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1:09 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

2012 Krost Symposium: Michelle Alexander

Couresy The New Press

Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar who currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Kirwan Institute, Professor Alexander was an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where she directed the Civil Rights Clinics.

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hearSA
12:59 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

2012 Krost Symposium: Dr. Cecilia Menjivar

Co-editor of Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of America, and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Arizona State University

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AccessAbility Fest
5:06 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

AccessAbility Fest 2012

Attendees at AccessAbility Fest 2010, which was held on Halloween.
Texas Public Radio

In honor of National Disabilities Awareness Month, Texas Public Radio and disABILITYsa.org present the 6th annual AccessAbility Fest. Come out to Hemisfair Park for a family-friendly, fun-filled day offering resources, information, ideas and support for persons with disabilities and their families, including people with physical, intellectual, sensory and developmental disabilities.

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SAISD Bus Accident
9:46 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Collision Kills SAISD Bus Driver in Front of Wagner High School

Bexar County Sherriff’s Deputies stand in front of the SAISD bus that crashed into the fence of two homes. The female driver was killed. Two students sustained minor injuries.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The accident happened around 8:00 a.m. at Foster Rd. and Candle Meadow. Bexar County Sheriff’s Lt. Jose Trevino said the SAISD bus was traveling north on Foster when witnesses say the driver appeared to lose control and the bus jumped the median.

“It collided head-on with the Judson School District bus that was going south on Foster," said Trevino. "The San Antonio bus then kept going and collided with the fence of two residences here.”

The unidentified 63-year-old female driver was killed, it’s unknown if a medical condition caused the accident or her death.

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Emergency Preparedness
4:59 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Home to SAPD Helicopter Unit, Stinson Airfield Ready for Emergencies

From left to right: Police Chief William McManus, helicopter pilot Sgt. David Torres, and Councilwoman Elisa Chan discuss the police department's role at Stinson Airfield.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

In the span of several decades, Stinson Airport has grown tremendously in air operations, including touch-downs and take-offs, tenants, and a special section dedicated to emergency operations.

With the Department of Public Safety hangar, the San Antonio Police Department chopper unit and a dedicated fire station with aircraft rescue and firefighting capabilities, Stinson Airfield is one of San Antonio's main hubs for emergency situations.

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Child Abuse
4:14 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Childsafe Center Provides Support for Abused Children, Faces Financial Cuts

If ChildSafe operated completely on heart and soul, this organization would be rich, but money keeps this non-profit alive, and allows them to help local children.

"If we have to cut our budget, that means we have to serve less children, and we're already not serving enough children," said ChildSafe San Antonio CEO Kim Abernethy.

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SAGE Music Festival
2:05 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Inaugural Music festival on San Antonio's Eastside Oct. 20

SAGE Music Festival poster designed by Anthony Edwards. This poster will be available for purchase at the festival in October.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) has announced its first music festival will take place next month.

On Oct. 20, San Antonio's Eastside will be flooded with Jazz, R&B, Salsa, Tejano, Blues, Country and just about every other type of music.

SAGE is hosting the festival that touts itself as a celebration of diversity on the Eastside. SAGE executive director Jackie Gorman said that while recognizing culture, the festival will also be a fundraiser for the non-profit.

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HIV/AIDS Testing
3:11 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

San Antonio AIDS Foundation Using Van to Provide Mobile Testing in Community

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation new mobile testing van holds two cubicles for rapid HIV testing. The artwork on the van was designed by local artist Ray "TattooedBoy“ Scarborough.
San Antonio Aids Foundation

After working with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on a national testing tour two years ago, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation received a mobile testing unit for use in Bexar County. The van has two cubicles for rapid 20-minute HIV testing.

During the 2010 tour, Jill Rips, deputy executive director of the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, said they found a few positive results.

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Hyundai Hope Grant
2:23 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute Awarded $250,000 Grant

Dr. Alex Bishop (middle in red tie), and Dr. Vivian Rebel (on Bishop's right) accept the $250,000 grant from Hyundai Motor America's Rick Dorn (on Bishop's left).
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Research at the UT Health Science Center Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute is vital for families with children who have cancer, and is getting a financial boost through a Hyundai Hope Grant.

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Animal Shelters
4:42 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

San Antonio Agencies Get New Ideas to Achieve No-Kill Status

The Animal Defense League, a no-kill shelter working to make San Antonio a no-kill city, gives dogs like this a safe place to live while finding them a forever home.
Eileen Pace Texas Public Radio

Two weeks ago at the Animal Defense League, 33 new residents were rescued from the City of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services. The dogs were orphaned by the death of their owner, and the ADL found that they had been well cared for and were adoptable.

However, not all dogs are so lucky. Spokesman Hugo Vital said ADL actively works on getting more foster homes for pets.

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