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.

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"Have you ever been convicted of a crime?" It's a simple question on a job application but many say checking the "yes" box is a barrier to entry, stigmatizing an otherwise-qualified person because of their criminal history.

To discourage these potentially discriminatory hiring practices, the City of San Antonio recently became the fourth major city in Texas to "ban the box" on City job applications.

Courtesy Jen Reel/Texas Observer

An abandoned inhaler, a pendant without a chain, a single shoe - these are only a few of the many things left behind by missing migrants who journeyed to cross the U.S./Mexico border. 

An ongoing project by The Texas Observer photographs and publishes these found items online in a database called "Yo Tengo Nombre," or "I Have A Name," in an effort to help families identify loved ones who are missing or may have perished.

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Rental housing costs increased across the state and nation, according to recently released data, but did so at a much sharper rate in San Antonio. Rental prices are directly affected by demand, which is also on the rise.

There are still many unanswered questions about the future for environmental policy under the incoming administration and with President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Scott Pruitt as new head of the Environmental Protection Agency

Scientists continue to mount evidence for global climate change, but dealing with it is not one of Trump's top issues. Trump has called climate change a hoax generated by the Chinese to hurt American economic competitiveness.

A prominent San Antonio personal injury lawyer came out on top this August after a federal jury acquitted him of 66 charges of conspiring to commit fraud, mail fraud, identity theft and aggravated identity theft.