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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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From Nevada to Florida, energy issues are on citizens' ballots this Election Day. What will the outcomes in other states mean for Texas, moving forward?


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This Election Day, nine states will make choices about legalizing marijuana, either for recreational or medical use. We discuss the pros, cons and what these policies could mean for Texas.


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Algorithms are "weapons," says data scientist Cathy O'Neil. From deciding educational opportunities to personal finance and health insurance, information fed into computers has the power to affect society.

O'Neil talks to ​The Source about the pros and cons of so-called "big data."

The Middle East's complicated relationship with Western powers, especially the United States, continues to be a source of questions about current and future foreign policy. But what about the past?

Osamah Khalil delves into the history of U.S. policy decisions around the Middle East, and challenges what we think we know about the turbulent area.