KOOP News Archive

Fri 9/21/2018 1:00 pm

People United features poet Amanda Johnston talking about, and performing from, her first full-length collection, Another Way to Say Enter.  A co-founder of Black Poets Speak Out, she is also the author of the chapbooks GUAP and Lock & Key.

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Mon 9/17/2018 1:30 pm

Join KOOP Radio on Thursday, October 4th at Rio Rita for a psychedelic party and liquid light show. From 7pm to midnight, KOOP DJs Max Yancy (Channel Surfing), Vallogallo (Love on the Dole), Del Sur (Molten Universe), and special guest DJs Grace Reyer from Big Henry's Vinyl and Gifts and Chase Frank from the Harms will be spinning lysergically infused tunes with your mind in mind. There's no cover, just lots of far-out fun and great music. Rio Rita is located at 1203 Chicon Street. That's KOOP DJ Night, Thursday, October 4... Read more

Sat 9/15/2018 7:30 pm

KOOP Radio, in partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse, proudly presents a free concert with the Dave Biller Trio on Saturday, September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at Mueller, 1911 Aldrich Street. Dave Biller's guitar style draws from the Giants Of Jazz, the Kings of the Blues and the Red Hot Pickers of Country, and he'll bring it to Alamo Drafthouse’ new specialty bar, Barrel O' Fun, which offers live music, craft beers, spirits, DJ sets and more. Information about the concert and KOOP’s monthly music events at Alamo Mueller can be found at koop dot org.

Fri 9/14/2018 1:00 pm

People United talks with Jim Hightower of Our Revolution and Martha Kuhl, Judy Lerma and Paula Littles of National Nurses United, all advocates of single-payer health care, about their support of the Healthy Texas Act of 2019 in the 86th Texas State Legislature.

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Wed 9/12/2018 12:00 pm

The International Folk Bazaar struts its stuff on Wednesday with all chicken-themed songs. The first caller to make a KOOP donation for $60 or more between 12 and 1pm on Wednesday gets a 2-for-1: a KOOP chicken T-shirt AND a handsome Flyrite T-shirt courtesy of Austin's own Flyrite Chicken. Wednesday, September 12, 12pm - 1pm.

Mon 9/10/2018 1:30 pm

Reflections of Community Outreach celebrates Diez y Seis this Monday (Sept. 10 at 1:30 PM) with two special guests. First is Linda Crockett, Event Coordinator for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.  The ESB-MACC is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and Latino cultures. This month the ESB-MACC will feature La Yerba Buena: The Art of Peter F. Ortiz.  Ortiz is from the Southeast Austin neighborhood of Montopolis.  He developed his artistic style while living in L.A. and New York, and his... Read more

Fri 9/7/2018 1:00 pm

People United features lawyer and activist Arjun Singh Sethi on his book American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, which argues that the rhetoric and policies of the Trump Administration have encouraged further discrimination, bullying and violence against already marginalized communities.

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Sat 9/1/2018 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes Austin's own Bill Small. Bill is a member of the outstanding Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros, a great band filled with talented artists, and he is also a fine singer/songwriter on his own, as you will hear in his performance with us the whole hour on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, September 1st.

Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Don McLean and Raph Odell Shapiro can still be accessed (as all KOOP shows can, for two weeks) at www.radiofreeamerica.com/schedule/... Read more

Fri 8/31/2018 1:00 pm

People United talks with filmmaker Steve Mims about his documentary Run Like the Devil, which examines the 2018 US Senate race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger, US Rep. Beto O'Rourke.  Run LIke the Devil premieres at AFS Cinema on Thursday, September 6th, at 7:00 pm, and screens again there Friday, September 7th, at 6:30 pm, both times with the filmmaker in attendance.

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Fri 8/24/2018 1:00 pm

People United presents the second in its two-part coverage of the panel "Borders, Migration, and Crisis: A Critical Conversation," this time with questions being taken from the audience.  The panelists included Nestor Rodriguez, a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin; Sarah Lopez, an assistant professor of architecture at UT-Austin; Ajay Singh Chaudhary, the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research; Ana Vidina Hernández, a 2018 recipient of a double-master's in Latin American studies and social... Read more