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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Last Week, Mayor Ivy Taylor was granted a waiver for any ethics complaints, past or future, over a conflict of interest that existed last year. The conflict, Taylor - as Mayor - was a board member of the San Antonio Housing Authority, while her husband collected housing vouchers from SAHA for low-income tenants.

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Dopamine is one of the biggest reasons we feel pleasure when it comes to reward and to achieving goals, it is also the chemical that Methamphetamines and Cocaine hijack in order to give the highs you get.

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In the past 6 months, 7,500 people representing a combined $164 million in student loans have asked to have their student loans forgiven. Citing a 20-year old law that had before 2015 only been used 3 times, the law provides  loan forgiveness for defrauded students.

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Texas has had too few primary care doctors for a while. It has been characterized by some as a "potential crisis." Building new medical schools seems like the best way to deal with that, so the state built new medical schools in Austin, the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso, and are exploring more campuses in Houston and in North Texas. 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that daily fantasy sports - played on websites like FanDuel or DraftKings - is gambling and therefore illegal in the state.  His opinions are not legally binding and therefore major daily fantasy outlets continue to operate in Texas and are calling the AG's interpretation of law wrongheaded.

What does it mean for daily fantasy sports in Texas, and what will mean for the next legislative session?

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