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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 film and music to museums and festivals, the arts are a $5.5 billion industry in Texas, according to the Texas Cultural Trust's 2017 State of the Arts Report.

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The U.S. government recently withdrew visas for North Korean envoys planning to visit the States, halting any hopes for informal talks between the two countries. 

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Just because you are getting older doesn't mean you have to deal with problems related to old age.

Some of the world's leading research on how to fight the consequences of aging is happening here in San Antonio at UT Health's Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.

What have researchers and scientists discovered about treating the underlying causes of aging, in order to enhance the quality of later life?

Deborah Knapp

Emmy-award winning anchor Deborah Knapp is a familiar face for viewers in San Antonio. She recently celebrated 30 years of  not only reporting on-air, but also at the same TV news station: KENS 5.

From covering Columbine to Hurricane Katrina and supporting local causes, Knapp understands community reporting and has much more to offer San Antonio. What's next for Deborah Knapp?

Guest: Deborah Knapp, Emmy award-winning anchor at KENS 5 San Antonio

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SA2020 has been collecting data about the city and the local population since 2010. The nonprofit – with its 11 cause areas – targets an overall vision for San Antonio by the year 2020, recently received a two-year, $400,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation

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The San Antonio Housing Authority unanimously chose David Nisivoccia to be its new president and CEO in December 2016. While he has been leading SAHA in an interim capacity since March 2015,  the position as head of the state's largest public housing authority is now secured.

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Here are a few facts guaranteed to get your attention:  

The San Antonio area adds 146 new residents every day, and they’re bringing their cars.

A 50 minute drive today is expected to take 91 minutes in 2040.  

By then, 39 percent of our roadways will be severely congested all day long.

This week Texas Public Radio’s “Growing Pains” project takes a look at options for getting ahead of the traffic jam,  with a series of reports, “Stuck Behind The Wheel.” We start by looking at how San Antonio’s primary form of mass transit could be part of the solution. 

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Punk rock erupted on to the American music stage in the late 1970s with a stripped-down sound, aggressive tones and manic beats.


San Antonio Fire Department

San Antonio Fire Department officials closed off part of Quintana Road, in the 8400 block in southwest San Antonio, as they worked to recover the body of a woman after two cars disappeared into a large sinkhole Sunday night.

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​On any level of education, hunger is a powerful but often unseen factor in student performance.

For college students, the rising costs of earning a degree could force cut backs to the essentials, including healthy food. The city's community colleges are targeting this need by starting food pantries at Palo Alto and San Antonio Colleges.

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