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.

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 - November 20, 2014
5:15 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

The Source: San Antonio's Burgeoning Culinary Scene

Credit Nan Palmero

With the Culinary Institute of America training chefs, regular appearances in the James Beard nominations and semifinalists, and blossoming restaurant and food truck scene, is San Antonio a culinary hot spot?

Can a town known for its breakfast tacos and other TexMex break out of its own stereotypes?


  • Chad Carey, Chef and Restaurateur who co-owns Hot Joy, Barbaro, The Monterey and more. 
  • Angela Covo, editor-in-chief for Edible San Antonio Magazine
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The Source - November 20, 2014
11:04 am
Thu November 20, 2014

The Source: Mayoral Race Appears With Van de Putte

Credit Texas Public Radio

Last night State Senator Leticia Van de Putte announced her candidacy for San Antonio mayor. Van de Putte's entrance comes after an unsuccessful run for Lieutenant Governor earlier this month. The move made her the second declared candidate for mayor with former State Representative Mike Villarreal. 

Both candidates have been active in San Antonio politics for years and their entrance into the field may convince current city council members. 

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The Source - November 19, 2014
11:53 am
Wed November 19, 2014

The Source: Trading In Solar Power For A Hawaiian King

Lanny Sinkin stands between former San Antonio Mayors Julian Castro (left) and Henry Cisneros (right)
Credit Solar San Antonio

Lanny Sinkin's time at Solar San Antonio, and in San Antonio all together, is coming to an end. From 2009 onward, Sinkin has been running the solar advocacy nonprofit his father started 15 years ago. His return to San Antonio from Hawaii was precipitated by his mother Faye passing away. His father, community organizer, William Sinkin, passed away this year.

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The Source - November 18, 2014
5:42 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

The Source: Firestone Tires And The Warlord

Was the Firestone Tire company complicit in the brutal war crimes of Charles Taylor?

Details of the relationship between the American icon and the African country were scant in the 25 -year-old civil war until now. A trove of diplomatic cables and corporate letters were discovered in the basement of an Akron, Ohio courthouse. Akron is the headquarters of Firestone.

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The Source - November 18, 2014
12:51 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

The Source: Efforts To Raise The Minimum Wage In San Antonio

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. That amount, or something less for exempted positions, is what 3.3 million Americans earn per her hour across the country. Many believe it is time to raise the minimum wage to a livable wage, or a wage that raises a person out of poverty. 

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The Source - November 17, 2014
1:57 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

The Source: City Proposes Big Annexation

Credit City of San Antonio / cc

San Antonio could become the fifth largest city by population in the country by 2020 if they annex five key Bexar county areas. The proposal was made last Wednesday by John Dugan, the head of the Department of Planning and Community Development to city council.

Currently seventh in the country with 1.3 million residents the proposal would add 66 sq. miles and about 200,000 people. In less than 10 years the city would be around 1.7 millions according to city estimates. The annexation would represent the biggest addition to the city in nearly 20 years

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The Source - November 13, 2014
4:25 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

The Source: Calls To Eliminate Social Welfare And Simply Cut A Check

Credit Bradley Gordon / / cc

 Instead of making the poor navigate the dozens of different social welfare programs, would it just be better to cut a check for everyone? 

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The Source - November 13, 2014
11:34 am
Thu November 13, 2014

The Source: For Aasif Mandvi, Life Brings Tricky Definitions

Aasif Mandvi (left) and The Daily Show co-star Wyatt Cenac in book trailer from "No Land's Man" arguing about what is racist.
Credit No Land's Man Book Trailer

You don't know Aasif Mandvi, and according to his book trailer for "No Land's Man" neither do his famous friends. They didn't know he was Indian or Muslim or British or a Racist...the last one is questionable. 

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The Source - November 12, 2014
1:33 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

The Source: What Can The President Do Alone On Immigration Reform?

Credit The White House

President Obama says he will act alone on immigration reform, but Republican leadership says that would poison the well of cooperation down the road. 

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