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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The Source - December 4, 2014
11:43 am
Thu December 4, 2014

The Source: Dolores Huerta's 50 Years Of Advocacy

Credit PBS

Labor advocate and National Farm Workers Association co-founder, Dolores Huerta, has spent her adult life fighting for causes. 

Huerta is in San Antonio for the Briscoe Western Art Museum's Voices of The West Distingusihed Lecture Series. It starts at 6:30 p.m tonight at the museum's Jack Guenther Pavilion.

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The Source - December 3, 2014
1:05 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

The Source: Teen Pregnancy Coming Down Slowly in San Antonio

Credit City of San Antonio

The birth rate to teens aged 15-19 in Bexar County is 46 percent lower than it was in 2000, but it was still 51 percent higher than the national average in 2013. Last year there were 2,558 births a decline from the year before. Each year the area's numbers slowly are chipped away at through programs and services like Project Worth.

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The Source - December 3, 2014
12:19 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

The Source: Executing The Mentally Ill

Scott Panetti

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay in tonight's scheduled execution of Scott Panetti.

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The Source - December 2, 2014
5:16 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

The Source: "The Black Box Society"

Credit Flickr user: Jerod Tarbell / cc

There is a lot of information out in cyberspace about you. You don't know who has it. Largely you don't understand how they got it. You don't know how they intend to use it. You don't know if it is accurate.

Your life will increasingly be affected by that data. Will you get that job? Will you be able to get on the airplane?

What is the future of your digital self? What can we do to better regulate the use of our data?

Guest:

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The Source - December 2, 2014
4:49 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

The Source: What Ferguson Can Tell Us About Policing And Crime

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

The decision to not indict now former Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, and the protests and riots that followed have filled the airwaves and tv screens across the country.

The looming problem of racial bias in policing, what it means and whether or not even exists are all being debated in the American media and beyond. 

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Government
8:13 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

COSA Dist. 2 Candidates Face Off For Dec 9 Run-Off

The race to see who will replace Ivy Taylor on City Council continues. Taylor is now the mayor and the city is still the process of electing the District 2 council person. That person will remain until May - when a whole new city council and mayor is selected. There was an election in November for the seat - but no one claimed more than 50 percent of the vote - so now we are in a run-off. Election day is December 9th. Early voting is already underway.

The guests: 

Keith Toney - he was appointed to the seat by council in August.

Alan Warrick II. 

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Science & Technology
7:49 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

World Stem Cell Summit Comes To San Antonio

The future of medicine will be in San Antonio this week. It's a future where spinal cord injuries are healed and the paralyzed can walk again - a future where body parts and organs are regrown for transplant - a future where diabetes and Parkinson's is a thing of the past and a future where people can live with extended youth.

The World Stem Cell Summit comes to the city with a who's who of the world of breakthrough medicine.

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Government
6:22 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Women, Guns And Domestic Violence

When guns are involved in domestic violence, women die.

Statistics tell us that The presence of a gun makes it five times "more likely that domestic violence will turn into murder." While federal law prohibits a convicted domestic abuser or individual subject to a permanent restraining order from owning a gun - there are loop holes and ways to side step the law.What can be done? The Guest:Lindsay Nichols is a staff attorney with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a San Francisco-based public interest law center dedicated to preventing gun violence. 

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Government
6:12 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

San Antonio's Transportation Future

In the next 25 years, a million more people will be living in San Antonio.

If you think the roads are crowded now, it's going to get a lot worse, unless the city of San Antonio doesn't takes action.But what can we do beyond building more miles of highways?How do we spur a real mass transit plan?Can we convince people to live closer to their jobs?What new technologies are coming online that will change how we do transportation?The City of San Antonio is starting work on a comprehensive transportation plan. Our guests are:

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Texas
5:49 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

"Policing Sexuality": The Mann Act And White Slavery

  Charles Manson, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Lloyd Wright and Chuck Berry: what do these men have in common?They were all charged with violating the Mann Act, also known at the White Slavery law. The progressive era law has been on the books for over one hundred years - and was used to build the FBI - enforce a moral code against sexual deviancy and promote gender roles for women.  The Mann Act was America’s first anti–sex trafficking law.

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