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In the Public Interest: Sexual Assault

Originally aired November 17, 2015 Hosts Jacquelyn Carter and DaLyah Jones tackle the tough subject of sexual assault this week. Hear them discuss the true definition of sexual assault and some shocking statistics for college students. Laura Aebi covers resources offered for students at Texas State University. She spoke with Men Against Violence president, Sean […]

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In the Public Interest: All About Elections

Originally aired November 2nd Hosts DaLyah Jones and Jacquelyn Carter discuss Elections for this week’s In the Public Interest show. Hear them discuss voting experiences and the topic “Does the Presidential Election matter more than local elections?” Angelica Buitron starts off by covering the topic of Millennials Voting. Listen to hear interviews from Texas State […]

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In the Public Interest: Halloween in San Marcos

Originally aired October 27th KTSW News Reporters Join your hosts DaLyah Jones and Jacquelyn Carter as they take a look at Halloween around the city of San Marcos. They discussed the History of Halloween and some local spooky San Marcos legends. Jacquelyn Carter introduces some of the events the San Marcos Public Library will host […]

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Gender and Sexuality

(Originally aired in July) This In the Public Interest takes a look at the the inclusionary LGBTQIA  community of San Marcos in regards to gender and sexuality, and the events and allys that exist to support this community. Hosted by Matthew Hamill, we bring you stories that specialize in information detailing the resources and prideful events that […]

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Central Texas Water Culture

(Originally aired in June) This In the Public Interest takes a look at the Central Texas Water Culture that exists in Hays County and throughout the Central Area. Hosted by Matthew Hamill and Taylor Zavala, we bring you stories that specialize in information detailing the impacts following the Memorial Weekend Flooding to the Central Texas rivers […]

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A look at San Marcos Education

This ‘In the Public Interest’ segment takes a look at education in the San Marcos school district. Taylor Zavala talks about the candidates who are running for spots on the school board in San Marcos, Texas. Trevor Frank dives into the increase dropout rate in San Marcos and how SMCISD is dealing with the problem. […]

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Exploring Natural Resources

  (Originally aired in February) This In the Public Interest segment is an Exploring natural resources themed show and we had three KTSW News reporters look into it. Au’Bryana Johnson explained why there has been a recent decline in gas prices and gives the listeners a better understanding of the change. Sarah Duran looks into […]

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Spring Break 2015

  (Originally aired in March) This In the Public Interest segment is a Spring Break themed show and we had KTSW News reporters report on a variety of issues revolving around Spring Break. Taylor Zavala highlights H.E.A.T organization at Texas State University and talks about their annual trip to Costa Rica, where they give back […]

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A Look At Non-profits

  This in the Public Interest segment is non-profit based segment and we had three KTSW News reporters on it. Matthew Hamill discusses recent controversy over El Centro Cultrual Hispano de San Marcos and talks about the type of resources they offer. Rheisha Shol wrote and produced the story, but Sarah Duran did the voice […]

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Research At Texas State

  This In the Public Interest segment is a Research themed show and we had KTSW News reporters cover a variety of research efforts made around Texas State University. Chelsea Seifert takes a look at how the library is trying to become a more notable research institution in the state of Texas. Sarah Duran looks […]

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Black History Month

  (Originally aired in February) This In the Public Interest segment is a Black History Month themed show and we had three KTSW News reporters on it. Jacquelyn Carter investigated whether or not people in Greek Life thought there was a racial divide within their organizations. Reynaldo Leanos Jr. attended the grand reopening of the […]

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Romancing in a Millennial Generation

In this episode of ‘In the Public Interest,’ your hosts Carmen De La Garza and Mark Alvarez bring you a Valentine’s Day themed show. You will be able to hear stories about how dating apps can lead to sexual assaults, the Millennial generation is waiting longer to get married and a true Texas State University […]

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A Closer Look at Immigration

Hosts: Josh Andrews, Megan Jo and Marissa Parks Reporters: Eryka Villarreal, Robert Nunez and Lorenzo Almanza In this episode of In the Public Interest, we explore the topic of immigration. Our first story discusses the effects of immigration on the Texas economy. Our second story covers the definition of illegal and undocumented citizens in the […]

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From Segregation to Integration

Hosts: Josh Andrews, Megan Jo and Marissa Parks Reporters: Marques Mingo, Malik Mingo and Sarah Duran In this episode of In the Public Interest we explore this year’s theme for Texas State’s Common Experience: “Texas State, From Segregation to Integration.” Our first story talks about Texas State’s history of segregation. Our second story covers the […]

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2014 Election Coverage

Host: Josh Andrews and Marissa Parks Reporters: Tara Pohlmeyer, Taylor Zavala and Felicia Delnnocentiis In this episode of In the Public Interest, we discuss this year’s election coverage and Election Day. The first story covered talks about the local debate for mayor of San Marcos. Our second story talks about the difficulties of election workers. […]

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Pride in San Marcos

Hosts: Josh Andrews, Megan Joe and Marissa Parks Stories: Bethany Perales, Allie Ibarra and Josh Andrews. Our first In the Public Interest of the fall semester focuses on the LGBT community in San Marcos. The first story gives a profile on Silvia Sandoval and how she was able to host the first Pride event in […]

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San Marcos Nature Center

By Marissa Castro News Reporter The state of Texas is the second largest state in the United States of America due to its size and geologic features. With its diverse landscapes such as mountains, rivers, hills and variety of vegetation it is clear to see why such large communities exist here. As Texas continues its […]

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A Closer Look at Love and Romance

  Hosts – Reynaldo Leanos Jr. and Megan Jo News Director – Hannah Cramer Stories by – Isamar Terrazas, Kalie Souknary, Tessa Andrade and Allie Ibarra In this episode of In the Public Interest, we dive into the world of love. Our first story comes to us from a loving, lesbian-transgendered couple in Denver, CO and […]

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Addiction, OCD Analysis

Hosts – Reynaldo Leanos Jr. and Megan Jo News Director – Hannah Cramer Stories by – Reynaldo Leanos Jr., Layton Little, Scott Wyatt and Jordan Collins In this episode of In the Public Interest, we discuss the obsessive behaviors associated with addiction and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our first story covers, in depth, opiate addiction and recovery […]

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Giving Back to the Community

Hosts – Reynaldo Leanos Jr. and Megan Jo News Director – Hannah Cramer Stories by: Sierra King, Marissa Castro, Chelsea Thompson and Julie Darner This episode of In the Public Interest covers community service and volunteerism around the San Marcos area. The first story covers Bobcat Build and encourages listeners to volunteer for the upcoming event. […]

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