Paul Flahive

Producer - "The Source" & Co-Host, Creator of Worth Repeating

Paul Flahive is the producer for Texas Public Radio's award winning live, call-in program, "The Source." He has worked in public media across the country from Iowa City to Chicago to Anchorage then here in San Antonio.

From 2009 to 2011 he took a break from full-time journalism, to run an outreach program for homeless youth and victims of human trafficking for Covenant House Alaska.

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.

Paul is also a co-host and architect of TPR's live storytelling program, Worth Repeating.

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The hammering hail storms that San Antonio experienced the past few months included a record-setting $2 billion in damages. When a storm gets labeled the costliest in Texas history, the unscrupulous see an opportunity. 

The City of San Antonio wants homeowners to be wary of con artists and fraudsters looking to take a piece of insurance payouts with phony companies and fake deals.  On this episode of The Source we look at red flags when it comes to contractors.

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Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed new rules on predatory lenders to stop pay-day and auto-title lending from becoming debt traps. While supportive, a number of consumer-advocate groups say the provisions don't go far enough. Some like the Pew Charitable Trust have called the new rules a "missed opportunity."

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Reboots, sequels and more spandex are in queue for the summer movie season, historically the industry's attempt at big bucks rather than big emotion. As you are deciding where to put your entertainment dollar this summer, what movies will you be seeing, which will you be skipping.

Guests:

  • Nathan Cone, director of Texas Public Radio's Cinema Series
  • Kiko Martinez, writes about movies for Cinesnob.net and the Cinesnob podcast
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Hollywood, understandably, has a way of focusing on the drama of war. But War Zones aren't always pulse-pounders and hair-raising hellscapes. 

Sometimes war zones are paperwork and long walks with heavy packs. Sometimes the stories most worth paying attention to are the ones after the fire fight.

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Sylvester Perez began a new job as Superintendent of Edgewood Independent School District Wednesday.  The Texas Education Agency appointed Perez and replaced the seven elected School board members with five appointed board members. The district has suffered from a deadlocked School Board that failed to appoint a new superintendent, which trickled down to the school level with two schools lacking principals.

Perez resigned nearly a year ago as Superintendent of SAISD to care for his ailing father who would pass away in September 2015.

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