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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.Hosted by veteran journalist David Martin Davies, and produced by Kim Johnson and Dallas Williams. Production assistance is provided by Ruben Garcia and Kathleen Creedon.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.Tweet questions to @tprsource.Email comments to thesource@tpr.org.

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.Hosted by veteran journalist David Martin Davies, and produced by Kim Johnson and Dallas Williams. Production assistance is provided by Ruben Garcia and Kathleen Creedon.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.Tweet questions to @tprsource.Email comments to thesource@tpr.org.

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San Antonio, TX

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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.Hosted by veteran journalist David Martin Davies, and produced by Kim Johnson and Dallas Williams. Production assistance is provided by Ruben Garcia and Kathleen Creedon.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.Tweet questions to @tprsource.Email comments to thesource@tpr.org.

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Episodes

What does the horror genre say and teach us about ourselves and the human experience?

10/26/2021
From demonic possessions and creepy clowns to serial killers, hauntings and otherworldly apparitions, the horror genre has some kind of an allure that causes people to go out of their way and even pay money to watch or read — especially during the Halloween season. Do we just love a good scare or is there something deeper at play?

Duration:00:48:20

'Soft White Underbelly' interview series shines a light on difficult realities of the human condition

10/25/2021
The popular, sometimes controversial video series "Soft White Underbelly" highlights the stories of those who are frequently invisible people in our society. What can we learn from them about life and America by listening without judging?

Duration:00:48:41

'Going for Broke' podcast gives a voice to Americans on the edge

10/24/2021
A new limited series podcast underscores a difficult-to-swallow American reality: The economy isn’t working for millions of people who struggle every day to make ends meet. While the pandemic exacerbated economic hardships for many, the problems with America's frayed social safety net existed long before it. What can we learn from their firsthand knowledge of adversity?

Duration:00:49:14

Around 13% of U.S. women develop invasive breast cancer. How can a multidisciplinary approach help with care and outcomes?

10/20/2021
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the fifth leading cause of mortality worldwide. One in every 8 cancers diagnosed in 2020 was breast cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Duration:00:48:27

2 in 5 Americans have struggled with period poverty. Why are menstrual products still treated as a luxury, instead of a necessity?

10/19/2021
In addition to the physical and emotional impact, the inability to purchase menstrual supplies like pads and tampons can have social and economic implications, as it may cause people to miss work or school, and COVID has only exacerbated period poverty.What can be done to ensure accessible, affordable, and safe period products for those who need them?

Duration:00:48:27

John Lujan and Frank Ramirez face off in a special election runoff for Texas House District 118

10/18/2021
GOP candidate John Lujan and Democrat Frank Ramirez are running to represent District 118 — a seat in the Texas House of Representatives recently vacated by State Rep. Leo Pacheco — which covers portions of south and east Bexar County.

Duration:00:48:29

What if everything we think we know about the science of obesity is wrong?

10/17/2021
According to a recently published review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, what we think we know about what causes obesity — and why so little progress has been made in the field — is wrong and has been for years. And new data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that 1 in 6 young people ages 10-17 nationwide and more than 1 in 5 Texas youths are obese, with sharp disparities along racial and socioeconomic lines.

Duration:00:48:29

Texas' new Alzheimer’s research center zeroes in on the disease's disproportionate impact on Latinos

10/13/2021
How will Texas' new research center aid national efforts to improve diagnosis and care, and find ways to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s and related dementias, in Latino populations?

Duration:00:24:15

'Demented' podcast explores the difficult journey of caring for a loved one with dementia

10/13/2021
Caregiving for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias often becomes the responsibility of family members, and can present a plethora of medical, legal, logistical and economic challenges. What happens when you have to become your parent's parent?

Duration:00:24:13

Regulators can't keep up with the expansion of Hill Country quarries and area residents are paying the price

10/11/2021
New reporting shows that state regulators haven't kept up with the pace of expansion of quarries in the Hill Country. Area residents who have been left to deal with the impacts are now demanding stricter enforcement of environmental and health standards.

Duration:00:24:22

San Antonio population growth obligates new boundaries for city council districts

10/11/2021
San Antonio's population is changing and as a result, City Council districts could get a makeover by next summer. Single member districts are supposed to have approximately equal populations but the largest number of residents now live in in District 8, making it more than a third larger than District 5.

Duration:00:24:07

Child custody battles threaten to erode Native American rights and further a far-right agenda

10/10/2021
In its second season, award-winning podcast "This Land" dives deep into a series of custody fights over Native American children to expose far-right efforts to dismantle tribes' rights and the legal structure defending them.

Duration:00:30:17

Exploring untold histories of racial violence along the Texas-Mexico border

10/10/2021
Texas historian Monica Muñoz Martinez was recently awarded a MacArthur fellowship, known as the "genius grant," for her work uncovering and bringing to the forefront troubling truths about centuries-old border killings.

Duration:00:18:12

San Antonio utility companies have resumed service disconnections. What does that mean for CPS and SAWS customers with unpaid bills?

10/6/2021
CPS Energy and San Antonio Water System stopped shutting off services for nonpayment during the pandemic. Now, after nearly two years, power and water disconnections are starting up again in San Antonio. CPS is owed $150 million in delinquent bills and about 16,000 of SAWS residential customers have bills past due. How can at-risk customers avoid utility disconnections? What's being done to inform them about their options?

Duration:00:48:29

Ask the experts: Vaccine boosters, the combined threat of coronavirus and the flu, and a new pill that could change the COVID treatment landscape

10/5/2021
Medical experts answer your questions about all things related to COVID-19, from vaccine boosters and the latest coronavirus treatment developments to the looming threat of flu season this winter during the pandemic.

Duration:00:48:29

As fights over mask-wearing in Texas schools rage on, kids are caught in the middle

10/4/2021
Disputes over mask requirements and the state's mask mandate ban are playing out in Texas classrooms and courtrooms. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against and by the state, and the federal government is getting involved. What do we know about the spread of coronavirus among unvaccinated kids at school? Does Gov. Abbott's ban discriminate against students with disabilities who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19?

Duration:00:48:29

Big-data policing threatens to compromise civil liberties, further social inequalities

10/4/2021
Law enforcement agencies are increasingly able to follow peoples' digital trails in the name of public safety, using advanced technologies to identify and investigate potential criminal activity, but at what cost?

Duration:00:48:56

Why Are Suicide Rates, 'Deaths Of Despair' Increasing In Communities Of Color?

9/28/2021
Suicide rates on the rise in communities of color as the pandemic exacerbates the social epidemic of “deaths of despair."

Duration:00:48:29

Many Eligible Teens, Young Adults Still Haven't Gotten Their COVID-19 Vaccinations

9/27/2021
Individuals ages 12 and older are eligible to get inoculated against COVID-19 and while Texas has seen a more recent increase in vaccination rates for teens and young adults, a significant percentage are still choosing not to get the shot. What are their concerns? What barriers do they face? What are the risks of failing to reach this demographic?

Duration:00:48:29

Dare To Listen: Texas’ Abortion Law And The Future Of Reproductive Rights

9/26/2021
Texas Public Radio hosted a Dare to Listen conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 22, about Texas' new anti-abortion law — now the most restrictive in the nation — and its ramifications for women and reproductive rights in Texas and beyond.

Duration:00:48:29