Yearly Archives: 2018

Ivan Koop Kuper :
Bidding a fond farewell to Bayou City troubadour Don Sanders

Influential singer-songwriter was also the ‘Mayor of Montrose.‘ By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | August 15, 2018 HOUSTON — On the wall of the back room of Sand Mountain Coffee House, Houston’s one-time folk mecca located on … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper :
Bidding a fond farewell to Bayou City troubadour Don Sanders

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Alice Embree :
Fight Like a Girl

How women’s activism shapes history. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 4, 2018 “Fight Like a Girl: How Women’s Activism Shapes History” appears as a feature article in the Summer 2018 edition of Life & Letters, a … finish reading Alice Embree :
Fight Like a Girl

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Mariann G. Wizard :
VERSE | Didn’t You Hear us?

Entering a testy twilight, is my vision grown so dim? Or has everyone gone deaf? Didn’t you hear us the first time? Nuclear power is an abomination. War is harmful to children and other living things. Mother Nature doesn’t make … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
VERSE | Didn’t You Hear us?

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Roy Casagranda :
The U.S. is in trouble

We cannot even stand to live next to each other. By Roy Casagranda | The Rag Blog | July 26, 2015 I think the U.S. is in trouble. That is not necessarily a bad thing. It might give us an … finish reading Roy Casagranda :
The U.S. is in trouble

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Larry Piltz :
STORY | Following the creek

By Larry Piltz | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2018 When I was in Taylor early afternoon a few weeks ago, and turning south on 79 heading back toward Manor, a gorgeous adult bobcat, appearing especially dear and vulnerable … finish reading Larry Piltz :
STORY | Following the creek

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Henry Mecredy :
Engineering professors going to waste!

The misapplication of the concept of competition provides cover for all this waste. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2018 A large percentage of the average engineering professor’s time is wasted. This unhappy circumstance arises because … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
Engineering professors going to waste!

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Philip Russell, Bruce Melton, Jay Wehnert, Glenn Smith, Pat Thomas & James Retherford, Bill Kirchen, Roy Casagranda, Patricia Vonne, Genevieve Van Cleve & Luis Guerra, Sydney Wright, Ty Richards & Andy Macintyre, Margo Sawyer

Our guests include activists & environmentalists & political analysts; musicians, a storyteller, a slam poet, an architectural sculptor & a Jerry Rubin biographer; plus we discuss Outsider Art & welcome AMLO to Mexico. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Philip Russell, Bruce Melton, Jay Wehnert, Glenn Smith, Pat Thomas & James Retherford, Bill Kirchen, Roy Casagranda, Patricia Vonne, Genevieve Van Cleve & Luis Guerra, Sydney Wright, Ty Richards & Andy Macintyre, Margo Sawyer

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Threadgill’s World HQ invites you to Thorne Dreyer’s Birthday Party on August 1st

Historic Austin bands the Uranium Savages, Bill Kirchen, Shiva’s Headband, and Leeann Atherton will perform. Event: Thorne Dreyer’s Birthday Party What: Concert and benefit When: Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Threadgill’s World Headquarters Address: 301 W. Riverside, Austin, … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Threadgill’s World HQ invites you to Thorne Dreyer’s Birthday Party on August 1st

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Philip L. Russell :
The election of AMLO: Optimism and skepticism in Mexico

The election leaves in its wake a radically different political landscape. By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | July 11, 2018 Philip Russell will join Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio, Friday, July 13, 2018, to discuss this article … finish reading Philip L. Russell :
The election of AMLO: Optimism and skepticism in Mexico

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Bruce Melton :
Alaskan permafrost now emitting more greenhouse gases than it is storing

Alaskan permafrost has flipped from carbon sink to carbon source. By Bruce Melton | The Rag Blog | July 5, 2018 Climate change researcher and Rag Radio environmental reporter Bruce Melton will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, … finish reading Bruce Melton :
Alaskan permafrost now emitting more greenhouse gases than it is storing

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Lamar W. Hankins :
The patriotism platitude

This July 4th we should be conscious of the ‘patriotic’ words used to evoke cheap emotion. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | July 3, 2018 If any word in the English language has ceased to serve a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The patriotism platitude

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Alice Embree :
Activism in the Trump era

10,000 in Austin rally to ‘Keep Families Together’; Many Texas victories to celebrate. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 1, 2018 On Saturday, June 30, 2018, a Keep Families Together rally at the Texas State Capitol drew … finish reading Alice Embree :
Activism in the Trump era

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