David Martin Davies

Host, "The Source," "Texas Matters"

David Martin Davies is  a veteran journalist with over 20 years’ experience covering Texas, the border and Mexico. 

Davies is the host of "The Source," a live call-in news program that airs on KSTX at 3 pm Monday through Thursday. Since 1999 he was been the host and producer of "Texas Matters," a weekly radio news magazine that looks at the issues, events and people in the Lone Star State. 

Davies' reporting has been featured on National Public Radio, American Public Media's "Marketplace" and the BBC. He has written for "The San Antonio Light", "The San Antonio Express-News," "The Texas Observer" and others.

His reporting has been recognized with numerous awards. Davies was named the 2008 Texas Radio Journalist of the Year by the Houston Press Club. In 2015 he was recognized with two First Amendment Awards by the  Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Association for Women in Communications San Antonio Professional Chapter honored Davies with the 2015 Edna McGaffey Media Excellence Headliner Award.

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Since 2009, 15 people have committed suicide in Bexar County Jail, more than any other county jail in Texas. The problem drew so much attention that it was a campaign issue for then candidate now Sheriff Pamerleau. 

In a 24 day period there have been four suicides in Bexar County's Jail, and the community is asking why. 

Speaking at a press conference last Friday, Pamerleau highlighted the county jail's efforts to stymie future suicides and some of the technological advances the jail has implemented to ensure staff were making their rounds.

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

To Serve and Protect - the motto for police officers across the nation - but with so many questions about shootings - cell phone video capturing officers abusing their authority - and a breakdown in public trust -- is there a way to fix America's police?

Guest:

  • Norm Stamper, former chief of Seattle Police, and author of the book "To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police"

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