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This week on What's New, we'll feature interviews with Elizabeth Mims and Erin Hallagan of the Austin Film Festival. We'll also have an interview with Nick Matthews, the director & co-writer of the film One Eyed Girl, which is making its world premiere at AFF. We'll have an interview with James Renovitch, an organizer of the video game showcase Game On Austin. And, we'll have an interview with the Austin band Shivery Shakes! All this & more... Mon, 10/20, 10 a.m.
On Austin Artists, host Art Smith will have a conversation with Art Alliance Austin Executive Director, Asa Hursch. We will speak about Asa's recent promotion in the organization, the organization's mission, history and events. We will also hear from some of the Artists from the events 'Pecha Kucha Night' happening 10/23 & Art Night EAST on 11/14. Mon, 10/20, 1 p.m.
On Reflections of Community Outreach, continuing our conversation from the Austin Artists show, hosts Quinten and Greg will feature one the oldest non profits in Austin. We will speak with Art Alliance Austin Executive Director, Asa Hursch. We will speak about Asa's recent promotion in the organization, the organization's mission, history and upcoming events like 'Pecha Kucha Night' happening 10/23 & Art Night EAST on 11/14. Mon, 10/20, 1:30 p.m.
This week on What's Your Status, author and cancer survivor Mitra Mostofi joins Makalah during "The A-Game" to talk about her new book, No Coincidence. Mon, 10/20 7 p.m. on koop.org.
People United presents coverage of last Wednesday’s public forum at the Mexican American Cultural Center about the controversial participation of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Secure Communities program, an event moderated by Kristian Callabero of the Travis County Democratic Party, and featuring Sheriff Greg Hamilton and Major Darren Long from the Sheriff’s Office, Satinder Singh of the ACLU of Texas, Amelia Ruiz Fischer of the Texas Civil Rights Project, Alejandro Caceres of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, and Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership. Fri, 10/24, 1-2 p.m.
On The Last Round Up, David Yow, lead vocalist of the Jesus Lizard & Scratch Acid will be calling into The Last Round Up to talk about his new coffee table book Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats featuring cat portraits with each one based on a pun. Fri, 10/24, 3:30 p.m.
The Singer and the Song welcomes rocking Austin singer/songwriter, Danny Fast Fingers, who will perform his fine original songs the entire hour. Sat, 10/25, 3-4 p.m.
KOOP Radio reached its fall pledge goal of $72,000. Thank you!
The success of this membership drive is a wonderful commencement of KOOP’s celebration of 20 years of community service as KOOP celebrates its 20th birthday on.
Funds from the membership drive, which is held twice per year, make up 55% of KOOP’s annual budget. The donations will help keep community voices on the airwaves in Austin.
Current Total: $72,000!!!
On September 16th, 1810, Father Hidalgo issued a "grito de Dolores" near Guanajuato, calling for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico. It was a call to arms that began a revolution against Spain and eleven years later produced the new sovereign nation of Mexico.
The Republic of Mexico officially declared September 16th as its national Independence Day in 1825, known as "Diez y Seis Septiembre." San Antonio and Goliad have celebrated this date for more than 160 years. Eight other countries celebrate independence days between September 15th and October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month.
KOOP seeks to bring a fuller cultural awareness of this important month with special programming throughout the Hispanic Heritage Month and by recognizing Diez y Seis as one of its Celebration Events. Listen in for this unique coverage on a variety of programs, only on KOOP.
KOOP Elections Are Coming!
KOOP is looking for a few good members to fill open positions on our Board of Directors and Community Council. If you're passionate about KOOP's future and would like to be more involved in the direction it takes, please consider running to fill one of these open seats. Nomination forms must be submitted by midnight October 1, 2014, and can be filled out here. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the KOOP office at (512) 472-1369. The terms of these open seats will begin on November 1, 2014, and we hope to see YOU sitting in one of them!
KOOP is excited to announce some mid-season changes to our on-air schedule!
Starting Mondays at 9:00 - 10:00am, Rancho Alegre joins the KOOP family. Hosts Frank Cuellar and Piper LeMoine celebrate Tejano and Conjunto music, with interviews and more showcasing this true Texas music.
Off the Beatle Path with host Rush Evans moves to Mondays 12:00 - 1:00pm, continuing his journey down the less traveled roads of the former Beatles and Beatles-related artists.
Longtime KOOP mainstay Around the Town Sounds and its cadre of hosts returns to Thursday mornings at 11:00am - 12:00pm with their insight into the upcoming musical offerings of the city.
Check out the current KOOP Program Schedule!
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