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joyce slocum tpr presidentJoyce Slocum spent nearly six years working for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., rising to become its interim chief executive officer. But she was born in Dallas and always wanted to come home to Texas, which was a mystery to many of her friends and colleagues on the East Coast. Isn’t it even hotter there than in Washington?, they would ask. “Well,” Joyce would reply with a drawl, “we don’t have to shovel any heat off of our driveways in Texas.”That was just like Joyce: a formidable executive who was always quick with a quip and a grin. She died on Sunday in San Antonio, at age 66, after a long battle with colon cancer. She left behind, in Texas Public Radio, an institution…

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