By The Rivard Report
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A weekly conversation about the people and stories shaping San Antonio. Hosted by Rivard Report Editor in Chief Beth Frerking along with longtime columnist and newsman Rick Casey. Expect the show weekly every Friday and never over 20 minutes long.
||CleanEl Problema Con La Cantera||We may have been naive to be surprised that a San Antonio resort named La Cantera would be sued in 2018 for enforcing an "English-only" policy among Latino employees, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week filed just that...||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Summer of Somber Learning||What did you do on summer vacation? Some San Antonio high school students from the International School of the Americas magnet program spent it diving deep into the horrors of the Holocaust. Rick Casey talks to two of them, Sofia Fortuno and Claire...||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharter Chit Chat||The firefighters' union will have three controversial charter amendmentson the Nov. 6 ballot and each could have a significant effect on political decision making in San Antonio. This week, Iris Dimmick, who has been covering the firefighters' union...||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Deep Dive Into NAFTA 2.0||We talk with Gerry Schwabel, long-time head of international affairs for IBC Bank, which specializes in U.S. companies doing business in Mexico and Mexican companies doing business in the United States. Schwabel was present at the creation of...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaxton Takes Issue with EPA's Ozone Finding||Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked a federal court this week to void an Environmental Protection Agency finding that San Antonio has – like every other United States city of its size or larger – exceeded federal standards for ozone in its...||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPelaez Condemns Bulldozing Developer||San Antonio City Councilman Manny Pelaez (D8) this week called for Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood to investigate the North Texas developer whose crews recently clearcut most of 38 acres of dense, brushy forest near La Cantera Parkway on...||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking Housing to Task||This week the most comprehensive study of San Antonio’s housing needs produced a detailed proposal to address a severe and growing problem. The Housing Policy Task Force Calls for 10-Year, $3.9 Billion Plan One statistic is particularly powerful:...||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState Rep. Diego Bernal Talks School Finance||There is a growing consensus that Texas’ school funding system is broken – especially when well-run suburban districts such as San Antonio’s North East Independent School District are on the mat. San Antonio Democratic State Rep. Diego Bernal,...||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrost Tower Takes Its Place on San Antonio Skyline||Frost Tower, the first downtown office high-rise to join San Antonio's skyline in three decades, has reached its full height and will open for business next year. Weston Urban CEO Randy Smith played a central role in negotiating the deal and selecting..||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA San Antonio Family's Remarkable Response to a Bizarre Murder||When prominent San Antonio restaurateur Viola Barrios of Los Barrios Restaurant was murdered a decade ago, her family’s passionate response was immediate and stunning. Literally listening to their mother, they obeyed the instructions she had given...||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlamo Plaza is History, Too||With the redevelopment the Alamo and its surrounding plaza at the center of recent public debate, I invited Lewis Fisher, one of the city’s leading historians, to share details about the iconic site’s past and ownership. Fisher is the author...||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudge Harle Explains Cop Killer Ruling||When Nico LaHood, less than a month into his tenure as Bexar County district attorney, announced he wouldn’t seek the death penalty for a 25-year-old man who had killed the Bexar County city of Elmendorf ‘s popular police chief in 2014, it...||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivate Firm Replaces UTSA in SA’s Climate Action Effort||One year ago, just weeks after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord, San Antonio’s brand new City Council and its new mayor voted 9-1 to join a coalition of cities determined to meet the accord’s goals...||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Primer on Mexico's Upcoming Election||A primer on the upcoming Mexican election. Sure “Amlo,” Just the likely winner, is a leftist. But he’s not the next Hugo Chavez.||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRepublican 'Wrestling Match' Comes to San Antonio||Harvey Kronberg has been covering Texas political conventions at the Quorum Report for three decades. These gatherings don’t nominate candidates, but as Kronberg explains, they have plenty of drama. The 2018 Texas Republican Convention kicked...||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New Battle of the Alamo||This week in Just This Rick Casey talks with Iris Dimmick, Rivard Report managing editor and City Hall reporter, about the latest draft of plans for remaking Alamo Plaza. A team of national experts, under direction from the City of San Antonio, the...||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPioneering Winners, Low Voter Turnout Mark the Runoffs||In Friday’s episode of Just This, Rick and I discuss several high-profile runoff election races this week that most impact San Antonio, including those for U.S. Congressional Districts 21 and 23; the contest to replace longtime Texas House...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Story of the Woman Who Took on Bryce Milligan||In today's episode of Just This, Rick and I discuss a storythat has rocked the San Antonio literary scene. Hailey Laine Johnson, now 31 years old, on May 9 posted on Facebooka description of a situation that she says happened to her when she was...||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Upstart’s Bid to Oust an Old Lion on Commissioners Court||This week on Just This, Rick and I discuss the upcoming May 22nd runoff election between two Democratic candidates for Bexar County Commissioners Court – veteran commissioner Paul Elizondo and County Veterans Service Officer Queta Rodriguez....||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow City Council Ducked a Public Debate on Whether to Bid to Host the 2020 GOP Convention||This week on Just This, Rick and I discuss the controversy surrounding Mayor Ron Nirenberg's, and ultimately City Council's, decision not to submit a bid for San Antonio to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. Rather than air the issue...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParscale vs. Nirenberg||Should San Antonio chase a bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention? This week on Just This, Rick and I discuss an intense debate on the subject that took place in a March meeting between City and Bexar County officials, business and civic...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFiesta! Of Kings, Queens, Charreada and Cornyation||This week in Just This, Rick and I discuss the more than century-long history of San Antonio's annual Fiesta, including the founding of the exclusive Order of the Alamo by a Virginia transplant, John Baron Carrington, the Cavaliers, the annual...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan ConnectSA Solve San Antonio’s Future Traffic Snarls?||This week in Just This, Rick and I discuss Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s announcement that he and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff have formed a new nonprofit, ConnectSA, to help drum up public awareness of, and to advocate for, mass transit...||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFew Seats At The Table For Female School Superintendents||This week in Just This, Rick and I discuss a groundbreaking story by Rivard Reporteducation reporter Emily Donaldson about the paucity of women superintendents in Bexar County’s 15 public school systems. The lead photo on...||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Numbers on San Antonio's Millennial Growth Rate||This week in Just This, Rick and I discuss a story by Rivard Report data editor Emily Royall on a Brookings Institution study showing that San Antonio ranks second in the nation for its growth rate among millennials. According to...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSAISD Turns Stewart Into A Charter, Rickhoff Roars||This week in Just This, Rick and I discuss the San Antonio Independent School District board's controversial vote to turn over operations of a chronically failing Southeast side school, Stewart Elementary, to Democracy Prep, a New York-based...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Edwards Aquifer Authority Board, Challenges Past and Present||This week in Just This, Rivard Report Editor-in-Chief Beth Frerking and veteran San Antonio newsman and columnist Rick Casey examine the history of and challenges to the Edwards Aquifer Authority, an entity created by the Texas...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaHood and Arévalo Out, Runoffs Ahead||This week in Just This, Rivard Report Editor-in-Chief Beth Frerking and veteran San Antonio newsman and columnist Rick Casey review the primary election results of several top local, statehouse and congressional races. Among others, we...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCity Hall vs. San Antonio Firefighters Union||This week in our Just This podcast, Rivard Report Editor-in-Chief Beth Frerking and former San Antonio news columnist Rick Casey discuss the latest skirmish in an ongoing war between City Hall and the San Antonio Professional...||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState Sen. Carlos Uresti Found Guilty; the Edgewood ISD Chief Under Fire; And a Primo Land Deal Near Hemisfair||In the inaugural episode of our weekly podcast Just This, veteran newsman and former columnist Rick Casey and I talk about three stories dominating local news the week of Feb. 19. A federal jury found State Sen. Carlos Uresti, a Democrat, guilty of...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Just This.||A Rivard Report Podcast||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
You guys rock
Keep up the good work. One minor criticism: when compared to other popular podcasts, this one is not loud enough. Compare overall volume to The Daily and Things To You Know.
Wish the podcasts were longer. Feels like your just reading the story to us that was published. Maybe add more commentary/opinion on the topic, more guests or a live call in time from viewers? Anyways it’s a great start. Excited to see where you will take it.
Sorry to see this end
Tried earlier, so this might be post 2!
Enjoyed and learned from this podcast as always
And will look forward to the weekly column