Get behind the scenes with the journalists reporting for the Express-News. Each week, host Luis Vazquez interviews a reporter for an in-depth account of a popular series or an exclusive story that has everyone talking.
Staff writer Madison Iszler joins the show to talk about a new initiative that takes aim at racial inequality in San Antonio, as well well as the Spurs' new northwest side campus .
As quarries expand in the Hill Country, Texas landscapes and homeowners pay the price. Investigative reporter Brian Chasnoff reports on the growing demand for stricter regulations on the $10 billion industry. Read: The cost of Hill Country quarries: Dirt, dust, muddy creeks, altered rivers
Criminal justice reporter Emilie Eaton joins the show to talk about her time visiting Bexar County's crime lab!
Staff writer Annie Blanks joins the show to discuss her story on the San Marcos camping and panhandling crackdown that drew blowback from residents.
Eleven-year-old Lia Morales, a student at Harlandale Middle School, is a rising star in the world of table tennis, ranked No. 13 in the nation among 12-and-under players. Read: Harlandale Middle School student ranked among best in the nation in table tennis
Associate Editorial Page Editor & columnist Nancy Preyor-Johnson joins the show to discuss her latest editorials on Education issues related to the STAAR test, supporting teachers and the continued controversies on South San ISD board
Express-News restaurant critic Mike Sutter lays out his process for reviewing a restaurant, the transition from a 4-star system to a 5-star one and his philosophy on restaurant reviews. "If Dad takes his family out and they have a bad dining experience, it's not the restaurant's fault, it's Dad's fault." Read: Review: Frida Mexican Restaurant & Bar…
Very few people even know San Antonio is a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy - and it's been four years. Express-News staff writer Paul Stephen breaks down the city's little known historic designation. Read: S.A.’s a UNESCO City of Gastronomy? What’s that?
Air Force veteran Brandon Lingle is the newest member of the Editorial Board, and he shares his memories and reflections from his time deployed in Afghanistan. "For a guy who spent nearly two decades in the military, I wasn't putting my positions out there," Lingle reflects on his transition from public affairs in the military, to a newsroom journa…
Environments and water issues reporter Elene Breuss joins the show to discuss her articles on the return of mussels to the San Antonio river, invasive plants, and the conservation of Honey Creek Ranch
Investigative reporter Marina Starleaf Riker joins the show and talks about her time at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio,
Education reporter Danya Perez breaks down the evolving mask mandate issue and COVID-19 protocols across San Antonio as city deals with another surge of cases. Read: North East ISD board votes 5-1 to mandate masks following arguments against it from overflow crowd San Antonio ISD vows to require masks and employee vaccinations - with or without cou…
Staff writer Mike Sutter joins the show to talk about his head to head comparison of Fred's Fish Fry and Sea Island as well as the ongoing 52 Weeks of Food Trucks series
Samuel Igbo is a 15-year-old Boerne High School student who taught himself to play violin by watching Itzhak Perlman videos on YouTube. He's the focus of staff writer Vincent T. Davis latest San Antonio Stories column. Read: 'The Lord wants me to play' - Boerne teen violinist selected for Carnegie Hall orchestra…
Investigative reporter Marina Starleaf Riker joins the show to discuss why the state of Texas denied the city's request for more nurses during the latest COVID-19 surge.
Staff writer Sig Christenson discusses his recent trip to the border near Del Rio, Texas to report on Governor Greg Abbott's border fence. Read: Abbott's border wall is a chain-link fence, built by soldiers in a community tired of political games
Staff writer Rene Guzman joins the show to discuss his latest article on a San Antonio area record shop owner whose illness has forced him to find a new home for his collection of over 100,000 vinyl records.
Texas Longhorns insider Nick Moyle breaks down the Longhorns' move to leave the Big 12 conference to join the SEC.
Columnist Elaine Ayala joins the show to discuss her column on the painful history of Fiesta san Antonio and what can be done to cut those ties.
Courts reporter Elizabeth Zavala joins the show to talk about the ongoing capital murder trial of Otis McKane, charged with capital murder in the shooting of Police Det. Benjamin Marconi
Suicides in the armed services hit a record 571 in 2020. The cause is a mystery to Pentagon officials. Senior reporter Sig Christenson talks about military suicides in the COVID era. Related reading: Military suicides in COVID era hit a new high
Justin Vine delayed going to the hospital for as long as he could because he had no insurance. He endured weeks on a ventilator, a two-month coma, vivid hallucinations and the fear of what it all might cost him. Reporter Lauren Caruba and photographer Lisa Krantz talk about the year they spent covering Justin's story. Read more: COVID nearly killed…
The harsh West Texas desert is claiming more migrant bodies as smugglers send more through the remote terrain. Correspondent Dudley Althaus talks about his latest report for the Express-News: Death in the desert.
Special correspondent Jason Bush breaks down the federal trial of Jorge Juan Torres López, who served as interim governor of Mexico’s Coahuila state for much of 2011. López is the first public official to be sentenced in a massive corruption investigation that began nearly a decade ago in San Antonio. Read more: Three-year prison term for former Me…
Express-News writer Guillermo Contreras lays out a kickback scheme that landed a Randolph civilian worker in federal court in San Antonio for wire fraud conspiracy. Even after Keith Alan Seguin retired from the government in 2017, the scheme is the largest military graft case to come out of San Antonio in at least a decade. Read more: Bribery case …