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Since 2002, Pedro Gatos, KOOP’s longest running news and public affairs program host, invites you to tune into Bringing Light Into Darkness each week to join him and his esteemed guests present investigative findings and historically contexted news and analysis surrounding US & US foreign policy news. Each week we pry open the Closed Universe of Discourse, the ‘Darkness’, ‘the controlled informational environment’ monopolized by mainstream media, which regularly omits important contradicting information to identifying and challenging unproven narratives. Therefore, Do not Believe Everything You Think as it is these narratives that too often falsely define the problem and therefore make a peaceful and coexistent solution such a remote possibility.

Big and powerful bullying foreign policy initiatives use a multitude of constantly evolving methods to dominate economies of the lesser powerful nations it seeks to control while certain countries or entities are demonized.

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Pedro says: I was born in ATX. I won the Univ of Texas Home Run Derby in late 1970s. It has been my great privilege and honor to have been programmer at KOOP Radio since 2002. I am passionate about the sanctity of life and the pursuit of social justice; morally outraged by the atrocities we enabled in Central America & the Caribbean during the 1950s through the 1990s that have triggered the immigration crises of today as well as my own interest in social theory. Sadly I have been discovering through continuous constant study through today, they were not aberrations but policy the US public knows far too little about or else US taxpayers would not stand for it. We seek to follow the truth no matter where it leads us.

  • Sep 19, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 9/19 @ 6 PM

    US Wealth Inequality is Driving US Foreign Policy & Media Bias: Ukraine from a Russian Perspective Recently I came across an important 2021 article which speaks to a common theme of Bringing Light Into Darkness, namely the gross levels of wealth inequality we have in the US. According to a 2021 op-ed written by Bernie […]

  • Sep 05, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 9/5 @ 6PM

    Debunking Russia – Ukraine Unproven Allegations with Scott Ritter Scott Ritter former United Nations weapons inspector that correctly challenged the mainstream media narrative that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) well ahead of our illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003. The mainstream media (MSM) lies that took us to the Iraq War have […]

  • Aug 29, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/29 @ 6 PM

    Women in Afghanistan One-Year After the US Military Withdrawal and the US led Economic War that Continues According to the Costs of War website, between September 2021, and the 2001 US initiation of military actions, about 243,000 have been killed in the Afghanistan/Pakistan warzone with more than 70,000 Afghan and Pakistani civilians are estimated to […]

  • Aug 22, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/22 @ 6PM

    Julian Assange: If WikiLeaks had Revealed the War Horrors of a US Adversary Would Assange be a Hero and Not a Criminal? Julian Assange Australian born editor, publisher, and activist founded WikiLeaks in 2006. WikiLeaks came to international attention in 2010 when it published, along with its mainstream media partners, a series of leaks provided […]

  • Aug 15, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/15 @ 6PM

    Why Should we Believe the Dominant Narratives of the Russian – Ukraine Military Conflict? (with special guest Scott Ritter) Trying to get at the truth of unfolding events in world news such as Ukraine, is like eating at a buffet. Every position is presented with equal gusto regardless of the fact that all versions cannot […]

  • Aug 08, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/8 @ 6 PM

    Was the Iran Nuclear Deal an Honest Diplomatic Effort or a Diplomatic Ploy? Tonight’s show explores when is foreign policy diplomacy not diplomacy and further explores if diplomacy can instead be a disingenuous attempt pointed more at seeking to deceive the US public into believing we are making a good faith diplomatic effort when in […]

  • Aug 01, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/1 @ 6 PM

    Cuba: Revolutionary Principles & Behavioral Deeds as a Democratic Barometer. On the 69th anniversary of the failed military takeover of the Moncada Military Barracks in the eastern Cuban province of Santiago de Cuba by Fidel Castro and his 26 de Julio revolutionaries, and as we approach Fidel Castro’s 96th birthday, Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) […]

  • Jul 25, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 7/25 @ 6PM

    Col. Richard Black: Syrian US Foreign Policy Lies & Betrayal of 9-11 Families Pt II. The lies and misrepresentations of our media abandoning journalistic responsibility of our democracy continues to create US public ignorance and was indispensable to pave the way for the additional unjust US intervention policies our guest continues to share regarding US […]

  • Jul 18, 2022

    Bringing Darkness Into Light – Mon, 7/18 @ 6 PM

    Col. Richard Black on Syrian US Foreign Policy Lies & Betrayal of 9-11 Families. The lies and misrepresentations that led us to unjust sanctions and war in Iraq are relatively well known despite the fact they are largely forgotten. They are largely forgotten because of our media complicity in the failure to keep those important […]

  • Jul 10, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 7/11 @ 6 PM

    Wealth Inequality & 335,000 Preventable US Covid Related Deaths Caused by our Market Driven Healthcare System (REPLAY from 7/4/22) Tonight, we replay our show from last week that did not broadcast correctly last week due to technical difficulties. The show focus is on how and why our healthcare system, a system that was unmasked by […]

  • Jul 04, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 7/4 @ 6 PM

    Wealth Inequality and 335,000 Preventable US Covid Related Deaths Caused by our Market Driven Healthcare System. Tonight, our show focus is on our healthcare system, a system that was unmasked by its response to the Covid 19 pandemic. We demonstrate that a substantial component of the disparity between mortality from COVID-19 in the US and […]

  • Jun 27, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 6/27 @ 6 PM

    Seeking a Balanced Understanding of the Unfolding Russia-Ukraine Crisis. Investigative journalist Mike Whitney joins Bringing Light Into Darkness to examine and challenge the dominant narrative of unfolding events in Ukraine. As the G-7 meets this week we will get inundated with how the world must stand up against Russian aggression and get a news presentation […]

  • Jun 06, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 6/6 @ 6 pm

    How Double-Standards at the UN Combine with Disproportionate Western Influence in World Lending Agencies to Subvert rather than Promote Democracy. Alfred-Maurice de Zayas is a Cuban-born American lawyer and writer, active in the field of human rights and international law joins Bringog Light Intp Drkness to discuss the insights he has developed over the past […]

  • May 30, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 5/30 @ 6PM

    The Character of a Nation is Revealed by those that Fight its Battles. The anniversary month of the Odessa massacre (5/2/14) of 48 peaceful unarmed protestors, revealed the character of a coup government that came to power with US support . Arguably it was US and western intelligence calling the shots regarding the post Ukraine […]

  • May 16, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 5/16 @ 6 PM

    Scott Ritter Former UN Weapons Inspector Challenges the one-sided Ukraine Narrative Generated by our US government leaders such as Rep Jamie Raskin. We live in a great country that affords us the latitude to pursue understandings of our choice. But our choices are increasingly not our own. Are we so thoroughly indoctrinated, mostly outside of […]

  • May 09, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 5/9 @ 6PM

    Evidence Continues to Mount that the US Public are being Misled into Demonizing Russia as having no Cause for their 2/24/22 Military Response in the Ukraine; True or False? Dr King taught us to try to see the world through the eyes of our adversaries as well as our friends. International Legal Expert Dan Kovalik […]

  • May 01, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 5/2 @ 6PM

    In 2014 Was Crimea really Invaded and then Illegally Annexed by Russia? Plus, Minsk Treaty Violations, 14 Thousand civilian deaths & Signs of an Impending Ukraine Slaughter in the Donbass all before the Russian Invasion When you hear someone argue that Russia is unfairly being demonized what examples or proof for such an assertion would […]

  • Apr 25, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 4/25 @ 6 PM

    A Systemic Racism Primer Pt II on or about the 157th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination; Plus an Important 4/23/22 Ukraine-NATO-Russia War Update In part II of this Systemic Racism Primer presentation we document how racial differences in income and education are important disparities but institutional racism adds much more damage to the psychological and physical […]

  • Apr 18, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 4/18 @ 6 PM

    A Systemic Racism Primer on or about the 157th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination; Plus an Important 4/16/22 Ukraine-NATO-Russia War Update On the 157th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination we review how the nature of systemic racism has reared its head though our history right up until today. We detail how slavery was followed by Reconstruction […]

  • Apr 11, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 4/11 @ 6 PM

    International Law Expert Critiques all Countries Involved in the Ukraine Crisis & Suggests it did not Start with the Russian Invasion but with the 2014 Coup International law expert Alfredo de Zayas joins Bringing Light Into Darkness to discuss International Law and ongoing events and the context of those events connected to the Ukraine, NATO, […]

  • Apr 04, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 4/4 @ 6 PM

    Dr Charlie Clements – A Journey of Conscience: The Anniversary of Archbishop Romero Assassination, US enabled Death Squads and War Crimes Remembered Dr Charlie Clements was radicalized into a peace justice activist through the lies he saw and was a part of in Viet Nam. On 3/7/1982 he entered FMLN controlled area on Guazapa Volcano […]

  • Mar 28, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 3/28 @ 6PM

    Secy of State John Kerry 9/3/2013 Deceitful Testimony: Are US Government Foreign Policy Misrepresentations the Rule Rather than the Exception? When introducing his new Environmental Czar, Joe Biden described former Secretary of State John Kerry with a number of accolades including “there is no one I trust more.” On 9/3/2013 John Kerry testified in front […]

  • Mar 21, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 3/20 @ 6PM

    Ukraine, US Foreign Policy ‘Sovereignty Busting’ Methods and Iraq War Crimes Sovereignty is the state of being free from the control or power of another. US citizens are profoundly ignorant of the extent that the sovereignty of other nations are routinely violated as a matter of policy, not aberration, by US foreign policy. We explore […]

  • Mar 14, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 3/14 @ 6 PM

    Celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD): The Lives they Save & the Wealth they Create for Others International Women’s Day is celebrated on Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) as homage is paid to women for the oppression, they face in the world well into the 21st century. While wealth inequality & the wealth of colonial powers […]

  • Mar 06, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 3/7 @ 6 PM

    Uniformly Demonizing and Hating Putin distracts us from Important Questions Who Provoked Who? What Motivated Russia to Invade Ukraine? Scott Ritter former Marine intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union, implementing arms control agreements, and served as a Chief Inspector for the United Nations in Iraq and famously warned Iraq had no WMDs […]

  • Feb 21, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 2/21 @ 6 PM

    Guided and Thinking Critically by MLK: We Are all Born with Same Abilities but are They Nourished or Stunted? We are all born with the same abilities at birth. But by race, are we provided with equal opportunity to the economic and psychological environment that nurtures those potentialities or are we subject to an environment […]

  • Feb 14, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 2/14 @ 6 PM

    Does Russia or the US led NATO have the upper hand in Ukraine Crisis? (with Scott Ritter) Special Guest Scott Ritter joins Bringing Light Into Darkness. Ritter was born into a military family, is a former US Marine Corps Intelligence Officer whose service over a 20-plus-year career included reaching the rank of Major and doing […]

  • Feb 06, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 2/7 @ 6 PM

    Bringing Light into the Geopolitical Context of the Ukraine Crisis & Do all Nations Have the Right to National Security? The US borders areas are secure from foreign enemy and missile attacks. Is Russia an aggressor nation or does it seek the national security it feels it is losing? Investigative journalist Mike Whitney joins Bringing […]

  • Jan 31, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 1/31 @ 6 PM

    Bringing to Light Important Evidence that has been suppressed from US Public Awareness by Mainstream Medias Regarding the Ukaine – NATO – US- Russia Ongoing Crisis We are told that a Russia attack on Ukraine is imminent, and the US is portrayed as simply responding to that imminent attack and is therefore arming Ukraine to […]

  • Jan 24, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 1/24 @ 6 PM

    Tonight Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) presents the perspective of the Russia, Ukraine-US-NATO conflict that has been intentionally neglected by US media and the US State Department spokespersons. A court case in which only one side has the opportunity to present evidence and make its argument is what leads us into war conflict after war […]

  • Jan 10, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 1/10 @ 6PM

    Dr Jack Ryan on Afghanistan – Revolutionary Past and 40 Years Since We open the show with a compelling letter and indictment of US and UK persecution of and on behalf of Julian Assange by his mother Christine Assange. Our show focus includes the Afghan revolutionary government that took power in 1978 and the democratic […]

  • Jan 02, 2022

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 1/3 @ 6 PM

    Afghanistan – US Relations of the Past Four Decades & What the Future Holds -From an Afghani Perspective When it comes to trying to understand Afghanistan and US foreign policy options, we are presented with an ahistorical false dichotomy between supporting or not supporting the Taliban government. Our show details how our foreign policy is […]

  • Dec 27, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 12/27 @ 6PM

    Is Russia Being the Aggressor or the Enemy of the Aggressor? US foreign policy since the turn of the century is reviewed. The reemergence of neo-Nazism in a European post WWII government is a result of a US enabled coup in Ukraine. Meanwhile our foreign policy outcome completely reversed the fortunes of Libyans and has […]

  • Dec 19, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 12/20 @ 6 PM

    Russia – US National Security Interest Double Standards and Aggression Claims With special guest and author Dr David Gibbs, Professor of History at the University of Arizona. When it comes to US foreign policy concerns about Ukraine and Russian foreign policy all we get is our US government perspective which has a long and documented […]

  • Dec 13, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 12/13 @ 6 PM

    Honduran Elections & Human Rights Under US Friendly Governments Since 2009 & Whether Summit for Democracy is a Summit for Hypocrisy With special guest Simon Elliot with the Center for Policy Research: His research interests include social movements, elections, and US intervention in Latin America. He holds both a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish […]

  • Dec 04, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 12/6 @ 6pm

    Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, Pt IV of IV This is part IV of a four-part series of shows entitled Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse, and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, with guest host and moderator Patricia Bucko. The […]

  • Nov 29, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/29 @ 6 PM

    Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, Pt III Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, Pt III This is part III of a series of shows entitled Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse, and the […]

  • Nov 20, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Monday, 11/22 @ 6PM

    Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, Pt II This is part II of a series of shows entitled Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse, and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body. What you will discover if you tune into Bringing Light Into […]

  • Nov 15, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/15 @ 6 PM

    How We are Blinded from the History of the Oppressive Nature of ‘Free Trade’ Democracy implies equal access to material success where success, as a head of household, is defined as providing a decent quality of life for your family. If you work hard enough measurable success and a decent quality of life will be […]

  • Nov 08, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/8 @ 6PM

    Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use and Misuse and the Magical Host, the Human Brain and Body Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) has done a couple of shows over the last 18 years on the air that are connected to addiction and substance/chemical use misuse health issues. However, our interest here is to pivot to a […]

  • Nov 01, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/1 @ 6PM

    The Cost of US Wars vs. Their Profits We are reminded time and time again how we cannot burden future generations with debts for massive social and infrastructure improvement plans. Yet a huge portion of our national debt comes from the cost of war in the form of compensating our troops for psychological and physical […]

  • Oct 18, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 10/18 @ 6 PM

    Deconstructing the US Manufactured False Perceptions About US Foreign Policy in Syria and its 10-year Military Conflict. A history of US foreign policy in Syria and our media complicity in generating false US public perceptions surrounding Syria are challenged. Special guest and award-winning investigative journalist Mile Whitney joins Bringing Light Into Darkness to deconstruct the […]

  • Oct 11, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 10/11 @ 6PM

    The Pandora Papers: The Wealth Defense Industry and its Methods to Protect, Hide and Expand Wealth Inequality. What type of political economic system during economic downturns produces as its initial and most consistent response, policies that rescue and compensate the losses of its most wealthy 1% while largely neglecting the interests of the 99% which […]

  • Sep 26, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 9/27 @ 6PM

    The Other 9-11 (1973): The US Assassination of Salvador Allende & Methods revealed within the US Foreign Policy Toolkit of Subversion Chilean born Ricardo Venegas shares his Latin American expertise and experiences growing up in post-coup Chile and the history surrounding the rise of Salvador Allende and the Popular Unity Party despite US foreign policy […]

  • Sep 12, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Monday 9/13 @ 6 PM

    Our Perception of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks & US Foreign Policy: Are They Connected Misperceptions? Our perceptions of Julian Assange’s character, the importance of WikiLeaks and the character of US foreign policy initiatives by our US government revelations are arguably all misperceptions. Tonight, our BLID show shares the evidence for this suggestion. Our guest is Ray […]

  • Aug 16, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/16/21 @ 6 PM

    The Afghan Papers and the Real Cost of the Afghan War reveal a long Pattern of Government Media Lies and Omissions: Myth of Women’s Rights Progress; Cost of War- US Casualties, Suicide Rates, Privatizing War, and Does War as an Economic Windfall explain its Real Motive? Over $2.2T is the estimated cost of the longest […]

  • Aug 02, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/2 @ 6 PM

    The Cuba Informational Blockade & trying to Get Closer to the Truth of “Cuba” and the “Cuban Protests”, Pt II Do not Believe everything you think…. especially when it comes to Cuba and the recent protests. KOOP’s own TJ Masters leads us through a maze of important but largely unaddressed issues in a dialogue and […]

  • Jul 18, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 7/18 @ 6PM

    Systemic Racism’s Multi-Dimensional Nature & Historical Methods of Oppression used to create & maintain the Great Racial Wealth Divide Special Guest Meredith Martin aka ‘Ahmahl’ from New Orleans shares his well-read historical and personal experiences as we reveal the main drivers and features of ‘systemic racism’ post slavery. Systemic Racism is a term that is […]

  • Jul 05, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 7/5 @ 6PM

    Independence Day and What are we Fighting for? Examining our post WWII Foreign Policy results and the integrity of the Intel/Government ‘War on Terror’ claims. Independence Day symbolizes worldwide the success of the American revolution and the independence from the tyranny of the British crown. We examine post WWII US foreign policy interventions and discover […]

  • Jun 27, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 6/28 @ 6PM

    A Stonewall Tribute: ‘Weathering’ and Life Years Lost Make all forms of Discrimination an Assault on Humanity The airing of this show lands on the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of June 28, 1969, which is widely recognized to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern […]

  • Jun 21, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, June 21 @ 6pm

    When Progress Is at the Same Time a Lack of Progress: Celebrating Juneteenth by ‘Bringing Light’ to the History of the Different Forms and Methods that Systemic Racism Expresses Its Oppression. Juneteenth became a national holiday on Thursday June 17th, 2021. We dedicate this show to the drastically increasing wealth inequality we have witnessed since […]

  • Jun 12, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 6/14 @ 6pm

    What if the Hegemony of the US Dollar Essentially Allows the US to Dictate what International Law Is & Use Sanctions to Squash Dissent? Bringing Light Into Darkness guest Stan Smith – investigative journalist and publisher of the AFGJ Venezuela and ALBA Weekly News for the past seven years, whose primary focus has been on […]

  • Jun 06, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, Jun 7 @ 6PM

    Syria & US Foreign Policy: Decimating a Number of Fabricated Myths that Promote False Understandings & Lack of Accountablity. You Be the Judge! Bringing Light Into Darkness guest Dan Kovalik – lawyer, author expert on international human right recently returned from a delegation visit to Syria from May 22- May 29, 2021. This period covered […]

  • May 30, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon 5/31 @ 6PM

    Deconstructing Venezuela and US Relations: Who is the Real Bully that Inhibits Democracy in Venezuela? UN Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan Report on Human Rights on the Impact on Unilateral Coercive Measures on Venezuela following her 2/1- 2/12/21 visit is reviewed. It called for an immediate end to the US and Allied sanctions on Venezuela. The […]

  • May 24, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness, 5/24 @ 6PM

    On the 96th Birthday of Malcolm X guest Dr William Darity economist and clearly one of our country’s leading authorities on black studies and systemic racism returns to Bringing Light Into Darkness to discuss Malcolm X and Nat Turner. Today the average black family has $840k less wealth than the average white family. Systemic racism […]

  • May 17, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness, Monday News & Analysis, 5/17 @ 6 PM

    A Neo Nazi US Foreign Policy Outcome: It Should be Front Page News but has not Even Made it to the News. Tonight, we return to what should be front page news but has not even made it to MSM news in any credible manner. Namely the enabling of a return, in 2014, for the […]

  • Apr 22, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Monday, 4/26 @ 6PM

    A Syria & Ukraine Update: Examining what is Hidden Behind the Curtain of Mainstream Media Narratives. Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) guest, investigative journalist Mike Whitney, has a proven record of a very high geopolitical acumen and shares his analysis of unfolding events in Syria and the Ukraine. We start the show with an overview […]

  • Apr 15, 2021

    “Bay of Pigs” Invasion & Defeat 60th anniversary with a Tribute to Ramsey Clark

    Mon, April 19th at 6 p.m. on Bringing Light Into Darkness: This past week former Attorney General Ramsey Clark passed away. During his tenure as Attorney General of the United States from 1967-1969 under LBJ, he was instrumental in promoting voting rights for African Americans, school desegregation and drafted the landmark Civil Rights Act of […]

  • Apr 11, 2021

    KOOP Radio Interview with Andres Arauz, Next President of Ecuador?

    Bringing Light Into Darkness (Mondays at 6 p.m.) combines KOOP Radio Interviews of Ecuador President (Leading Candidate) & Former Ecuador UN Ambassador vs US Backed Leader’s Policies of Repression & ‘Lawfare’ & the Quality-of-Life Improvements for the Majority of Ecuadorans that he Reversed With special guests Andres Arauz & Guilllaume (from archived BLID shows). ‘Lawfare’ […]

  • Apr 05, 2021

    Another Broken Treaty & Endless War in Afghanistan or Will we Honor our May 1st Withdrawal Agreement? – BLID – Monday, 4/5 at 6 p.m.

    If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. Malcolm X Please join us tonight at 6pm….With special guest, Matt Hoh who brings nearly twelve years of frontline experience with America’s wars overseas with the United States Marine […]

  • Mar 28, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon 3/29 @ 6PM

    Senator Sarah Eckhardt, KOOP Women Activists, & Covid-19 Revelations of the Predatory System that Women Insulate the World Majority Population From If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. Malcolm X With special guest, TX Senator Sarah […]

  • Mar 10, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – 3/15/21 @ 6PM

    Women are the Real Heroes: in Honor of International Women’s Month Promoting Needed Equity from a World Context to a Local Austin Music Scene Context. This week we feature two local Austin Women Musician Activists, Sonja Jevette and KOOP’s own Penny Jo Pullus. We begin the show with some highlights from two Oxfam Reports, Time […]

  • Feb 24, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 3/1 @ 6 PM

    Deconstructing, on its 10th Anniversary, US Foreign Policy PR’ Propagandizing which Prompted Unjust Libyan ‘Humanitarian Intervention’: In our final Black History & State of Black America celebration show, the 6th in our series of conscious raising shows around systemic racism & oppression, we feature the distinguished research findings of Dr Alan Kuperman of the University […]

  • Feb 06, 2021

    In Honor of Charles Chenier: Tuskegee Airmen Experiences & How FDR’s New Deal & GI Bill Accelerated the Racial Wealth Divide

    Monday, February 8th at 6 PM on Bringing Light Into Darkness: Last week we detailed how slavery period, the Jim Crow period, interrupted by a short decade long Reconstruction period, was followed by Modern Day Discrimination that that continues to manifest its inequality today. We defined it as three connected eras that used different means […]

  • Feb 02, 2021

    In Honor of Charles Chenier

    In Honor of Charles Chenier: Tuskegee Airmen Experiences & How FDR’s New Deal & GI Bill Accelerated the Racial Wealth Divide (to air 2/8/21) Last week we detailed how slavery period, the Jim Crow period, interrupted by a short decade long Reconstruction period, was followed by Modern Day Discrimination that that continues to manifest its […]

  • Feb 01, 2021

    Do Black Lives Matter? Impact of Systemic Racism on Black History

    This evening at 6 on Bringing Light Into Darkness: The show focus is on the impact of systemic racism on Black History and the State of Black America relative to White America. Three different periods of US history, ‘slavery’, ‘Jim Crow’ and ‘Modern Day Discrimination’ utilizing different means and methods to subject African Americans to […]

  • Jan 25, 2021

    Bringing Light Into Darkness Honors MLK – Monday, 1/25 @ 6 PM

    Honoring MLK by Studying his Words & Examining the ‘Edifice’ that he claimed needs Restructuring: A Spiritual & Material Critique with Reverend Jim Rigby Tonight at 6 PM on Bringing Light Into Darkness: Dr King converged the spiritual critique with the economic and foreign policy missteps that is driving our world towards a premature and […]

  • Jan 11, 2021

    Kimberly Jones & BLM: Are We Missing the Big Picture by Asking the Wrong Questions? – BLID – Mon, 1/11 @ 6 PM

    Tonight’s Bringing Light Into Darkness show at 6pm is dedicated to an appreciation of Kimberly Jones for her fearless critique of the status quo from a BLM perspective. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the content of claims made by Kimberly Jones in her 6-minute video on twitter, that went viral, the last minute and […]