HearSA


HearSA is an online audio archive of public programming intended to foster discussion and enhance awareness of exciting and informative local presentations and events. The HearSA archive includes lectures, panel discussions, book readings, and much more. Texas Public Radio partners with local organizations to bring a second life online to the most interesting talks in town. Content from HearSA may be selected by Texas Public Radio for broadcast or on-air commentary, providing further exposure for archived program material.

HearSA is presented by Texas Public Radio in association with its local partners. It is important to recognize that the opinions presented in these programs are those of the author or presenter, not Texas Public Radio or any of its stations, and are not necessarily endorsed by TPR.

If your organization hosts lectures, book readings, panel discussions, or presentations and is interested in participating, email HearSA curator, Nathan Cone at ncone [at] tpr dot org

    Springs Of South Central Texas

    Mar 15, 2018
    David Martin Davies

    Springs of South Central Texas: Gregg Eckhardt is an environmental scientist with 29 years of experience in environmental modeling and analysis, water resource planning and development, state and federal permitting, and water treatment. He is known as "The Nerd King of South Texas Water History." In this lecture recorded on March 10 for Headwaters at Incarnate Word, he describes San Antonio's colorful water history and the importance of Edwards Aquifer springs to the region's cultural and economic development.

    Nathan Cone / Texas Public Radio

    Leaders in the field of education from San Antonio and beyond gathered at the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum on March 6, 2018 for the third annual Regional PK-12 Public Education Forum. From the keynote speaker, Dr. Steven Barnett, to the panel discussion, an emphasis was placed on early childhood education, especially in the years prior to kindergarten. The panel also discusses the importance of qualified teachers, and ways to encourage educators to strive for the goal of becoming a “master teacher.”

    Credit: Wikicommons http://bit.ly/1CPNiYT

    A discussion Feb. 21 with experts on the state of education in San Antonio, with an eye to supporting children at risk of dropping out of school.

    Think Science: Weather

    Feb 17, 2018
    Edward Aspera Jr. / U.S. Air Force

    There’s a saying in Texas that goes, “if you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes.” Despite San Antonio’s reputation for long hot summers, there is an abundance of interesting weather in the Lone Star State, everything from ice storms to hurricanes and even the occasional snowfall. At this Think Science event, recorded February 16, 2018, you’ll hear from two experts in the field about our unique weather patterns, how predictions are made, and what climate change will mean for South Texas over the next 20 years.

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    SuSanA Secretariat / Wikimedia Commons

    Declining aquifer levels and the rapidly rising cost of water supply and management has prompted suppliers, builders, and homeowners across the region to turn to alternative sources of water. As we look to a long-term future of increasing population growth and demand on groundwater resources, how can individuals, businesses, and cities create sustainable water supply in innovative ways? How can we incentivize water independence and conservation? 

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