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The city has lost weight according to a new poll.  We talk with Dr. Thomas Schlenker from Bexar County Metropolitan Health District about the city's efforts and how they are paying off.

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"Augie Meyers and The San Antonio Sound Known Round The World" is an exhibit opening tomorrow at the South Texas Popular Culture Center.  The legendary keyboardist has played for 50 years and is known far and wide.  He joined us on the source to talk about his life and work on the stage.

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99 percent of Texas counties are in drought according to the Texas Water Development Board.  What does this mean for Texas Agriculture.  Last year 12 billion dollars were paid out in federal crop insurance across the country, but we have a record planting of corn this year. And there is no garauntee that an early fall won't wipe that planting out.  

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Attorney General, Eric Holder, weighed into the voting rights act fracas here in Texas, saying he will seek to ensure pre-clearance of voting maps takes place by enforcing other provisions of the Voting Rights Act. We speak with William Yeomans, 26 year veteran of the Justice Department who litigated several civil rights cases on what it means.  Yeomans is now a Professor of Law at American University.

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For years the decline of participation in American Churches has been predicted and borne out.  A recent Gallup poll shows that people think the influence of religion has declined.  The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows an increase in the nonreligious and that the country is nearly evenly split on how it feels about the growth of the nonreligious.  Byron Johnson, Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor joins us along with Gabriel Acevedo Sociology Professor at UTSA.

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Tonight PBS's "Frontline" presents a new special, "Rape in the Fields," describing the working conditions of immigrant women in our country's agricultural industry.  Legendary news producer Lowell Bergman joins us to talk about his investigation, and details the sometimes tragic circumstances these women find themselves in.

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July first marks the end of a temporary reprieve from student loan rates that was passed by Congress last year -- the rates will go up to over six percent. What does this jump in rates mean for students, for the government, and for taxpayers?  

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San Antonio Current writer Michael Barajas documented the events that led to the death of Thomas Taylor while he was in custody at the Bexar County Jail on August 21, 2012.  

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South Carolina is still dealing with the ramifications of a month-long cyber incursion at their Department of Revenue last fall that saw millions of of citizens' banking information, social security numbers and other vital information stolen, costing the state $20 million so far.

Texas also has security holes.  In a report to the state Department of Information Resources, the state's Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council presented a number of recommendations to improve the state's cyber infrastructure.

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