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The Source: Water, Immigration, And Politics


In the first segment:

Author and former professor of urban studies at Trinity University Char Miller talks about his newest book "On the Edge: Water, Immigration and Politics in the Southwest."

The noted essayist compiles many of his pieces into this collection to discuss the top issues affecting his former home. Miller is now the W.M. Keck professor of environmental analysis at Pomona College

Miller will be attending the Texas Book Festival this weekend downtown.

In the second segment:


The Associated Press just dropped the Term 'illegal immigrant' from its style book, the touchstone of word usage in American journalism.  What does this say about the state of the immigration's debate?

Are we being too politically correct? Is this a step towards new thinking on how the media talk about immigration, or is the AP now catching up?
Conservative pundit Timothy Graham from Newsbusters.com and Nora Lopez, Metro editor for the San Antonio Express-News, join us to discuss this decision.

The Express-News stopped using the term years ago.

*Audio for this episode of "The Source" will be posted by 5:30 p.m

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive