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.

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

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January 29, 2015
5:18 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

The Source: Planning Your Last Days

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Your plan for your last days is the most difficult and likely the most important conversation you haven't had yet. Waiting till it is too late has happened to too many people argues Dr. Angelo Volandes in his book "The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care." 

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Jan. 29, 2015
12:24 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

The Source: Living On One Dollar A Day

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More than one billion people live on a single U.S. dollar a day and almost three times as many live under $2 each day. While the number has dropped significantly in the past 20 years, the daily struggles of those living it are likely unimaginable to those living in the developed world. 

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January 28, 2015
2:02 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

The Source: Is Open Carry Movement Losing Steam At Texas Legislature?

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The Open Carry movement in Texas, the movement that endorses people be allowed to openly carry guns—be they handgun or rifle— unrestricted, is having its moment.

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The Source: Jan. 27, 2015
12:32 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Source: Your Brain On Batteries

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*This episode of The Source features host David Martin Davies being connected to a #tDCS device. It was administered by a trained professional. TPR doesn't endorse building homemade #tDCS devices.

Where do you send your kids to school? Trying to clarify that proposal? Sifting through a morass of data and need to concentrate? 

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The Source - January 26, 2015
9:07 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Source: #blacklivesmatter 2014 Word Of The Year

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The American Dialect Society's 2014 word of the year was #blacklivesmatter. The social media hashtag references the tragic deaths of several unarmed African American at the hands of police. Eric Garner, Michael Brown and John Crawford's tests set off protests across the country. For many 2014 crystallized racial inequality in the American consciousness. 


  • Sonja Laneheart, Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and the Humanities
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The Source - January 26, 2015
12:07 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Source: Identifying Our Fallen Soldiers

The Korean War Memorial in Washington D. C.
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On Friday, the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Gilberto Sanchez were lowered into his native Texas soil more than 64 years after the 19 year-old combat medic disappeared in the middle of the Korean War. Sanchez was just one of an estimated 83,000 G.I.s whose remains were lost on the many battlefields of U.S. history.

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The Source - January 22, 2015
4:59 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

The Source: Why You Don't Take Vacation

The Source - January 22, 2015
11:56 am
Thu January 22, 2015

The Source: Too Many Cases For Justice, Public Defenders Get New Guidance In Texas

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The Texas Indigent Defense Commission issued new guidelines for the case-loads of public defenders last week. It was the first time the Commission has offered any such guidelines. Before this, many public defender's offices relied on the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice, which was proposed in 1973.

The differences between the two are dramatic, and if a county adopts the new guidelines, it may need to add staff and raise the amount they pay to private attorneys that do public defense work.

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The Source - January 21, 2015
12:37 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

The Source: Texas' Health And Human Service Scandal Analyzed

Credit Ryan Poppe / TPR News

Over the course of the past two months, accusations of scandal, mismanagement and calls for resignations have embroiled the state's Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), all stemming from a no-bid contract being awarded to a company called 21st Century Technologies, or 21CT.

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