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.

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Both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives have passed legislation that would loosen restrictions on terminal patients accessing experimental drugs that aren't approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If signed into affect by Gov. Abbott the law would make  Texas the 17th state to approve such measures. 

What could the law change mean for the terminally ill in Texas? Will this affect scientific research?



In the face of impossible pressures and Herculean to-do lists, how are employees managing?

For some, Adderall is the answer, even for patients without ADHD. Misuse of Aderall has long been associated with college students, but more workers are seeing it as a way to gain--and keep--their jobs

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Early Voting continues in San Antonio's municipal elections. In addition to 10 council jobs and a Mayor's chair, a charter amendment was proposed to raise the pay for those elected city officials to a salary level. 

San Antonio is the only large city in Texas to not pay a full-time salary to its elected city leaders. Under the current system Council Members are paid $20 per meeting and the Mayor is paid a stipend of $4,040.


The black hole theory is one of the most famous in history. Whether you call it a frozen star, magic circle, or black star, black holes have captured the world’s imagination, inspiring everything from research to science fiction.

In her new book Black Hole, Marcia Bartusiak, an MIT Professor of Science Writing, explores the history of the black hole, the science behind the mystery, and its effects on astronomy. 

Although beloved today, black holes were not always well regarded in the scientific community.

Mark Menzies

Have you ever wondered about the physics of slipping on a banana peel? How about the Marxist interpretation of people's fascination with Duchess Middleton's posterior? No, really? What about the incidence of human injury and death by being crushed by a vending machine?

Well someone has wondered, researched and published studies on all of these questions.  And chances are, while you hadn't wondered about any of these things before, you kind of do now?