Rag Radio

853px-Rag_radio2RAG RADIO:

Driving in the Left Lane!

with host Thorne Dreyer

Cutting-edge alternative journalism, politics, and culture in the spirit of the Sixties underground press.


KEEP TUNED IN WITH RAG RADIO!

Listen to it here:

  • KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin, Friday, 2-3 p.m. (CT) and streamed here.
  • WFTE 90.3-FM in Mt. Cobb, PA, & 105.7-FM in Scranton, PA, Sunday, 10-11 a.m. (ET) and streamed here,
  • KPFT HD-3 90.1 (Pacifica Radio) in Houston, Wednesday, 1-2 p.m. (CT) and streamed here.
  • KKRN 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA., at 7 p.m. (PT) on the 2nd, 4th, and (when applicable), the 5th Monday of every month, and streamed here.
  • Veterans Today website: Featured podcast. Listen here anytime.
  • Internet Archive. Listen to the podcast of any Rag Radio show here.
  • The Rag Blog. Find links to all podcasts below.

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Photo by Alan Pogue.

Rag Radio is a syndicated weekly radio show that features hour-long in-depth interviews and discussion about issues of progressive politics, culture, and history. Our guests include newsmakers, artists, leading thinkers, and public figures.

Host Thorne Dreyer, who also edits The Rag Blog, was a leader in the ‘60s New Left and a pioneer of that era’s historic underground press movement. A founder of The Rag in Austin and Space City! in Houston, Dreyer also managed Houston’s Pacifica radio station, KPFT-FM.

Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, a cooperatively-run all-volunteer community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Thorne Dreyer is host and producer; Tracey Schulz is engineer and associate producer; Roger Baker is staff photographer.

Contact us at RagRadio@koop.org.

COMING ON RAG RADIO:

  • Friday, May 20, 2016: New Orleans musician, author & activist Don Paul.

 

Rag Radio Podcasts

 

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Pupulist pundit and Rag Radio regular Jim Hightower with host Thorne Dreyer, Sept. 4, 2015. Photo by Daniel Schacht. [Listen]

2016

2015

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Economist James K. Galbraith on Rag Radio Oct. 30, 2015. Photo by Roger Baker. [Listen.]

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Immigration attorney, educator, and activist Barbara Hines on Rag Radio, April 17, 2015. Photo by Roger Baker. [Listen]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer. Show aired March 27, 2015. Photo by Alan Pogue. [Listen]

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Honky-tonk legend Dale Watson and “Rockabilly Filly” Rosie Flores at the KOOP studios, Feb. 13, 2015. Photo by Roger Baker. [Listen]

2014

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Television and motion picture actress Cindy Pickett on Rag Radio, Friday, Oct. 3, 2015. Photo by Roger Baker. [Listen]

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Chaka, left, and Qi Dada of hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm on Rag Radio, August 15, 2014. Photo by Roger Baker. [Listen]

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Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer, May 21, 2014. Photo by Roger Baker. [Listen]

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From left, Rag Radio’s Tracey Schulz, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, and Thorne Dreyer at the KOOP Studios, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Photo by Bob Simmons. [Listen]

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Newsman Dan Rather and environmentalist Robin Rather in first-ever father-daughter interview on Rag Radio, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Photo by Roger Baker. [Listen]

2013

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Pioneering Houston feminist Poppy Northcutt in Rag Radio show broadcast from the KPFT studios in Houston, Oct. 25, 2013. Photo by Guy Schwartz. [Listen]

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Texas novelist Thomas Zigal on Rag Radio, Oct. 4, 2013. Photo by Carlos Lowry. [Listen]

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Leftist author and journalism prof Robert Jensen in the KOOP Studios, May 10, 2013. Photo by William Michael Hanks. [Listen]

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Famed Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz, flanked by filmmakers Chris Simon, left, and Maureen Gosling. With Dreyer and Schulz, at KOOP, March 15, 2013. Photo by Bob Simmons. [Listen]

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Musician, author, and satirist Kinky Friedman on Rag Radio, Oct. 25, 2012. Photo by William Michael Hanks. [Listen]

2012

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Psychedelic rock pioneers Charlie Prichard, from left, and Powell St. John, with Rag Radio’s Dreyer, Dec. 21, 2015. Photo by Alan Pogue. [Listen]

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Texas Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger on Rag Radio, June 8, 2012. Photo by Alan Pogue. [Listen]

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Legendary composer and jazz musician David Amram on Rag Radio, Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by James Retherford. [Listen]

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Musician and historian Bobby Bridger performs on Rag Radio, Nov. 18, 2011. Photos by Carlos Lowry. [Listen]

2011

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Carl Davidson, right, with Rag Radio’s Schulz and Dreyer, discussed Mondragon and workers’ coooperatives. Photo by Jim Cleveland. [Listen]

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Texas civil rights pioneer Dr. Leon McNealy with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer at the KOOP studios, May 6, 2011. [Listen]

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Black Panther and Angola 3 defendant Robert King, with Thorne Dreyer, Mariann Wizard, and Tracey Schulz at the KOOP studios, June 22, 2010. Photo by Ann Harkness. [Listen]

2010

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Author and music historian Jan Reid, Oct. 12, 2010. Rag Radio photo. [Listen]

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Legendary armadillo artist Jim Franklin, shown signing his Rag Blog poster, was our guest April 20, 2010. Photo by James Retherford. [Listen]

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Our first show! “The Rag & the Underground Press.” L-R: Alan Pogue, Jeff Shero Nightbyrd, Thorne Dreyer, James Retherford, Alice Embree. Photo by Alan Campbell. [Listen]