KOOP News Archive

Fri 1/10/2020 1:00 pm

People United presents the first in its two-part coverage of the panel "Too Black to Be Queer, Too Queer to Be Black," convened during Austin Black Pride's third annual festival, and featuring Jeremy Teal, Fum Fum Ko, Constance Upshaw, Fatima Mann, and Sam Davis.  Upshaw, Austin Black Pride's outreach director, moderated the panel.  In this episode, the panelists take questions exclusively from the moderator.  (Next week's episode has them also taking questions from the audience.)

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Fri 1/3/2020 1:00 pm

People United features cultural critic and social-media activist Lindy West on her memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, the basis for the subsequent Hulu series starring Aidy Bryant.

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Fri 12/27/2019 1:00 pm

People United talks about the mental health of Palestinians living under Israel's occupation with Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist from East Jerusalem, and Alexandra Dols, a filmmaker from Paris.  Dols' film Beyond the Frontlines: Resistance and Resilience in Palestine documents life in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, as it draws on Jabr's insights about mental health in these occupied territories.

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Sat 12/21/2019 7:00 pm

Saturday, Dec 21st, join us at 7pm at Barrel O' Fun (1911 Aldrich St; inside of Alamo Drafthouse Mueller) for a night of progressive rock featuring Memry Man (new band from Robert Howard of Seven Circles) and electric violin sound-sculpturess Violinda Lola!

Full bar, tasty food options, and FREE ADMISSION! See you there!

21+ after 8 PM

Fri 12/20/2019 1:00 pm

People United presents coverage of a panel on homelessness, featuring mostly voices of those that have experienced it.  Heidi Sloan of the Austin Democratic Socialists of America moderated the panel, which also included David Wittie, Walter Moreau, Sharae Walker, James Mosley, and Seneca Savoie.

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Fri 12/13/2019 1:00 pm

People United speaks with Stephanie Webb and Jamie DeAngelo about Decipher City, the online resource they created to focus on race, equity and land policy, both in Austin, Texas, and eventually beyond.

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Tue 12/10/2019 6:00 pm

Join KOOP for a live conversation with our District 1 Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison on Tuesday, December 10th at Ground Floor Theatre.  Civil Rights & Wrongs with host Bob Dailey will conduct an interview from 6-7 PM with CM Harper-Madison to be simulcast on KOOP's airwaves at 91.7 FM & www.koop.org.  

Free Admission | 979 Springdale Rd Suite 122 | Doors at 5:30 PM

Mon 12/9/2019 1:30 pm

KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, Dec. 9 at 1:30pm CST / GMT -6. (1330 hrs). We’ll be reporting and discussing several important veterans’ news stories, including about some vets’ difficulties qualifying for and actually receiving their earned benefits. We say hello again to veterans advocate and author Matt Louis, with us for an update on his Mission Transition that helps vets readjust from active duty to the civilian realm. We also welcome Major John Landry and Staff Sergeant William Reinier, to talk about the US Army Futures Command here in Austin.Join US Army vet Michael... Read more

Fri 12/6/2019 1:00 pm

People United presents coverage of a panel discussion about the proposed 2019 revision of the Austin's Land Development Code, featuring urbanist and housing and transportation advocate Chris "Kaz" Wojtewicz and community organizer Carmen Llanes Pulido, and moderated by geographer Eliot Tretter.  (A public hearing on the LDC rewrite is being held by the Austin City Council at City Hall on Saturday, December 7, 2019, beginning at 10 am.  The Council has scheduled a first reading of the revised Code the following Monday, also at 10 am.)

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Tue 12/3/2019 9:00 am

Under the X in Texas hosts live in studio Alaskan Fiddling Poet Ken Waldman with Up Around The Sun Jerry Hagins & visual artist Texas Music Hall of Famer Tim Kerr before their TexAlaskan Holiday Show at Cactus Cafe Wednesday the 4th.  Tuesday , 12/3 ,  9am-11am.