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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What are the costs? What things are parents weighing before they make that big choice, and what role can government and companies play?

Brandon Watts

Last week, TechBloc, a local nonprofit advocacy group seeking to give political clout to San Antonio's technology industry, announced that it was partnering with Bexar County to create a technology competition that would help inspire local firms to innovate.

Called the "Techovate Battle," the tech competition would award a grant to winning Techovate competitors to develop their businesses. 

What could come out of this competition?


Ed Shipul

On Monday, The National Labor Relations Board punted on the question of whether college football players are employees. In a unanimous ruling the board overruled a regional director of the NLRB who found that players at Northwestern University were employees and therefore could unionize. Stating that asserting their jurisdiction would not serve the stability of labor markets the NLRB has left it to the courts to sort out whether or not students athletes are employees.

Marsha Miller / University of Texas

An Atlantic Magazine cover story is making big waves over how our college campuses function as part of the marketplace of ideas. "The Coddling of The American Mind" posits that the idea-scrubbing, offense-removing, and free-speech limiting  policies on campus are actually counter to what colleges should be about and aren't preparing students for the "real world" and may cause mental health issues.

Now that the San Antonio Missions are a World Heritage Site, big money is predicted to flow into the community in the form of tourism. The sites, some of which sit in low-income communities, could provide a spark to the neighborhoods and revitalizing these areas. Already the Archidiocese of San Antonio has leased the land behind Mission Concepcion to a developer to build apartments.