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
Much like that fateful September day 11 years ago, the skies were blue and the weather nearly perfect. But today the sound of a waterfall, bagpipes and bells filled the air instead of the deafening sound of skyscrapers crumbling.
Firefighters climbed 65 stories twice at the Tower of the Americas to match the 110 floors of the World Trade Center towers that fell. It’s the first tower climb to remember and reflect on firefighters who perished in the 9/11 attack.
Familiarity with simple things is what 84-year-old Lois Lohff cherishes most these days. Lohff used to work with senior citizens herself, and is now in the role of the one being helped. Over coffee each week, she and Sue Vara talk about their lives, their commonalities, and their plans for the future.
While enjoying a cup of coffee with the two friends, you’ll see Sue and Lois are quite a pair.
The Wheatley Heights Sports Complex opened up on San Antonio's East Side at the beginning of the year. Bexar County, the city and the Eastside Christian Action Group partnered to offer a place where teams can come play ball.
“It’s a wonderful amateur sports facility right in the heart of the East Side that provides a wonderful place for recreation for our youth,” said District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor.
The final panel discussion of the 2011-2012 Texas Water Symposium series discusses the Texas State Supreme Court ruling in Edwards Aquifer Authority vs. Day. The series is a joint project of Texas Tech University, Schreiner University, the Hill Country Alliance and Texas Public Radio.
Moderating the panel discussion is Evan Smith, editor-in-chief and CEO of the Texas Tribune. On the panel are Russell Johnson and Tom Mason, attorneys from Austin and Greg Ellis an attorney in Houston. All three have experience in Texas water law.
In the third of four panel discussions of the 2011-2012 Texas Water Symposium, "Fracking and the Energy/Water Nexus" is the title of the topic being discussed.
The new oil and gas deposits found through the process of what is known as fracking has brought an economic boom to the South Texas area. The Texas Water Symposium is a joint project of Texas Tech University, Schreiner University, The Hill Country Alliance and Texas Public Radio.
This was the second in the series of panel discussions of the 2011-2012 Texas Water Symposium. Moderating the discussion is Tim Birdsong, Chief of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Freshwater Habitat Conservation Branch.
Last week, TPR News brought you the story of a fighter struggling to make his weight class so he could compete in the 2012 San Antonio Golden Gloves competition. Through tough bouts that had record-setting numbers at Woodlawn Gymnasium, that fighter, Edward Ortiz, made it to the finals this Saturday night at the Scottish Rite Center.