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.

Ways To Connect

Eric Pouhier

The city of San Antonio continues to grapple with how they deal with homeless individuals and how the world perceives it.

The fracas erupted over the ticketing of a local homeless feeding advocate, Joan Cheever, who for years has been providing food in downtown parks via her Chow Train organization. She was ticketed for lacking a permit which she insists she has.

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After San Antonio city leaders pulled the plug on the biggest mass transit project in several generations–streetcar–many are looking to VIA, the city-wide transit system, to still find ways to more efficiently move people around. 

City Council Member Rey Saldaña, determined to get a ground-level view, took the bus and only the bus for a month. Now he has some ideas on how to improve it.


  • Rey Saldaña, district 4 City Council Member
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According to a study released Monday, San Antonio leads the nation in credit card debt. While the city's residents and others across the country purchase less on their credit cards, it is still catching many in a vicious cycle. 

Why is San Antonio running up such a bill? What resources exist in the community to help?


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Training through the heat of a south Texas summer can be daunting for the novice and skilled runner alike.  This week has been the hottest so far this year, what are you doing to try and stay active? What safety precautions do you need to take?


  • Sally Seeker, longtime runner in San Antonio
  • Dr. William Cooke, chair and professor of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition at the University of Texas San Antonio.
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The United States' broken immigration system and how to deal with it continues to make headlines. The tragic death earlier this month of a san francisco woman at the hands of a man in the country who had with a criminal past who had been in police custody but not held for the Department of Homeland Security for deportation.