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Civil Right and Wrongs
C/O KOOP Radio
PO Box 4089, Austin, TX 78765
Since 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.
Stream the past two episodes 24/7 at Radio Free America.
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.
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 […]