton The Scarlet

What is the current status of teleportation, faster than light phenomena, and gravitational shielding? Quantum teleportation, lightning effects such as “Elves”, and levitating frogs have all been in the news, and are effects that are actually observed. They are also related to the ideas that make such science fiction series as Star Trek work. But are the observed effects really related to their science fiction counterparts, or is this all just smart marketing? And what is the current status of the research? The answers are perhaps even more surprising than the fiction.

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The Newsmaker Hour
4:15 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Valdez and America's Finest on the Newsmaker

Vincent Valdez

Vincent Valdez has been called one of San Antonio’s great young artists.  He was , at 24, the youngest artist to have a solo exhibition at the McNay Art Museum.  On The Newsmaker Hour, we walk through his newest exhibit, America’s Finest.  We also talk to two filmmakers, Angela and Mark Walley of Walley Films, as they discuss their work documenting San Antonio artists.  They recently completed their short documentary on Valdez’ work.  Finally we will hear Valdez in lecture, walking an audience at the McNay through his career.

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10:46 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Lin Great Speaker Series at St. Mary's: Steven Kotler Pushes Limits

*This Lecture Aired on KSTX's The Newsmaker Hour November 18th 2012.

Pulitzer Prize nominee Steven Kotler wants to push your perceived limitations. Telling an audience of St. Mary's University Students and community members on October 31st, 2012, that the future is brighter than our own biases will allow us to believe.   His lecture spanned topics as vast as his imagination, from vertical farming to homemade drone aircraft.

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3:13 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Ing. Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas at World Affairs Council

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas is a well-known Mexican politician and son to Lázaro Cárdenas, one of Mexico’s most respected presidents. Cárdenas served as Senator of his home state of Michoacán from 1974 to 1980, and later as Governor of same state from 1980 to 1986. He was mayor of Mexico City from 1997 until 1999. Cárdenas is a founding member of Mexico's Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) and has run for president on 3 different occasions.

This Presentation Aired on The Newsmaker Hour on 10/14/2012

HearSA
12:00 am
Sun September 16, 2012

The Latest in Alzheimer's Research

Alzheimers affects 5.4 million people and is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.; it is the only top-ten killer that can't be prevented, cured or slowed. On The Newsmaker Hour, the Mind Science Foundation presented two of the top scientists in the research of this disease. Dr. George Perry, one of the world's top Alzheimer's disease researchers, and Donald Royall, M.D., a leading geriatric psychiatrist, discuss the latest in research and treatment options.  This presentation took place September 2012.

This Presentation was broadcast on The Newsmaker Hour 02/03/2013