KOOP News Archive

Wed 7/17/2019 11:45 am

Album: Ancient Cat Society | Artist: Ancient Cat Society | Genre: Americana | Label: Splice

Houston trio mixes folk and Americana with occasional minor flourishes of electronica or indie rock effects. Lead (usually Haley Barnes) and harmony vocals are outstanding. Strong writing and playing. Standout tracks include "The Loneliest Pursuit" (Tr. 2); "Do You Feel" (Tr. 4); and the popish outlier "Why Are You Getting Married" (Tr. 7). - Rob Carter (Around The Town Sounds)

Fri 7/12/2019 1:00 pm

People United features the first in its two-part coverage of Austin Young Democrats' panel on Black Lives Matter and policing in Austin, which opened with a poem by Amanda Johnston of Black Poets Speak Out before going to moderator Vincent Harding of the Travis County Democratic Party and panelists Yannis Banks of the Texas NAACP, Barry James of the Austin Justice Coalition, Margaret Haule of Black Lives Matter Austin, and Sareta Davis of the City of Austin Human Rights Commission.

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Tue 7/9/2019 1:00 pm

Undercover Greg welcomes the Austin-Oita Sister City Committee to talk about their festival happening on Saturday, 7/13 from 12-4 at the Asian American Resource Center. He will also be featuring ukulele prodigies Sho & Shin, who will be part of the festival where Undercover Greg will be an emcee and where KOOP will be tabling. Tuesday, 7/9, 1pm.

Mon 7/8/2019 1:00 pm

Mindy Reed is all about books. She is a librarian, editor, narrator, writer, educator, and reader. The founder of The Authors Assistant holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Liberal Arts degree in Humanities from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Business from Kansas State UniversityWe'll hear about writing 'Women of a certain age' and her new Novel ‘This is the Dawning,  a Woodstock Love Story' + The Authors assistant & much more!

Fri 7/5/2019 1:00 pm

People United features community organizer Lisa Fithian on the role of nonviolent civil disobedience in movements for change.

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Mon 7/1/2019 3:00 pm

July 26, 2019 marks the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA and ADAAA also assure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications. "Nearly 57 million people in... Read more

Sun 6/30/2019 3:15 pm

Join us this Month as we Celebrate Juneteenth 2019 at KOOP Radio. Juneteenth, held this year on Wednesday, June 19th, is a state holiday in Texas and the oldest known continuous celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Slavery has been a part of Texas history as Tejas, a Mexican state, an independent republic, from1836-1845 and as the twenty-eighth US state before seceding as the seventh state to join the confederacy in 1861.

President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in January of 1863 declaring that "all persons held as slaves" within the... Read more

Sun 6/30/2019 12:00 pm

Album: A Saucerful of Secrets | Artist: Pink Floyd | Genre: Rock | Label: Capitol

Pink Floyd were late 60s pioneers of the then-new psychedelic and space-rock sound in London before they became prog/classic-rock stars after their famous Dark Side of the Moon in 1973. This is Floyd's 1968 2nd album (and the first w/o founder Syd Barrett and with then-new guitarist David Gilmour). The band became more exploratory and psychedelic with this album with Roger Waters and new guitarist David Gilmour having to step up to fill the void left by Syd's absence. - Professor Ted (... Read more

Fri 6/28/2019 9:30 pm

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  On June 28, 1969 there was a raid at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village.  Patrons were fed up with demeaning treatment by the police.  That night the oppressed crowd decided that they were not going to take any more and a riot erupted.   The events of that night led to the first gay pride parades in the US and elsewhere.  In June, 2016 President Obama established the area around the site as the Stonewall National Monument, the first LGBT National Park in the United States.  KOOP celebrates this momentous... Read more

Fri 6/28/2019 1:00 pm

People United presents coverage of Austin Pride's 9th annual Stonewall celebration at the Texas Capitol, this time in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic uprising, featuring Micah Andress and Michelle Auwae-Lapilio of Austin Pride; Kelly Klein, Miss Austin Pride 2018; and a multigenerational panel of LGBTQ activists, moderated by Juan Rodriguez of KVUE News, and also including Juan Benitez, Charles Curry, Sheldon Darnell, Toby Johnson, Nico Ramsey, Jessica Soukup, Ash West, Sissi Yado, and KOOP Radio’s own Suzy Shelor.

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