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Sat 1/5/2019 1:30 pm

International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8th each year, is a global celebration of women’s rights. Its roots begin with progressive political movements in Europe in the early 1900s. By then, however, in the United States, the movement for women’s rights was already well underway.

In the 1840s, two well-known female leaders of the American slavery abolitionist movement attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London but were denied seating with men – instead they had to sit behind a curtain and be neither seen nor heard.  These two women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia... Read more

Fri 1/4/2019 9:30 pm

Enjoy this video celebrating KOOP Radio created by Kanya Lyons!

 

 

 

 

Fri 1/4/2019 1:00 pm

People United features writer and organizer Bill Fletcher, Jr., on the prospect of unity among the left in the United States.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Wed 1/2/2019 5:15 pm

KOOP is proud to present The Bulb Story Slam at 7:30 PM on Monday, March 25th at Ground Floor Theatre (979 Springdale Rd #122). In this storytelling competition, eight performers will share true stories from their own lives, and then be judged on the strength of their stories and storytelling ability. The winners will receive acclaim, plus $100 in cash prizes and a chance to participate in the Bulb Slam Finals at the end of the year. Each month’s stories will share a theme.. The theme for March is "I Should Have Stayed Home" 

Tickets and more information at ... Read more

Tue 1/1/2019 7:00 pm

Join KOOP Radio at The 13th Floor on Thursday, January 24th for a night of great music spun by DJs Cousin Bryan (The Clear Spot), Grace Reyer (Big Henry's Vinyl & Gifts), Yance-man (Channel Surfing), and DJ Raquiqui (Chulita Vinyl Club).

FREE

A portion of all bar sales benefit your community radio station, KOOP 91.7 FM
Artwork by Grace Reyer
 

Tue 1/1/2019 2:30 pm

KOOP is proud to present Sheverb on Saturday, March 23 from 7 to 10 pm, in partnership with Barrel O' Fun at Alamo Drafthouse Mueller. Sheverb is an all-Ladies, collectively run, psychedelic desert rock band based in Austin, TX. Out to challenge the masculine mythology of the romanticized old west, they blend the guitar twang of spaghetti westerns, the driving rhythms of krautrock and the confident swagger of blues.  Visuals by Grace Reyer. Hope to see you at this FREE show on 1911 Aldrich Street!

Sat 12/29/2018 2:00 pm

The Singer and the Song has another cool doubleheader this week, with great Texas singer/songwriters. First up at 2pm, it's Walt and Tina Wilkins, who make beautiful music both together and apart, as they have for years. And it's Walt's birthday! Then at our usual time, 3-4pm, it's the great Eliza Gilkyson, whose latest album, Secularia, is among her very best. All three of these Texas music legends will play live for us the whole time on the radio on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 2-4pm, Saturday, December 29th.

Oh, and by the way, the past THREE outstanding shows with Rosie Flores (2:... Read more

Fri 12/28/2018 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... Read more

Sat 12/22/2018 2:30 pm

The Singer and the Song has another cool doubleheader this week, with a bonus Christmas half-hour episode with rockabilly great Rosie Flores from 2:30-3pm! Rosie is an Austin treasure, and she will be sharing Christmas joy before Robert Harrison's amazing Cotton Mather comes in at our usual time, 3-4pm, to share their Beatlesque rock and roll, also with some Christmas cheer! Both acts will be performing live the ho ho whole time on the radio on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 2:30-4pm, Saturday, December 22nd.

Oh, and by the way, the past THREE outstanding shows with The Derailers,... Read more

Fri 12/21/2018 1:00 pm

People United presents the first in its two-part coverage of the panel "Borders, Migration, and Crisis: A Critical Conversation," featuring Sarah Lopez, an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Texas at Austin; Ajay Singh Chaudhary, the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research; Eduardo Canales, the executive director of the South Texas Human Rights Center; Ana Vidina Hernández, a 2018 recipient of a double-master's in Latin American studies and social work at UT-Austin; and Nestor... Read more

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