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Bringing Light Into Darkness
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Austin TX 78765-4089

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.

Engineer Collective: Darkside Daddy, Greg Ciotti, Erin Cornett, Bob Dailey & Steve Barber

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.

  • 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 […]