Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

Murray Polner :
‘The wish to find out’

Are there honest and independent observers still available to sort out the truth? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | September 19, 2018 I think blaming the Russians for hacking our 2016 elections may well be legitimate though I … finish reading Murray Polner :
‘The wish to find out’

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Republic of Doyle’ is a fun, Newfie, father-son, gumshoe series

Mystery, comedy, action and romance combine in this lively series set in far eastern Canada. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 2, 2018 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Republic of Doyle’ is a fun, Newfie, father-son, gumshoe series

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Paul Buhle :
Two global peace leaders pass

Uri Avnery and David McReynolds carried on the tradition of the great Eugene V. Debs. By Paul Buhle | The Rag Blog | August 25, 2018 Within just a few days, 94-year-old Uri Avnery and 88-year-old David McReynolds died. I … finish reading Paul Buhle :
Two global peace leaders pass

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Anne Lewis and James Retherford :
PHOTO ESSAY | Rag-Tag Far-Right Group Met by Wall of Noise in Austin

By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 24, 2018 AUSTIN — A flimsy contingent of far-right activists and representatives from white nationalist groups, numbering at most three dozen, was totally drowned out by at least 500 noisy counter-demonstrators … finish reading Anne Lewis and James Retherford :
PHOTO ESSAY | Rag-Tag Far-Right Group Met by Wall of Noise in Austin

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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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