KOOP News Archive

Fri 6/22/2018 1:00 pm

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.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Wed 6/20/2018 12:00 pm

The International Folk Bazaar observes World Refugee Day with a playlist of relevant topical songs. Wednesday, June 20, at 12 pm.

Tue 6/19/2018 9:00 am

Under the X in Texas talks by phone with musician and guit-steel inventor Junior Brown at 9:30 am about his new CD Deep in the Heart of Me. Then at 10 am singer songwriter Carolyn Martin will give a live interview and we'll hear cuts from her new album Wild West Texas Wind.  Both guests are Ameripolitan Music Awardees.  Tuesday, 6/19, 9-11 a.m.

Sat 6/16/2018 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes The Footnotes. The mighty Footnotes are a straight-forward, tight rock and roll unit with a lot of heart, as you will hear when she performs live for us the whole hour on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, June 16th.

Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Emily Grace Clark and Colin Gilmore can still be accessed (as all KOOP shows can, for two weeks) at www.radiofreeamerica.com/schedule/koop  Check 'em out!

OH: And the Footnotes also play Alamo Draft House... Read more

Fri 6/15/2018 3:30 pm

Jon Langford of The Mekons will be calling in to The Last Round Up with his "Track Of The Month".

Fri 6/15/2018 1:00 pm

People United features environmental historian and educator Katie Pace on the historical role of floodplains in racial division and displacement in Austin, particularly Waller Creek's underacknowledged yet foundational status as a racial boundary.  (This episode, originally broadcast in truncated form last September, now has been expanded to address current events.)

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Mon 6/11/2018 1:30 pm

KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, June 11 at 1:30pm CDT (1330 hrs). The June theme is Real Stories of Real Vets Rising Above Adversity. Our guests are Mark Sekaz, the Veterans Outreach Coordinator with Catholic Charities of Central Texas … US Army veteran Jeff Moser, a former Command Sergeant Major, now with Project Hero in the Fort Hood area … and Carrie Sconza, a US Navy veteran and the new Director of the TexVet organization.

If you are a US military veteran, this program is for you. Join former Army First Sergeant Perry Jefferies, former Army Specialist 4 Michael... Read more

Fri 6/8/2018 1:00 pm

People United speaks with Sheldon Darnell about Austin Black Pride, the nonprofit he co-founded in 2016 to serve LGBTQ+ African Americans in the Texas capital.  Austin Black Pride's third annual festival convenes Thursday, June 7, through Sunday, June 10, 2018.  Allan Campbell co-hosts this episode with Suzy Shelor.

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Thu 6/7/2018 12:00 pm

Austin music, Austin acts. No brag, just fact. Join Rockin' Rob for an hour of the real thing, this Thursday at high noon.

Wed 6/6/2018 12:00 pm

The International Folk Bazaar welcomes accordionists Shirley Johnson (pictured) and Jan Flemming, who will be part of the "Not Just Oom-Pah" workshops and concert happening at Texas Folklife over the weekend of June 16-17. Wednesday, June 6 at 12 pm.