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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Is it possible to run a marathon in less than two hours? 

This question along with a history of the attempts fill the pages of Ed Caesar's new book "Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon."

Once thought of as impossible, now mere minutes separate an elite runner from the history books. 

Can a person be mentally tough enough and physically strong enough to break this long standing record.


  • Ed Caeser, is a journalist and writer. 
The Catholic Church of England and Wales

The Pope minced no words in his 192-page papal encyclical "Blessed Be," acknowledging man-made pollution as the source of climate change, criticizing those that deny science on the issue, and making several recommendations. 

As leader of the largest church in the world, the Pope has great influence, but in countries like the U.S. where the Catholic church--along with many other institutions in the country--is highly polarized, environmentalism often falls squarely on one side of the rift. 

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Support for medical marijuana is high, one poll showed 81 percent of Americans support legal use of the drug for medicinal purposes. The truth is that what we know about the complete medical impact of marijuana is actually not as high as it should be. The reason?

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San Antonio has a diabetes problem, this is an indisputable fact. Sugary drinks like soda don't help, and many argue are one of the biggest reasons south Texas suffers. That Big Red and Barbacoa is certainly not helping your blood sugar. But as the County has stepped up to the plate to try and reduce consumption of soda, the city was initially absent from the conversation, as The Source talked about in March.

Do you have a good idea to improve San Antonio? 

Oftentimes the filter of public policy is government elites, Chambers of Commerce, and sometimes even developers or others who benefit monetarily from a policy or project coming to fruition in the city. 

Today on the program we talked about democratizing that process, and bringing it down to the people who live here.