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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The history of racist thought in America was - with the election of President Barack Obama - supposed to be just that, history. The idea of a post-racial world sadly turned out to be just an idea, and in fact the rise of overt racism has become commonplace. 

We look at the state of contemporary racism in America and how we got here. "Stamped From The Beginning," a new book, delves deeply into the history of racist thought in the U.S.

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The state of Texas today is sitting on a 4 billion dollar budget surplus - and the rainy day fund will top 10 billion dollars when the next legislature meets in January.

It took just 62 days for Wilbert Lee O'Daniel to go from being a hillbilly flour salesman on the radio to the most powerful politician in Texas. While O'Daniel never achieved any major historic accomplishments while in office, he was fantastically talented at generating controversies and winning elections.

COPS/Metro Alliance

It started as an experiment - community organizing in San Antonio's low income, underserved neighborhoods. It ended up shaking up the city - and giving voice to the many forgotten working families in the city. People who didn't have drainage, paved streets or sidewalks, people who lacked access to water and even less access to economic opportunities. For the last 40 years Communities Organized for Public Service COPS was at the center of many of the fights at city hall, but does the city today still need COPS?


Wilbert Lee O‘Daniel was a two term Governor of Texas and a U.S. Senator. But before, during and after that, he was a flour salesman on the radio with a hillbilly band.

O‘Daniel ran for Governor as a successful businessman who was sick and tired of professional politicians and fed up with corporate media. The political establishment thought O ‘Daniel was a joke until he beat them – and changed politics in Texas.