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Bringing Light Into Darkness
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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.

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.

  • 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 […]