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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A new study in the journal Pediatrics is showing that doctors don't push on HPV vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control pegs the rate of vaccination among 13-15 year olds as 34 percent among girls and 20 percent among boys.

The vaccine protects young people from the human papillomavirus which can lead to cancer of the cervix and throat. Cervical cancer kills more than 4,000 women each year in the U.S. according to the American Cancer Society.

Mike Lofgren, 28-year veteran of Capitol Hill, follows up on his bestselling “The Party is Over” by revisiting his thesis and delving further into the idea of a corporate, anti-democratic elite that pull the levers of power in “The Deep State.”

A new plan to improve the pedestrian character of the Broadway corridor as it runs through Alamo Heights has been proposed. A linear park, designed by students and professors at the University of Texas San Antonio, has been presented to the city and its residents in multiple public meetings. 

Whether it be slow pour, espresso steamed or cold-brewed the caffeine addicted will be properly served this Saturday as the the San Antonio Coffee Festival Comes to La Villita, marking its fourth event.

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The U.S. criminal justice system isn't perfect. Things do go wrong from time to time, and the stakes are high. Not only is this justice we are talking about, but society's faith in the system is based on the understanding of fairness.

So what do you do when an innocent person is sent to prison for years?

Counties across the country are rolling out specialty units inside their District Attorney's offices with the job of sniffing out cases where justice wasn't done.