The Source http://tpr.org en The Source: Tracking The Political Media Landscape http://tpr.org/post/source-tracking-political-media-landscape <p>An estimated <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/7-billion-spent-on-2012-campaign-fec-says-87051.html" target="_blank">7 billion dollars </a>was spent in the 2012 elections, according to the FEC. And as anyone who lived in a battle ground state can attest, a lot of those dollars were spent on campaign and issue ads. Who is paying for what these days is a tough issue to tackle. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:32:12 +0000 Paul Flahive 34471 at http://tpr.org The Source: Tracking The Political Media Landscape The Source: The Films Of A Lifetime http://tpr.org/post/source-films-lifetime <p>When you write a "list" book, you are really opening yourself up to criticism even if, like Kenneth Turan, you are the critic.</p><p>In his new book, "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/158648396X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=158648396X&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=texaspublicra-20&amp;linkId=Z27ZMMQDQ7R7MALO" target="_blank">Not to be Missed: Fifty-four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film,</a>" Turan takes readers through the movies that left an indelible mark on his life.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:20:09 +0000 Paul Flahive 33714 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Films Of A Lifetime The Source: New Councilman Wants Streetcar Vote http://tpr.org/post/source-new-councilman-wants-streetcar-vote <p></p><p>Joe Krier&nbsp;was appointed to the city council for district 9 after incumbent, Elisa Chan resigned to run for a state senate seat. Krier, formerly the San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce President, has been called a moderate and a pragmatist.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:21:51 +0000 Paul Flahive 28850 at http://tpr.org The Source: New Councilman Wants Streetcar Vote An Innocent Man In Solitary Confinement http://tpr.org/post/innocent-man-solitary-confinement <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">After nearly 19 years and 2 failed attempts by the state of Texas to bring him to execution, Anthony Graves was exonerated and released from prison. He now works as an advocate for reform in Texas. He joined us on our program "The Source" to give us an insight into what being in solitary confinement is like.&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">"It literally drives men insane. I witnessed it myself. I seen guys hanging themselves, cuttin their throats, overdosin on their medications, droppin their appeals, just trying to find a way to check out..."</span></p></blockquote><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:53:01 +0000 Paul Flahive 28012 at http://tpr.org An Innocent Man In Solitary Confinement The Source: Water On Mars http://tpr.org/post/source-water-mars <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Is there water on Mars?&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two new studies by the Southwest Research Institute are shedding light on what would be &nbsp;a game changing discovery, flowing water. One of the studies analysis the mystery behind dark, finger-like impressions on the hills of the planet that grow longer after the planet's warm season. Authors postulate the possibility of warm air melting water below the surface that rolls downhill.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:41:08 +0000 Paul Flahive 27990 at http://tpr.org The Source: Water On Mars The Source: A Look At Poverty In America http://tpr.org/post/source-look-poverty-america <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The last 10 years or the "lost decade" has mired the country in debt that we are only now starting to climb out of. &nbsp;The incidence of poverty has jumped in America, and you might be surprised to see where it has grown most. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:40:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 23943 at http://tpr.org The Source: A Look At Poverty In America The Source: Calls For NSA Reforms Go Corporate | Veterans Heal Through Comedy In New Documentary http://tpr.org/post/source-calls-nsa-reforms-go-corporate-veterans-heal-through-comedy-new-documentary <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>On Monday, the largest tech companies in the world, including Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, began a campaign to influence lawmakers to curb the government's power to snoop. &nbsp;On their new <a href="http://reformgovernmentsurveillance.com/" target="_blank">website</a>, they lay out five&nbsp;principles they would like to see in the reforms from transparency and oversight to codified limitations to compel service providers to provide user data.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:54:45 +0000 Paul Flahive 23377 at http://tpr.org The Source: Calls For NSA Reforms Go Corporate | Veterans Heal Through Comedy In New Documentary The Source: Fasting For Food | Angry White Men http://tpr.org/post/source-fasting-food-angry-white-men <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>Last Friday, states lost <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/10/28/after-friday-states-will-lose-5-billion-in-food-aid/" target="_blank">5 billion dollars in funding&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;for the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), when</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a provision of the 2009 economic stimulus package expired. With the unemployment rate stubbornly high and the economy sluggishly chugging out of the recession, SNAP has been a <a href="http://frac.org/reports-and-resources/snapfood-stamp-monthly-participation-data/#jul" target="_blank">part of many Americans' lives</a>. &nbsp;The US House of Representatives has approved a Farm bill that cuts an <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/us/politics/house-passes-bill-cutting-40-billion-from-food-stamps.html" target="_blank">additional $40 Billion from the SNAP. </a>The San Antonio Food Bank and organizations like it expect to see far more business as a result of SNAP cuts.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:43:49 +0000 Paul Flahive 21336 at http://tpr.org The Source: Fasting For Food | Angry White Men The Source: San Antonio Loses Some Weight | Augie Meyers | McNay Mash Up http://tpr.org/post/source-san-antonio-loses-some-weight-augie-meyers-mcnay-mash <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city has lost weight according to a new poll. &nbsp;We talk with Dr. Thomas&nbsp;</span>Schlenker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Metropolitan Health District about the city's efforts and how they are paying off.</span></p><p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the second segment:</span></strong></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:38:10 +0000 Paul Flahive 16401 at http://tpr.org The Source: Our Crumbling Texas Infrastructure | Will You Be Ready to Retire? http://tpr.org/post/source-our-crumbling-texas-infrastructure-will-you-be-ready-retire <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:00:10 +0000 Paul Flahive 15784 at http://tpr.org The Source: Our Crumbling Texas Infrastructure | Will You Be Ready to Retire?