The Source

Monday - Thursday from noon-1 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. Hosted by veteran journalist David Martin Davies, and produced by Kim Johnson and Jan Ross Piedad.

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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**As a result of the president's extended press conference this afternoon, this segment will be rescheduled to a later date**

Nearly 40 percent of the total U.S. prison population are behind bars with no compelling public safety reason, according to a recent report about mass incarceration in America. 

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Texas' prevalence of food insecurity is above the U.S. average, according to 2013-15 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Food insecurity" means that at some point in a year, someone in a household went hungry because the household couldn’t afford food. 

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Who votes for mayor? Not as many people as you'd hope, and most of them are older and more affluent. 

Findings from a new study out of Portland State University paint a bleak picture of voter turnout in mayoral races across the country. In 10 of America's 30 largest cities, including San Antonio, less than 15 percent of people turned out to vote in the most recent round of mayoral elections.

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San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro speaks to "The Source" host David Martin Davies about raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Texas, President Trump's executive orders including a temporary ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, North Korean missile tests, the need for active political participation and more. 

Guest: Rep. Joaquin Castro - Texas' 20th Congressional District

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Here's how you can be a part of history:

UTSA Libraries is asking for artifacts – signs, buttons and other non-digital items – from the local Martin Luther King Jr. march & Women's March last month.

San Antonio celebrated 30 years of Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches this year. One of the largest MLK gatherings in the country, the 2017 event drew an estimated 300,000 people who marched in the rain to celebrate the civil-rights leader and principles he advocated.

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