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.

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Three stories of the drug war are woven into a beautifully shot, well made documentary called Kingdom of Shadows. Grieving families, aging former traffickers, undercover law enforcement and crusading activists are all highlighted in a brutal war that has taken many lives. The movie charts the evolution of the illicit drug industry and the raging violence that has hit Mexico with full force. 

It screened at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Nov 10th at 7:30 PM.

Call it San Antonio's West Side Sound, Chicano Soul, West Side Soul, doo-wop with horns, whatever you call it, San Antonio was the site of a musical mash up, a cultural clash and sound synthesis that is resonating decades after its 60s and mid-70s creation. 

Bands like "Sonny Ace & The Twisters," "Rudy Tee & The Reno Bops," "Little Henry & and The Laveers," are just a few of the bands that made up a very popular but highly localized scene. Jason Longoria, owner of El Westside Sound System says the music is still with us.

Coined the "bathroom ordinance" by its opposition the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, that expanded protections for 15 different classifications including race, age, and sexual orientation, was easily defeated Tuesday night in a voter referendum. The battle over the ordinance went on for more than a year with those opposed zeroing in on who could use the woman's bathroom. 

What does the defeat say about LGBT rights and will a voter-led referendum be coming to San Antonio?



Joel Osteen and Lakewood, his famous megachurch, represent a modern kind of nondenominational Christianity. Instead of focusing on sin and hellfire, Osteen preaches a popular, positive message. The proliferation of today's "Charismatic Christianity" is due in part to Osteen himself.   

Flickr user: Jerod Tarbell / cc

The Cyber Security Information Sharing Act passed the senate last week 74 to 21, but will the bill--touted as the solution to many of the data breaches and hacking events currently plaguing U.S. retailers and businesses--really do anything to solve the problems that exist?