WATCH: A live conversation about medicine, spirituality and mental health during a pandemic holiday season

Experts from Trinity University speak to KSAT anchors about managing the holidays

Editor’s Note: Watch the first two episodes of this three-part livestream series here.

On Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m., KSAT anchors Steve Spriester and Isis Romero hosted experts from Trinity University to discuss and answer your questions about medicine, spirituality and mental health during this holiday season.


The conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m., during our KSAT News at 6 broadcast, and then continue on, our newsreader app and KSAT-TV streaming platforms. The full stream will be available at the top of this article.

Send us your questions in the prompt below for Dr. Jose Plata, medical director for Trinity University’s COVID-19 clinic.


It is something that has hit our community in so many different ways, that it’s hard to cover in just one night.

So, KSAT’s Steve Spriester, Isis Romero and Myra Arthur will take 3 consecutive Wednesdays in December to tackle the different ways the coronavirus has changed our lives, and where we go from here.

The conversations will begin during our KSAT News at 6 broadcast and online at 6:30 p.m., and then continue on, our newsreader app and KSAT-TV streaming platforms from 7-8p.m. All can be watched in this article. See the full livestream schedule below.

It is a discussion we would love our viewers to take part in as well. Weigh in now with questions you’d like asked of the experts in the prompt at the bottom of this article.

Partnering with Trinity University for the 3 part series, the first night on Dec. 2 will tackle the health and economic ways this disease has affected so many of us. The topics include vaccines, the impact on marginalized communities in San Antonio, and disease transmission. Panelists for the first night will include Christine Drennon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University; David Macpherson, Ph.D., Chair Department of Economics at Trinity University; and Alfred Montoya, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.

The second Wednesday in December will focus on how COVID-19 has affected the education community — how parents, teachers and students have felt the brunt of lock downs and virtual learning.

The third part will center on maintaining personal relationships during the pandemic. What will normal even look like after all this, and how can we live our lives within COVID confines.

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About the Authors:

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Myra Arthur is passionate about San Antonio and sharing its stories. She graduated high school in the Alamo City and always wanted to anchor and report in her hometown. Myra anchors KSAT News at 6:00 p.m. and hosts and reports for the streaming show, KSAT Explains. She joined KSAT in 2012 after anchoring and reporting in Waco and Corpus Christi.