The Alamo Public Telecommunications Council announced Monday that is has selected San Antonio businessman Arthur Rojas Emerson to lead KLRN, San Antonio's public television organization.

Emerson has a long history with broadcast media, including building and opening Telemundo in San Antonio and managing the network’s stations across Texas. He also worked at KENS-TV and has been associated with KLRN for many years, working both on camera and behind the scenes as a volunteer and board member.

KLRN Public Television

This week, KLRN Public Television and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts present “The Telling Project,” a unique theatrical experience that gives veterans the opportunity to tell their own story in front of a live audience.

“The Telling Project” began life in 2007 when playwright Jonathan Wei began to notice a striking disconnect between the civilian and military population. Or to put it another way, it's unlikely the average person knows what it's really like on the inside for members of the armed forces and their families.

For years studies have been pointing to the trend of diminishing diversity in public education. The word resegregation gets thrown around to describe the phenomena.

For the last six years, the Last Casas Foundation has been busy doling out college money in talent contests. This year it's taken one step further.

“We’ve given out $500,000 in college scholarship money to graduating seniors in San Antonio and the surrounding area," said Kevin Parman, the president of Las Casas. It all started with a 135 applications.

“And we get that number down to 24 finalists,” said Parman.

And those finalists really have to perform to earn their scholarship money, as Parman explained.

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD

  49 percent of surveyed veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan described re-entering their civilian lives as somewhat or very difficult. From physical and emotional issues to maintaining relationships to getting a civilian job, there are many challenges that face the returning soldier.