Jan Ross Piedad

Assistant Producer & Texas Station Collaborative Coordinator

Raised in San Antonio, Jan Ross is a graduate of UT Austin’s School of Journalism. Before Texas Public Radio, she interned for the News Desk at NPR Headquarters and the network’s mid-day program, Here & Now. She was a member of Texas Standard’s digital-first web team and interned during the newsmagazine show’s launch in 2015. Jan Ross is a Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change Fellow, an alum of NPR's Next Generation Radio Project and was selected for the University of Texas System’s Archer Fellowship in Washington, D.C.  

Jan Ross is interested in all things pop culture and global affairs. Her journalistic interests range from issues of social inequality to media commentary. She enjoys travel, podcasts, live music, and sharing the best of film and television. 

 

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While San Antonio has come a long way since ticketing people living in the streets, there are still many issues to address when it comes to the city's homeless population.

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For years, San Antonio and its surrounding areas have been bordering on failure to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

A new report on local ozone levels weighs the potential economic costs if counties in the San Antonio area were to exceed these requirements, reaching what is called "nonattainment" status as decided by the Environment Protection Agency.

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Last June, the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union – a campaign commonly called "Brexit" – was approved by almost 52% of voters.

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Despite Texas' efforts to educate the public on its controversial voter ID laws, the state's voter registration and participation remains among the lowest in the country.  

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Named a "smart city" by the non-profit Envision America 2017, the City of San Antonio joined nine nationwide communities last week for an interactive workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina.

With the hope of creating more efficient and user-friendly systems for citizens, the Smart City initiative helps municipal governments integrate technology into city programs and routines, focusing on a range of topics, from energy, air quality and waste management.

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