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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 Jackie Velez and Jiawen Chen.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 Jackie Velez and Jiawen Chen.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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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 Jackie Velez and Jiawen Chen.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

1984 was a chartbusting year for pop music

11/23/2021
Michael Jackson thrilled, Bruce Springsteen danced in the dark, Lionel Richie couldn’t slow down and Cyndi Lauper just wanted to have fun. In his new book, music journalist Michael Matos takes readers back in time to explore the year that changed pop and challenged the bigoted barriers of American culture.

Duration:00:48:20

A new report shows San Antonio’s most vulnerable residents are disproportionately displaced by code enforcement measures

11/22/2021
Code enforcement violations are used to remove San Antonio residents from their homes at higher rates than other major Texas cities combined, according to a recent report from the University of Texas Austin School of Law.

Duration:00:24:32

San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on Capitol Hill developments and the Texas impact

11/22/2021
Congressional lawmakers are wrestling with major pieces of legislation amid the pandemic economy, and amongst themselves about the ongoing Jan. 6 investigation and recent censure of GOP Rep. Paul Gosar. What’s the latest from Capitol Hill and what does it mean for Texans?

Duration:00:23:48

Ask the experts: Kids and COVID-19 vaccines

11/17/2021
Medical professionals answer your questions and address misinformation about vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11, who are now eligible for the shot.

Duration:00:48:25

GOP-fueled fight over kid-appropriate library books heats up in Texas

11/16/2021
One state representative wants to get rid of any books that "contain material that might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex" and Gov. Greg Abbott has tasked education officials with identifying and removing “pornography or other inappropriate content” from public schools.

Duration:00:48:20

Top Texas oil and gas regulators face allegations of conflicts of interest, as they can profit from the industries they oversee

11/15/2021
A series of new reports details real and potential conflicts of interest for members of the Texas Railroad Commission who are not prevented from having close ties to and investments in the industries they are charged with regulating.

Duration:00:39:16

It’s official: Beto O’Rourke will run against Greg Abbott for Texas Governor in 2022

11/15/2021
Democrats haven’t won the gubernatorial race in Texas since 1990. Will voters stand behind O’Rourke in 2022?

Duration:00:09:03

Old-world literature greatly influenced America’s founders. Can classical knowledge help remedy our 21st-century political ills?

11/14/2021
Thomas Ricks’ book dives deep into the classical educations of four Revolutionary leaders, how a devotion to ancient Greek and Roman works shaped the founders’ beliefs about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and why it matters today.

Duration:00:24:12

Domestic violence was pushed further into the shadows during the pandemic and the system routinely fails survivors

11/14/2021
Nearly 20 people per minute in the U.S. are physically abused by a significant other, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Bexar County has a particularly problematic history of intimate partner killings and family violence homicides, as well as thousands more non-lethal assaults.

Duration:00:24:14

What obstacles do veterans face in transition from military to civilian life?

11/10/2021
What can we learn from veterans' personal stories of tragedy, triumph and transition? What are the most common readjustment issues and needs? What stigmas can they experience when seeking help?

Duration:00:48:49

The rise of synthetic drug use is fracturing families and tearing communities apart

11/9/2021
In his new book, journalist and bestselling author Sam Quinones exposes the human toll of the synthetic drugs like the deadly opioid fentanyl and a new type of methamphetamine, those responsible for making them cheaper and more potent than ever, and how communities are fighting back against the horrors of addiction amid an unprecedented public health crisis in America.

Duration:00:39:20

Old habits die hard. What is the best approach to creating new behaviors?

11/8/2021
Forming new habits and changing patterns are always difficult to achieve. Advice on how to change has spanned from going cold-turkey to replacing bad habits with healthier ones in small daily practices, but is there a better scientific approach to developing new behaviors?

Duration:00:48:21

Black, Latinx kids and girls with autism are falling through the cracks

11/8/2021
Autism itself doesn’t discriminate but gender, racial, ethnic and sociodemographic disparities do affect the diagnosis of and services for many kids with autism spectrum disorder.

Duration:00:24:29

Temple Grandin: To support youth with autism, take a whole-person, strengths-based approach

11/8/2021
In her newest book, best-selling writer and autist Temple Grandin explains that strengths-based mindsets are necessary to successfully support and interact with autistic youth, and can be employed to help develop the full potential of every child and teen on the spectrum.

Duration:00:23:48

Clashes, corruption and the slow collapse of America’s top gun rights group

11/3/2021
The National Rifle Association, once a feared and respected gun-rights group and political powerhouse, now faces an existential crisis as the New York attorney general has sued to dissolve the organization at the center of America’s gun lobby.

Duration:00:48:21

Texas has the nation’s highest rate of babies born with syphilis, an STD that can cause debilitating effects and death if untreated

11/2/2021
Cases of a preventable sexually transmitted disease passed to newborns during pregnancy are increasing in Texas, which already has the nation’s highest rates of congenital syphilis. Up to 40% of babies born with the STD are stillborn or die early. What’s being done to break down structural barriers and improve access to prenatal care, especially in underserved communities?

Duration:00:48:23

Which projects should get funded by San Antonio’s $1.2 billion 2022 bond?

11/1/2021
City Council has split on certain allocations, especially about whether to fund an expansion of the city’s greenway trail system or put more towards updating the city’s declining infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, drainage and flood control. Voters will decide whether to approve the city's largest-ever bond package in May 2022.

Duration:00:48:20

Texas history is rife with inexplicable, unsolved disappearances

10/27/2021
In his newest publication, award-winning author E.R. Bills unwinds a collection of vanishings throughout Texas history that continue to perplex investigators decades and even a century later.

Duration:00:23:47

The compelling inside story of COVID-19 vaccine development

10/27/2021
In his new book, best-selling author and award-winning investigative journalist Gregory Zuckerman takes readers on a journey to create life-saving COVID-19 vaccines, from the start of the pandemic to the scramble of scientists to adapt their life's work to combat the virus, and the high-stakes negotiations between governments corporations to finally get shots in arms and save lives around the world.

Duration:00:24:39