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 – August 2023-December 2023
Aug. 16: Racism On The Levels
Aug 23: Lights Camera Austin
Aug: 30: The Austin Common Radio Hour
Sept. 6: The Austin Common Radio Hour
Sept. 13: Lights Camera Austin
Sept. 20 Lights Camera Austin
Sept. 27: Racism On The Levels
Oct. 4: The Austin Common Radio Hour
Oct. 11: Lights Camera Austin
Oct. 18: Racism On The Levels
Oct. 25: Lights Camera Austin
Nov. 1: The Austin Common Radio Hour
Nov. 8: Lights Camera Austin
Nov. 16: Racism On The Levels
Nov. 22: Lights Camera Austin
Nov. 29: The Austin Common Radio Hour
Dec. 6: The Austin Common Radio Hour
Dec. 13: Lights Camera Austin
Dec. 20: Racism On The Levels
Dec. 27: Lights Camera Austin
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.