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The Barbara Jordan Media Awards will be held this Saturday at the L.B.J. Student Center. One of the guest speakers will be Zach Anner, an Austinite who recently signed on with OWN for his show, “Rollin’ with Zach.” KTSW’s Jenny Sessions spoke with Anner about the show and participating in the awards ceremony. We’ll air more of our interview with Anner during today’s Other Side Drive.

Texas State’s production of Hair is in full-swing! Head of the Musical Theatre Department and the show’s director, Kaitlin Hopkins, spoke with Artistic Angle’s Carlos Hernandez about the show. Performances run today through the 28th at 7 P.M. on the Theatre Building’s main stage. The last performance will be on Sunday, the 29th, at 2 P.M.

Texas State faculty, staff and students celebrated the memory of fellow Bobcats during Bobcat Pause and A.S.G. establishes new tailgating zones. These stories and more aired last week during our 4p newscast. Here they are.

Reporters: Jenny Sessions, Melanie Dutschke, Jordan Gass-Poore and Jill Ament.

Bobcat Tram employees are discussing larger measures in pay negotiations with First Transit.

Reporter: Jill Ament

***We do have voting results on these issues.  Bobcat Tram Labor Advocate Bill Kweder reports an overwhelming response against First Transit’s last proposal, which was the company’s last and best offer. There was also an overwhelming vote for the organization of a strike. Kweder says they’ll take the results to First Transit representatives this week and are willing to have further negotiations.  If First Transit doesn’t comply though, they’ll highly consider protesting.***

Some of last week’s headliners: City council postponed their decision to ban alcohol in city parks and a group of Texas State forensic anthropologists are helping the National Geographic Channel solve cold cases for their new T.V. series. Here are all of our stories that aired during our 4p newscast last week.

Reporters: Jenny Sessions, Christian Cather, Hannah Cramer, Jordan Gass-Poore and Sam Ortega.

A.S.G. election season is in full swing and last week we spoke to some of the VP and presidential candidates. City Council also continued their discussion on banning alcohol in city parks, which could go into effect this month. If you missed these and the other stories that aired last week, here you go. Our daily newscast airs at 4p during Other Side Drive on KTSW 89.9 FM, M-F.

Reporters: Melanie Dutschke, Alex Navarro, Jordan Gass-Poore, Hannah Cramer, and Christian Cather.

KTSW News spent last Saturday at the University of Texas’ L.B.J. School of Public Affairs in Austin covering the New Politics Forum, sponsored by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation. The event was meant to gather students and aspiring young politicians and featured many guest speakers, both from the Republican and Democrat spectrum, who are currently or have been involved in the political field in Texas and nationally. One of the speakers was the Executive Director of Progress Texas, Matt Glazer. Progress Texas is an online organization who’s mission statement is to inform Texans of progressive solutions to issues going on in the state. Glazer says they do this in a variety of ways, many of which emphasize their dynamic online presence. (He won the Austin-American Statesman’s Social Media Award back in 2009). Glazer, who is a New Politics Forum alumn, spoke on a panel called, “We Did It, So Can You! The New Politics Forum Alumni Panel.” He was joined by other alumni including Vincent Harris, a current member of Newt Gingrich’s communications staff. KTSW spoke with Glazer after the panel, and he talked about the importance of having an internet presence as a political campaign. Glazer also gave us his thoughts on some of the biggest online mistakes made by presidential candidates this year. 

-Jill Ament & Greg Burnam, KTSW News.

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