KSTX Town Hall

KSTX Town Halls are an ongoing series of forums designed to engage the community on a wide range of issues impacting San Antonio.  Each town hall forum gathers a panel of thought leaders to share their expertise and spark a solution-based conversation about important local issues of the day.

The KSTX Town Hall forums are free and open to the public.  KSTX invites you to bring your questions and share your insights on the topic of discussion.  KSTX also welcomes e-mail questions and comments to townhall@tpr.org.

Each Town Hall is recorded for broadcast on The Newsmaker Hour, which airs Sunday evenings at 8 on KSTX 89.1 FM.

TPR Events & Initiatives
2:50 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

KSTX Town Hall: Graduation Rates

Jim Mendiola

Join Texas Public Radio for a community dialog about San Antonio’s drop out problem and search for innovative solutions.

TPR and Our Lady of the Lake University are hosting a screening of the PBS short documentaries "Skipping Up" and "I Really Want to Make It." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on education and dropout rates hosted by TPR News Director and "The Source" Host David Martin Davies.

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KSTX Town Hall: Pre-K 4 SA
4:44 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

KSTX Town Hall: Pre-K 4 SA

TPR News Director David Martin Davies (in red tie) hosts the town Hall on Pre-K 4 SA on September 18, 2012.
Chris Eudaily Texas Public Radio

Mayor Castro's Brainpower Taskforce identified early childhood education as the best way for the city to address the city's education problem, a recommendation that led to the development of the Pre-K 4 SA program.

Since this initiative has generated such heated discussion and debate, we are bringing together representatives on different sides and disciplines who can help us shed some light and explain the viewpoints at work.

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KSTX Town Hall
4:29 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

KSTX Town Hall: The Voting Rights Act

Texas Public Radio continues its signature KSTX Town Hall series with a community conversation that examines the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its relevancy in today’s dramatic political climate. 

Watch the archived video of our Town Hall at NowCastSa.com.

The Voting Rights Act

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KSTX Town Hall: Road to Rail
3:09 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

KSTX Town Hall: Road to Rail

On September 2010, Mayor Julián Castro announced the SA2020 initiative, an ambitious plan to transform San Antonio into a world class city while holding on to the qualities that makes our city special.  SA2020 lays out a set of guiding visions in the areas of arts and culture, health and fitness, education, downtown development, economic competitiveness, and transportation, among other areas.

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KSTX Town Hall
1:06 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

KSTX Town Hall on Immigration Reform: Exploring the DREAM Act

Opinions are sharply divided on the DREAM Act.
Texas Public Radio

Hernán Rozemberg, Senior Correspondent for Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, hosted the KSTX Town Hall on Immigration Reform: Exploring the DREAM Act on September 20, 2011 at Pearl Studio in San Antonio.

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KSTX Town Hall: Homelessness
11:36 am
Wed December 22, 2010

KSTX Town Hall: Homelessness

Panelists at the KSTX Town Hall: Homelessness
Credit Texas Public Radio

According to a report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, every night between 700,000 and 2 million men, women and children are homeless throughout the United States.

In San Antonio, the number of homeless people every night is approximately 4,000 according to SAMMinistries.

Who are the homeless? How did they end up living on the street? And how can we help them overcome obstacles as they strive to improve their lives and be self-sustaining?

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