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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Ryan Loyd / TPR News

After years of criticism over its Byzantine structure and the fact that funds collected are often diverted to other state needs, the Texas Drivers' Responsibility Surcharge Program may be ready for either a refurbish or the discard bin.

First passed 12 years ago, the program was intended to net drunk drivers, those without insurance or valid licenses. It would keep them on the hook for years, paying fees that would be channeled to Texas trauma centers.

WikiCommons http://bit.ly/1RdYzbS

Smart phones are old news. With recent technological developments, the Internet of Things has moved into consumers' kitchens, cars, and living rooms. Fridges, toasters, and TVs all have the capability to connect to the Internet, collect information, and share that data with third parties. 

These devices are making our lives easier. LG's new fridge can sense when food is spoiled and will order more groceries. Smart meters help monitor homes' energy usage. But the possibilities don't just favor the consumer. Some smart TVs watch what you're watching and send that information to advertisers.

Eileen Pace / TPR

Recommendations have been made to the City Council to preserve neighborhood character and longtime residents. Those recommendations, the product of a year-long effort by the Mayor's Task Force on Preserving Dynamic & Diverse Neighborhoods, were presented last week.  They include creating a housing commission, creating a displacement assistance fund, and further study on how city programs affect gentrification.

PBS http://to.pbs.org/1CPAD7B

The 2014 Ebola outbreak terrorized Africa and shocked the world. But how did it happen? What made it different from other outbreaks and what finally stopped it? 

Bexar County Appraisal District

As Bexar County homeowners open their annual appraisals, many are surprised at the jump in their property values.

Coming on the heels of last year's seven percent rise is this another hike of 11 percent. It has a lot of people talking and has even become a political talking point for candidates wrapping up this year's Mayoral race.

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