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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.

Contribute to the conversation:

  • Call us at: (210) 614-8980 during the show
  • Leave a voicemail at (210) 615-8982 anytime. Submissions may be played on-air
  • Tweet questions to:  @tprsource
  • E-mail comments to:  thesource@tpr.org

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WEDNESDAY at noon on "The Source" — Highway design plans for portions of Loop 1604 and Interstate 35 are expected to improve congestion and traffic woes for present and future area residents.

In Zero Tolerance, FRONTLINE examines how President Donald Trump turned immigration into a powerful political weapon that fueled division and violence.
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Immigration reform has become a political weapon in contemporary American politics over the last six years. Controversial policies such as zero tolerance and — most recently — the third-country asylum rule have helped create a deep political divide throughout the country.


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Texas is one of seven states without a state income tax — and Lone Star voters will soon decide on adopting even stricter language to ban one in the constitution.


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About 20% of San Antonio households fall below the poverty line, according to recent census data. What can be done to break the cycle of generational poverty?


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The story of Texas is as vast and diverse as the state itself. Chronicling the state from its beginnings to modern day, Stephen Harringan writes about the triumphs, defeats, controversies and contradictions that molded Texas into the state we know today.


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There have been four fire deaths in San Antonio this year and the San Antonio Fire Department says all were a result of hoarding. What is hoarding disorder and how is it diagnosed? 


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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis and second most deadly cancer for women in the U.S. Less than 1% of cases occur in men, but they are 19% more likely to die from the disease.


Texas Butterfly Ranch

Mexican officials calculated an increase in the monarch butterfly population early this year but overall, the population has declined by 90% since the 1990s. What are the greatest threats to monarchs' and their migratory journey? What does the drop say about the health and stability of our ecosystem?


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San Antonio City Council recently approved revisions to the city’s controversial sick leave ordinance, which will affect close to 354,000 workers. Regardless of size, all businesses operating within city limits will be required to offer sick time to their employees as of December 1.


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San Antonio City Council passed a resolution establishing October 14 as "Indigenous Peoples Day." Other cities and states have also done this to refocus the historical lens on Native people — the first inhabitants of the Americas. 


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