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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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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.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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Episodes

How the border became 2024's top political football

2/29/2024
Both President Biden and presidential candidate Donald Trump will be on the Texas Mexico border on Thursday. The issues of border security and immigration have become two of the top issues in the race for the White House and races down ballot. But that doesn’t mean the candidates are sticking to the truth.

Duration:00:48:48

How to witness nature's grand spectacle, the 2024 total solar eclipse

2/28/2024
A full solar eclipse in April will bring a fantastic sight to 13 states – from Texas to Maine. But Texas could have the best seats.If you are looking for your chance to be in the 115-mile-wide path of totality, time is running out to make plans to see this spectacular event.

Duration:00:48:47

As legal battles loom, understanding IVF

2/27/2024
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex assisted reproductive technology that many couples turn to for growing their families. But the future of IVF is murky after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children. We’ll hear from a San Antonio fertility clinic about how they help their clients.

Duration:00:48:48

Remembering Rep. Frank Tejeda and how he changed San Antonio politics

2/26/2024
There are multiple locations in San Antonio named after Frank Tejeda Jr. He was a marine, decorated Vietnam veteran and a San Antonio politician who represented the Texas 28th Congressional District. He died from cancer while in office. His younger Juan Tejeda has authored a family memoir and biography of his brother.

Duration:00:50:22

5 ways the earth could meet its end

2/22/2024
Scientists believe 5 scenarios are astrophysically possible when thinking about the end of the world.

Duration:00:49:18

Fasting can teach us to do without in a world of overconsumption

2/20/2024
The act of fasting has ancient roots and can be found in all major religions. More broadly, fasting marks a departure from daily routine and a reassessment of one's priorities.

Duration:00:49:18

Americans who work longer have shorter life expectancies according to research

2/20/2024
Employees in the United States work longer than employees in other countries. But those who work longer, also have shorter life expectancies. So what’s the solution?

Duration:00:49:18

Has driving at night become more dangerous?

2/18/2024
An ophthalmologist from the Baylor College of Medicine is spreading awareness on the dangers of driving at night.

Duration:00:49:18

Are sleepless nights an opportunity for introspection?

2/15/2024
A new book by author Annabel Abbs-Streets argues that every person has a creative "night self" that could unlock our hidden potential.

Duration:00:49:17

From acid trips to kidnappings: A look back at this season of TPR's 'Worth Repeating'

2/13/2024
On each episode, the 'Worth Repeating' podcast shares 7 stories by 7 different storytellers based on a common theme.

Duration:00:49:17

Death toll in Gaza surpasses 28,000, posing a threat to Palestinian art, music and culture

2/13/2024
Since Hamas killed 1,200 Israelis on October 7, over 28,000 Palestinians have been killed, most of whom are women and children.

Duration:00:49:17

Ukrainian refugees still adjusting to life in San Antonio

2/12/2024
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, some Ukrainians have found themselves starting a new life in San Antonio.

Duration:00:49:18

'Oppenheimer' movie shows the making and destruction of the atomic bomb

2/8/2024
Christopher Nolan's latest film looks at the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II.

Duration:00:25:52

Indigenous actress Lily Gladstone makes history with 'Killers of the Flower Moon' nominations

2/8/2024
Actress Lily Gladstone has made history as the first Indigenous person to be nominated for an Oscar for best actress.

Duration:00:23:51

Confronting "God's Army" and Christian nationalism with dialog

2/7/2024
Leaders in the Christian nationalism movement see the 2024 election cycle as their moment. They have been at the border in Eagle Pass with their self-proclaimed “God’s Army.” They have been preaching hate against migrants. But they were met by the anti-Christian nationalism organization, Vote Common Good, a group that seeks engagement and dialog.

Duration:00:48:50

How immigration is center stage in 2024 politics

2/6/2024
As Texas Governor Greg Abbott challenges the U.S. government for control of the southern border claiming President Biden is refusing to enforce immigration laws, immigration has become one of the most divisive issues in the 2024 election cycle. New Yorker staff writer Jonathan Blitzer's new book is called "Everyone Who is Gone is Here."

Duration:00:49:06

Biden's pause on new LNG exports

2/5/2024
The Biden administration announced a temporary pause on new approvals for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports, except for emergencies. And the issue has gotten very political—very fast.

Duration:00:24:21

A sharecropper's daughter: Ruth J. Simmons' Journey

2/5/2024
From a sharecropping family in Jim Crow Texas to becoming the first Black president of an Ivy League university, former Brown University president, Ruth Simmons, writes about her incredible life in her memoir “Up Home: One Girl's Journey."

Duration:00:24:57

Trump the defendant

2/1/2024
Democracy on Trial is a two-hour documentary that probes the roots of the criminal cases against former President Trump stemming from his 2020 election loss. Amid the 2024 presidential race, the documentary examines the House Jan. 6 committee’s evidence, the threat to democracy and the historic charges against Trump.

Duration:00:49:05

Microplastics are infiltrating our food, our bodies, and our health

1/31/2024
From chicken nuggets to tofu, American proteins have a microplastics problem. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastics which carry a host of potential health risks.Microplastics are everywhere. A new study has found them where they've never been seen before, sitting deep inside human lungs. We inhale a credit card of plastic every week.

Duration:00:49:05