If Donald Trump is elected president again it will end American democracy. That is the warning being sounded in a special issue of The Atlantic magazine. It is publishing a 24-article project titled “If Trump Wins” . The Atlantic, staff writer Tom Nichols joins us to explain.
Drawing on insights from the accounts of almost 150 responding officers, as well as a trove of bodycam footage and 9-1-1 calls, “Inside the Uvalde Response” reconstructs the day’s events, and offers a detailed analysis of one of the most criticized mass shooting responses in recent history.
The Dallas Morning News and the San Antonio Express-News investigated why many Americans bleed to death from injuries they might have survived. The series is called "Bleeding Out: A Public Health Crisis in the American Trauma." Investigative reporter Lauren Caruba spent more than two years reporting the series.
CPS Energy is asking the city council for a 4.25 percent rate hike. The proposed rate increase could raise customer bills by just under $5 dollars. The local power company says it needs the extra income to hire additional employees and improve and build new infrastructure.
Former County Judge Nelson Wolff is dropping some truth bombs. He’s got 95 Power Principles that he developed over a lifetime duking it out in Texas politics. From Applewhite to Covid to Streetcar, Wolff was in the middle of many fights that define Bexar County. His new book spells out the lessons he learned.
If more people knew more ways to cook vegetables, do you think they would be more likely to eat healthier? Studies show that people who were more knowledgeable about cooking vegetables were more likely to report eating them regularly. Hetty Lui McKinnon is an award-winning Australian Chinese cookbook author. She is known for her vibrant and flavorful vegetarian recipes that are inspired by her Chinese heritage and global travels.
Why are so many of us wrong about so much? From COVID-19 to climate change to the results of elections, millions of Americans believe things that are simply not true―and act based on these misperceptions. In 'Wrong: How Media, Politics, and Identity Drive Our Appetite for Misinformation' – we see how social and cultural identities trump factual information.
The harrowing documentary “20 Days in Mariupol,” takes the viewer in the war zone during the first days of Russia’s assault on the Ukrainian city. A joint production by The Associated Press and PBS “Frontline,” has been met with critical acclaim. It’s an intense account of war, documenting fighting in the streets and the strain of death on Mariupol’s besieged residents.
A 2022 study by Consumer Reports found that Americans spend nearly $65 billion on junk fees each year. This figure includes fees for overdrafts, late payments, account maintenance, and convenience services. The Biden administration is trying to take on junk fees, but Republicans in congress are defending the practice.
President Joe Biden and Governor Greg Abbott are both building border walls in South Texas. Why are these two political opposites finding themselves on the same side of the wall debate? How is this impacting the community and the environment of the border?
San Antonio City Council has approved the largest on-site municipal solar project in Texas. The $30 million project will install rooftop, parking and park canopy solar systems on 42 city facilities. This is seen as a big step towards the city’s 2040 goal of zero net energy at all municipal buildings. The project will also bring solar shade canopies to several parks and community centers around the city.
The promise of America is that every child gets a fair chance to lift themselves out of poverty, live a life true to their potential and be rewarded for their hard work. But is that promise a lie? How far from real life is it? When the promise is examined, we see that American policies, institutions and systems fail American children and families. Escaping poverty is a tightrope walk with no room for error. We are joined by sociologist Nikhil Goyal author "Of Live to See the Day."
The US government is now taking Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) more seriously than ever before. This year the Pentagon released its first unclassified report on UAPs, which found that most of these sightings could not be explained by current technology or scientific knowledge. What questions do you have about what we know about UFOs?
The Texas House of Representatives gaveled in for a historic fourth special session on Tuesday, mere hours after adjourning sine die on this year's third special session. Gov. Greg Abbott is still trying to pass his unpopular agenda on school vouchers. Rep Trey Martinez Fischer (D) San Antonio joins us to discuss the state legislature.
San Antonio Independent School Distrist is considering closing 19 campuses in order to deal with a shrinking number of students in the district.Parents have been asking the SAISD board to reconsider. A vote is scheduled for the board’s “Rightsizing” decision on Nov 13.
In this time of increasing political and social division – when it’s seems there’s little to no common ground on the issues – there is a need for intellectual humility -- This is the acceptance that one's beliefs and opinions could be wrong and open good faith dialog could help us heal. Are you ready for intellectual humility?
Could the Spurs dribble over to a new billion-dollar arena in downtown San Antonio? The Express-News is reporting there’s serious preliminary talk about building a new home for the Spurs at the Institute of Texan Cultures at Hemisfair. The move could boost downtown business, but what are the tradeoffs?
We don't know how many people die in law enforcement custody each year, whether in an encounter with police on the street, during transport, or while in jails, prisons, or detention centers. Numbers that are reported are not reliable. But it’s clear that this has become a public health emergency that needs national standards and review panels.
Governor Greg Abbott is pushing for new harsh border security laws that will cost the state billions of dollars and could deport citizens and legal residents suspected of being migrants in the state illegally. But state Senator Roland Gutierrez is calling for comprehensive immigration reform that he says will address the heart of the border problem.
How Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell helped transform the Supreme Court and U.S. politics. Amid scrutiny of the high court and a power struggle in the GOP, FRONTLINE examines McConnell’s rise and role in pushing the judiciary to the right and America’s polarized democracy.
Stuart Stevens has spent his long career in politics working to get Republicans elected. He ran Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. But Stevens’ latest book is a warning to the nation about today's GOP and its threat to America’s democracy. The book is called "The Conspiracy to End America: Five Ways My Old Party Is Driving Our Democracy to Autocracy."
How can the United States, one of the wealthiest nations on earth, have the highest rates of poverty among industrialized nations? In The Poverty Paradox author Mark Rank argues that this is due to how the American economy is set up to ensure that poverty will exist and will persist.
Tesla is recalling over 300,000 US cars with its so-called “Full Self Driving” driver assist software due to risks of traffic accidents. “Full self-driving,” promises to one day drive better than a human but that’s not how it works today. How far away is this technology from working? Are you ready for a world of robo-taxis and driverless traffic? Or do you think it’s a dream?
In Texas, where do the poor and uninsured go when they need medical care? They are likely to go without until it’s too late and then end up in an E.R. at a safety-net hospital.The doctors are confronted with people with serious illnesses as a result of not being able to have access to basic preventive care. They have cancers that have spread, diabetes that is unchecked and infections that are untreated. What are the people's stories? What needs to change to help them?
An April 2022 Quinnipiac poll found that 52% of Americans agree that in light of Ginni Thomas's texts about overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election, Thomas should recuse himself from related cases. Texts between Ginni Thomas and Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows show that she was repeatedly urging Meadows to overturn the election results and repeating conspiracy theories about ballot fraud.
The two metros are officially 75 miles apart on I-35, but San Antonio and Austin can seem worlds apart. Even so, every day, they are sprawling closer and one day they will become one. How can the two cities put old rivalries to the side and find ways to mutually benefit from working together. What would you call this metro combo loco? San Austin? - Austin-tonio?