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In Touch Interviews
C/O KOOP Radio
PO Box 301899
Austin, TX 78703-0032

In Touch Interviews explores the rich landscape of central Texas helping communities by organizing interviews with leaders, members, and clients of nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, neighborhood groups, businesses, and informal networks of people supporting one another through challenging and fortunate times. Interviews make big organizations approachable and highlight the innovative programs and initiatives of lesser-known groups by publicizing the individual voices of people working within them. We try to fit in a little detail about organizers’ backgrounds so listeners learn about their personal and professional journeys to helping others. In Touch Interviews also updates KOOP listeners and community members on ways they can help others, on ways they can get help, and on the growing and developing networks of inspiring and enthusiastic neighbors and community members who keep bonds with friends and neighbors good and tight during trying times. Program organizers focus on COVID-19 responses, equal justice advocacy, food security, environmental preservation, strategies for community organizing, prison abolition and restorative justice, and other community-related topics. Well-organized communities with well-resourced members who are aware of the people, policies, and networks of help available to them progress through crises with lower rates of mental illness and economic vulnerability, and they have better health and living outcomes. To that end, In Touch Interviews develops sustaining relationships among community members and increases KOOP community engagement, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to help put this tool for community connection on the air.

Undercover Greg has been on the KOOP airwaves for over ten years and hosted many programs on the schedule including Under the Covers With Greg, Reflections of Community Outreach, Austin Artists and the Community Pilot Show.  Since the lock down he has pivoted and now dedicates himself to keeping our Listeners informed, in touch and safe during the pandemic as part of the In-Touch Interview Collective.

Lynn Cowles helps connect people, coordinate groups, share ideas, and build equitable systems of relation for diverse community groups and organizations. She’s a community organizer, an outreach specialist, a public health policy advocate, a grant writer, a book-clubber, a tiny dancer, and a midfielder, and over the pandemic, she started playing drums.