The Source

Monday - Thursday from 3-4 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.

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

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In a new book, Greg Grandin details the impact of one of the most controversial figures in U.S. history, Henry Kissinger. Chronicling the decades of influence Kissinger had over multiple presidencies and in turn the American mind, Grandin tries to unravel the importance of the man to history. 


  • Greg Grandin, Author of "Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman" and a Professor of History at New York University
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The new water rate proposed by the San Antonio Water System will go before the San Antonio City Council soon, and there are some who think the rate is fleecing residents. Meredith McGuire from the Sierra Club argues that the rate continues a policy of subsidizing developers and suburban sprawl at the expense of the the common user through fixed, regressive fees, and a rate that rewards commercial and industrial users.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The idea of brithright citizenship has been the norm in this Country since  the 14th Amendment was passed more than a century ago.

This political cycle, as with cycles passed, the constitutionality and practicality of the idea is being challenged from the right, first by GOP front runner Donald Trump. 

Mose Buchele / NPR StateImpact

Declining demand in China-as well as fear over that country's economiy-has sent the price of oil dropping to new six-year lows today, sitting at just over $38 a barrel of West Texas Intermediate. 

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Working parents in the United States pay far more than their industrial neighbors for childcare. A country like Sweden pays around 4 percent out of pocket, while U.S. parents are paying 13 percent. The role formerly played by mothers has become a mismatched market with not enough care givers to support the working family. Costs are high and getting  higher, so many families are making the choice to keep one parent in the household. 

What are the costs? What things are parents weighing before they make that big choice, and what role can government and companies play?