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TPR Events & Initiatives

Don Gonyea, NPR’s National Political Correspondent, joined TPR and our guests on Friday, September 22, at TPR's annual Pinnacle Dinner. Gonyea was joined by TPR’s VP of News, Michele DuBach, for a conversation about how he covers politics from a “people” angle, including how to acquaint yourself to a new place, approach strangers, find ways to connect with them and gain their trust so they’re willing to open up on the record. TPR members also appreciated Gonyea’s insights on covering various presidencies and the challenges of covering the unique administration of Donald Trump.

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On NPR's new weekly one-hour program "It's Been a Minute," host Sam Sanders talks with journalists, newsmakers, and listeners about news, popular culture, and the Internet. Think of it as an irreverent, casual space for listeners who don't know how to process the pace of current events, but can't think about anything else.


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At TPR, we’re always listening, to public radio shows from across the country, and to you. We’ve recently made some program changes to our lineup on certain TPR stations, and a few more program additions are coming. The new shows are all part of our station-wide goal to serve our community better, and we always appreciate feedback at

Below is a rundown of some of the already-in-progress and soon-to-come program changes.

Remembering Former TPR Board Member John McLaughlin

Sep 8, 2017

Former Texas Public Radio board member John McLaughlin passed away on August 31, following heart surgery. He was 70 years old. Born in Philadelphia, John graduated from St. Joseph's University and served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. His career included two decades each with the airline industry and in the financial industry. Many of us at TPR knew him through his work on the TPR Board of Directors from 2005-2008.

From TPR's President and CEO, Joyce Slocum: 

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The San Antonio City Council has formally authorized an agreement among the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, the Alameda Theater Conservancy, and Texas Public Radio to renovate the historic Alameda Theater in downtown San Antonio.

The partners created the Alameda Theater Conservancy in May 2017 to operate and program the Alameda Theater. The initial board includes representatives from the City, County, TPR, and La Familia Cortez.