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, at-risk 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.

He is an avid runner (though don't ask him what his marathon times are because he doesn't want to talk about them), and loves Graham Greene characters more than he loves most people. 

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San Antonio wants to be a city on the rise, but revitalizing downtown, adding housing, and rehabilitating older neighborhoods, means that property values rise. With rising property values and property taxes, gentrification becomes a reality. 

Gentrification is a word with a lot of baggage and brings to mind the rapid change of neighborhoods that pushes out longtime residents, and is often associated with the character of a place being lost.

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The relationship between China and the U.S. has been evolving since the "opening" of the country in the 1970s, most notably marked by President Richard Nixon's trip to the country.

Professional China-observer for the CIA, Department of Defense, and other government entities, Mike Pillsbury, wants U.S. leaders to rethink our tone, strategy, and narrative when it comes to the newly minted largest economy in the world.

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  Bexar County Jail saw a spike in its female residents from around 450 in 2011 to over 700 today. This near doubling of the population means the jail needs more women in its ranks. Men are not allowed to work in many living areas for incarcerated females, despite what you saw on Orange Is The New Black. 

Why are we seeing this spike? Who should apply for these kinds of jobs with the county?


  • Raul Banasco, deputy chief and jail administrator for Bexar County's Adult detention center
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A recent investigation by the Austin American-Statesman found that hundreds of law enforcement officers across Texas could not be called as witnesses because they lacked credibility. Instances ranging from outright deception to falsifying evidence have disqualified officers in the minds of District Attorneys in the state. 

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Nearly 60,000 minors crossed last spring, primarily from Central America, kicking off widespread debate about what caused the mass influx and how best to deal with it