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As last Friday’s panel discussion on migration across the U.S.-Mexico border was beginning, volunteers at the Institute of Texan Cultures were hard at work bringing in extra chairs to accommodate an overflow crowd.

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They may be small, but micro flora and fauna play a significant role in the ecosystem of Texas waterways. At the Texas Water Symposium on Thursday, September 1 in Kerrville, a panel of educators, researchers and ecologists shared their insights on the impact of human development on these small creatures, and explained their role in keeping our rivers and streams healthy.

In the audio, you’ll learn in detail:

Think Health Science: Preparing For Zika In Texas

Aug 31, 2016

On Thursday, Aug. 25, 2106, more than a hundred Texas Public Radio listeners gathered at the U.T. Health Science Center in San Antonio for a public education event called “Think Health Science: Zika.” Our expert panel included Dr. Patrick Ramsey, Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist with UTHSC, Dr. Anil Mangla, Assistant Director of Communicable Diseases with Metro Health, and Dr. Jason Bowling, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at UTHSC. Listen to their perspective about preparations for Zika in South Texas. Texas Public Radio News Director Shelley Kofler was the moderator.

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When Martin Scorsese’s film of ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ was released in 1988, it was met by a howling mob of protestors around the world. Fundamentalist Christians decried the “blasphemous” film. Filmgoers often had to cross picket lines to get into theaters. The Catholic Church officially condemned the film, labeling it “Morally Offensive.” In France, one theater was burned by arsonists.

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What does it take to survive in the face of adversity? What about sickness? A major disaster? Why do some people seem ‘stronger’ than others? At TPR’s Think Science: Human Resilience, on May 27, the audience heard stories about people who have been through traumatic events, and a local researcher offered his own perspective on what makes it possible for humans to bounce back.

"Resiliency comes from hope." --Dr. Marian Sokol

 

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