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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Harry Targ, Glenn Smith & Roger Baker, Eve Spangler, Mary Bock, and Jeff Nightbyrd interviews Thorne Dreyer

We discuss the worldwide rise of resistance; the bizarre state of politics; Palestine and Zionism; smart phones and citizen journalism — and we turn the tables on the birthday boy.

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Old colleagues from the underground press: Jeff Nightbyrd, right, interviews Rag Blog editor/Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer, July 31, 2015, at the KOOP studios in Austin. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog.

Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2015

The following podcasts are from recent Rag Radio shows. The syndicated Rag Radio, 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.


Political Scientist & Peace Activist Harry Targ on the Rise of Resistance Worldwide

harry targRead the show description and download the podcast of our August 21, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Harry Targ here — or listen to it here:


Political Analyst Glenn Smith on the Bizarre State of U.S. Politics, plus The Rag Blog’s Roger Baker

glenn smith 8-2015Read the show description and download the podcast of our August 14, 2015 Rag Radio show with Glenn Smith and Roger Baker here — or listen to it here:



Jeffrey Shero Nightbyrd Interviews The Rag’s Thorne Dreyer on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday

jeff nightbyrd micRead the show description and download the podcast of our July 31, 2015 Rag Radio show with Jeffrey Shero Nightbyrd’s interview of Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer here — or listen to it here:


Sociologist Eve Spangler on Palestine, Zionism & Human Rights

Eve Spangler, Assoc. Prof. of Sociology at Boston College. Photographed 9/7/04. Photograph Lee Pellegrini

Read the show description and download the podcast of our July 24, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Eve Spangler, here — or listen to it here:


Journalism Prof. Mary Bock on Smart Phones, Citizen Journalism & Police Accountability

mary bock studio 2Read the show description and download the podcast of our July 10, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Mary Bock here — or listen to it here:


COMING ON RAG RADIO:

  • August 28: Historian & folklorist Richard Zelade, author of Austin in the Jazz Age.
  • September 4: Populist author and commentator Jim Hightower.
  • September 11: Award-winning world music band, Atash, with live performance.
  • September 18: Acclaimed poet, musician, social activist & counterculture icon, Ed Sanders of The Fugs.

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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