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 18, 2014
4:29 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

The Source: How We Learn

The Source - September 18, 2014
10:16 am
Thu September 18, 2014

The Source: Changes To The Constitution

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The constitution celebrated the 227th anniversary of its signing yesterday. It's arguably the single most important document in American history and thought, but have we become complacent with it?

The document was never meant to be changed on a whim, but the founders did build in ways for it to grow, change and better assist the liberty of Americans.

It has been amended 27 times through a lengthy and arduous process that involves the approval of three quarters of state legislatures--or conventions. 

If you could, what would you change about the constitution?

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The Source - September 17, 2014
4:44 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

The Source: Your Cell Phone And Tracking You In Texas

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Do police need a warrant to access location data and other meta information from your cell phone in Texas?

A hearing in the state senate yesterday had conflicting answers that may surprise you. Electronic privacy advocates like Scott Henson say they don't, but he wants a law changing that. Law enforcement officials like Bill Exley, an assistant district attorney with Harris County, says they do have to get a warrant, but he wants to change it so they don't. 

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The Source - September 17, 2014
12:10 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

The Source: Debt Collection's Crippling Effects

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77 million Americans have debt in collections, a full third of everyone in the country with a credit line. According to the Urban Institute, they also owe an average of more than $5,000. Medical, credit cards and utility bills are for many Americans going unpaid. 

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The Source - September 16, 2014
1:36 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

The Source: Office Of Sustainability Under Scrutiny

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Last week the Office of Sustainability came under fire unexpectedly from District 9 city council member Joe Krier.

The suburban Krier has called for the elimination of the office.

The office is tasked with improving alternative transportation, like helping the city's popular B-cycle program expand, as well as energy conservation and sustainability projects. 

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The Source - September 16, 2014
12:22 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

The Source: The Employee Vs. The Contractor

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Construction firms in Texas are dodging taxes, shifting them to employees and shorting the government out of $1.2 billion, according to a new investigative report called Contract to Cheat conducted by the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and McClatchey newspapers.

More than 37% of Texas' 800,000 construction workers are being misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees, says an investigative report.

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The Source - September 15, 2014
4:45 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

The Source: Sculley's Role Under New Mayor

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Big changes at city hall mean different priorities, different personalities and different roles.

While there was a comfortable collaboration between Mayors Phil Hardberger and Julian Castro, what does the dynamic look like now for City Manager Sheryl Sculley?

There have been changes in course on major projects like streetcar and Mayor Ivy Taylor went around the City's negotiating team to restart talks with public safety unions.

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The Source - September 15, 2014
9:05 am
Mon September 15, 2014

The Source: Shrinking Leads, Debate Disagreement & Book Tour Accusations

The gubernatorial race, which features Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, is heating up as the November election draws closer.
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With the November election less than 60 days away, political battles and news bits continue to come to the fore.

Two separate polls have placed Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis within 8 points of her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. This comes on the heals of Davis' memoir being released that disclosed pregnancy complications she said resulted in two abortions. 

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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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