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Sat 3/30/2019 9:15 pm

In partnership with our frequency siblings KVRX, we're excited to present 91.7 FM DJ Nite at Rio Rita (1203 Chicon St.) on Saturday, March 30th from 9 PM to 2 AM.  KOOP DJs Daine Vineyard (DPX Hi-Test / Under The Eternal Night) and Malligator (Commercial Suicide) will be spinning tunes alongside KVRX DJs Swampling & philonada.  Artwork by Malligator

Fri 3/29/2019 1:00 pm

People United hears about television and the journalistic landscape from former KEYE and KVUE news anchor Judy Maggio, now the editorial director of news and public affairs at public-television station KLRU, where she hosts and produces the monthly multi-platform news magazine Decibel.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Sat 3/23/2019 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes Ulrich and Sabine Ellison. These Austinites are originally from Austria, and their music in Ulrich Ellison and Tribe is a vibrant mix funk, soul, blues played with passion. Ulrich and Sabine will perform live for us the whole hour on the radio on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, March 23rd.

Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Bobby Bridger and Grace Pettis can still be accessed (as all KOOP shows can for two weeks) at www.radiofreeamerica.com/schedule/koop ... Read more

Fri 3/22/2019 1:00 pm

People United talks with two members of the Salvadoran diaspora, Joanna Beltrán Girón and Mauricio Novoa, who also perform original poetry.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Sat 3/16/2019 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes Bobby Bridger. By any measure, Bobby is a legendary Texas musician, a musical historian of Native American culture and mainstay at Kerrville Folk Festival, where his beautiful song, "Heal in the Wisdom" has closed the festivities for many years. It's an honor to have him back on the show singing songs and telling stories, this time with his son Gabe to sing along. Tune in as Bobby performs live for us the whole hour on the radio on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, March 16th. 

Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Grace... Read more

Fri 3/15/2019 1:00 pm

People United remembers Leslie Cochran (1951-2012), the subject of the 2019 documentary Becoming Leslie that premiered at SXSW, with coverage of the 2015 plaque unveiling, Abigail Mahnke's 2007 interview with Austin's 6th Street icon, and a conversation with Debbie Russell, executive director of the Pecan Street Association as well as a surviving friend.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Mon 3/11/2019 1:00 pm

Monday, March 11 1 pm c Filmmaker Andrew Hevia * joins Art Smith for an insightful conversation about his journey with his Art Life, early film projects and his current Art Documentary 'Leave the Bus through the Broken window' world premiere at #sxsw. We hear about the vision, some of the backstory and behind the scene vignettes from this art doc that in itself becomes a work of artistic expression. Tune in to the Arts & Community. Tune into Austin Artists at 1pm c Mondays on 91.7 FM Locally / KOOP.org Worldwide. KOOP Solar powered Radio For the People ! _______________________ Created... Read more

Sun 3/10/2019 2:15 pm

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2019 Spring Membership Drive one of the most successful ever!

THANK YOU to all the individual and business members who renewed their support, to  those who continued with (or raised) their monthly donations and to those who pledged for the first time and became new KOOP members. Welcome to the family!

THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped answer the phones and take pledges and to those volunteers who put in extra duty behind the scenes and as pitch buddies. 

THANK YOU to the Austin restaurants who provided lunches, dinners... Read more

Fri 3/8/2019 1:00 pm

People United features Hilary Klein on her book Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories, which focuses on female participants in the movement based in Chiapas, Mexico.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Wed 3/6/2019 12:00 pm

The International Folk Bazaar presents live in-studio performances by Cecilia + the Broken Hearts, an Austin-based Afro-Chicano futurism outfit who will be participating in the International Women's Show at the Cactus Cafe on March 8. Wednesday, March 6 (12-1pm).

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