Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 89.1 FM took home four Lone Star Awards in the radio categories this past Friday. Two locally produced Texas Public Radio programs, “The Source” and “Texas Matters,” received top honors, as did their respective hosts, TPR Reporter Terry Gildea and TPR News Director David Martin Davies, along with his wife and co-host, Yvette Benavides.
Texas Public Radio News Director David Martin Davies received a Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award for his feature on humane animal testing at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research. The story – “Questions Raised About San Antonio Chimpanzees Used in Bio-Research” – was singled out in the radio category by the Foundation for Biomedical Research.
Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 89.1 FM presents “Bioscience Breakthroughs,” a special series of news segments highlighting innovations from San Antonio’s bioscience and medical community. The series, produced by TPR News Director David Martin Davies, will air throughout the day from March 21 to April 1. The upcoming focus on these industries is a follow-up to the inaugural cycle of “Bioscience Breakthroughs” that aired last Fall.
Texas Public Radio continues the KSTX Town Hall series with a solutions-based conversation on homelessness in Bexar County. TPR will convene a panel of policy and community experts to engage the community in a civil discussion on the issue. This free, open-to-the public forum takes place on Tuesday, December 21 at 7 p.m. at the San Antonio Central Library Auditorium.
According to a report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, between 700,000 and 2 million men, women and children experience homelessness every night in the United States.