The Source

Monday - Thursday from 3-4 p.m. on KSTX

The Source is a daily, one-hour call-in talk show 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 - April 16, 2013
6:19 am
Tue April 16, 2013

The Source: Ethics In Every Decision At City Hall

San Antonio City Hall
Ryan Loyd TPR News

In The First Segment:

Art Downey, chairman of the Ethics Review Board, and Brian Chasnoff, a columnist for the San Antonio Express-News, join us to talk about the continuing role of ethics in decisions made at City Hall.

After the latest incident, this one involving District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan, San Antonio residents want to know what the city plans to do about the culture at City Hall.

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The Source - April 15, 2013
7:07 am
Mon April 15, 2013

The Source: Boy Kings Of Texas And The Bexar County Sheriff

In The First Segment:

Domingo Martinez's "The Boy Kings of Texas" transports people into his Brownsville childhood, warts and all, in his memoir.

It's been called "an emotional roller coaster rendered in exquisite detail," by Publisher's Weekly and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Martinez was in town for the San Antonio Texas Book Festival last weekend and stops by the studio to talk about his recent literary success and why living in Texas is not something he ever sees himself doing again.

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The Source - April 11, 2013
6:41 am
Thu April 11, 2013

The Source: Medicaid Expansion In Texas

Though some Republicans in the legislature are working on ways to get the federal money, Perry has remained strong in his stance opposing any expansion.
rickperry.org

In the first segment:

Kevin Moriarty from Methodist Healthcare Ministries and John Davidson from the Texas Public Policy Foundation talk about the pros and cons of Medicaid expansion in Texas.

Though Gov. Rick Perry has been staunchly opposed to expanding Medicaid in line with the Affordable Care Act, some Republicans don't want to leave the money on the table.

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The Source - April 10, 2013
6:41 am
Wed April 10, 2013

The Source: Water, Immigration, And Politics

Char Miller's new book "On the Edge: Water, Immigration and Politics in the Southwest."

In the first segment:

Author and former professor of urban studies at Trinity University Char Miller talks about his newest book "On the Edge: Water, Immigration and Politics in the Southwest."

The noted essayist compiles many of his pieces into this collection to discuss the top issues affecting his former home. Miller is now the W.M. Keck professor of environmental analysis at Pomona College

Miller will be attending the Texas Book Festival this weekend downtown.

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The Source - April 9, 2013
6:24 am
Tue April 9, 2013

The Source: How Healthy, Or Unhealthy, Is San Antonio?

San Antonio Metro Health District's report details amputations as a result of Diabetes
San Antonio Metro Health District

In The First Segment:

The health of San Antonio is gauged each year by the San Antonio Metro Health District's annual report. Bexar County and San Antonio have never been beacons of health, but the report details the specific issues that we are dealing with locally.  

From unprecedented levels of syphilis infections to amputations from diabetes at a rate four times the national average, the city still has major health problems.

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The Source - April 8, 2013
6:18 am
Mon April 8, 2013

The Source: Measuring The Economic Impact Of The Eagle Ford Shale

Thomas Tunstall in studio with "The Source" host David Martin Davies.
Chris Eudaily TPR News

In The First Segment:

Thomas Tunstall is the director of the UTSA Center for Community & Business Research and the lead researcher and economist on a recent study about the economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale.

The study found that the total economic impact of the boom is $46 billion dollars and 86,000 jobs.

The report also found that the Eagle Ford Shale now ranks as the largest single oil and gas development in the world based on capital expenditures.

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The Source - April 4, 2013
6:46 am
Thu April 4, 2013

The Source: Taking Steps Toward Being A "No-Kill" City

Animals like this dog at the Animal Defense League, a no-kill shelter in San Antonio, need to be adopted so the shelter doesn't reach capacity.
Eileen Pace Texas Public Radio

In the first segment:

Guests - Kathy Davis, director of Animal Care Services, and Gavin Nichols, San Antonio Area Foundation

In 2006 San Antonio had the highest pet-euthanasia rate in the country, killing 13,560 animals.  Last year it was 383.  While we aren't yet considered a no-kill city, we have made a lot of progress.  

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The Source - April 3, 2013
6:57 am
Wed April 3, 2013

The Source: The Scope Of Human Trafficking In Bexar County

John Eng Cheng

Trafficking is a multi-billion dollar enterprise in the United states, and Texas is a main transportation area. A 2007 study showed that one in five trafficked persons came through Texas.

Awareness is key to action, and despite new awareness efforts, many still don't know what trafficking looks like, what the indicators are, and how women find themselves in these situations. 

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The Source - April 2, 2013
6:37 am
Tue April 2, 2013

The Source: Poetry And Compassion In San Antonio

courtesy of Richard Blanco

In the first segment:

Guest - Richard Blanco

The fifth poet to read at a Presidential Inauguration, following in the steps of Robert Frost (1961) and Maya Angelou (1993), Richard Blanco's poetry explores the meanings of identity, place and culture and his story is compelling, having been "made in Cuba, assembled in Spain and imported to the United States."

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The Source - April 1, 2013
2:57 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

The Source Today: A Little More In Taxes And A Little Less Water

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro visits preschoolers at San Antonio College’s Early Child Development Center.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

In the First Segment:

Guest - San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro

Today is the first day that San Antonio will be paying the extra sales tax for the Pre-K 4 SA program, and with enrollment for the first two centers beginning in May and classes scheduled to begin in August there are still a lot of questions.

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