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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New policies and new data are coming to the immigration debate ahead of the 2016 presidential election. What big change is the number of people and the type of person coming from Mexico. According to Rogelio Saenz at the University of Texas San Antonio the number has dropped by 67 percent within 10 years.  And the type of Mexican National coming is different as well, with the more educated coming to the U.S.

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Last year, Houston passed a sweeping reform to its nondiscrimination order expanding it to several different groups of people including military personnel, people with differing marital status, and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community.

The expansion was hotly contested in that city and made national headlines. Unlike San Antonio's NDO, which covers city government and those doing business with the city, Houston provided a penalty for any business with more than 15 workers for employment discrimination.

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The City of San Antonio is making strides to address high-speed internet and the big gap in who has internet access and who doesn't, commonly called the digital divide.


Bourbon isn't just about Kentucky, while the state produces most of "America's Whiskey," it is by no means the only game in town. Several myths like that one are dispensed with in the new book "Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey."

What are your favorite bourbons? Why after decades of decline are we seeing a resurgence of whiskey?


The near financial meltdown in 2008 precipitated some of the biggest bank bailouts and government giveaways in history. That, in turn, paved the way for the largest reforms to the financial sector in several generations, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Dodd-Frank was tasked with creating more than 200 rules, along with it the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It celebrated its 5 year anniversary Tuesday and has completed only two-thirds of the rules mandated.