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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Deepa Iyer, Carmen Tafolla & Gregg Barrios, Margaret Randall, Michael Hurd, Ed Sanders, Atash, Jim Hightower, Richard Zelade

We discuss racial justice post-9/11 and African-American history in Texas, get the lowdown on Labor Day, visit with a beatnik legend, learn about Austin in the Jazz Age, and listen to classy world music and world class poetry.

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Shady characters. Gregg Barrios with Thorne Dreyer at the KOOP studios, Oct. 16, 2015. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog.

Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | October 27, 2015

The following podcasts are from recent Rag Radio shows. The syndicated Rag Radio program, produced in the studios of Austin’s cooperatively-run KOOP-FM, has an international audience and has become an influential platform for interviews with leading figures in politics, current events, literature, and cutting-edge culture.


Racial Justice Activist Deepa Iyer, Author of ‘We Too Sing America’

Deepa IyerRead the show description and download the podcast of our October 23, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Deepa Iyer here — or listen to it here:


Texas Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla & Gregg Barrios, Prominent Poet, Playwright & Critic

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Poet, Historian & Activist Margaret Randall, Author of ‘Haydee Santamaria, Cuban Revolutionary’

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Historian and Journalist Michael Hurd: 500 Years of Black History & Culture in Texas

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Beatnik Man of Letters Ed Sanders of The Fugs

ed sanders picRead the show description and download the podcast of our Sept. 18, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Ed Sanders here — or listen to it here:


Award-Winning World Music Band Atash Spreads its Message of Peace

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Jim Hightower: The Real Lowdown on Labor Day

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Historian Richard Zelade: ‘Austin in the Jazz Age’

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COMING ON RAG RADIO:

  • Friday, October 30: Renowned economist James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin.

Rag Radio logoRag Radio, a weekly hour-long syndicated radio program that has aired almost 300 original shows since September 2009, is produced and hosted by Rag Blog editor Thorne Dreyer. Tracey Schulz is engineer and co-producer.

koop logoRag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, a cooperatively-run all-volunteer community radio station in Austin, Texas, and is first broadcast live on KOOP every Friday from 2-3 p.m. (CDT) and streamed live on the web. All Rag Radio shows are posted as podcasts at the Internet Archive.

Rag Radio can also be heard on WFTE, 90.3-FM in Mt. Cobb, PA, and 105.7-FM in Scranton, PA., on KPFT-HD3 90.1, Pacifica radio in Houston, on KKRN 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA, and as a featured podcast at Veterans Today. Find details here.

After broadcast, all Rag Radio shows are posted as podcasts at the Internet Archive.

Rag Radio is produced in association with The Rag Blog, a progressive Internet newsmagazine, and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

Please contact us at ragradio@koop.org.

[Thorne Dreyer is an Austin-based writer, editor, broadcaster, and activist. A pioneering alternative journalist, Dreyer was a founding editor of the original Rag in 1966 Austin and Space City! in Houston, and managed KPFT-FM, Houston’s Pacifica radio station. Dreyer now edits The Rag Blog, hosts Rag Radio, and is a director of the New Journalism Project. Contact Dreyer at editor@theragblog.com.]

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