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 - July 17, 2014
9:56 am
Thu July 17, 2014

The Source: A Biography Of The Second Amendment

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In very few places has the syntax of a sentence caused more excitement, passion, hatred, and hyperbole than the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Is the militia a limitation on who gets guns? The people an afterthought? Or, is it the other way around and the militia is the less important of the two?

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The Source - July 16, 2014
12:24 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

The Source: Cracking Down On Science Fraud

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The foundation of science is tested, repeatable experiments with good data.

When people lie in science, fabricate data, the peer-review process is supposed to keep fraudsters from publishing. But as science expands it becomes more complex and the number of journals flourishes.

As a result of being treated as a business, a number of high-profile frauds are occurring, and sometimes the journals themselves are complicit.

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The Source - July 16, 2014
10:31 am
Wed July 16, 2014

The Source: Wanted: New Mayor, Apply Within

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Outgoing Mayor Julián Castro leaves some pretty big shoes to fill. The popular mayor was known nationwide and whether you liked him or not he brought a spotlight to San Antonio. As Castro prepares to leave for a cabinet job at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, several potential heirs on city council jockey for position.

What do you want from your next mayor? Do you want someone to continue the "decade of downtown" proposals of Castro or someone who wants to refocus on other areas? 

What will next year's race look like?

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The Source - July 15, 2014
2:12 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

The Source: Politics Is A Joke

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In a 2007 Pew Poll, Jon Stewart was ranked as one of the most admired journalists in the country. The problem being that "The Daily Show" host is actually a comedian, and his news-skewering show is not, in-fact, news.

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The Source - July 15, 2014
10:40 am
Tue July 15, 2014

The Source: Speeding Up Deportations And Pressure To Reclassify

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Yesterday Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, introduced legislation to amend a 2008 law giving more legal protections to immigrant minors from noncontiguous countries to allow for speedier deportations.

Earlier this month President Obama called for similar changes to the law. 

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The Source - July 14, 2014
1:56 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

The Source: Resegrating Our Schools

What cities of Baton Rouge and St. George would look like.

For years studies have been pointing to the trend of diminishing diversity in public education. The word resegregation gets thrown around to describe the phenomena.

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The Source - July 14, 2014
12:12 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

The Source: Texas Redistricting Back In San Antonio Federal Court

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The future of Texas' election maps is murky. Heck, after the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in Shelby v Holder, the future of the future of Texas' election maps is murky, with federal preclearance of voting law changes in states with a history of racial discrimination.

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The Source - July 10, 2014
1:26 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

The Source: Hays Street Bridge In Court

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The Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group sued the city of San Antonio in 2012 alleging that the city had broken a contract to develop donated land adjacent to the bridge into a park.

The city, which has sold the land to Alamo Brewing Company, says the land was never part of the deal to restore the bridge.  The trial began yesterday.

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The Source - July 10,2014
12:55 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

The Source: Public Safety Through Transparency Or Opaqueness?

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The recent decision by Attorney General Greg Abbott to stop making the locations of Tier Two chemicals public has a lot of people talking.

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The Source - July 10, 2014
10:58 am
Thu July 10, 2014

The Source: This Week In Government Spying

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