Juneteenth celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation's arrival in Texas. However, does unacceptable levels of inequality and second class citizenry status persist for African Americans well into the 21st century? Join Pedro Gatos, and engineer Zach Southern as we are blessed to have 108 year old Richard Overton, Nelson Linder, President of the Austin, Texas Branch of the NAACP, & Roscoe Overton, KOOP Community Council Community Liaison, in studio. Our mission, will be to truly celebrate history rather than run away from historical and present day quality of life status of African... Read more
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Reflections of Community Outreach, ROCO, welcomes The Contemporary Art Museum of Austin. With indoor exhibit space on Congress Avenue at the Jones Center and its multi-faceted Laguna Gloria, art school, out and indoor exhibits, The Contemporary is in touch with its mission to be an essential part of Austin city life. Find out how you can expose yourself to contemporary art on Monday 22 June from 1:30 to 2:00 PM CST
Sunday's Free Samples will celebrate all the Big Papa's out there on Fathers Day!
Expect to here tracks by Father MC, the Isley Brothers, Rose Royce, Biggie Smalls, and of course the Godfather of Soul, James Brown!
Tune in Sunday at 3:30pmCST.
People United has undocumented lesbian immigrant Sulma Franco taking church sanctuary and Alison Kafer on her book Feminist, Queer, Crip.
Doubleheader on the Country, Swing, and Rockabilly Jamboree Thursday, June 18, 9-11 am! Phone interview with Luther Nally, longtime head of the legendary Sons Of The Pioneers at 9:30, then live music around 10 am from the Swing Commanders from England, Europe's only fulltime Western swing band.
Off the Beatle Path celebrates the music of the late, great Harry Nilsson, whose ties to the Beatles are personal, musical, and legendary. Monday would have been Harry's 74th birthday. Tune in to hear the ways in which these acts intersect, KOOP, 91.7 FM and koop.org, 12-1pm, Monday, June 15th
The Singer and the Song welcomes two fine Austin artists working together as The Good Earth. Dave Desmond is a longtime Austin singer/songwriter, as is Ernie Gammage, known by many for his work with Ernie Sky and the K-Tels. Dave and Ernie will be making fine music together as they perform live the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, June 13th
People United has Carl Hart, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.
Two Austin institutions on the Country, Swing, and Rockabilly Jamboree this Thursday, June 11, 9-11 am. Dale Watson in the 9 o'clock hour with his new album, Call Me Insane. Alvin Crow in the ten o'clockhour with his recent album, Now And Then.