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 and at-risk youth and with 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 it), and loves Graham Greene characters more than he loves most people. 

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The Source - May 14, 2014
9:36 am
Wed May 14, 2014

The Source: U.S. Highway Trust Fund Going Broke

Chris Eudaily TPR News

Lawmakers have to act if they want to save the nation's infrastructure, according to Anthony Foxx, the head of the U.S. Highway Trust Fund. At risk is more than 700,000 jobs and 112,000 projects.

The trust, which was set up in the 1950s to fund the nation's highway system, is running our of money

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The Source - May 13, 2014
4:31 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Source: Malaria Research Opening New Doors

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  Malaria killed 617,000 people in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. The mosquito-transmitted disease affects more than 207 million every year having a fast impact on the stability and productivity of affected societies. 

Research into the disease has reduced fatalites by almost half since 2000, but the variety of parasites that cause the disease make the treating of it more difficult, and the rise of drug-resistant malarial strains are on the rise.  

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The Source - May 13, 2014
12:59 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Source: UT Regent Takes Another Step Toward Impeachment

Marsha Miller University of Texas

Yesterday the Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted 7-1 to begin impeachment of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.

Hall has been accused of waging a wasteful open records search for impropriety at UT-Austin in an effort to drive out President Bill Powers. The committee began its inquest into the regent nine months ago. 

This is the farthest in the impeachment process the state has ever gone with a governor-appointed official. 

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The Source - May 13, 2014
12:37 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Source: Public Sees Details Of Hwy. 281 Toll Roads

Washington State Dept of Transportation / http://bit.ly/RMOXdV

  Last week 350 people packed a public meeting showing the details of the expansion plans of Highway 281 north of 1604

The designs showed the addition of both toll and non-toll roads, including a segment where all additional lanes are tolled. The Stone Oak corridor of U.S. 281 North ranks 28th in the state's 100 most congested roadways, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

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The Source - May 12, 2014
2:02 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

The Source: Are You Your Doctor's First Concern?

Credit EdTech Stanford School of Medicine

Doctors are facing a marketplace that demands they think about many things before the patient. That's according to a new book by Dr. Jack Cochran, executive director of the Permanente Federation and author Charles Kenney called "The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can and Must Lead the Way to Better Health Care."

Cochran argues it has never been less fulfilling emotionally and professionally than today to be a doctor. This assumes a doctor was inspired to join the field to help people and not just to make money. 

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The Source - May 12, 2014
9:59 am
Mon May 12, 2014

The Source: School Safety Front And Center After Threats & Gun Finds

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Parents in San Antonio are worried about the safety of their children in public schools after a spate of false threats and real guns.

Last month an email threatened mass killings at an elementary school. The result was lots of absences, as parents kept kids home, and huge losses in revenues for schools, who are paid per attendance.

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The Source - May 8, 2014
2:40 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Source: David Greene On Being Behind The Microphone

Credit NPR

  

NPR "Morning Edition" Host David Greene joins us in the Texas Public Radio studio. Greene has co-hosted the show since 2012.

Before becoming a host he was NPR's Moscow correspondent, which he is currently writing a book on.

He was White House correspondent for eight years, first for the Baltimore Sun and then for NPR, and he covered the failed Hillary Clinton run for Democratic Presidential Candidate in 2008. 

Guest:

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The Source - May 8, 2014
11:03 am
Thu May 8, 2014

The Source: Where Should Burden For New Water Supply Be?

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More than 3 million people move to Texas every year and the need for new building to accommodate housing and jobs for some of those people requires more water and more infrastructure for water. 

How we pay for some of that expansion has come under fire as the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has recommended doubling the amount of so-called impact fees on developers from $1,297 to $2,796. Impact fees are a one-time fee that pays for water and sewer infrastructure.

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The Source - May 7, 2014
4:39 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

The Source: FDA Places New Regulations On E-Cigs

Credit Lauri Rentala / http://bit.ly/1iYnxNp

Last month the Food and Drug Administration released new regulations on e-cigarettes. The marketplace for the nicotine-delivery device has been described by critics as the wild west, where little is known about the issues with the products and what practices the vendors use to manufacture.

One popular new regulation is limiting the sale of the devices to minors. The FDA stopped short of banning ads on TV and marketing that some argued was directed at children. 

Did the FDA go far enough? 

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The Source - May 7, 2014
2:06 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

The Source: Sexual Assaults On Campus Brought To Fore

Aidan Wakely-Mulroney / http://bit.ly/1g8MwrF

An estimated one in five women are sexually assaulted on college campuses across the country, according to Vice President Joe Biden and the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. While the numbers themselves have been questioned, the issue of campus sexual assault is a real one claiming too many victims. 

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