People United presents the second in its two-part coverage of the panel "Borders, Migration, and Crisis: A Critical Conversation," this time with questions being taken from the audience. The panelists included Nestor Rodriguez, a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin; Sarah Lopez, an assistant professor of architecture at UT...read more
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The Singer and the Song welcomes Austin musician Raph Odell Shapiro. Raph (rhymes with "safe") is a singer/songwriter originally from Long Island, New York, but his original sound renders him a perfect fit for Austin, as you will hear when he performs live for us the whole hour on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, August 18th.
Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Jean Caffeine y Los Topos Chicos and Brian Pounds can still be accessed (as all KOOP shows can, for two weeks) at www.radiofreeamerica.... Read more
People United presents the first in its two-part coverage of the panel "Borders, Migration, and Crisis: A Critical Conversation," featuring Sarah Lopez, an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Texas at Austin; Ajay Singh Chaudhary, the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research; Eduardo Canales, the executive director of the South Texas Human Rights Center; Ana Vidina Hernández, a 2018 recipient of a double-master's in Latin American studies and social work at UT-Austin; and Nestor Rodriguez, a... Read more
On Tuesday, August 14, The Dark End of the Street will host Ted Roddy to talk about the 32nd Annual Ted Roddy & The King Conjure Orchestra Memorial Tribute to The King, which will happen Saturday, Aug. 18. Why do you think they call it “Vitamin E”?
KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, August 13 at 1:30pm CDT (1330 hrs). This entire edition is comprised of veterans’ news because there is a boatload of veterans’ news! Commentary by the Boots crew plus Rush Evans from Texas Veterans Legal Services and retired US Army First Sergeant Perry Jefferies.
If you are a US military veteran, this program is for you. Join former Army Specialist 4 Michael A. Brown, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti and Bob Dailey for veterans’ news and good conversations with people and organizations dedicated to veterans’ well-being. Tune to 91.7 FM in... Read more
The Singer and the Song welcomes Austin musician Jean Caffeine y Los Topos Chicos. Jean is a great Texas artist who has been called a cross between Brenda Lee and Patti Smith, meaning you have to hear her to fully get her, which you can do, as Jean and band perform live for us the whole hour on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, August 11th. The whole band then performs live for KOOP at Alamo Draft House Mueller, 7:30-10pm!
Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Brian Pounds and Rachel Reese with Jesse LaFave can still be accessed (as all KOOP shows can,... Read more
People United talks about community spaces and lesbian existence in Austin with Michelle Auwae-Lapilio, who serves on the board of Austin Pride, as well as with Michelle "Mitch" Solorzano Daley and Kelly Frances West, who, as Lesbutante and the Boss, produce monthly ladies' nights at Sellers Underground in addition to the Official WOMXN's Pride Party. (In 2018, the party convened Friday, August 10th, from 8 pm to 1 am, on the corner of 4th Street and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, while the Austin Pride Festival gathered Saturday, August... Read more
On Thursday, August 9, from 4:30 to 6pm, Small Cool World with T.J. Masters broadcasts live from BLK Vinyl (2505 E. 6th St.) They are a new record store in town as of this May and have underwritten with KOOP as a sign of community and support! TJ's good friend and label owner Robbie Carroll will spin some tunes in the shop from 6-7, and refreshments are included.
Rockin' Rob quenches your thirst with ice-cold Austin music. Sweetened and unsweetened. Come chill. Thursday, August 9, at 12 pm.
The International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is August 23 of each year. It's a day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade, citing “the night of August 22-23rd 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic), as the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade."
By 1789 the French colony St Dominique, later to become Haiti, produced ¾ of the world’s sugar and led the world in coffee, cotton, indigo and rum production. It was off the... Read more
People United features community organizers Priscilla Hale, Alejandro Caceres and Paula X. Rojas on the multiple forms of inequity faced by people of color in Austin, including residents that are queer, immigrants, mothers, disabled, and particularly threatened by gentrification.
Listen to an archive of this program here.