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The Source: Language Diversity | 'Blackfish' | SAWS, Stage 3 And The Drought

U.S. Census Bureau

In the first segment:

The U.S. Census Bureau released a study this week titled Language Use In The United States: 2011 that shows how diverse our population's language preferences are at home. We talk with Camille Smith, a statistician from the U.S. Census Bureau, about their findings.

In the second segment:


The new documentary "Blackfish" takes a hard look at the 2010 death of a SeaWorld trainer in Orlando, Fla. The results question the nature of keeping Orca's in captivity as well as looking at the culpability of SeaWorld in the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau by not revealing the violent past of the Orca named Tilikum. SeaWorld has called the documentary "misleading."

The documentary opens in San Antonio this weekend, Friday, Aug. 9, at the Santikos Bijou Theater.

On the contrary, says Samantha Berg, a former Trainer at SeaWorld Orlando, who says she and her fellow trainers were misled about how Dawn died, initially told that the trainer fell into the tank with the whales as opposed to being pulled in. Berg, who is featured in the documentary, joins us to talk about her time with SeaWorld.

In the third segment:


Stage 3 drought restrictions are in effect on the Edwards Aquifer, but not for San Antonio Water System customers. Large investments in infrastructure and contracts with other water providers will keep San Antonio out of Stage 3, but is that the right thing to do?

Greg Flores, vice president of communications for SAWS, joins us to talk about how San Antonio can improve and some of the plans for the future.

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