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 11, 2014
4:39 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

The Source: Rewriting History In Texas

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Textbooks coming up for approval before the Texas State Board of Education next week are having their facts questioned.

Assertions that free-markets have benefited all cultures over all times as well as the importance of religion in the foundation of American law are just two of the many concerning and some argue misleading facts found in a review of this year's crop of high-school social studies textbooks. 

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The Source - September 11, 2014
11:39 am
Thu September 11, 2014

The Source: How To Get Foster Youth Through College

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Nationwide, while 70% of foster youth say they want to go to college only 3% ever graduate from a post-secondary school.  

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The Source - September 10, 2014
4:56 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

The Source: New PBS Special Takes Us To Vaccinations 101

  

Measles, whooping cough, and other long since forgotten diseases are making a come back. A new PBS Nova special "Vaccines: Calling The Shots" wants to take us back to school on the subject of vaccines.
It explores the thought and history behind vaccinations. 

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The Source -September 10, 2014
11:34 am
Wed September 10, 2014

The Source: Payday Lenders Go To Court In San Antonio

Credit Paul Flahive, Texas Public Radio

Today the city of San Antonio takes two payday lenders to court for violating the ordinance it passed two years ago to regulate the industry " in an effort to reduce against abusive and predatory lending practices."

The ordinance includes limiting the percentage rate of the loan to the income of the lendee, limiting the number of rollovers a person can take and requiring the contract be written in a language the borrower can understand, among other things. 

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The Source - September 9, 2014
8:40 am
Wed September 10, 2014

The Source: 20 Years of GOP Domination

The Republican Party of Texas was once the unwinnable team. Democrats were the party of the south and Texas reflected that election after election. So in 1978 when Bill Clements became the first republican Governor in over 100 years it was a surprise.

State democrats may have assuaged their fears with the knowledge that it was a off-election year and voter turnout was low, and--after all--it was only one office.

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The Source - September 9, 2014
11:42 am
Tue September 9, 2014

The Source: Obesity In America, Limited Signs Of Hope

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We are fat--capital "F" fat. But after years of public health campaigns stressing the importance of exercise, healthy eating and access to healthy foods there are some positives to report.

In fact the authors changed the name of the study after 10 years from "F" is For Fat to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America to highlight the limited signs of hope there is for the United States.

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The Source - September 8, 2014
2:22 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

The Source: Threat To Public Safety? Giving To Panhandlers May Soon Get You Ticketed

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Last week San Antonio Police Chief William McManus pitched city council an ordinance rewrite that would allow police to ticket people who give to panhandlers on San Antonio streets.

Support in council is divided on the proposal; some see it as a freedom of speech issue, while others note high complaints about panhandlers from constituents. 

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The Source - September 8, 2014
10:30 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The Source: Group Seeks To Change Historic Designation Process

Credit David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

  The battle to change the city's ordinance dealing with neighborhood historic designation, and the process for attaining it, continues.

A very motivated group of homeowners in the Mahncke Park neighborhood, upset about the ongoing attempt to make their neighborhood "historic," has been calling  city councilors, emailing media outlets, filing open records requests, and trying to change it to a "more democratic" method. They say they aren't being listened to.

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The Source - September 4, 2014
5:38 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

The Source: With Less Than A Month On Their Contract, No Police Negotiations Scheduled

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

With less than 30 days left on the contracts of public safety workers, the city says it has no negotiations currently scheduled with either police or fire unions.

The city and police union representatives met several times in the past 6 months to try and forge a deal, but the two groups were unable to come to compromise on the future of police health and pension benefits. Officials with the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association declined to negotiate with the city. 

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The Source - September 4, 2014
11:53 am
Thu September 4, 2014

The Source: Ken Burns' America Explored Through The Roosevelts

Credit US Library of Congress

The Roosevelt clan is explored in a new film series by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

"Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. There is no other family that has had more influence on other Americans than this family." - Ken Burns

The influential family's accolades were both political as well as humanitarian.

The two presidents among them held the highest office for 19 of the 20th century's first 45 years.

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