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Worth Repeating

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Chef Steve McHugh is a two-time finalist for the James Beard Award, which honors excellence in cooking and service. His restaurant, Cured, has been an anchor at the Pearl since opening in December, 2013. His Worth Repeating story traces how he came to be in San Antonio and began working for himself.

The Wisconsin-born chef was working for a successful restaurant group in New Orleans, the culinary epicenter. But things didn't feel right, and after months of struggling with illness, he realized it was time for a change, from how he ate, to how he lived, and who he worked for. 

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The first thing you notice about Michael Girdley is his height. At 6 foot six inches, he is usually the tallest guy in the room. The next thing you will notice is that Michael is always looking for an opportunity.

He loves to build things. That's why he runs the Geekdom Fund, co-founded  CodeUp, and helps manage the RealCo Seed Fund Program.

It was his love of opportunity that led him to the San Antonio airport one day with a carry-on weighing  over half his body weight (estimated).  

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Hills Snyder is a San Antonio artist and writer.  In this tale, he takes us back in time...first 30 years, then 10 more. He goes back to Austin and then to Southeast Asia. A chance encounter with another artist leads to this fragmented and visceral narrative.

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Jonathan Berman is a medical researcher for UT Health San Antonio. He studies kidneys, how they work and their role in hypertension. He likes his work and is generally happy to focus on it, but in late 2016 something was bothering him. He saw that science was being derided, ignored and taking a backseat to politics. That pissed him off. 

Hear how the March for Science got its start on a couch at a cult compound outside San Antonio.

Joy Had A Bad Day

Mar 8, 2018
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Joy Hudspeth commutes to Castroville each day to teach music at an elementary school. She has made the Highway 90 drive for many years.

One morning, after creating a to-do list a mile long, she jumped in her car to head to work.

Fate decided that Joy's to-do list would take a back seat to some life-threatening action. Her story is about luck, blessings, and how it could always have gone worse.