People United features Elvia Arriola of Women on the Border, Mexican American & Latino/a Studies faculty Karma Chávez and C. J. Alvarez of the University of Texas at Austin, and lesbian Guatemalan refugee Sulma Franco (with interpreter Elaine Cohen) on borders, sanctuary and immigration politics.
KOOP News Archive
On May 5, 1862 the undermanned Mexican army defeated the occupying French forces at the Battle of Puebla. Although the victory was short-lived in the longer war, it was still a significant moral victory for the resistance movement. It also was the last time that a European military force has invaded the Americas. It has also been argued that without the victory at Puebla, the French may have supported the Confederacy in the American Civil War, possibly altering the outcome of that war. Today, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the city of Puebla as the "Battle of Puebla Day" or "Battle... Read more
On today's edition of Austin Artists show, we'll talk with Interfaith Action Central Texas ( ... Read more
People United features community activists Fred L. McGhee and Niran Babalola in a debate about CodeNEXT, the proposed revision of Austin's Land Development Code, and its potential impact on affordable housing on the city's Eastside.
"Sometimes it Snows in April" is a special two-hour Free Samples celebration of Prince’s life, music & legacy. Join DJ Lippy and other KOOP DJs (Dot Matrix, Joey V., Ms. Buttercup, Rick Daddy and more!) on the one-year anniversary of Prince's passing as we listen to rare and classic tracks, discuss the music and the man, and ultimately honor the legacy left behind by Prince. It's a tribute you won't want to miss!
People United features geographer Eliot Tretter on the struggle between environmental activists and the business community in Austin and its consequent impact on the development of the city's downtown
People United features community organizers Priscilla Hale, Alejandro Caceres and Paula X. Rojas on the multiple forms of inequity faced by people of color in Austin, including residents that are queer, immigrants, mothers, disabled, and particularly threatened by gentrification.
Under the X in Texas hosts a live in studio performance by Rio Jordan with Texas Folklife executive director Charlie Lockwood before their Big Squeeze finals and concert Saturday April 22nd at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Tuesday, 4/11, 9-11a.m.
KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, April 10 at 1:30pm (1330 hrs). The theme this month is Vietnam-era vets and the programs for them … what’s flopping, what’s working, what’s yet to be done. Our three guests fought in Vietnam, built successful careers afterwards, and remain active in various veterans assistance and support initiatives.
If you are a US military veteran, this program is for you. Join former Army 1st Sgt Perry Jefferies, former Army SP4 Michael A. Brown, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans news and good conversations with... Read more
Join Dot Matrix this Saurday for a Sister Sledge inspired hour of music in honor of the late Joni Sledge, who passed away at the young age of 60 last month. We'll start the hour off with a set of Dot's favorite Sister Sledge tracks, and then round out the edition with a playlist inspired by the sisters, their funky edge, and their impeccable harmonies.