Thursday, April 16, 2009

Who Deserves Your Vote?

Dozens of candidates are running for San Antonio City Council...but which of them deserves your vote? could spend hours-n-hours online, reading all their positions (and that's not so bad an idea). Or you could just watch tonight's City Council Candidate Forum here on KLRN.

Will you see the next dynamo of the city council? A future Mayor taking his or her first dive into the public policy pool? Well, we can't promise anyone will break out in song and wow Simon Cowell...but we can promise a lively, substantive look at those who want to represent you. Drop by at 8 tonight for your glimpse at the city's future.

Tweet for KLRN

I’m always one who is hooked by a good competition — and that’s what I’ve discovered just today on Twitter. Hugh Jackman, Hollywood actor, has announced that he’s giving away $100,000 to a charity. Here’s his Tweet:

I will donate 100K to one individual's favorite non profit organization.Of course,you must convince me why by using 140 characters or less.
4:25 PM Apr 14th from web

So can you do it? Can you convince @RealHughJackman that KLRN is worth $100K? I’ve already sent in my Tweet, now it’s your turn. May the best Tweet win!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Inside KLRN Programming

Hi, my name is Andrea Sosa and I am the Programming Manager for KLRN. In selecting local programming for our schedule, we seek quality programs that will advance education and culture. In April, we have featured several programs about our environment and use of natural resources, including Planet Forward, which will debut this evening. It’s a discussion of our Nation’s energy future. In the coming months, I'll continue to share information about programs down the pipeline and hope to read feedback on topics which are important to you. I am excited about this blog and it’s potential. We are constantly looking for new ways to interact with viewers and solicit feedback so that we can better meet the needs of our community. I look forward to reading your comments.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Getting Smart about Money

Today I talked with Clarissa Rodriguez at Security Service Federal Credit Union. She and I will be hosting a webinar next week on financial literacy for the classroom based on the PBS Series, BizKid$. She was telling me how critical it is to help young people know basic financial skills. It surprises her how many college-age kids don't even know how to write checks because all they have ever done is swipe ATM cards!

We are going to go over this and a lot more on April 20 and 22nd. If you are classroom teacher and want to join us, go to to register.

A brand new site for KLRN KIDS!

Hey KLRN KIDS (and parents!)

Come 'n' play! We've been working on a brand new website for KLRN KIDS it's now ready for you to explore!
  • Watch live video from the PBS Kids GO! video player. Watch whenever you want!

  • Check out the featured reading list from the San Antonio Public Library.

  • Celebrate your birthday with KLRN KIDS!

And while you're there, flip through the calendar for two great events coming up in May just for KLRN KIDS club members.

Once you've had a chance to explore the site, drop us a note at and tell us what you think.

A huge thanks to a few big kids --Louis, Rick and Jacob at Blonde Creative-- for their help in building this fun new home for KLRN KIDS!