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Civil Right and Wrongs

Silver Mic AwardSince 2018 Civil Rights and Wrongs has featured interviews with local activists, civic leaders and academics.  Topics frequently include immigration, race, law enforcement/criminal justice, the judiciary, privacy, health care, housing/homelessness, gender, LGBTQIA, and education, among others – each with a civil rights emphasis.  Style is more conversational than confrontational.  A community calendar of upcoming community events is presented toward the end of each show.  Many shows feature occasional music related to the topic for that episode.

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Bob Dailey retired from AT&T Labs in 2017 where he was Lead Member of Technical Staff, having spent more than twenty years in telecommunications network design.  Prior to his work as an engineer, he taught computer science at various universities, including St. Edward’s in Austin and La Universidad de Chile in Santiago.  He has provided for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Austin community, having served four years as board chair for AIDS Services of Austin.  An Ohio native, Bob holds a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Ohio State University.  In addition to activities at KOOP, he tutors in the AVID program for the Austin Independent School District at Navarro High School.

Jim Harrington, founder and former President of the Texas Civil Rights Project, is a frequent guest and collaborator.  He is still involved in various local issues, notably as an advocate for quality education in East Austin.  Jim is also a member of the clergy at St. James Episcopal Church where he heads Proyecto Santiago.  He received his J.D. degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Production assistance provided by Michelle Manning-Scott who occasionally hosts the program.  Michelle has dedicated a large portion of her lifetime to volunteering for many non-profit organizations here in Texas and a few other places around the country that she’s called home for the past 50ish years. Joining the volunteer staff at KOOP radio upon moving to Austin in 2018 has finally provided Michelle the unique opportunity to combine two of her passions – media production and anti-racist and social justice activism. Michelle holds a B.S. in Mass Communication from Boston University and certificate in Digital Media Production from Tarrant County College.

  • Aug 31, 2020

    Civil Rights and Wrongs – Tuesday, September 1

    This week on Civil Rights and Wrongs we consider the possible formation of a second school district for Austin. Roxanne Evans, who chronicled the de-segregation, then the de facto re-segregation of AISD in the 1980s for the Austin American-Statesman, discusses a plan to move schools in East Austin into a separate district. Roxanne heads the […]

  • Aug 22, 2020

    Gus Bova on the border wall, Greg Casar on the city budget – Tues, 8/25 @6 PM

    This week on Civil Rights and Wrongs we’ll be discussing the border wall with Gus Bova, staff writer for the Texas Observer. Earlier this year Gus traveled to Laredo to investigate recent developments, as he recounts in his report “Back to the Wall”. Laredo is unique in its significance for Texas, and novel in its […]

  • Jun 29, 2020

    Civil Rights and Wrongs for Tuesday, June 30

    Our guests will be Cinde Weatherby, Voting and Election Law Issues Chair for the League of Women Voters Texas and Anthony Gutierrez, Executive Director of Common Cause Texas. Among the topics of discussion will be the vote by mail (VBM) petitions and lawsuits that have been circulating through the Texas and Federal court systems since […]

  • Jun 02, 2020

    Civil Rights and Wrongs – Tuesday, June 2

    Our guest will be Michael Barajas, staff writer for the Texas Observer.  Michael covers civil rights issues in general, but lately has been focusing on Texas prisons.  We will discuss Texas prisons during the time of COVID-19.  We’ll also hear about visitation policies and how some family members lose their visitation rights arbitrarily, and in many […]