Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

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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James Retherford :
BOOKS | Little big meshuganah

Jim Retherford does Pat Thomas does Jerry Rubin. By James Retherford | The Rag Blog | June 6, 2018 Pat Thomas, author of DiD iT! and The Rag Blog‘s James Retherford, who was the ghost writer for Jerry Rubin’s bestselling … finish reading James Retherford :
BOOKS | Little big meshuganah

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | ‘Celebrating The Rag’ at Half Price Books North Lamar on June 9

The event will feature editors Thorne Dreyer, Alice Embree and Richard Croxdale, with live music by Bill Kirchen and comments by artists Jim Franklin and Kerry Awn. Event: Presentation and booksigning of Celebrating The Rag When: Saturday, June 9, 2018 … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | ‘Celebrating The Rag’ at Half Price Books North Lamar on June 9

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Steve Russell :
Half of an NSA intercept

Little Rocket Man? Dotard here. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | May 29, 2018 I did over half of my Air Force hitch in USAF Security Service, the USAF branch of the National Security Agency. It was our … finish reading Steve Russell :
Half of an NSA intercept

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Martha Mercado / Roger Baker :
METRO | Poor People’s Campaign
comes to Austin

Demonstrators in 30 states call for a moral revival. By Martha Mercado | Photos by Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 23, 2018 AUSTIN — On Monday, May 14, 2018, Texas was one of over 30 states to … finish reading Martha Mercado / Roger Baker :
METRO | Poor People’s Campaign
comes to Austin

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