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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Texas is known for a few things... the Dallas Cowboys (sorry Houston fans), Tex-Mex (it's in the name), and the border. But while its politicians may be red, wine still isn't the first thing people think about the Lone Star State, despite a burgeoning industry. 

According to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Assocation they saw an 88 percent growth between 2005 and 2013, with nearly $2 billion in economic impact. But how good is Texas wine? And how does it compare?

As the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil remains at low levels, a different kind of oil is getting a foothold in South Texas--olive oil.

It should come as no surprise--with an arid climate and sparse landscape that looks and feels like other olive-growing regions of the world--but until very recently, it had never been attempted.  The results of early attempts by Saundra Winokur were grim. She explained she has tried 38 different kinds of olive trees in Texas, and that her first 1000, from Egypt, died off.

What could be the future for this burgeoning crop?

Late last week, Brian Chasnoff at the San Antonio Express-News got his hands on a draft copy of a hotly contested and some might say suppressed city-commissioned report on San Antonio's water security. The study, conducted by Texas A&M University labeled the Vista Ridge pipeline deal, which will cost San Antonio more than $3 billion by the time all is said and done. 

You can read the entire report here.  

Ryan Loyd / Texas Public Radio

Mayor Ivy Taylor has been no stranger to big decisions, since she took office there have been dust ups with the public safety contracts, she helped secure Google Fiber, committed money to a rail system connecting the city to its northern neighbors and will oversee the city as it adds the largest tower to its skyline in a generation. 

Mayor Taylor is pushing to bring the San Antonio Missions baseball to a downtown location. How could it impact the area? 

Late last year the city proposed a big annexation, now Mayor Taylor has called for a reevaluation, why the reversal?

Nick Stepowyj

Jane Goodall changed the way we look at primates and at ourselves. Her generations long study of Chimpanzees revolutionized our understanding of our genetic forebears. Her observations of the use of tools, the hunting of other, smaller species of monkeys, and the familial relationships all laid the groundwork for a new paradigm in the Human-Primate relationship.

A new book, "The Jane Effect" charts the impact of her work and celebrity on the study of primates and how we view nature.