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. 


The Source - January 13, 2015
12:38 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

The Source: Where Are City And Public Safety Unions On Contract?

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Last January, the City of San Antonio began negotiations with public safety unions to renew their contract.

The city's goal was to reduce the expenditure on health care and pension benefits that are significantly higher than other public employee packages.

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The Source - January 12, 2015
4:46 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

The Source: The 2015 Legislative Preview

Credit Ryan Poppe / TPR News

The Texas Legislature begins its biennial session Tuesday in Austin. 

Tax cuts, school finance, tuition re-regulation, vouchers, all hot-button issues that will break along party lines as much as along the urban vs rural divide.

What do you want from the Texas Legislature this year. What big issues are you hoping are addressed?


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The Source - December 12, 2015
1:13 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

The Source: Is San Antonio Rudderless In The Post-Castro Age?

Credit White House

Few would deny that former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was a charismatic and dynamic leader. It was those attributes that allowed him to turn a nearly-unpaid city mayor job, at $3,000 a year, into the cabinet of the most powerful man on the planet, as U.S. Secretary of housing and urban development. 

But as San Antonio reevaluates everything from transportation and public safety, to conservation and urban transformation, has the city seen a slow down or even an outright reversal of the vision for the city?

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The Source - January 8, 2015
5:02 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

The Source: Battling Drought With The Edwards Aquifer Authority

Remember the drought?

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The Source - January 8, 2015
10:53 am
Thu January 8, 2015

The Source: Director, Designer, Inspirer: Robert Rehm's Was A Life Less Ordinary

Rehm's Pope John Paul II masks were a huge success when the Pontiff visited San Antonio. Reportedly Good Morning America talked to him about his creation.
Robert Rehm


Before his death on Sunday at the age of 61, Robert Rehm was a theater director, a graphic designer, and an arts philanthropist in San Antonio for decades.

His work at Jefferson High School's theater department inspired many students to pursue a career in the medium. His graphic design graced chests from Texas Public Radio members, with his donated design for a TPR shirt, to Paul McCartney, who wore one of his designs for the animal-welfare group PETA.

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The Source -
1:13 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

The Source: The NFL Coming To Town Might Be A Bad Idea

Credit Nathan Cone


On Monday, The Los Angeles Times reported a group of developers that included the owner of the St Louis Rams, Stan Kroenke, announced plans to build an NFL Stadium in a Los Angeles suburb.

Kroenke's involvement gave rise to speculation on whether the Rams would return to Los Angeles, where they played from 1946 to 1994. 

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The Source - January 6, 2014
12:41 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

The Source: Public Corruption On The Border

Convicted former Hidalgo County Sheriff “Lupe” Treviño was recognized Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 in commemoration of a recent double award to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office by the Texas Association of Counties for Best Practices for Achievement and Innovation in recognition of the successful execution of Operation A.P.E.
Credit Hidalgo County

Last month, the FBI launched a special investigative unit in the Rio Grande Valley, with the one major focus: to find and prosecute corrupt elected officials 

The task force was formed after several high-profile cases of public corruption were discovered throughout the valley. School boards, county sheriff's, and many others have been implicated in vote buying and drug trafficking, using state salaries to finance sordid activities. 

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The Source - January 5, 2015
12:33 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

The Source: Hands On The Wheel With Distracted Driving Law

Credit Chris Eudaily / TPR News


The ordinance passed with little controversy, but that didn't mean that people liked that it just became illegal to use your phone while driving.

Texting, calling, using Google maps or furiously trying to open Shazam before the song on the radio ended all became against the law in the Alamo City on Jan. 1.

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The Source - December 31, 2014
12:19 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

The Source: 2014's Texas-Sized Stories In Review

2014 was a wild year for Texas.

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