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. 

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  Obesity is a big problem in San Antonio and Bexar County. Of the more than 1.8 million people that live in Bexar, 65 percent are estimated to be overweight and obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Julián Castro has been running the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development for nine months. In that time he has shepherded millions of dollars to communities for a variety of issues. One of the biggest issues in the nation he says is the tightening of credit standards for people seeking home loans as well as access to affordable housing.

How can communities improve the inner city while maintaining the character and longtime residents of neighborhoods?

The head of the San Antonio Housing Authority is the latest local official to get the call from Washington DC.

 Lourdes Castro Ramirez will be joining Former mayor and now Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro at the agency as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.  Secretary Castro says he is happy to finally have her on the team.

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD

With more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. saw an incredible spike in the number of suicides in its active-duty servicemen and women as well as veterans. At one point, as the wars wound down, the number of suicides was outpacing deaths from enemy combatants in the U.S. military.

Undoubtedly, the rise in awareness of military suicide, along with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has made an impact in the lives of veterans and active-duty soldiers. There is still a lot to learn about strategies and interventions to prevent suicide and ease the burden of PTSD.

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Earlier this month the San Antonio Express-News reported the dirt being excavated from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center expansion project was initially recommended to be disposed of in a qualified landfill because it  was flagged as potentially harmful do to containing levels of mercury, arsenic, lead, barium, and selenium that "exceeded regulatory levels."