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The Source - December 2, 2014
5:16 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

The Source: "The Black Box Society"

Credit Flickr user: Jerod Tarbell / cc

There is a lot of information out in cyberspace about you. You don't know who has it. Largely you don't understand how they got it. You don't know how they intend to use it. You don't know if it is accurate.

Your life will increasingly be affected by that data. Will you get that job? Will you be able to get on the airplane?

What is the future of your digital self? What can we do to better regulate the use of our data?

Guest:

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The Source - December 2, 2014
4:49 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

The Source: What Ferguson Can Tell Us About Policing And Crime

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

The decision to not indict now former Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, and the protests and riots that followed have filled the airwaves and tv screens across the country.

The looming problem of racial bias in policing, what it means and whether or not even exists are all being debated in the American media and beyond. 

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Community
4:43 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Credit Union Delivers Thanksgiving To San Antonio's Police And Fire Stations

Employees from Generations Federal Credit Union donated their time to deliver 52 turkeys and eight hams to fire and police stations across San Antonio on the day before Thanksgiving.
Credit Eileen Pace

From the driveway of San Antonio Fire Station #1, Ashley Harris directed about 25 Generations Federal Credit Union employees in their capacity as food delivery volunteers the day before Thanksgiving.

"We're donating 52 turkeys and eight hams to all of the fire and police stations in San Antonio," she said. 

The volunteers headed out for all parts of town. The police stations don’t have kitchens, so they received hams.

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Community
12:50 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

SA Rallying Call: Change Can Only Come, When We Stand Together As One

Protesters gathered at the Bexar County Courthouse to express their feelings about the Ferguson shooting and grand jury decision this week.
Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Across the country, a nation and its people are divided, with many feeling anger, aggravation and frustration in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson officer, Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

A rally in San Antonio brought out people of all colors, for discussion and debate. People chanted, held signs and came together to share feelings about the recent events in Missouri. The crowd was mostly white and Hispanic, with African-Americans in the organizing groups facing those who gathered.

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Community
12:29 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

SA’s Churchill Chargers Head To Manhattan, And The Macy’s Parade

The Churchill Chargers conduct their last rehearsal in Texas before heading to New York City
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

One of San Antonio’s high school marching bands will make their broadcast television debut, during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday morning. While your turkey is roasting, the Churchill Chargers will have a short solo performance on NBC.

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Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner
6:18 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

This Thursday: Giving Thanks, The San Antonio Way

Mayla Moore (right) joins other volunteers pulling turkey meat to be served.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

At least once a year, the Convention Center in downtown San Antonio rings out with the sound of music and laughter, and the giving of thanks. Inside, in the kitchens, volunteers like Mayla Moore, of the NAACP youth council, are working around the clock in preparation for an annual feast that caters specifically to those who are too old, or too alone, or just not fortunate enough to be able to afford a real Thanksgiving meal.

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Community
5:49 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market Told To Move

Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market had grown over the past 3-1/2 years to offer fresh eggs, natural meats and prepared foods as well as music, yoga classes, and on-site dining.
Credit Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market

 

San Antonio’s Alamo Quarry Market has terminated its agreement with the Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market which has been operating in front of Whole Foods Market since 2011.

Now, owners are planning to re-open the farmers market in a different location.

The market has been a mainstay for residents and restaurant owners, selling fresh vegetables, natural meats and eggs, prepared foods and other products from the parking lot of the Quarry on Sunday mornings.

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Westside Multimodal Center
5:45 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

VIA Readies To Stimulate Growth Through Phased Renovation

VIA Metropolitian Transit

The 100-year-old, 60-foot domed building of the VIA Metropolitan Transit’s new executive offices was once a passenger station of the Great Northern Railroad. These offices were part of Phase I of renovations. Phase II, currently in progress, will cover the transit plaza, serving VIA Primo and twelve VIA lines at 60 departures an hour.

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The Source - November 20, 2014
5:15 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

The Source: San Antonio's Burgeoning Culinary Scene

Credit Nan Palmero http://bit.ly/11HPx1K

With the Culinary Institute of America training chefs, regular appearances in the James Beard nominations and semifinalists, and blossoming restaurant and food truck scene, is San Antonio a culinary hot spot?

Can a town known for its breakfast tacos and other TexMex break out of its own stereotypes?

Guests:

  • Chad Carey, Chef and Restaurateur who co-owns Hot Joy, Barbaro, The Monterey and more. 
  • Angela Covo, editor-in-chief for Edible San Antonio Magazine
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Community
4:16 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Trauma Report Shows Increase In Falls, Bicycle Injuries

Drs. Lillian Liao, Daniel Dent, and Ronald Stewart with UHS CEO and president, George Hernandez, talk about the trends in trauma care over the past year at University Hospital
Credit Eileen Pace

  University Health System has released its second annual Community Trauma Report, which details increases and decreases in certain types of injuries coming into the emergency room at University Hospital.

Doctors said at a press conference Thursday they were most concerned by the increased number of falls, cycling injuries, and burns.

The greatest number of injuries  in the last year were from falls – almost 400 among older adults, and 33 were fatal.

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