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 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.


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

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.


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?


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. 


  • 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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The new water rate proposed by the San Antonio Water System will go before the San Antonio City Council soon, and there are some who think the rate is fleecing residents. Meredith McGuire from the Sierra Club argues that the rate continues a policy of subsidizing developers and suburban sprawl at the expense of the the common user through fixed, regressive fees, and a rate that rewards commercial and industrial users.