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Tue 3/28/2017 9:00 am

Under the X in Texas welcomes author Catherine Powers in studio with musicians Floyd Domino, Pauline Reese & Steve Carter to celebrate the life & songs of singer songwriter Freddy Powers and the new book The Spree of 83 before a  signing Wednesday at The Broken Spoke Saloon.  Tuesday, 3/28, 9-11 a.m.

Mon 3/27/2017 1:30 pm

CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to rewrite our outdated and complicated Land Development Code. The Land Development Code sets requirements for what, where, and how much can be built in Austin.  Born out of the Imagine Austin comprehensive plan adopted by the City Council in 2012 CodeNEXT provides Austin with a framework for realizing this vision of recasting the zoning and planning laws in our rapidly expanding community.

Join us on Monday 27 March starting at 1:30 PM CST for a discussion of CodeNEXT with Mayor Adler.  The Mayor will share his views on... Read more

Mon 3/27/2017 1:00 pm

Join KOOP as we welcome Austin Mayor Steve Adler back to the station to follow up on his visit a year ago. Austin Artists & Reflections of Community Outreach collaborate again to bring you the community, unprecedented access. We will catch up on the state of the City, the Arts, Mobility and more ! Austin is always growing and changing and there are a lot of challenges. We hope to parse out and focus on some of the issues regularly with the #AustinAbility series. We feel a year us too long in between; so we are hoping that this will be a regular Quarterly offering to have Mayor Adler in... Read more

Mon 3/27/2017 1:00 pm

Join us as we welcome back Austin Mayor Steve Adler back to Austin Artists at KOOP Radio !

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We will hear from  Mayor Adler about current affairs in the Arts and Music environment in Austin.  We'll hear about the state if the City, findings from the Austin Music and Creative Ecosystem omnibus resolution announced last year, the challenges, progress and plans in addressing the topics.

We'll hear about The Arts and Music commissions joint meeting, Creative capacity,... Read more

Mon 3/27/2017 9:00 am

Join Rancho Alegre Radio on KOOP for part 2 of our interview with the legendary Johnny Hernandez.

We caught up with Johnny before his event with the Tejano Music Alliance of Texas at the Onion Creek Ballroom back in December 2016 and recorded an incredible in-depth interview with a man who has seen just about everything in his 50-plus years in the business. 

In this interview, we cover his life and career, beginning with his time with brothers Rocky and Joe in Little Joe and the Latinaires and later Little Joe y La Familia and his solo career as well. His career also just... Read more

Sun 3/26/2017 3:30 pm

On Sunday's show, we'll celebrate the work of the singular talent that was Gil Scott-Heron. Songs and samples abound, including some Anderson .Paak heat on his collaboration project, NxWorries.

Sat 3/25/2017 4:00 pm

Join Piper LeMoine of Rancho Alegre on Saturday March 25th as she subs on a special edition of KOOP Radio's "The Girlie Show" program. 

Keeping with The Girlie Show's format of female voices, we'll be doing a special Tejano & Conjunto edition of the show AND we'll also have a studio full of female Tejano and Conjunto artists!

Unless something comes up, we're looking forward to having Tejano artists Devin Banda, Nikki Lopez, B Santa Ana, Irma Chavez and Laura Ann of La Distancia, Erika Santana of Cañonazo, Mia Music and Sylvia Donley in the studio, and maybe even a few... Read more

Sat 3/25/2017 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes a lovely couple with rock and roll hearts, Danny B Harvey and Annie Marie Lewis! There's some real rockabilly history with these two fine artists, as Danny's made music with everyone from Nancy Sinatra to Lemmy from Motorhead, and both have worked plenty with Annie's mom, Linda Gail Lewis and Annie's uncle, Jerry Lee Lewis! They'll perform their own great music live with us the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and ... Read more

Fri 3/24/2017 2:00 pm
Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett join Thorne Dreyer to discuss their much-anticipated soon-to-be-released book, Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir. Wilson founded -- with a small cohort -- the legendary Austin music venue that gave birth to the cosmic cowboy and brought fame to the lowly armadillo. Armadillo World Headquarters would become arguably the most important rock and roll hall in the country and it helped birth the Austin music scene. Joining Wilson in telling this incredible tale is writer-musician Jesse... Read more
Fri 3/24/2017 1:00 pm

People United speaks with Palestinian-rights advocates Mohammed Nabulsi, Moneta Prince and Chuck Vorspan about the movement calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel (BDS) as well as about legislative efforts, including a bill in the 85th Texas Legislature, to undercut it.