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David Martin Davies

Senior Reporter and Host, "The Source," "Texas Matters"

Twitter: @DavidMartinDavi

David Martin Davies is  a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering Texas, the border and Mexico. 

Davies is the host of "The Source," an hour-long live call-in news program that airs on KSTX at noon Monday through Thursday. Since 1999 he was been the host and producer of "Texas Matters," a weekly radio news magazine and podcast that looks at the issues, events and people in the Lone Star State. 

Davies' reporting has been featured on National Public Radio, American Public Media's "Marketplace" and the BBC. He has written for The San Antonio Light, The San Antonio Express-News, The Texas Observer and other publications.

His reporting has been recognized with numerous awards. In 2022,2021 and 2020 Davies was recognized with first place awards for News/Public Affairs by the Public Media Journalists Association.

In 2019 Davies was honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award for his radio documentary exposing human sex trafficking. Davies was also awarded in 2019 by the Public Radio News Directors Inc. for best talk show. Davies was named the 2008 Texas Radio Journalist of the Year by the Houston Press Club. In 2019  he was recognized with a First Amendment Awards by the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Association for Women in Communications San Antonio Professional Chapter honored Davies with the 2015 Edna McGaffey Media Excellence Headliner Award.

Davies is the author and creator of the comic "San Antonio Secret History." He is the co-author of the book "San Antonio 365"

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  • After the Uvalde school massacre, the slow walking of the firing of a Texas Ranger spotlights the lack of transparency about how the DPS failed. With rapid growth during a record drought, what can be done to keep the Texas Hill Country from running out of water? And book bans in Texas are getting worse.
  • A solar eclipse is a rare occurrence that happens when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth. This happens when the Moon is in its new moon phase and its orbit brings it close enough to the Earth to completely or partially block out the Sun.
  • San Antonio has seen a record number of days over 100 and over 90 degrees while local water reservoirs are seeing dropping levels with the prolonged drought. This is climate change and it’s only going to get worse. How are you adapting to the hotter days and nights of South Texas? Are you worried about how bad this could get?
  • The Texas Medicaid unwinding process is causing catastrophic coverage losses. No state has kicked more people or kids off Medicaid or had a higher share of renewals end in loss of coverage. There are reports of the state's serious system errors and non-compliance with federal guidelines. What’s happening with Texas Medicaid?
  • Texas is a hotbed of hate, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League.They document the growth of hate and extremism in the state. Texas based white supremacists are targeting the Jewish community, immigrants and folks who are LGBTQ. And the hate is also infecting politics in Texas.
  • Why did a once popular retail chain go bankrupt? Why are local newspapers laying off reporters? Why is healthcare so expensive? The answer is “private equity.” Private equity firms buy companies, load them with debt, and then bleed them dry. The new book “These are the Plunderers” explains why we are all worse off because of private equity.
  • Today on Texas Matters: Ken Paxton strikes back. After being acquitted from impeachment charges the Texas Attorney General is promising to crush his political enemies. Also, why are Venezuelans coming to the border en masse, and how is TPS going to help many of the Venezuelan asylum seekers?
  • The San Antonio chapter of the Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council is also known as the Salsa Squad. Their volunteers are weeding out pest plants that are squeezing out native plants in Texas – and impacting our local ecology. How can you help with the restoration of the South Texas and Hill Country native habitat?
  • The federal government is facing another shutdown due to the chaos in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Also, President Joe Biden is now facing an impeachment inquiry after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy claimed Biden profited from his son Hunter Biden's overseas business deals while he was vice president.