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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6:12 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

San Antonio's Transportation Future

In the next 25 years, a million more people will be living in San Antonio.

If you think the roads are crowded now, it's going to get a lot worse, unless the city of San Antonio doesn't takes action.But what can we do beyond building more miles of highways?How do we spur a real mass transit plan?Can we convince people to live closer to their jobs?What new technologies are coming online that will change how we do transportation?The City of San Antonio is starting work on a comprehensive transportation plan. Our guests are:

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5:49 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

"Policing Sexuality": The Mann Act And White Slavery

  Charles Manson, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Lloyd Wright and Chuck Berry: what do these men have in common?They were all charged with violating the Mann Act, also known at the White Slavery law. The progressive era law has been on the books for over one hundred years - and was used to build the FBI - enforce a moral code against sexual deviancy and promote gender roles for women.  The Mann Act was America’s first anti–sex trafficking law.

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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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