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The Source - November 27, 2013
1:12 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

The Source: America's Worst Charities | Energy Utilities Want Changes That Could Cost

Top five worst charities in America via www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities.
Tampa Bay Times/CIR

In the first segment:

As you sit down and give thanks tomorrow, you might feel compelled to share the wealth of your good fortune by donating to one of the more than 1.6 million registered tax-exempt charity organizations.  

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Texas
12:19 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

LISTEN: What's the Carbon Footprint of Your Thanksgiving Dinner?

The traditional Thanksgiving fixings cost a lot of energy to produce - and consume.
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Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 7:54 am

As you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, consider this: how much energy it takes to produce and consume that food.

Throughout the year, transportation is responsible for 28 percent of our energy consumption. And there's a non-trivial bump right around Thanksgiving time. According to USA Today, more than 25 million people in the United States are expected to fly for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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Holidays in San Antonio
4:25 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Paseo Del Rio Getting Ready For Annual Christmas River Parade

Whoville float - or How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Eileen Pace TPR News

Paseo del Rio officials are checking their lists for decorations and lighting on 26 river barges that have to be ready by Friday for the big holiday river parade.    

Decorators in the Paseo marina below downtown San Antonio are working to string lights, build stages, and cover woodwork and electrical cords with layers of cotton that will make the barges look like they went through snow.

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Arts & Culture
11:42 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Esperanza's Peace Market A Fair-Trade Holiday Shopping Alternative

Peace Market
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

Black Friday is approaching, but there's another holiday shopping alternative you might want to explore.

"Consumers can come to the Peace Market to buy handmade goods with fair trade practices, and also themes of peace and justice," said Esperanza Peace and Justice Center staff member Itza Carbajal, talking about the center's Mercado de Paz.

"For the Peace Market we have vendors occupying both the first story and the second story and our parking lot, and we also close off a street called Evergreen," Carbajal said.

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Arts & Culture
3:59 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

A Magik Night For 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at the Magik Theatre runs through December 21.
The Magik Theatre

The Magik Theatre begins its holiday season with a program they’ve done before. It’s called "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," a kind of morality tale pitting the bad kids against the good kids.

"It’s really a comedy, but eventually you realize it’s a comedy with a heart," said the Magik Theatre's Marketing Director Aimee Stead.

"These children, through this pageant and through this experience, learn a lot about generosity, love, and really seeing the good in other kids," Stead said.

Becky King has the pleasure of playing one of the bad kids from the Herdman family.

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Holiday Programming
12:16 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Need Help On Thanksgiving? 'Turkey Confidential' Is Here To Save The Day

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"Turkey Confidential" is the annual live call-in show from "The Splendid Table" with Lynne Rossetto Kasper and is designed to bail you out of any last-minute kitchen emergencies and provide a backdrop as you and your family prepare for the big day.

"Turkey Confidential" airs Thanksgiving morning from 10 a.m.-noon in San Antonio on KSTX 89.1 FM.

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Holiday Programming
11:51 am
Tue November 19, 2013

'Candles Burning Brightly' On KPAC & KTXI

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Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.

"Candles Burning Brightly" airs this Saturday at 7 p.m. on KPAC 88.3 FM in San Antonio and KTXI 90.1 FM in the Hill Country.

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Military
4:06 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Red Cross Invites Community To Send Holiday Cards To Service Members

Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan joins fellow officers in signing holiday cards for the troops overseas
Eileen Pace TPR News

The San Antonio Chapter of the American Red Cross has joined hands with Joint Base San Antonio to kick off this year’s Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign.

The two-week drive invites local military personnel and civilians to take a minute to write their name or thoughts on a Christmas card for an active-duty service member or veteran.

Brig. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, praised the Red Cross for the project and for keeping military members connected

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Texas Roads
10:50 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Six Driving-Related Law Changes You Need To Know For Labor Day Weekend

Chris Eudaily TPR News

If you are about to head out of town for one last time this summer, or are just going to stick around the city on the long weekend, the Texas Department of Public Safety wants you to know there have been some changes made to road-related laws that take effect Sept. 1.

While there is a chance that your naiveté on a few of these matters may get you off with a friendly warning, some of these infractions could cost you some serious money.

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Community Safety
10:22 am
Tue August 20, 2013

DPS Begins Increased DWI Patrols, Continues Over Labor Day Weekend

State of Texas

Starting Monday, the Texas Department of Public Safety is stepping up DWI patrols and the enhanced enforcement period will last through Sept. 9, which includes Labor Day weekend.

The DPS said troopers will focus patrols in high-risk areas for alcohol-related crashes.

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