The Austin KOOPerative Hour

Host(s): John Hoffner, Amy Stansbury, Jane Pulaski, Robert Sims, Stacie Freasier
The Austin KOOPerative Hour: A rotating collective of news and public affairs programs.
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm

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Studio Line: 512-472-KOOP (5667)

The Austin KOOPerative Hour

KOOP Radio
P.O. Box 301899
Austin, TX 78703-0032

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

March 13: Lights Camera Austin
March 20: Racism On The Levels
March 27: The Austin Common Radio Hour
April 3 Lights Camera Austin
April 10 The Austin Common Radio Hour
April 17 Racism on the Levels
April 24 Lights Camera Austin
May 1 The Austin Common Radio Hour
May 8 Lights Camera Austin
May 15 Racism on the Levels
May 22 The Austin Common Radio Hour
May 29 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 and listen to our podcasts of the Austin Common Radio Hour.

JOHN HOFFNER Host and KOOP programmer John H.

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 S.

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

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

ROBERT SIMS Host and Producer Robert S.

Robert Sims has written for The Austin American-Statesman,, 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 ( and the Austin Film Critics Association ( Robert Sims also hosts the film music show Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (3:30-4:30 Wednesdays: (

Racism On The Levels

Hosted by Stacie Freasier stacie

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.

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