The Source

Monday - Thursday from 3-4 p.m. on KSTX

The Source is a daily, one-hour call-in talk show 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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The Source - September 2, 2014
11:39 am
Tue September 2, 2014

The Source: Voter ID Law Back In Court

Credit Chris Eudaily / TPR News

This morning Texas' voter ID law had opening arguments in the U.S. district court in Corpus Christi.

Texas is among 30 states that passed voter ID laws, and it is one of the strictest in the country according to the National Council of State Legislatures.  

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The Source - August 28, 2014
1:49 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

The Source: Standardized Testing In Texas

As Texas students head back to school they are also heading back for another year of high-stakes standardized testing.

The number of required tests are being rolled back, but the school year is still driven by the tests.

And many have reached the conclusion that the testing system is broken.

Once again the Texas Education Agency has declined to raise the standards for the tests, and that's being seen as an admission of failure for the whole testing scheme.

What do you want to see happen with standardized testing?

Guests:

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The Source - August 28, 2014
8:25 am
Thu August 28, 2014

The Source: Excellent Sheep

The Source - August 27, 2014
10:42 am
Wed August 27, 2014

The Source: Renewing Alamo Plaza

Chris Eudaily TPR News

Last night the Alamo Plaza Advisory Commission met to discuss the future of the most famous building in San Antonio, which included how to improve the experience of a huge tourist draw while improving historical aspects of the grounds. One could say the project is 178 years in the making.

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The Source - August 26, 214
6:12 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

The Source: Congressman Lamar Smith On The Border

Governor Perry's "Operation Strong Safety" saw its first troops hit the border this week. The troops were called up last month as a reaction to increasing numbers of migrants--most from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala--crossing the border. The operation was estimated to cost 12 million dollars per month, and the troops are arriving at what is historically a low time for migration due to extreme heat.

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The Source - August 26, 2014
11:02 am
Tue August 26, 2014

The Source: Who Should Pay For The San Antonio Library?

City of San Antonio

The San Antonio Public Library and the city are hoping to get more funds from Bexar County to run its public library system -- a lot more money. SAPL would like the county to pay $6.38 million, which is nearly double the $3.78 million the county already contributes.

Part of their rationale is that the county makes up 19% of SAPL users, but less than that percent of the funds.

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The Source - August 25, 2014
9:27 am
Mon August 25, 2014

The Source: The Legacy Of Francisco Cigarroa

Credit Courtesy of the University of Texas System

Last week was a busy one for Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, former chancellor of the University of Texas System.

On Monday he found out he won the Julio Palmaz Award for innovation in health care and biosciences, and on Thursday the University of Texas replaced him, confirming his successor, Admiral William McRaven.

Cigarroa oversaw a tumultuous time in UT history; one of his predecessors called it the most tumultuous time in the 130 years of the Texas higher education system.

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The Source - August 21, 2014
10:47 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Source: Prescribing Veggies For Wellness

San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank is launching a new program that aims to better tackle chronic disease through healthy eating. Their plan get doctors to prescribe produce and then the food bank will redeem the prescription regardless of cost.

It's called Pharm2Farm and it launches today.

Guest:

  • Eric Cooper, president of the San Antonio Food Bank

*This is the second segment in the August 21 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. 

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The Source - August 21, 2014
10:02 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Source: Texas Nuclear Waste Disposal Sees Big Expansion

Credit Courtesy of Waste Control Specialists LLC

The sole provider of low-level nuclear waste disposal in the state sits in Andrews, Texas, on 1,338 acres of red clay.

The clay and 7 ft. of concrete and reinforced steel are what Waste Control Specialists say will protect the environment from the 2 million cubic tons of waste WCS is allowed to store above it.  

But that number just went way up, and the legal liability of the company -- should the company fold -- just went way down.

Waste Control Specialists had major victories yesterday.

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