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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 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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Wednesday at noon on "The Source" — San Antonio has been at the forefront of trying to facilitate responsible payday lending practices, but the process hasn't been easy.

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There are more than 30,000 young people in Bexar County between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor working. This demographic represents about 14 percent of their age group in the area. 

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Peter Sagal's memoir, "The Incomplete Book of Running," is also a field guide to life. What can the sport teach you about survival? 


Sixty-four percent of Texans support laws protecting gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination, according to the Public Religion Research Institute.

Yet a new report from Equality Texas details the many obstacles that still remain for nearly 1 million LGBTQ+ individuals living in Texas. What can policy do to change the future of equality in the state? 

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Palm oil is one of the most-traded commodities in the global economy and tropical countries around the world are working to meet the growing demand. What are the pros and cons of harvesting and consuming this ubiquitous crop?