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The Source
Monday-Thursday from noon-1 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.

The show is hosted by veteran journalist David Martin Davies.

Tune in to The Source for insightful discussion and analysis on topics that matter to residents of the Alamo City.

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  • 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.
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  • Bexar County’s budget has long suffered from a lack of equity. Some precincts have enjoyed larger allocations for roads, drainage, and other infrastructure. There are calls for greater transparency for how the county budget pie is sliced. Should all four precincts be equally capped? or should there be an adjustment for growth or historic need?
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