Juneteenth Marker
Wednesday 6/29, 11:00am

President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”  

Emancipation came to Texas on June 19, 1865 when Union general Gordon Granger announced, “…absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves…”  Since then...

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Thursday 6/30, 11:00am

This June K-O-O-P once again commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots as one of its Celebration Events.  Forty-six years ago these riots brought public attention to a closeted, marginalized and beset segment of our population.

We recognize the inaugural gay pride marches across the US that marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots which are now nationwide fixtures...

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Photo of ROCO guests from World Radio Day at KOOP 2014
Saturday 12/31, 8:00am

The KOOP Community Council has announced the 2016 historically significant cultural and ethnic celebration events that will each get special emphasis throughout the KOOP day.

1. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 18
2. Lunar New Year (aka Asian Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year) (first day of the first lunar month of  Lunar Calendar), February 8
3. World Radio Day, February...

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KOOP News Archive

Fri 6/24/2016 1:00 pm

People United talks with filmmaker Anne Lewis about her and Mimi Pickering's documentary Anne Braden: Southern Patriot, which profiles a white Southern woman's involvement over several decades with various causes, particularly those connected to the struggle for racial justice.  (The film screens Friday, June 24, 2016, at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, with Anne Lewis taking questions in person after the screening.)

Wed 6/22/2016 6:00 pm

Hear #KaranMahajan on Writing On the Air, Wed 6.22 6pm CST on his new novel, The Association of Small Bombs (Viking, 2016). #WOTAwednesday #bookradio #vikingbooks

Mon 6/20/2016 1:30 pm

The 'Austin~ability' series continues:

Habitat for Humanity 

We'll hear about the organizations history, mission, challenges and progress in helping to address affordability and home ownership for Austin residents.

Mon 6/20/2016 1:00 pm

Mid~America Art Alliance 
Artist inc.

City of Austin Cultural Arts & Small Business

We'll hear from program organizers, graduates and peer facilitators about the Artist Inc. program and the open call for Artists.

Mon 6/20/2016 12:00 pm

On today's Off the Beatle Path, we celebrate Wings guitarist, Henry McCullough, who passed away last week at age 72. Henry's musical career intersected with Beatles music in other ways, too, as you'll hear in some tracks from his solo career today. And we'll hear some of his Wings highlights, including that amazing guitar solo in "My Love." That's Noon to 1pm, TODAY, on KOOP FM 91.7 and streaming at koop.org!