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 and at-risk youth and with 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 it), and loves Graham Greene characters more than he loves most people. 

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The Source - September 9, 2014
8:40 am
Wed September 10, 2014

The Source: 20 Years of GOP Domination

The Republican Party of Texas was once the unwinnable team. Democrats were the party of the south and Texas reflected that election after election. So in 1978 when Bill Clements became the first republican Governor in over 100 years it was a surprise.

State democrats may have assuaged their fears with the knowledge that it was a off-election year and voter turnout was low, and--after all--it was only one office.

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The Source - September 9, 2014
11:42 am
Tue September 9, 2014

The Source: Obesity In America, Limited Signs Of Hope

Credit The State Of Obesity 2014 / http://bit.ly/1nJ4TqS

We are fat--capital "F" fat. But after years of public health campaigns stressing the importance of exercise, healthy eating and access to healthy foods there are some positives to report.

In fact the authors changed the name of the study after 10 years from "F" is For Fat to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America to highlight the limited signs of hope there is for the United States.

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The Source - September 8, 2014
2:22 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

The Source: Threat To Public Safety? Giving To Panhandlers May Soon Get You Ticketed

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Last week San Antonio Police Chief William McManus pitched city council an ordinance rewrite that would allow police to ticket people who give to panhandlers on San Antonio streets.

Support in council is divided on the proposal; some see it as a freedom of speech issue, while others note high complaints about panhandlers from constituents. 

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The Source - September 8, 2014
10:30 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The Source: Group Seeks To Change Historic Designation Process

Credit David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

  The battle to change the city's ordinance dealing with neighborhood historic designation, and the process for attaining it, continues.

A very motivated group of homeowners in the Mahncke Park neighborhood, upset about the ongoing attempt to make their neighborhood "historic," has been calling  city councilors, emailing media outlets, filing open records requests, and trying to change it to a "more democratic" method. They say they aren't being listened to.

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The Source - September 4, 2014
5:38 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

The Source: With Less Than A Month On Their Contract, No Police Negotiations Scheduled

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

With less than 30 days left on the contracts of public safety workers, the city says it has no negotiations currently scheduled with either police or fire unions.

The city and police union representatives met several times in the past 6 months to try and forge a deal, but the two groups were unable to come to compromise on the future of police health and pension benefits. Officials with the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association declined to negotiate with the city. 

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The Source - September 4, 2014
11:53 am
Thu September 4, 2014

The Source: Ken Burns' America Explored Through The Roosevelts

Credit US Library of Congress

The Roosevelt clan is explored in a new film series by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

"Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. There is no other family that has had more influence on other Americans than this family." - Ken Burns

The influential family's accolades were both political as well as humanitarian.

The two presidents among them held the highest office for 19 of the 20th century's first 45 years.

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The Source - September 3, 2014
5:06 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

The Source: Stage 5 Drought Restrictions Around The Corner, EAA Pays Farmers Not To Pump

Credit Paul Flahive / ©

 

The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) is looking hard at the J-17 well that determines San Antonio's drought level. As it stood today the aquifer level was at 625.24 ft. The 625 ft has special importance. When the well has been there for a 10-day average the San Antonio Pool of the Edwards Aquifer goes into stage 5 pumping restrictions, which is a 44 percent reduction in pumping.

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The Source - September 3, 2014
10:47 am
Wed September 3, 2014

The Source: Fixes For A Broken Immigration Court System

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While comprehensive immigration reform continues to go fallow, millions already in the country and even more outside the U.S. hope to become citizens. 

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The Source - September 2, 2014
11:39 am
Tue September 2, 2014

The Source: Voter ID Law Back In Court

Credit Chris Eudaily / TPR News

This morning Texas' voter ID law had opening arguments in the U.S. district court in Corpus Christi.

Texas is among 30 states that passed voter ID laws, and it is one of the strictest in the country according to the National Council of State Legislatures.  

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