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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.

Location:

San Antonio, TX

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Texas PR

Description:

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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English


Episodes

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

Great SA: A Century of Saving San Antonio History

9/22/2021
Texas Public Radio hosted a Great SA conversation on September 8 about the local organization that’s been on the forefront of preserving history and heritage for nearly 100 years: the Conservation Society of San Antonio.

Duration:00:48:59

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Launches Latino Bookstore To Counter 'Book Desert' On San Antonio's West Side

9/21/2021
A local cultural institution's new literary hub aims to mitigate the lack of access to books and book culture on San Antonio's West Side, as well as more broadly address the lack of Latino representation in existing Texas bookstores.

Duration:00:07:29

Sonia Shah: Migration Is Not A Crisis, But A Biological Imperative For Both Humans And Animals

9/19/2021
Sixty million people have recently fled wars, persecution and the effects of climate change, a figure that could rise to 1 billion by 2050. In her latest book, Sonia Shah posits that the migration in animals, plants, and humans is not disruptive behavior to be quelled or feared, but a biological imperative.

Duration:00:48:29

After A Decade Of Legal Scrutiny, Texas' Foster Care System Is Still Failing To Keep Kids Safe

9/15/2021
Texas continues to grapple with the failings of its embattled foster care system despite a federal lawsuit over issues that continue to plague it 10 years later. What needs to happen to finally move the needle on safety for children in the state's care?

Duration:00:48:29

Ask The Experts: What's Happening In Mexico?

9/14/2021
"The Source" hosts a roundtable discussion about the big news and issues in Mexico today, including the country's politics, economy, pandemic response, border issues and U.S. relations.

Duration:00:48:31