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

The Source: National Insecurity

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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.


  • 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

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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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9:11 am
Thu November 6, 2014

UTHSC Clinic Program Expands To Provide Health Care to Head Start Parents

Dr. Julie Novak examines 2-year-old Lana Ruelas while mom Melissa Ruelas looks on.
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The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is adding on-site healthcare for thousands of parents whose young children are enrolled in Head Start, thanks to a new $600,000 grant from The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.

The San Antonio program is considered a model for other cities in South Texas.

The first program at AVANCE’s Head Start Center on Castroville Road offered preventive and primary healthcare services for children up to the age of three, right at their school.

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The Source - November 5, 2014
11:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

The Source: Latino Cancer Rate Expected To Rise 142 Percent In Coming Decades

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  Cancer is the number one killer of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States, surpassing heart disease in 2012. According to Redes En Acción, the National Latino Cancer Research Network, rates of cancer in this community will rise by 142 percent over the next 20 years.

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The Source - November 4, 2014
1:05 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

The Source: San Antonio's "Unbanked"

Credit "2013 FDIC Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households" / Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

San Antonio got some unexpected and  good news last week. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the rate of "unbanked" households--those who do not have a bank account--dropped by almost half since the last survey done in 2011.  The biennial survey showed San Antonio drop from a 15.5 percent to 8.1 percent for households classified as unbanked.

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9:12 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Two People Shot On East Side; Mayor’s Car Hit

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A gunman opened fire on a group of people walking down the street on the city’s East Side Monday afternoon, missing the intended targets but hitting San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor’s vehicle.

Sgt. Javier Salazar with the San Antonio Police Department said the shots, originating from inside a moving vehicle, also hit a building associated with Taylor, but did not injure anyone inside. Two people were shot in the process, though, one in the upper, and the other in the lower body.

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5:09 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Former TPR General Manager Remembers Tom Magliozzi, Origins Of "Car Talk"

Joe Gwathmey.

Local reaction to the passing of Car Talk Co-Host Tom Magliozzi includes that of Joe Gwathmey, General Manager of Texas Public Radio from 1988-2006. Gwathmey is the broadcast executive who gave NPR a home in San Antonio – and also put "Car Talk" on the air.

Gwathmey was building NPR’s presence in San Antonio in 1988, but just a year earlier, he was the Vice-president of Programming at NPR in Washington. He said host Susan Stamberg brought him an idea about a Boston radio show where two brothers used comedy to talk about fixing cars. 

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The Source - November 3, 2014
1:44 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

The Source: "Dark Money" And Campaign Shenanigans In The Era Of Billion Dollar Elections

Credit Chris Eudaily / TPR News

1 million TV ads filling the nation's airwaves and record outside PAC spending are putting 2014's midterm elections on pace to possibly become the most expensive midterm cycle in U.S. history, beating 2010's $4 billion mark. 

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