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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The Source - November 6, 2014
4:23 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

The Source: National Insecurity

Credit NBC news

David Rothkopf takes two presidents to task in his new nook "National Insecurity: American Leadership in the Age of Fear." Chiding both President Obama and his Predecessor George W. Bush for their failures and false starts in foreign policy, Rothkopf wants to see America to engage with its allies again to secure the world from harm.

Guest:

  • David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of the FP group, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine. Rothkopf was also a deputy secretary of Commerce for President Bill Clinton. 
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The Source - November 6, 2014
11:55 am
Thu November 6, 2014

The Source: Mind-Machine Science Will Change Everything

Credit Allan Ajifo http://bit.ly/1pr45xg / cc

The 2014 World Cup raised the hopes of the disabled and redefined how people look at technology when a paraplegic man named Juliano Pinto, who is completely paralysed from the lower torso down, used a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton to perfrom the ceremonial first kick.

That robotic suit, which caught the world's attntion at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena in June, may end up redefining how we think about humanity.

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The Source - November 5, 2014
11:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

The Source: Latino Cancer Rate Expected To Rise 142 Percent In Coming Decades

Credit EdTech Stanford School of Medicine

  Cancer is the number one killer of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States, surpassing heart disease in 2012. According to Redes En Acción, the National Latino Cancer Research Network, rates of cancer in this community will rise by 142 percent over the next 20 years.

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The Source - November 4, 2014
1:05 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

The Source: San Antonio's "Unbanked"

Credit "2013 FDIC Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households" / Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

San Antonio got some unexpected and  good news last week. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the rate of "unbanked" households--those who do not have a bank account--dropped by almost half since the last survey done in 2011.  The biennial survey showed San Antonio drop from a 15.5 percent to 8.1 percent for households classified as unbanked.

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The Source - November 3, 2014
1:44 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

The Source: "Dark Money" And Campaign Shenanigans In The Era Of Billion Dollar Elections

Credit Chris Eudaily / TPR News

1 million TV ads filling the nation's airwaves and record outside PAC spending are putting 2014's midterm elections on pace to possibly become the most expensive midterm cycle in U.S. history, beating 2010's $4 billion mark. 

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The Source - October 30, 2014
4:52 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

The Source: Overdiagnosing Our Kids

Credit EdTech Stanford School of Medicine

The incidence of overdiagnosing adults is well established in medical literature. Overdiagnosing is the process by which an abnormality is found in a patient, but the knowledge of, the exams to discover and subsequent treatments for the disease have no positive impact on the life of the patient. More often than not it in fact has many negatives. 

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The Source - October 30, 2014
11:54 am
Thu October 30, 2014

The Source: Changing Dynamics Between Police And Mentally Ill

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union released dash-cam footage of six Michigan policemen killing a mentally ill homeless man brandishing a pen knife who  appeared to be of little threat. The 2012 video and its recorded 46 gun shots showed Milton Hall die, and punctuated the many instances of the volatile mix that is police and the mentally ill.

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The Source - October 29, 2014
4:18 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

The Source: Vista Ridge Looks To Pass With Unanswered Questions

The future of San Antonio's water supply may be all but assured by a city council vote tomorrow. The deal would secure 50,000 acre feet of water for the city at a cost of $3.4 billion. Vista Ridge, the company with the water rights, will transport the water 142 miles from Burleson County and the Carrizo Wilcox Aquifer.

The Mayor has already voted affirmatively on  it as a San Antonio Water System board member and many on the council have voiced support, including district 9 Council Member Joe Krier. 

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