Paul Flahive

Producer - "The Source"

Paul Flahive is the producer for Texas Public Radio's live, call-in show, "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 for weekend programs. 

Flahive's love of the audio feature led him east to work for the Third Coast International Audio Festival as an assistant, which was at the time a part of Chicago Public Radio. 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, at-risk 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.

He is an avid runner (though don't ask him what his marathon times are because he doesn't want to talk about them), and loves Graham Greene characters more than he loves most people. 

Ways To Connect

Mark Menzies

Have you ever wondered about the physics of slipping on a banana peel? How about the Marxist interpretation of people's fascination with Duchess Middleton's posterior? No, really? What about the incidence of human injury and death by being crushed by a vending machine?

Well someone has wondered, researched and published studies on all of these questions.  And chances are, while you hadn't wondered about any of these things before, you kind of do now? 

One of the San Antonio Express-News images up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. See more at
Bob Owen Courtesy San Antonio Express-News

War, crime, drought, poverty have been represented strongly in journalism for generations.

They take up column inches and broadcast minutes. But while well-explained and intellectually understood, words often fall short in translating the full meaning of these and many other issues. The power of photographs to communicate the desperation of poverty, the fear of crime, the complexity of war, and the impact of the news on people and the environment is incalculable. 

San Antonio has a big population and a large footprint. The next Mayor of the city will have to deal with impending issues like urban redevelopment, gentrification, water conservation, growing industry, and a myriad of transportation issues.

Where the city goes can be directed by a Mayor's vision. We invited four of the leading candidate in next month's city election to discover their visions for San Antonio. We invite your calls (210-614-8980) and emails (thesource [at]


Fiesta Commission

The  history of Fiesta continues this week. The 124-year-old San Antonio tradition has changed but only little when compared to the dramatic changes to the surrounding city.

We talk with Lewis Fisher about Fiesta, a changing San Antonio and more.

Paul Flahive, Texas Public Radio

Four women continue their push for exoneration in the case that sent them to prison for more than a decade for a crime they say never took place.

The San Antonio Four, as the media took to calling them, is made up of Kristie Mayhugh, Anna Vasquez, Cassandra Rivera, and Elizabeth Ramirez.

They go before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Wednesday to make their case again that they committed no crime.