The Source

Monday - Thursday from noon-1 p.m. on KSTX

The Source is a daily, one-hour call-in talk program that gives listeners in San Antonio the opportunity to call and connect with our in-studio guests and city-wide audience.

The Source seeks to give life, context and breadth to the events and issues affecting San Antonio by bringing newsmakers and experts to the public, and highlighting the people being affected by the news of the day. Hosted by veteran journalist David Martin Davies, and produced by Kim Johnson and Jan Ross Piedad.

Tune in to The Source for insightful discussion and analysis on topics that matter to residents of the Alamo City.

Support for The Source comes from contributors to the Community Engagement Fund, including The Gladys and Ralph Lazarus Foundation.

Contribute to the conversation:

  • Call us at: (210) 614-8980 during the show
  • Leave a voicemail at (210) 615-8982 anytime. Submissions may be played on-air
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Ways to Connect

Mike Tapia, Ph.D.

A new book examining barrio gangs in San Antonio asserts that "participation in street violence, drug selling, and other parts of the informal economy are functional adaptations to the social structure."

What is the history of barrio gangs in San Antonio and other large Texas cities?

How have social and technological changes affected barrio networking and the street lifestyle?

What effects have intergenerational shifts had on these gangs? 

Finding Heroes of Texas Music 'All Over The Map'

Jun 27, 2017
Courtesy University of North Texas Press

Based on music writer Michael Corcoran's interviews with hitmakers across the state, the latest edition of "All Over The Map" highlights the heroes of Texas music, both on the stage and behind the scenes.

Ryan E. Poppe

What do annexation, short-term rentals, revenue caps and texting-while-driving have in common? They are all exemplifying issues of the ongoing tug-of-war between the state of Texas and the interests of its counties and local governments.

More babies are born with substance-addiction problems in Bexar County than any other Texas county, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. 

District 7 residents voiced frustration at the lack of communication and representation from their city representative. On May 6, they voted for change