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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Philip Russell, Jonah Raskin, and Roy Casagranda

We discuss the sad state of Mexico under Enrique Peña Nieto; we reflect on the lives of Jack London and Dalton Trumbo and do some California dreaming; and, in a two-parter, we look at Iraq, Syria, and the U.S. role in creating ISIS.

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Philip Russell with The Rag Blog‘s Alice Embree on Rag Radio Jan. 8, 2016. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog.

Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | December 13, 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.


Author & Historian Philip Russell on Mexico’s National Crisis Under Peña Nieto

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Jonah Raskin on Dalton Trumbo, Jack London, and the California Drought

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Roy Casagranda: How U.S. Actions in Iraq Set the Table for ISIL

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Roy Casagranda: ISIL and the Origins of the Syrian Crisis

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COMING ON RAG RADIO:

  • Friday, Jan. 15, 2016: Aldon D. Morris, Author of The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology.
  • Friday, Jan. 22, 2015: Social Documentary Photographer, Ken Light, Author of What’s Going On: America 1969-1974.
  • Friday, Jan. 29, 2016: Retiring Progressive Texas State Rep. Elliot Naishtat reflects on the legislature and Texas politics.

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

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[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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