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Jan Ross Piedad

News Operations Producer

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 was selected for the inaugural cohort of Gwen Ifill Fellows by the International Women's Media Foundation, an alum of NPR's Next Generation Radio Project and an executive board member overseeing outreach for the Archer Fellowship Alumni Association. 

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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Diwali is traditionally five-day holiday that champions knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness and good over evil. People all over the world participate in the annual celebration of Indian culture, including in San Antonio where more than 30,000 took part in Diwali festivities last year. 

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For many families, a house can be the greatest financial asset over a lifetime. More than two-thirds of Americans owned their own home by the new millennium, but the financial crisis in 2008 led to a debilitating collapse of the housing market. 

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San Antonio’s homeless population is sitting at 2,872 people, according to Continuum of Care groups during an annual point-in-time count (PIT) in January. The one night snapshot of San Antonio’s homeless population recorded an overall decrease of 6% compared to 2018’s PIT count.

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Now through Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 5, Texas voters have the chance to approve or deny 10 proposed amendments to the state's Constitution. 

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After a brief end to record-breaking passenger numbers in August, San Antonio International Airport has bounced back with a return to increased passenger growth, new art features and plans for completion of their strategic development plan. 

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More than just aesthetically pleasing plant to any home garden, trees are extremely beneficial to the environment. In urban settings, like San Antonio, trees help prevent a rise in temperature across the city landscape. 

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Highway design plans for portions of Loop 1604 and Interstate 35 are expected to improve congestion and traffic woes for present and future area residents.

In Zero Tolerance, FRONTLINE examines how President Donald Trump turned immigration into a powerful political weapon that fueled division and violence.
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Immigration reform has become a political weapon in contemporary American politics over the last six years. Controversial policies such as zero tolerance and — most recently — the third-country asylum rule have helped create a deep political divide throughout the country.

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Texas is one of seven states without a state income tax — and Lone Star voters will soon decide on adopting even stricter language to ban one in the constitution.

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 Local museums can provide an unforgettable experience for families and visitors year-round.