KOOP News Archive

Mon 8/13/2018 1:30 pm

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

Sat 8/11/2018 3:00 pm

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

Fri 8/10/2018 1:00 pm

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

Thu 8/9/2018 4:30 pm

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.

Thu 8/9/2018 12:00 pm

Rockin' Rob quenches your thirst with ice-cold Austin music. Sweetened and unsweetened. Come chill. Thursday, August 9, at 12 pm.

Fri 8/3/2018 5:45 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

Fri 8/3/2018 1:00 pm

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.

Thu 8/2/2018 12:00 pm

On "Around the Town Sounds" Rockin' Rob will treat your ills with an hour of Austin music...side effects to be determined. Thursday, August 2, 12 pm.

Sat 7/28/2018 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes Rachel Reese and Jesse LaFave. Rachel has a beautiful new record with great musical support from her partner Jesse (and yes, the musical gift continues, as he is kin to the legendary Jimmy LaFave). Join us as they perform live for us the whole hour on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, July 28th.

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

Fri 7/27/2018 1:00 pm

People United features community activists Fred L. McGhee and Niran Babalola in a debate about CodeNEXT, the proposed revision of Austin's Land Development Code, and its potential impact on affordable housing on the city's Eastside.

Listen to an archive of this program here.