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. 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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Concentrated urban poverty in America persists despite decades of public-policy tweaks and attempted government intervention, and some argue the situation has worsened in recent years.

Is there value in taking a dramatically different approach to abolish the country's culture of poverty? Should attempts to "fix" urban ghettos focus more on the structural injustices that led to their creation?

The Source: Why VIA Funding Hit A Speed Bump

Nov 21, 2016
Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

This November, City Council delayed a vote that would support future improvements for VIA Metropolitan Transit.

While no money is expected for this fiscal year 2017, the original proposal earmarked $2.2 million of city funds in fiscal year 2018, $6.5 million the following year, then $10 million in fiscal year 2020 and each year going forward.

Although the need for funding the city's bus service is clear, why is the decision being delayed? 

The Source: What Does It Mean To Be 'Racist'?

Nov 21, 2016
CC BY-SA 3.0 NY http://bit.ly/2geQA1f

In today's American landscape, divisive politics continue to be fueled by inflammatory rhetoric related to issues of race and racism. Evolving racial sensitivities and varying perspectives affect how people answer the questions: Who is a "racist"? What qualifies as "racism"? 

San Antonio music legend Doug Sahm tricked the world into thinking his band from the Alamo City was part of rock's British invasion. With Augie Meyers, he created a new sound of Tex-Mex music in The Texas Tornados. When will Doug and the Sir Douglas Quintet get their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Stuart Seeger http://bit.ly/2fxshO3

The primary purpose of the City of San Antonio's Planning Commission - comprised of nine members appointed by City Council for staggered two-year terms - is to advise the council on the Master Plan for the physical development of San Antonio.

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