KOOP News Archive

Fri 12/12/2014 4:30 pm

It may not yet feel like it here in Austin, but winter is fast approaching—and there’s no nation better situated to sing about it than Canada.

Join us this Friday at 4:30 PM for a wintry mix—not of snow and rain, but of Canadian songs about the bitter cold, the fluffy snow, the frozen winter, and the mornings spent under warm blankets, not wanting to get out of bed. We’ll be featuring artists including Said The Whale, Rah Rah, The Zolas, The Weakerthans, Dinosaur Bones, The Acorn, and many more.

So grab a mug of hot cocoa, pull up those thick woolen socks, wrap yourself in a... Read more

Fri 12/12/2014 2:00 pm

Thorne Dreyer's guests on Rag Radio are historian Philip L. Russell, author of the textbook, The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present, and Johnny Hazard, Rag Blog Mexico City correspondent. Philip will dissect Peña Nieto's presidency and they will discuss the dramatic events, including mass demonstrations, over the disappearance -- and apparent murder -- of 43 students.

Fri 12/12/2014 1:00 pm

People United features historical anthropologist and community activist Fred L. McGhee on his book Austin's Montopolis Neigborhood.

A former board member of the Austin History Center Association, McGhee also served as the founding president of the Montopolis Neighborhood Association.  He ran unsuccessfully this fall in... Read more

Mon 12/8/2014 7:00 pm

This week on What's Your Status,

Makalah kicks off her two week Christmas party! The fantastic HT Elite Combo from Houston Tillotson University joins her to perform some holiday favoritesand talk about band life! Be sure to grab a blanket, snuggle up with some hot cocoa, and open that fireplace tab!


Fri 12/5/2014 3:30 pm

JD Wilkes (who Jello Biafra calls the “the last great Rock and Roll frontman”) phones in from the road to talk about the tour & their upcoming appearance at Red 7.

Fri 12/5/2014 1:00 pm

People United features Pamela J. Olson on her memoir Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland, an American's account of her two years living in Ramallah.

Mon 12/1/2014 6:15 pm

Tune into What's Your Status at 7p.m. to hear Makalah's commentary on Ferguson and national protestors. Later in the hour, she's joined by Tripi Shrivistava and Campbell Erickson of [email protected] to talk about the upcoming conference - (In)visible  

Mon 12/1/2014 9:00 am

Rancho Alegre welcomes special guest Patsy Torres to the studio! We'll be spinning some of her favorite tunes and getting to know the lady herself. Don't miss this one! Mon. 12/1, 9-10am.

Mon 11/24/2014 10:00 pm

Fun Fest artist Dana Falconberry discusses album Leelanau and recording new music on Schizo Expop. Listen to the interview Monday November 24 at 10 pm on koop.org.

Fri 11/21/2014 1:00 pm

People United talks with Elvia Arriola, Robert Cash and Josefina Castillo about international trade and the struggle for global justice.

Elvia Arriola is the director and founder of Women on the Border.  Robert Cash is the state director of the Texas Fair Trade Coalition, an affiliate of the Citizens Trade Campaign.  Josefina Castillo is the executive director and a co-founder of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, which is organizing the 2014 Women and Fair Trade Festival on Saturday, November 22, and Sunday,... Read more