The Austin KOOPerative Hour: A rotating collective of news and public affairs programs – The Austin Common Radio Hour, Lights Camera Austin, and Racism On The Levels – that features local individuals speaking about relevant, informative, and timely Austin topics and issues.The Collective is currently made up of the following members:
The Austin Common Radio Hour – John Hoffner and Amy Stansbury
Lights Camera Austin – Robert Sims
Racism On The Levels – Stacie Freasier
Show Schedule – November 2023 – March 2024
Nov 16 Racism on the Level
Nov 22 Lights Camera Austin
Nov 29 The Austin Common Radio Hour
Dec 6 Lights Camera Austin
Dect 13 The Austin Common Radio Hour
Dec 20 Racism on the Level
Dec 27 Lights Camera Austin
Jan. 3: The Austin Common Radio Hour
Jan. 10: Lights Camera Austin
Jan. 17: Racism On The Levels
Jan. 24: Lights Camera Austin
Jan 31: The Austin Common Radio Hour
Feb. 7: The Austin Common Radio Hour
Feb. 14: Lights Camera Austin
Feb 21: Racism On The Levels
Feb. 28: The Austin Common Radio Hour
March 6: Lights Camera Austin
March 13: Lights Camera Austin
March 20: Racism On The Levels
March 27: The Austin Common Radio Hour
The Austin Common Radio Hour
Hosted by John Hoffner and Amy Stansbury
Each week we talk with regular people doing exceptional things for the common good of the community. The Austin Common serves as a local news source that helps Austinites be informed and make a difference in their community, and our KOOP show shares that message. You can visit The Austin Common at www.theaustincommon.com and listen to our podcasts of the Austin Common Radio Hour.
JOHN HOFFNER Host and KOOP programmer
John Hoffner has been part of KOOP radio since 2007 as a producer and programmer. He has been active in Austin issues and a strong advocate for a balanced approach to solving our energy, social justice, and environmental issues. He served on the City of Austin’s Resource Management Commission from 2003 to 2006. John has worked professionally in the renewable energy field for over 25 years. His first position was with Austin Energy as the Manager for Renewable Programs from 1983 through 1996. He is now the Solar Global Practice Leader at Jacobs Engineering in Austin.
AMY STANSBURY Host and Chief Journalist
Amy Stansbury is the host of The Austin Common Radio Hour and Editor-In-Chief of The Austin Common. She is a local journalist dedicated to the ideas that learning about local government should be fun, that our local community matters, and that each and every one of us can make a positive difference in this world.
Jane Pulaski Guest Host and Energy Journalist
Jane has worked for over 35 yesr for various Texas energy agencies, and national organization regarding renewable energy. She is presently the Director of Communications for the Texas Solar Energy Society.
Lights Camera Austin
Hosted by Robert Sims
On the KOOP airwaves since 2010, Lights Camera Austin is a fun and informative look at what’s happening locally and nationally in film, Lights Camera Austin features interviews with area and Hollywood talent and filmmakers, festival programmers, and other key industry figures. Archived interviews and film reviews are available at http://www.lightscameraaustin.net.
ROBERT SIMS Host and Producer
Robert Sims has written for The Austin American-Statesman, Hollywood.com, Miami New Times, The Palm Beach Daily News, Shock Till You Drop, Total Film Magazine, and What’s On in London. Robert Sims is a member of the Critics Choice Association (https://www.criticschoice.com/) and the Austin Film Critics Association (https://austinfilmcritics.org/). Robert Sims also hosts the film music show Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (3:30-4:30 Wednesdays: (https://koop.org/program/original-motion-picture-soundtrack/).
Racism On The Levels
Hosted by Stacie Freasier
Racism On The Levels is a monthly radio show that explores how the social construct of race and racism operates at the personal, interpersonal, cultural, institutional, and systemic levels with a focus on creative possibilities for a liberated future. Conversations with Austin-area leaders to provide historical context, current conditions, and visioning on how we get free.