TPR Takes On: Fiesta This program answers the questions about what to eat, drink, wear and do during Fiesta San Antonio. Your hosts are Asia Ciarvino, local arts advocate, actress, and president and CEO of SA Youth, and Angela McClendon Johnson, a marketing and public relations professional and former Fiesta queen.
TPR Takes On: Fiesta

TPR Takes On: Fiesta

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This program answers the questions about what to eat, drink, wear and do during Fiesta San Antonio. Your hosts are Asia Ciarvino, local arts advocate, actress, and president and CEO of SA Youth, and Angela McClendon Johnson, a marketing and public relations professional and former Fiesta queen.

Most Recent Episodes

The Purpose Behind The Party

In the final episode of TPR's Fiesta podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson get down to the nitty gritty about the modern 'why' behind San Antonio's 10-day party. El Rey Feo LXX, Kenneth Flores, stops by the studio to talk about education and scholarships, and Angela visits with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg to get the skinny on the economic impact of Fiesta.

Medal Up For Fiesta With This Podcast

In this episode of TPR's Fiesta podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson learn all about what to wear to your favorite Fiesta event. Breathable fabric, big hats, and a sash full of medals. What? Jack Morgan explains the history behind Fiesta medals, and then Joey Palacios confesses his obsession with collecting the shiny tokens. Finally, Asia visits with Graciela Carrillo, owner of Graciela's Creations , to learn about the colorful hats and dresses she's created over the years.

Our Hosts Enter A Fiesta Food Coma

In this episode of TPR's official* Fiesta podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson spin the "Wheel of Fiesta Foods" and reminisce with watered mouth about their favorite snacks. Then Robby Turner talks about the San Antonio Zulu Association 's " Taste of New Orleans ," and chef Vida Floyd of Jewell's Catering brings her signature gumbo to TPR studios for Asia and Angela, dishes on all things Cajun food, and shares this essential Fiesta tip for good eating: Don't wear lipstick.

All Things Floating And Gliding: Parades!

In this episode of TPR's offical Fiesta podcast, hosts Angela McClendon Johnson and Asia Ciaravino take a look at San Antonio's parade tradition, run down a few facts and figures, and pull some imaginary history out of a hat about how the first river parade got started. Then San Antonio's District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño shares memories of visiting San Antonio as a young boy during Fiesta, and how the city puts on three giant parades within the span of one week.

Living Cornyation History, With Ray Chavez

In this episode of TPR's Fiesta podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson share some of their own Cornyation stories, and we visit with the man himself: Ray Chavez.

Crowns For Days: It's All About Coronation (And Education)

King Antonio, El Rey Feo, Miss Fiesta, the Queen of Soul, the Queen of San Antonio Charro Association, Fiesta San Antonio is graced with a dizzying number of "royal" guests. In this third episode of TPR's "Fiesta" podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson explain who the Fiesta royals are, and how they get to be that way. Then, Miss Fiesta 2015 Alixandra Peña drops by to talk about being Fiesta royalty. This is Episode 3 in an eight-part series.

There Are Like 1,034,567 Fiesta Events

In episode two of our eight-part series "TPR Takes On: Fiesta," hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson run down a few of the many events all over town that make up Fiesta. They each reveal their favorite events, and how they manage to squeeze it all into ten days.

TPR Takes On: Fiesta — 'In The Beginning ...'

In this first episode of our eight-part podcast, "TPR Takes On: Fiesta," hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson look back at the origins of San Antonio's "party with a purpose" through some creative storytelling. The duo then gets schooled on what Fiesta San Antonio really is, and we learn the difference between the Alamo City's celebration and Mardi Gras.

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