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The KOOP Spring Membership Drive is happening now! As your very own community voice, KOOP radio makes your world go round...but only with YOUR support.
Our goal is $65,000, and you can help us to reach that by pledging online pledging online (koop.org/donate) or by phone 512-472-KOOP (5667) or toll free at 888-917-KOOP.
Current Total: $64,400
KOOP asks you to thank our
Spring Business Members 2014
Lori Jo Hansel, Attorney
What's New features SXSW updates including interviews from the Texas Film Hall of Fame, Jeff Smith from The Hickoids, Margaret Moser from the Austin Music Awards, David J. Neff on non-profits at SXSW, several bands playing this week, and more. Whew! Monday, 10-11 am.
Join host Ted Smouse on Rancho Del Ray as he welcomes Ruthie Logsdon, Bill Starks and Greg Hardin of Ruthie and the Wranglers for live performance and a studio visit. Well-loved in the Washington, DC area, with over 25 Washington Area Music Awards (including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album over the Year), the group has been performing in Texas since 1997. With 6 CDs under her rhinestone belt, Ruthie and the entire band will be playing four NotSXSW shows this coming weekend in Austin. Another surprise guest may also join in. Wednesday, 3/12, 11 am-noon.
The Country, Swing and Rockabilly Jamboree welcomes two singer-songwriters from the Washington DC area: Karen Collins and Arty Hill. Thursday, 9-11 am.
The International Folk Bazaar features live music and conversation with Rhode Island singer-songwriter Allysen Callery. Thursday, 3/13, 11 am-noon.
Lights, Camera, Austin continues its preview of Austin-made films that will screen during the SXSW Film Festival (March 7-15). Writer/director Michael Tully takes us back to the 1980s with his comedy Ping Pong Summer. No No: A Dockumentary director Jeffrey Radice and producer Mike Blizzard discuss their examination of the baseball highs and lows of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis. Also, director and UT alumni Wes Anderson explains the bizarre goings-on at The Grand Budapest Hotel, which opens March 14 after screening at SXSW. Thursday, 3/13, 2-3 pm.
Texas Observer Radio Debuts on KOOP
Hitting the airwaves November 5th, and airing Tuesdays 2:00 - 2:30 p.m., KOOP proudly announces a new partnership with The Texas Observer, an investigative social justice news organization, to air a compelling new program: Texas Observer Radio with host Jonathan McNamara. The weekly program will feature exploration of current statewide news stories with Texas Observer journalists and an in-depth interview on a particularly thorny political issue with a knowledgeable source.
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