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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In 2009, the Affordable Care Act was still a bill making its way through congress.  One proposal, which many considered modest, was trying to mandate repayments for doctors who talk to and counsel patients about advanced directives and end-of-life care.  

Advocates said it offered a voluntary incentive to fully inform patients about the human cost of their treatments, and that it offered options.

Critics of the program – largely from the right– had big concerns. 

It was Christmas in July last Thursday when the moratorium on signing free agents lifted and Portland Trailblazer LaMarcus Aldridge signed a new max contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

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This morning, President Barack Obama announced a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the reduction of U.S. sanctions.

According to news reports, the deal could mean an additional 500,000 gallons of oil added daily to the global market.

Despite the many hurdles the deal still faces, the price of oil opened down today.

And that is after it was already struggling to maintain $50 per barrel for the past week.

What could the deal mean short-term for South Texas?


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The history of the pig is indelibly intertwined with humanity's. The animal has been reviled by some cultures but embraced by others, why?

While smarter than dogs, the more enlightened animal may be the key to a sustainable protein source as populations swell. The problem in the U.S. is the national norm for raising swine has caused ecological harm to communities and harm to the animals themselves.