The Source

By David Martin Davies

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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

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The Evolution, Impact Of Drums In Modern Music And Society
From jazz to present-day pop, drum kits are one of the most transformative musical inventions. In his book "Kick It," musician, professor and author Matt Brennan dives into the history of drums and drummers, and their impact on both creative culture and society as a whole.
Jun 14, 2021
The True Story Of Stevie Ray Vaughan And His Musical Legacy
Guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan was a Dallas native whose turbulent rise to fame in the 1980s led to both success and tragedy. Alan Paul's co-authored book "Texas Flood" takes an inside look back at the life and legacy of the undisputed rock music icon.
Jun 13, 2021
How America Reckons (And Fails To Reckon) With The History, Legacy Of Slavery
In his new book, writer Clint Smith takes readers on a journey across the U.S. to visit some of the landmarks, monuments and people tasked with preserving and retelling the history of slavery — both remembered and misremembered.
Jun 09, 2021
The Pandemic Challenged Conventional Thinking About Work. Can We Go Back To Business As Usual?
Employers are increasingly urging or issuing hard deadlines for when staff should return to the office full time. After a year of remote work, some employees are feeling uneasy about going back to business as usual. What is the future of work in a post-pandemic world?
Jun 08, 2021
GOP Lawmakers Went Hard Right In 2021 During Texas' 'Most Conservative Legislative Session'
What's been called Texas’ most conservative legislative session in over 30 years has ended, during which GOP lawmakers took an unmistakably hard-right turn toward an agenda full of hot-button conservative issues.
Jun 07, 2021
New Texas 'Anti-Riot' Laws Echo Nationwide Trend Of Ramped-Up Protest Restrictions, Punishments
In the past year, state legislators have introduced more than 100 proposals in 33 different states that would restrict the right to protest.
Jun 06, 2021
Runoff Election Recap: Four New Representatives To Join San Antonio City Council
San Antonio voters across five city council districts turned out in small numbers for the 2021 runoff election.
Jun 06, 2021
Cryptocurrency: A Financial Fad Or The Future Of Money?
What is cryptocurrency and how does it work?
Jun 02, 2021
Senate Bill 7 Fails To Receive Final Vote After House Democrats Walkout At The 11th Hour
Senate Bill 7, the proposed legislation that would modify the way many Texans vote, did not receive a final vote after House Democrats walked out of the Texas Capitol on Sunday night.
Jun 02, 2021
Permitless Carry Destined To Become Law In Texas
The state is preparing for the imminent passage of a bill that would eliminate the requirement for Texans to obtain any kind of license to carry handguns unless they're prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun.
Jun 01, 2021
Candidate Forum: Jada Andrews-Sullivan Faces Jalen McKee-Rodriguez In San Antonio's District 2 Runoff
Incumbent Jada Andrews-Sullivan will face challenger Jalen McKee-Rodriguez in the June runoff to represent District 2 on San Antonio City Council.
Jun 01, 2021
Remembering The Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later
May 31, 2021
Is The U.S. Retirement System Broken?
On one hand, the pandemic is pushing more people into retirement. On the other, millions of Americans feel that they won’t ever be able to retire. Is our retirement system broken?
May 26, 2021
Candidate Forum: Phyllis Viagran, Tomás Uresti Compete To Represent District 3 On San Antonio City Council
City Council hopefuls Phyllis Viagran and Tomás Uresti will go head-to-head in San Antonio's June 5 runoff election.
May 26, 2021
Texas Passes Restrictive Abortion Measures, Effective In September
Effective Sept. 1, abortions will only be allowed in Texas prior to the presence of a fetal heartbeat, baring a medical emergency.
May 24, 2021
Texas Legislative Session Nears End. What's Next?
We're coming up on the end of the Texas legislative session.
May 24, 2021
Districts, Teachers Respond To State Ban On Mask Requirements In Public Schools
Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order banning local governments and public schools from requiring masks.
May 23, 2021
How Can The U.S. Protect Against Hackers And The Rise Of Cyber Warfare?
On May 7, the U.S.' largest fuel pipeline was taken hostage by hackers, effectively paralyzing a system that supplies about 45% of the East Coast's gasoline. School districts, companies, state agencies, local governments and hospitals have also been cyberassault victims. How vulnerable are American entities to cyberattacks and what can be done to protect against these kinds of intangible threats?
May 19, 2021
Candidate Forum: Teri Castillo, Rudy Lopez Vie To Be The New Representative Of City Council District 5
WEDNESDAY on "The Source" — The race to represent District 5 will head to a runoff this summer with political newcomers Teri Castillo and Rudy Lopez on the ballot, as current City Council member Shirley Gonzales terms out after eight years in office.
May 18, 2021
Candidate Forum: Mario Bravo Challenges Incumbent Roberto Treviño For District 1 Seat
District 1 will go to a runoff between longtime councilman Roberto Treviño and challenger Mario Bravo.
May 18, 2021