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Doctors watch an example of a medical cyber attack during the CyberMed Summit at the University of California-San Diego.
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Medical Devices Are Ubiquitous, Vital, And Often Unsecure

When Jay Radcliffe hacked his own insulin pump on stage at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in 2011, the room filled with applause. Diagnosed with type one diabetes at age 22, he had just demonstrated how a bad guy could really mess him up. “You could give me insulin right now, without my authority,” he said from the stage.

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The Rock-n-Roll Marathon series in San Antonio.
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Marathon In Downtown San Antonio Will Feature Live Music

The Rock-n-Roll Marathon is expected to attract 18,000 runners and even more spectators to downtown San Antonio this weekend, Dec. 7 and 8, according to marathon officials.

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Doctors watch an example of a medical cyber attack during the CyberMed Summit at the University of California-San Diego.
Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

When Jay Radcliffe hacked his own insulin pump on stage at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in 2011, the room filled with applause.

Diagnosed with type one diabetes at age 22, he had just demonstrated how a bad guy could really mess him up.

“You could give me insulin right now, without my authority,” he said from the stage. 


Ester Hernández

Originally aired April 12, 2019

Chicana feminists faced obstacles entirely their own during the Chicano movement. Fellow Chicanos and white feminists upheld a racial, sexist and classist barrier between them, but many remained determined to make their voices heard. Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era is a new collection of essays that shares the stories of these lesser-known activists. 


Sen. John Cornyn (left) and Congressman Lloyd Doggett disagree with each other on moving forward with the impeachment of President Trump.
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Saying she had “no choice but to act” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she wanted House committee chairs to proceed with articles of impeachment.


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Parks and recreation crews have cleared Bird Island in Elmendorf Lake of its nesting vegetation for cattle egrets. The project aims to help prevent bird strikes with military aircraft from Lackland Air Force Base and Kelly Field.

Edward Benavides

Dance to some Mariachi Christmas music. Get down with some Ranky Tanky rhythms. And then reflect on the season with a classic piece from Handel. This weekend will hum with holiday music, and here are the details. 


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Robert Marbut Jr. was named as the next head of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Wednesday. This largely unknown independent agency coordinates homlessness policy across more than a dozen federal agencies. 

Joe Colon Uvalles and Albert Hinojosa attended the Brownsville City Commissioner's meeting on Tuesday Dec. 5, 2019 to push for the creation of the city's first LGBTQ task force.
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The Brownsville City Commission approved the creation of a task force on Tuesday night that will give the LGBTQ community a voice in addressing discrimination, health concerns and other related issues in the border city.


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More than 18% of Texas children ages 10-17 are obese. Meanwhile, 1 in 4 youth in the state experience hunger. Either way, kids who don't get sufficient or nutritious meals start life at a serious disadvantage. 


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The last Texan in the presidential race, Julián Castro, lamented Tuesday about the dwindling number of  candidates of color vying for the Democratic nomination. Kamala Harris had just suspended her bid, and Castro chastised the media for contributing to candidates of color leaving the race.

San Antonio Metro Health has confirmed someone at John Jay High School has tested positive for tuberculosis. The school sent a warning letter home with students on Wednesday letting them know about the illness and reassuring them that the infected person was no longer on campus. The individual is being treated and is in stable condition.

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Ester Hernández

Originally aired April 12, 2019

Chicana feminists faced obstacles entirely their own during the Chicano movement. Fellow Chicanos and white feminists upheld a racial, sexist and classist barrier between them, but many remained determined to make their voices heard. Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era is a new collection of essays that shares the stories of these lesser-known activists. 


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Holiday favorites and high spirits are on the bill this weekend as the U.S. Air Force Band of the West presents their annual “Holiday in Blue” concert at Edgewood Theatre of the Performing Arts. This free event is open to the public, and features the 62-piece military band and their many splinter groups (jazz band, wind ensembles), performing favorite melodies for Christmas, Hanukkah, and more.

Edward Benavides

Dance to some Mariachi Christmas music. Get down with some Ranky Tanky rhythms. And then reflect on the season with a classic piece from Handel. This weekend will hum with holiday music, and here are the details. 


United Tacos of America, El Rey Network

Tacos are a staple food of Hispanic culture, especially in a city like San Antonio that prides itself on their breakfast taco scene compared to other Texas cities. A new TV series is taking it a step beyond the eggs and chorizo wrapped in flour or corn tortilla. 

Two taco journalists are exploring the story, memory and culture behind the taco and how certain regions have become famous for their cooking methods.

Mando Rayo is co-host of the United Tacos of America.


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