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 and the GAC Halff Foundation

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San Antonio has been locked in a contentious battle between public safety unions and city negotiators for more than a year. We check in with both sides to find out how close we are to a done deal when it comes to Police and Fire contracts.


Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto pen got some extra use over the weekend going from 9 to 42 vetoed bills. Ranging from ethics reform to public health and education, the Governor's pen cut a variety of bills off at the knees. We talk with advocates and academics for analysis on what the bills meant and how Gov. Abbott compares to his predecessors.


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In Texas and many other states, violent sexual predators are civilly committed, They are held to a strict degree of participation in treatment programs, and housed in state-contracted halfway houses or jails. All of this after a person has served their sentence.

What are you in the market for, a new car, a job, a spouse, maybe a kidney. Well everyone wants something, but what people give us to get it is what makes a market. Alvin Roth is a Nobel Prize-winning economist whose new book "Who Gets What—and Why" explores what makes efficient matchmaking markets, what makes failures, and what failures can be overcome through better design. 


Francis Biknell Carpenter

June 19, 1865 Union soldiers landed at Galveston to announce that the war had ended and slaves in the south were free. 

Since then 43 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the holiday of Juneteenth. It is the nation's preeminent celebration of the end of slavery, but many across the country have never heard of it and others hold it at arms length.

Should Juneteenth be a federally mandated holiday? Why is their resistance to it and how did it become the largest celebration of emancipation in the United States?