Paul Flahive

Technology & Entrepreneurship Reporter; Creator of Worth Repeating

Paul Flahive is the Technology & Entrepreneurship Reporter for Texas Public Radio. He has worked in public media across the country from Iowa City to Chicago to Anchorage then here in San Antonio. 

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. In 2016 he was honored with an Anson Jones Award from the Texas Medical Association for a story he did on community clinics.

Paul is also a co-host and creator of TPR's live storytelling program, Worth Repeating.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Technology and Entrepreneurship News Fund including The 80/20 Foundation, Group 42, rackspace, The Elmendorf Family Fund, UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Denim Group, SecureLogix, VentureLab, Conceptual MindWorks, Inc., and Giles-Parscale.

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Courtesy Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The San Antonio City Council has voted to loan $250,000 to the Texas Biomedical Research Institute for a new high-security lab.  Bio-safety level 4 labs, or BSL-4 labs, research the deadliest pathogens like Ebola and Marburg.

The handful of labs in the United States have become increasingly in demand. A 2014 study showed outbreaks of infectious diseases had grown exponentially in the past thirty years.

Since Monday, Jackie Washington Miller's students have been listening to the audio book Nimona on their ride to Cameron Elementary school.

Washington Miller, a senior school bus driver with the district says the kids have been quiet, intensely listening to the book.

"And as soon as they see me they said, 'Miss Jackie, Miss Jackie. Are we going to listen to the book today?" says Washington Miller explaining the kids check to make sure they start the place they left off. 

Paul Flahive / Texas Public Radio

Jayden Burnette says she was bullied online so badly by an ex-boyfriend and others at her high school that she transferred to another one in San Antonio.

"It led to a lot of anxiety, depression, several negative thoughts that just were really hard to get out of," said Burnette.

NASA and Amir Caspi

Next Monday's eclipse brings total darkness on a path mirroring one from 99 years ago, and it affords U.S. scientists a unique opportunity on their home court.

In short, the sun is too bright to study the planet Mercury and the Sun's corona. No Sun means they can see both, but only for about two minutes and 40 seconds. 

NASA and Southwest Research Institute, however, are going to get as much as four minutes of high-quality viewing by chasing the darkness across Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois at 460 miles per hour in a couple of high-altitude jets. 

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Kelly Isbell, the former principal of San Antonio Independent School District's newest technology school is suing the district and others for firing her. The lawsuit filed Tuesday comes just six days before the school is scheduled to open the doors for its inaugural class.

Kelly Isbell was hired to open the first Centers for Applied Science and Technology, or CAST Tech. Her contract was not renewed in May, which surprised many in San Antonio's technology industry. 

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