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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.

Hosted by veteran journalist David Martin Davies, and produced by Kim Johnson and Dallas Williams.

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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Miguel Gutierrez Jr. | The Texas Tribune

The Trump administration issued an executive order in September that required organizations that help resettle refugees in the U.S. to get permission from states and local governments to do so within their boundaries.


Courtesy of Paul Sequiera

In late 1960s Chicago, disparate and diverse working-class political groups banded together to collectively push back against oppression, inequality, police brutality and poverty.


Despite little national popularity, the genre of music known as the "West Side Sound" was a distinctly San Antonio and South-Central Texas cultural phenomenon.

Sweet, soulful sounds distilled from intercultural mash-ups in the 50s, 60s and 70s blended seemingly disparate genres such as rhythm and blues, early rock, conjunto, country, swamp pop, and more.

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In December, City Council approved a redesign project of 6.4 square-miles from Alazan Creek to Cherry Street and Interstate 35 to the Missions National Historic Park. The Downtown Area Regional Center Plan will focus on residential, retail, and green spaces.


Bulimia, anorexia and other eating disorders are often perceived to be a white cultural experience affecting mostly young cisgender women. How can we better understand the reality of eating disorders in our community?


A recent investigative series by the KSAT 12 Defenders, "Broken Blue," looks into why officers involved in some of SAPD's most notorious firings were later rehired to serve and protect. In one case, an officer who has lost his job 6 different times is fighting for yet another reinstatement.


Social, emotional and academic skills are all essential to student success. Schools are increasingly incorporating social-emotional learning to provide a more comprehensive, supportive, equitable education experience. 


In the age of the Internet-of-things, every digital device you own collects information about you, while websites, corporations and social media platforms use different techniques to surveil and track your personal data.


Bexar County is seeing the emergence of more specialty courts that target specific populations and offer offenders a rehabilitative path forward.


Down syndrome is the most common genetic chromosomal disability around the world. Approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome every year in the U.S., but much about the disorder is still unknown or misunderstood.


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