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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.The show is hosted by veteran journalist David Martin Davies.Tune in to The Source for insightful discussion and analysis on topics that matter to residents of the Alamo City.Contribute to the conversation:Call or text during the live show at 833-877-8255.Leave a voicemail at 210 615-8982 anytime. Submissions may be played on-air.Email comments to thesource@tpr.org.

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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.The show is hosted by veteran journalist David Martin Davies.Tune in to The Source for insightful discussion and analysis on topics that matter to residents of the Alamo City.Contribute to the conversation:Call or text during the live show at 833-877-8255.Leave a voicemail at 210 615-8982 anytime. Submissions may be played on-air.Email comments to thesource@tpr.org.

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How the Uvalde newspaper covered two years of tragedy

5/22/2024
The Uvalde Leader News has documented the fallout after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary on May 24, 2022, including controversies involving the botched police response and the grief and frustration of the families of the victims. ABC News has produced a documentary, “Print It Black,” about the Uvalde newspaper and how it was impacted by the shooting and related controversies.

Duration:00:49:00

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Abbott's murder pardon raises questions

5/21/2024
Daniel Perry was convicted of murder. He killed Grant Foster who was part of a Black Lives Matter protest. Perry shot Foster for openly carrying an AK-47—which is legal in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott has now pardoned Perry claiming it was self-defense. In light of this pardon what does “Stand Your Ground” really mean?

Duration:00:49:03

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How Texas schools became the frontline in the culture war

5/16/2024
Banning books, whitewashing history and breaking down the barrier between church and state—that’s happening in some school districts in Texas and spreading. A new book exposes it all: They Came for The Schools: One Town’s Fight Over Race and Identity, and the New War for America’s Classrooms. We're joined by the author Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC investigative reporter.

Duration:00:49:01

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Understanding and addressing dog anxiety

5/15/2024
Some dogs struggle with anxiety, a serious issue that can significantly impact their well-being. Recognizing the signs and implementing solutions can be crucial for promoting a calm and happy life for our canine friends.

Duration:00:49:03

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Who is Alex Saab? Uncovering the corruption of Maduro's Venezuela

5/14/2024
With the Venezuelan news outlet Armando.info, FRONTLINE investigates the shadowy figure at the heart of a corruption scandal spanning from Venezuela to the U.S. This 90-minute documentary tells the inside story of Alex Saab, his capture and then release by the U.S. in a controversial prisoner swap, and what has happened to the journalists who helped uncover the corruption scandal.

Duration:00:49:02

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Investigating the Challenger disaster

5/13/2024
On January 28, 1986, the shuttle Challenger broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all seven people on board. Millions of Americans witnessed the tragic deaths.But could the shuttle disaster have been avoided? There were many warning signs of a tragedy to come. They were recognized but then ignored — and later hidden from the public.

Duration:00:49:02

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Is neoliberalism bankrupt?

5/9/2024
With the nation lurching from one crisis to the next, many Americans believe that something fundamental has gone wrong. Why aren’t college graduates able to achieve financial security? Why is government unable to face the disaster of climate change? And why do experts tell us that the economy is strong even though the majority of Americans are struggling? In the new book The Quiet Coup, we see that the system is in fact rigged toward the powerful.

Duration:00:48:59

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Reflecting on Rick Perry's years leading Texas

5/7/2024
He was the longest serving governor in Texas history from 2000 to 2015. But what did Rick Perry actually accomplish during that time leading Texas? Are we better or worse off because of Perry’s politics? A new biography breaks down the Perry years.

Duration:00:48:58

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What does the DEA's rescheduling of marijuana mean for Texas?

5/6/2024
South Texas Democratic congressman Henry Cuellar is indicted. What is the political fall out? Climate change is driving rapid sea level rise in the Gulf of Mexico. And the DEA is proposing to reschedule marijuana which could have implications for Texas.

Duration:00:49:02

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What are the limits and protections for free speech on university campuses?

5/2/2024
University campuses across America are the scenes of protests and counterprotests. There are encampments and law enforcement moving in to arrest protestors who they say have gone too far. What are the rights of students for free speech and expression? How can that expression be protected without infringing on the rights of others?

Duration:00:49:03

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Uvalde two years later - and questions remain unanswered

4/30/2024
We are approaching another grim remembrance of the school massacre at Robb Elemetary School in Uvalde. And there is still critical information about that day that the state of Texas refuses to release to the public and the families of the dead. We check in as we wait for possible indictments to come from a grand jury.

Duration:00:25:07

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Proposed stadium lights endanger border wildlife

4/30/2024
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is planning to install new stadium lighting along part of the border wall in Texas. These massive lights will be directed toward the Rio Grande and brightly shine every hour of every night, harming wildlife.

Duration:00:24:11

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What you need to know about "forever chemicals"

4/25/2024
They've earned the name “forever chemicals,” because they don't break down and can persist in water and soil indefinitely. The EPA recently set new limits on the toxic chemicals used to make everything from nonstick pans to firefighting foam. How to protect yourself and your family.

Duration:00:49:03

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Abortion confusion continues in Texas

4/24/2024
Eight in ten women of reproductive age have inaccurate knowledge around Texas abortion laws and their reproductive rights. What are the larger impacts of these misconceptions on Texas women? What are the larger issues surrounding accessibility to reproductive health education in the state?

Duration:00:49:02

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Understanding the rural voter

4/23/2024
America can be divided between the blue cities and the red counties. Life in the Republican voting rural parts of the nation is largely a mystery to most of the liberal voting urban dwellers. There is very real rural-urban gap, but is there White Rural Rage in America? And what explains the political loyalty to the Republican party when it doesn’t have many policies that addresses the unique needs of Rural America?

Duration:00:49:01

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The threat of Christian nationalism

4/22/2024
Donald Trump is selling autographed bibles and comparing himself to Jesus while asking for political contributions. And this doesn’t seem to be a problem for many in the Religious Right because Trump could deliver a Christian Nationalist agenda. How did a fringe viewpoint grab the center of American politics and what happens if they gain power?

Duration:00:49:30

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Where do you stand on the delta-8 divide?

4/18/2024
Delta-8 products have exploded in popularity and are easily accessible to people 21 and over. Some argue that it helps with chronic pain and stress while others are pushing for a statewide ban.

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Why the U.S. needs to win the computer chip cold war

4/17/2024
Just this week it was announced that an advanced computer chip manufacturer is coming to central Texas and creating thousands of jobs. The Biden Administration passed the CHIPS Act to bring that technology back to the U.S. for economic growth and national security. The next global conflict could be decided by who has access to the best silicon chips.

Duration:00:49:02

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Frontline documents Russia's kidnapping of children of Ukraine

4/16/2024
When Russia invaded Ukraine, it didn't just take territory. It separated thousands of Ukrainian children from the only home they've ever known, relocating them to Russian-occupied territory or to Russia itself. Most of those children have not returned. FRONTLINE shows us what happened to those children.

Duration:00:25:08

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Migration is the opportunity at the border

4/16/2024
The coverage of migration at the border frequently skips over a very important point. The people who show up at the border want to work. And the United States needs workers. The federal reserve is crediting migration for boosting the economy and avoiding a recession.But what can the Biden administration do to take full advantage of the migration opportunity at the nation’s doorstep?

Duration:00:24:42