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, 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.
Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has embraced a tough stance on immigration. That's a change from his time as state attorney general, when he often spoke about protecting immigrants in Texas.
In Texas, COVID-19 positive voters can be put in the position of choosing between their right to vote and the public's health.
Weddings in the era of coronavirus are, well, they're not happening. It's a disappointment for couples — and a financial loss to the planners, caterers and musicians who depend on weddings for income.
As wireless companies continue to roll out 5G — the next generation of wireless technology — advocates worry this latest high-speed update will widen the digital divide.