The Source

Monday - Thursday from noon-1 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.

Contribute to the conversation:

  • Call us at: (210) 614-8980 during the show
  • Leave a voicemail at (210) 615-8982 anytime. Submissions may be played on-air
  • Tweet questions to:  @tprsource
  • E-mail comments to:  thesource@tpr.org

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Ways to Connect

Chris Eudaily / TPR

With population shifts revealed by the latest census numbers, it was time to re-draw city council districts. David Mendez is the man charged with drawing the new boundaries and making sure everyone has equal representation in San Antonio. The race for Bexar County Sheriff features Democrat incumbent Amadeo Ortiz and Republican Retired Air Force General Susan Pamerleau.

KLRN

Bill Moll, who today is KLRN’s president and CEO, was the first person to speak on the carrier wave half a century ago. He has a lot to think about since that first broadcast, and reflects on the past and future of KLRN – including what would happen to public broadcasting if the CPB federal funds are cut off.

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro
Ryan Loyd / Texas Public Radio

Democratic National Convention - Mayor Julián Castro

Tuesday night San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro stepped into the national spotlight by delivering the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The prime time spot at the convention has turned Castro into a national political figure and has spurred talk that he’ll soon seek a statewide elected office. However, Texas has not elected a democrat to a statewide office since 1997.

Courtesy photo

  San Antonio’s population increased 20 percent in the years between 2000 and 2010. But the numbers of African-American residents has slightly decreased, making up only about 6 percent of the population. And yet, our city has the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march in the country.

What affects these numbers, and what are the issues facing the black community in a city where the numbers of African-Americans are so small? Is San Antonio really becoming a more diverse city?

©Paramount Pictures

This week, a silent film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar for the first time in 85 years.  The last time that happened was at the first Academy Awards ceremony, and the picture that won was “Wings,” shot right here in San Antonio.

“Wings” is the story of two young men, played by Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen, who enlist in the Army Air Corps during World War I.  Released in 1927, it’s been sitting in Paramount’s vault for years.  After a lengthy restoration process, the film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever.

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