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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Burt Neuborne, Rev. Jim Rigby, Jesse Sublett, Barbara Hines, and Professor Dumpster

On these podcasts we discuss the first amendment, religion in a secular society, organized crime in ’60s Austin, immigrant rights and family detention, and sustainability through performance art!

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Author and musician Jesse Sublett in the studios of KOOP Radio in Austin, Texas, April 24, 2015. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog.

Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 22, 2014

Rag Radio has an international audience and has become an influential platform for interviews with leading figures in politics, current events, literature, and cutting-edge culture. The following podcasts are from recent Rag Radio shows that have not previously been posted to The Rag Blog.


First Amendment Scholar Burt Neuborne, Author of ‘Madison’s Music’

burt neuborneRead the show description and download the podcast of our May 8, 2015 Rag Radio show with Burt Neuborne here — or listen to it here:


Rev Jim Rigby on ‘The Role of Religion in a Secular State’

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Writer & Musician Jesse Sublett, Author of ‘1960s Texas Gangsters’

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Barbara Hines, Prominent Immigration Attorney and Immigrant Rights Advocate

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Professor Dumpster (Dr. Jeff Wilson): ‘Teaching Sustainability through Performance Art’

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Coming up on Rag Radio:

  • FRIDAY, May 29, 2015: Ray Hill, Houston gay and prison rights activist, former manager of Pacifica radio’s KPFT-FM, and soon to be honored as a Houston “Living Legend.”

Rag Radio logoRag Radio, a weekly hour-long syndicated radio program that has aired more than 250 original shows since September 2009, is produced and hosted by Rag Blog editor Thorne Dreyer. Tracey Schulz is engineer and co-producer.

Rag 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. Find out more about Rag Radio here.

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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. Tracey Schulz is co-producer and engineer.

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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