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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Bexar County Appraisal District

As Bexar County homeowners open their annual appraisals, many are surprised at the jump in their property values.

Coming on the heels of last year's seven percent rise is this another hike of 11 percent. It has a lot of people talking and has even become a political talking point for candidates wrapping up this year's Mayoral race.

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This weekend San Antonio votes on whether or not they should vote. 

After a multi-year plan to bring streetcar to San Antonio imploded, and a successful push by anti-streetcar advocates last year, a charter amendment was put on the ballot that--if passed--would require a vote by the people to approve any project dealing with light rail or streetcar.

How did we get here? What is the future of mass transit in San Antonio?

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Polaris Project www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

Human trafficking ensnares 20 million people and is a $150 billion criminal enterprise, and the United States isn't immune. 

Last year there were more than 5,000 reported cases of sex or labor trafficking in the country and here in Texas in 2014 there were 452. But those numbers pale in comparison to the estimates. The Polaris Project says 100,000 children are trafficked for sex in a year, which is just one segment of one area of trafficking.

Robert Scoble http://bit.ly/1Q20DSP

The American workplace doesn't engage its workers. Almost an equal number of employees surveyed described themselves as completely disengaged from their work (30 percent) as those that said they were engaged (32 percent), in a recent Gallup poll.

Since 2000 U.S. employee engagement has averaged at less than a third of employees.

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Both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives have passed legislation that would loosen restrictions on terminal patients accessing experimental drugs that aren't approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If signed into affect by Gov. Abbott the law would make  Texas the 17th state to approve such measures. 

What could the law change mean for the terminally ill in Texas? Will this affect scientific research?

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