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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Ryan Poppe / TPR News

The Texas Legislature is spoiling for a fight, but not between political parties, between houses and it all has to do with competing visions of Texas.

The Texas Senate has been talking about big tax cuts, but the house is talking much smaller ball cuts as well as more money for transportation, education, and social services. 

What are the big differences and what will it all mean when the two bodies try to make one budget.

Guests:

UHS

**Update: This afternoon the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, part of this package was stop-gap, two-year funding of the Health Care Trust Fund which funds Federally Qualified Health Centers.

The federal government will be winding down funding programs for low-income healthcare providers over the course of the next few years. One that provides funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers will be gone at the end of September if not reauthorized, which would mean $133 million lost by the state per year.

Once a small group of terrorist fighters from al-Qaeda--cast out for being too barbaric--now a powerful force committing atrocities and holding territory across Syria and Iraq, the rise of ISIS was something neither the west nor their Qaeda brethren expected. 

As the United States steps up its air attacks against ISIS targets, officials in the military have admitted their inability to effectively counter the propaganda and ideology of the brutal terror group.

Eileen Pace

Tomorrow House Bill 80 goes to the floor of the Texas House of Representatives for a vote. The bill would ban texting while driving across the state, making Texas the 46th state to pass such a law.

While the bill has enjoyed bipartisan support in the legislature and broad public support across the state it has failed several times to make it from bill to law, being vetoed by former Governor Rick Perry in 2011 and was failed to pass the Texas Senate in 2013.

EdTech Stanford School of Medicine

David Williams was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. The cancer was attacked with radiation and chemotherapy and then removed. But it was back within the year.

Rather than go through the harsh regimen again, doctors from the Cancer Therapy & Research  Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center suggested a new treatment. A treatment that would turn Williams, a 54 year-old Natalia man, into what is essentially, a guinea pig. 

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