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Not the “Bottom” for Bottom Dollar String Band

By Shannon Williams Following a week working on new recordings in the studio, Bottom Dollar String Band performed on Other Side Drive's special edition for College Radio Day. Former students of Texas State, the band has transitioned to new pursuits and continued to develop their band. A new addition of Ben Lemay on fiddle earlier this year has allowed them to fill in any holes that may have been missing. […]

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In the Public Interest

Mental Health At Texas State

In this mental health episode of IPI, hosted by Harrison Keesee and Matt Alvarez,  Ila Mar talks about her personal connection with Autism, a disorder that is often misinterpreted. It's not a mental illness; it's a developmental disorder that often comes along with several mental illnesses. Texas State University's very own Executive Director of the Autism Research Center (CARES), Dr. Russell Lang, explains how autism is diagnosed and how it […]

todayNovember 15, 2013 42


Having Said That: Hitting the Books and Cracking Jokes

Having Said That: Hitting the Books and Cracking Jokes by Matt Alvarez Central Texas may be known for their musical performances; Austin has already trademarked the saying Live Music Capital of the World. But there’s a certain sub-culture growing within the community: Stand-up comedians. My guest today is a new media grad student. She has been doing stand-up since 2010 and started her own podcast, Do Good Work. She has […]

todayOctober 23, 2013 36

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STAR Park Brings New Business to San Marcos

By Matthew Alvarez The STAR Park Forum was an introduction to the new 38-archered research facility known as STAR One. The 20-thousand-sqaure-foot-park is intended for startup—or early staged—companies that need to conduct research and develop new products going into the market. Along with investing companies, graduate students will get the hands-on experience in conducting research within STAR One. State Senator of the 25th district, Donna Campbell, described STAR Park as […]

todaySeptember 13, 2013 33


West, Texas Explosion

A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the small Texas town of West has left several people dead and over 160 injured. The Mayor of West, Tommy Muska estimates the death toll could range from 30 to 40 individuals--that’s according to the most recent report from the Wall Street Journal. Hundreds of emergency responders descended on West — a town of about 28-hundred people, located 20 miles north of […]

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