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Bob Kelley

You can learn a little bit about outer space, take in a soulful music performance and hop on an amazing bus tour.  Here are three events to consider that are taking place around San Antonio this weekend.


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From fun for the kids to a very grave celebration to an adult night out with Brazilian guitar, we’ve got your weekend lowdown.  


Javier Vela

An upcoming Mariachi performance will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day.

The immigration debate has prompted a surge in the use of words we didn’t used to hear quite so much. Words like “caravan” or “asylum.” Words matter. Words are loaded with meaning—associations that could denigrate and fail to communicate.  In her commentary, Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides gives us a lesson in semantics. Benavides is a professor of English and creative writing at Our Lady of the Lake University.

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Josh Huskin

A San Antonio-based artist and singer has released a new album with the hopes that it underscores our common humanity.

 


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Aging Hispanics are concerned they'll face both language and cultural barriers as they seek health care in their later years.


Brenda Andrade

Over 3 million registered nurses practice in the U.S.  Of those, only 7 percent are Hispanic, despite Hispanics making up 17 percent of the population.

This disparity has highlighted the need to recruit nurses of color into nursing schools. A five-year, $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, the Science Education Partnership Award, is making it possible to reach out through media resources to teachers and students in high school and college.

 


Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer the U.S. And the Hispanic population is at greater risk for strokes, heart attack, and diabetes. A binational study is allowing scientists in San Antonio to pinpoint the early signs of cardiovascular disease in people of Mexican ancestry.

Edward Benavides

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's event on Saturday night is all about tradition.


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What began as a petition calling for more Hispanic and Latino representation in the mid-90s is now a full-service resource center in a prominent space in San Antonio's iconic Central Library. 

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