Paul Flahive

Producer - "The Source"

Paul Flahive is the producer for Texas Public Radio's award winning live, call-in program, "The Source." He has worked in public radio on and off since he before graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in journalism and political science. While there he worked for the local public radio station, WSUI/KSUI, as a production assistant on their show "Talk of Iowa" as well as a reporter and host for weekend programs. 

Paul's love of the audio feature led him east to work for the Third Coast International Audio Festival as an assistant, which was part of Chicago Public Radio at the time. From there he moved to Alaska to run a journalism-based, after-school program for teenagers called the Alaska Teen Media Institute. Taking a break from full-time journalism, he ran an outreach program for homeless youth and victims of human trafficking for Covenant House Alaska.

A quick tour as show runner for the live show Arctic Entries led him back to radio.

As producer of "The Source," Paul was honored with two 2015 Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club, one for Best Talk Program and the other for Best Public Affairs Segment.

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An estimated 9-11 million people are infected with the Chagas disease. It is transmitted from the bite of the Triatominae bug, or "kissing bug," and after years of being carried can damage the infected person's heart. Chagas was once thought to be containted purely in tropical countries, but Dr. Seema Yasmin a professor of public health at University of Texas, Dallas says that is wrong and that America's blood supply, which doesn't regularly screen for the disease, is in for a rude awakening. / cc

When is the right time to start getting screened for prostate cancer, and what are the right tests?

Some questions seem so simple, but can elicit a number of different answers.  Right now there is a debate regarding the use of a once standard test, the Prostate-specific antigen test, was found to lack merit in terms of benefits to harm, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.  

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Former Governor Rick Perry's legal team was back in court on Wednesday hoping to get the final felony dismissed in his abuse of power case. An earlier count was thrown out in July. Nothing was decided though in the case against Texas' longest serving Governor. 

Thursday afternoon, the San Antonio City Council removed a 30 year-old ban on food trucks being within 300 feet of a brick and mortar restaurant. The ordinance had been orchestrated to offer a preference to store-based dining at the expense of food trucks, say opponents. 

District 10 San Antonio City Councilman Mike Gallagher says the thing that struck him about the ordinance was from the perspective of a mom and pop restaurant.

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Early Monday morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he would direct state officials to keep refugees from Syria out of the state. At the time he was one of only four governors attempting  to bar refugees from the war-torn country. By the end of the day he was one of 15 Governors and by the following day, more than half of all U.S. Governors were asking the Feds to keep the as many as 10,000 refugees the Obama Administration says it will take.