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 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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The Source - November 12, 2014
11:51 am
Wed November 12, 2014

The Source: For-Profit Colleges Sue Feds

Credit Anne Meadows / http://bit.ly/1tQMMRd / cc

 

Late last month the U.S. Department of Education revised rules in its Higher Education Act of 1965, to force most for-profit colleges to ensure graduates are prepared for "gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

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The Source - November 11, 2014
5:15 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

The Source: Obama The "Number One Threat To Journalists" Says Investigative Reporter

Credit The White House

New York Times investigative reporter James Risen says while he is hoping that it won't come to it, he is willing to go to prison rather than divulge the source of information for a chapter he wrote in his 2006 book "State of War" that detailed the failed CIA mission dubbed "Operation Merlin." The Clinton-era mission allegedly attempted to put bad nuclear weapon plans into Iranian physicist hands, delaying them from obtaining a functional warhead. Jeffrey Sterling was indicted for leaking the information to Risen in 2010.

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The Source - November 11, 2014
11:03 am
Tue November 11, 2014

The Source: City Lawsuit Against Police And Fire Seeks To Throw Out Contract

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

The City of San Antonio's negotiations with Police and Fire unions over benefits packages have now entered the courtroom.

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The Source - November 10, 2014
2:03 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

The Source: "Ice Warriors" Highlights San Antonio Athletes

Jen Yung Lee plays for the San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team, when not for Team USA.
Credit courtesy of "Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey"

The 2014 U.S. Sled Hockey team won gold for the second consecutive paralympics in Sochi, Russia. It hadn't been done before in the relatively unknown sport, but sled hockey may not be under-the-radar for much longer. 

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The Source - November 10, 2014
11:39 am
Mon November 10, 2014

The Source: Texas Roads Find Oasis In Funding Desert

Credit Chris Eudaily / TPR News

    

Texas' roads have been critically underfunded for years, but an upsurge of funds may help.

As TPR reported, roads in shale plays like the Eagle Ford region have been pushed to their limits. Farm-to-Market roads and State Highways were not built for the kinds of vehicles and traffic the oil boom has brought, and the results have been dangerous and often deadly, with fatalities increasing 40 percent in 2012.

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The Source - November 6, 2014
4:23 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

The Source: National Insecurity

Credit NBC news

David Rothkopf takes two presidents to task in his new nook "National Insecurity: American Leadership in the Age of Fear." Chiding both President Obama and his Predecessor George W. Bush for their failures and false starts in foreign policy, Rothkopf wants to see America to engage with its allies again to secure the world from harm.

Guest:

  • David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of the FP group, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine. Rothkopf was also a deputy secretary of Commerce for President Bill Clinton. 
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The Source - November 6, 2014
11:55 am
Thu November 6, 2014

The Source: Mind-Machine Science Will Change Everything

Credit Allan Ajifo http://bit.ly/1pr45xg / cc

The 2014 World Cup raised the hopes of the disabled and redefined how people look at technology when a paraplegic man named Juliano Pinto, who is completely paralysed from the lower torso down, used a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton to perfrom the ceremonial first kick.

That robotic suit, which caught the world's attntion at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena in June, may end up redefining how we think about humanity.

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