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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The city of Austin sued its appraisal district–the Travis Appraisal District–last week. But what you might think is a family affair, could have repercussions across the state. 

The lawsuit accuses the appraisal district of undervaluing commercial properties, which they argue puts a greater tax burden on residential properties. Far from disagreeing with the lawsuit, the chief appraisal officer was at the press conference saying the district needs more data from commercial sales to make better appraisals. But that data is constitutionally protected.

The San Antonio Missions were made a world heritage site a few short months ago.The historic structures that are shared between the National Parks Service, the State of Texas, and the Catholic Church, were built by native peoples and was the center of life for generations.

We talk about the native histories of the San Antonio Missions.

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Hollie Toups found herself in a waking nightmare when she discovered intimate photos of herself were being shared on a website with links to her social media streams on a website called Texxxan.com.

Toups contacted the website to try and get the photos taken down. The images, which had been taken 10 years prior and posted at some point without her knowledge, were then used against her as the website host said he was willing to remove them for a price.

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It's been a rough week for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, in addition to losing another lawyer, his third since proceedings began, a poll released earlier in the week found that nearly two thirds of likely GOP voters wanted him to resign and more than half of Tea-Partiers felt the same way.

Paxton was in court Thursday and talked tough with reporters afterward, but will he survive this storm?

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In a new book, Greg Grandin details the impact of one of the most controversial figures in U.S. history, Henry Kissinger. Chronicling the decades of influence Kissinger had over multiple presidencies and in turn the American mind, Grandin tries to unravel the importance of the man to history. 

Guest:

  • Greg Grandin, Author of "Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman" and a Professor of History at New York University

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