Jazz is the quintessential spirit of the young America, embodying its confidence, its extemporaneous nature, and its ability to improvise at the drop of a high hat cymbal.KRTU is San Antonios Jazz station and they are celebrating their 10 year Anniversary with a year long event called The Year of Jazz.
Most think of Ronald Reagan as the quintessential Republican statesman and father figure. But there once was a time when his stock was low as his opponents was high, and his future in politics looked quite dim. Then he came to Texas. Gilbert Garcia tells his story on how Reagan made a comeback.
Henry Cisneros is largely credited, as Mayor, with bringing San Antonio into the major city category. But Cisneros most personal endeavor of late...is surviving cancer.Diagnosed early this year with prostate cancer, Henry s been dealing with it in a public way. He s hoping that with his encouragement, men of prostate cancer age will get the tests that might save their lives.
Graham Weston is one of the guys who helped morph the odd connotation to the word Geek into something...almost cool. It is called GEEKDOM. His story. His insight. His vision.
Carolyn Chipman Evans is the one-woman Boerne dynamo who created Boerne's Cibolo Nature Center. On the next Conversations Carolyn tells us how they built a world class nature center in a small town, and she opens up about what's threatening it now.
The daughter of immigrants and San Antonio's first Hispanic woman on City Council, Maria Berriozabal always felt kinship to people and causes that traced their roots south of the border. Berriozabal shares why she feels that makes her no less an American than most, and perhaps even more so.
News is extremely encouraging about an Alzheimers treatment breakthrough.
A massive chunk of downtown San Antonio is about to change dramatically. Andres Andujar explains the Hemisfair Area Park Plan.
Jeanne Lang Mathews' passion for art was legendary, and she spent a life roaming the world, collecting in large amounts from known artists as well as unknowns in whom she saw talent. The McNay's Dr. William Chiego and Mathews' good friend, Curator Lyle Williams reminiscence.
SA2020s CEO Darryl Byrd may know more about where San Antonio is headed than anyone else. With help from thousands of San Antonians he has laid out a plan for downtown development and a quality of life that should make us a world class city.
Classical music lovers feel like they are getting a workout watching Sebastian Lang Lessing conduct the San Antonio Symphony. He moves wildly and even leaves the riser on which he conducts. He is credited with increased ticket sales and bringing focus to the citys symphony.
Jesse Trevino is small in size, but his story is epic. Still a teen, Trevino was called to service in Vietnam, where an injury cost him his drawing arm. He taught his left hand to draw and paint, then began capturing his neighborhood, and South Texas. The last 30 years he's amassed a world class collection of works, including a 9-story mosaic. He speaks to us from San Antonio's Museo Alameda.
The concluding episode of The Reagan Presidency begins in 1985 with Mikhail Gorbachev's rise to General Secretary of the Soviet Union and chronicles the series of Soviet-American summits orchestrated by Reagan and Gorbachev.
Hour one of The Reagan Presidency features a detailed discussion of domestic policy issues.
The second hour of The Reagan Presidency covers 1980-1984 and features in-depth discussion on foreign policy.
The concluding episode of The Reagan Presidency begins in 1985 with Mikhail Gorbachev’s rise to General Secretary of the Soviet Union and chronicles the series of Soviet-American summits orchestrated by Reagan and Gorbachev, which led to a major breakthrough in the long-running Cold War.
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