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The Source: Working For A PTSD Cure | Budget Cuts And The Library

City of San Antonio

In the first segment:

Last year in the U.S. military there were more deaths from suicide than there were combat deaths. The sobering statistic came out despite the influx of money and coverage of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder amongst veterans for the past few years.  

Over the weekend the White House and the Department of Defense announced a significant investment in research for PTSD and the University of Texas Health Science Center will be leading a large part of the effort.  

Joining us to talk about this is Dr. Alan Peterson, director of the STRONG STAR Consortium to Alleviate PTSD.

In the second segment:


Earlier this week we spoke with city council members about the shortfall in San Antonio's City budget. They talked about tough choices that were coming up that must be made.

Is the San Antonio Public Library system going to be one of those hard choices?  

According to the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, the draft budget presented to the city council last Thursday eliminates funding for the bookmobile that serves the county, reduces the amount of hours at branches, restructures the genealogy department along with a host of other cuts.

Tracey Bennett from the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and Jean Brady, Chair of the library's Board of Directors join us.

*The Source airs at 3 p.m. KSTX 89.1 FM - audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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