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.

Ways to Connect

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

50 people are dead today after the largest U.S. mass shooting in more than a 100 years. Now, trying to process the loss and what the shooting and its aftermath means for America as a whole, we open the phones to let San Antonio tell us what it thinks, and how it is processing this violence.

Guest:

  • Robert Salcido, San Antonio Regional Field Coordinator for Equality Texas
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Other than the screen it's pitch black in Santikos' newest theater, The Casa Blanca.

"Crank it up, Art!" says David Holmes CEO of Santikos Industries. Booming bass is followed by the eponymous Dolby sound moniker, which is followed by the very real sound of a thunderstorm.  Holmes is inspecting the theater a few weeks before its launch.

"The speaker array behind that screen  would make the Rolling Stones take notice," he says.

Tricia Schwennesen / Texas Public Radio

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.

A few tips:

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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