People United features Elvia Arriola of Women on the Border, Mexican American & Latino/a Studies faculty Karma Chávez and C. J. Alvarez of the University of Texas at Austin, and lesbian Guatemalan refugee Sulma Franco (with interpreter Elaine Cohen) on borders, sanctuary and immigration politics. (They spoke on January 24, 2017, but their...read more
Author Joe Gross will be stopping by to talk about Fugazi's "In On The Kill Taker" and you'll be hearing nothing but songs off the album.
The Singer and the Song welcomes legendary Texas artist, John Inmon. John is one of Texas' most soulful guitarists, whose work has added great depth to the recordings of Jimmy LaFave, Jerry Jeff Walker, and the historic Lost Gonzo Band. But beyond all that, John is a fine songwriter and artist in his own right, as you will hear when he performs live for us the whole hour on KOOP 91.7 FM and ...read more
Greg Ciotti speaks with artists Gary Floyd (formerly of legendary punk band The Dicks) and Carlos Lowry. Host Ciotti says of Gary Floyd: "Only after reading Gary's book, Please Bee Nice, My Life Up Till Now that I better understood this unique individual described as 'mentor...maverick...(and) punk Buddah.' "
Please bee nice by listening to The Community Pilot Show airing live...read more
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The International Folk Bazaar observes World Refugee Day with a playlist of relevant topical songs. Wednesday, June 20, at 12 pm.
Under the X in Texas talks by phone with musician and guit-steel inventor Junior Brown at 9:30 am about his new CD Deep in the Heart of Me. Then at 10 am singer songwriter Carolyn Martin will give a live interview and we'll hear cuts from her new album Wild West Texas Wind. Both guests are Ameripolitan Music Awardees. Tuesday, 6/19, 9-11 a.m.
The Singer and the Song welcomes The Footnotes. The mighty Footnotes are a straight-forward, tight rock and roll unit with a lot of heart, as you will hear when she performs live for us the whole hour on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, June 16th.
Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Emily Grace Clark and Colin Gilmore can still be accessed (as all KOOP shows can, for two weeks) at www.radiofreeamerica.com/schedule/koop Check 'em out!
OH: And the Footnotes also play Alamo Draft House... Read more
Jon Langford of The Mekons will be calling in to The Last Round Up with his "Track Of The Month".
People United features environmental historian and educator Katie Pace on the historical role of floodplains in racial division and displacement in Austin, particularly Waller Creek's underacknowledged yet foundational status as a racial boundary. (This episode, originally broadcast in truncated form last September, now has been expanded to address current events.)
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KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, June 11 at 1:30pm CDT (1330 hrs). The June theme is Real Stories of Real Vets Rising Above Adversity. Our guests are Mark Sekaz, the Veterans Outreach Coordinator with Catholic Charities of Central Texas … US Army veteran Jeff Moser, a former Command Sergeant Major, now with Project Hero in the Fort Hood area … and Carrie Sconza, a US Navy veteran and the new Director of the TexVet organization.
If you are a US military veteran, this program is for you. Join former Army First Sergeant Perry Jefferies, former Army Specialist 4 Michael... Read more
People United speaks with Sheldon Darnell about Austin Black Pride, the nonprofit he co-founded in 2016 to serve LGBTQ+ African Americans in the Texas capital. Austin Black Pride's third annual festival convenes Thursday, June 7, through Sunday, June 10, 2018. Allan Campbell co-hosts this episode with Suzy Shelor.
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Austin music, Austin acts. No brag, just fact. Join Rockin' Rob for an hour of the real thing, this Thursday at high noon.
The International Folk Bazaar welcomes accordionists Shirley Johnson (pictured) and Jan Flemming, who will be part of the "Not Just Oom-Pah" workshops and concert happening at Texas Folklife over the weekend of June 16-17. Wednesday, June 6 at 12 pm.
Under the X in Texas welcomes local singer songwriter guitarist Tish Hinojosa for an in studio performance including songs from her new album West before the release party at One World Theater Friday. Tuesday, 6/5, 9-11am.