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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The Alamo is Texas and some big moves by the state are making people wonder what the future may hold for this reverent place.

The General Land Office (GLO), which has maintained the Alamo since 2011, just kicked the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) out of the day-to-day administration of the shrine. The DRT had been involved with the Alamo since 1905.

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With the availability of smart phones paired with the ease of recording, we have seen secret and embarrassing recordings of many come to light.

Public officials both nationally and locally have been put on the defensive over comments they thought were private, and the nation has reeled from phone video recordings of police brutality. It seems you can't go anywhere without the possibility of being recorded.

San Antonio has 46 miles of linear greenway trails for walking, jogging, and cycling on. The Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail system is getting bigger and before it does the city council may consider building more public safety aspects into it. Things like call boxes and cameras or perhaps more personnel to monitor and walk the trails are all being considered to ensure that safe trails stay that way. 

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The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay in the execution of Randall Wayne Mays. Mays was convicted in the 2007 murders of Investigator Paul Steven Habelt and Deputy Sheriff Tony Price Ogburn, from the Henderson County Sheriff's office.

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  Is altruism natural? Can you find it in the animal kingdom or is it special to the human race?

David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of Biology and Anthropology at the State University of New York Binghamton, asks these questions in a new book. Does Altruism Exist? explores how selflessness may fit in with biological social groups.