Paul Flahive is the technology and entrepreneurship reporter for Texas Public Radio. He has worked in public media across the country, from Iowa City and Chicago to Anchorage and San Antonio.
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. In 2016, he was honored with an Anson Jones Award. In 2018, he was honored with the Barbara Jordan Award.
His work has been heard on NPR, Marketplace, Interfaith Voices, and elsewhere in public media.
Paul created TPR's live storytelling program, Worth Repeating.
Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Technology and Entrepreneurship News Fund, including The 80/20 Foundation, rackspace, The Elmendorf Family Fund, University of Texas at San Antonio's Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, SecureLogix, United Services Automobile Association and Giles Design Bureau.
In Texas, the number of public school students infected with the coronavirus continues to surge. This comes as state and local officials squabble over mask mandates.
In Texas, hospitals are running out of ICU beds and staff as they deal with a steep rise in COVID-19 cases. Now some local officials are mutinying against the governor's ban on mask mandates.
Twelve states have not expanded Medicaid. Now some Democrats want to go around state leaders with legislation that would allow local governments to expand Medicaid themselves.
With millions of people out of work, food banks have seen a major surge in demand since March. But August is set to be one of the busiest months yet, and that worries food bank operators.
There are several dozen houses within a few miles of SpaceX's launch facility in Texas. The company feels they are now too close and is offering to buy them. Many homeowners do not want to move.