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Dominic Anthony

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Dominic Anthony is a Trinity University student studying communication. He is the student director of programming for Indie Overnight on Trinity’s KRTU 91.7 FM, where he got his broadcasting start as creator and host of The Hippie Coffee Hours in 2017. He is the platforms coordinator and podcast producer for the Trinitonian — Trinity’s campus newspaper, where he began his journalism career in 2017 as a feature reporter.  

Prior to enrolling at Trinity, Dominic spent six years in the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. He formed his first rock band in 2015 with other youth musicians from YOSA. Since then, he has stayed active in the local music community as a member of Elnuh, Sugar Skulls, and Samantha Flowers, among other projects. Dominic will graduate from Trinity in 2020 and intends to continue working as a broadcast journalist.  

 

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Courtesy of South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

COVID-19 has no proven cure, but a possible treatment for the disease might flow through the veins of people who recently recovered. The FDA is leading an emergency program to find out if COVID-19 can be treated with antibodies found in the plasma of recovered patients. 

Racheal O'Riley was a server at the Flying Saucer.
Dominic Anthony | Texas Public Radio

More than 10 million Americans have lost their jobs in the last two weeks alone. And that number will rise. TPR is reaching out to people who are now out of work, and we want to hear from you. Email dominic@tpr.org with your experience. 

With limited or no access to everyday hygiene products or information on how to protect themselves from contagion, people experiencing homelessness are at a high risk for contracting COVID-19.
The Washington Post

Experts say San Antonio’s Haven For Hope campus has taken steps to implement social distancing measures over the past week. This comes after a Washington Post article that documented potentially unsafe conditions at the shelter, which houses more than 15,000 people experiencing homelessness.

A file photo of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and detention center.
Eileen Pace | Texas Public Radio

As coronavirus cases in Texas rise, many advocates are calling for prison populations to be drastically reduced. And some counties are gradually responding to those calls. 


Jolene Almendarez / Texas Public Radio

Update: Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Thursday, March 19 to temporarily close all schools, bars, restaurants and gyms in Texas. This limits food service to takeout and delivery orders only amid COVID-19 concerns. 

San Antonio and Bexar County's respective declarations were issued on Wednesday, March 18.

Tourists are still out and about in San Antonio, even after CDC updated its guidelines Monday to recommend against gatherings of more than 10 people. Go Rio Cruises — the city’s exclusive River Walk boat tour contractor — said Tuesday it will continue tou
Dominic Anthony | Texas Public Radio

As the nation’s top public health officials tell people to stay home, many tourists are still coming to San Antonio and going out on the River Walk, a hub of tourism.

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Trinity University dorms will be closed as of Monday afternoon. Fewer than 40 students have been granted exemptions to remain on campus.

Dominic Anthony | Texas Public Radio

As of Friday evening, more than 50 local blood drives were canceled, and as of Saturday morning, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center had less than a three-day supply. The normal inventory lasts five days. 

A vendor in Market Square removes flags from her tent after the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair is canceled.
Rob Martinez | Texas Public Radio

Fiesta in San Antonio is postponed following the confirmation of the first travel-related coronavirus case in San Antonio. The first Fiesta was held in 1891, and it’s only been canceled during World War I and World War II. 


A waiter wearing a protective mask clears a table at a restaurant in Buenos Aires' airport April 28, 2009.
Enrique Marcarian | Reuters

City councils in San Antonio, Dallas and Austin have all passed different versions of paid sick time ordinances. But in San Antonio and Austin, those policies are tied up in court, and Dallas could face an injunction before the city starts enforcing its ordinance in April. With cases of the highly contagious coronavirus on the rise, many advocates say those policies are more critical now than ever before.

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