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.

Ways To Connect

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD

As the United States military presence pivots towards the Pacific, the relations with its allies especially Japan, have never been more important.

Sean Hobson / The Texas Tribune

Jobs are hard to come by in remote, rural Texas, so when large for-profit prisons came to town offering jobs and basically guaranteed revenue to public coffers, County Judges saw it as manna from Heaven.

But now, thirty years after the first private prison was built in the state, the boom has not only peaked, it is going flat in several counties across the state, leaving questions about financial liability. 

So what happened?

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The idea of brithright citizenship has been the norm in this Country since  the 14th Amendment was passed more than a century ago.

This political cycle, as with cycles passed, the constitutionality and practicality of the idea is being challenged from the right, first by GOP front runner Donald Trump. 

Mose Buchele / NPR StateImpact

Declining demand in China-as well as fear over that country's economiy-has sent the price of oil dropping to new six-year lows today, sitting at just over $38 a barrel of West Texas Intermediate. 

[State Department photo/ Public Domain]

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