Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Victoria Bynum, Richard Pells, Maria Svart, Patricia Vonne, and Ray Hill

We discuss little-known Southern history (& the Confederate flag); the ‘War Babies’ generation; Democratic Socialism; pioneering gay activism in Houston — and we listen to way cool live music!

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Rocker and actress Patricia Vonne, from left, with musicians Robert La Roche and Rick Del Castillo, on Rag Radio, Friday, June 12, 2015. Photo by
Roger Baker /
The Rag Blog.

Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | July 6, 2014

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.


Historian Victoria Bynum on Southern History, Racial Violence & the Confederate Flag

Victoria Bynum studio smRead the show description and download the podcast of our July 3, 2015 Rag Radio show with Vikki Bynum here — or listen to it here:


Richard Pells, Author of ‘War Babies: The Generation That Changed America’

richard pells 2 smRead the show description and download the podcast of our June 26, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Richard Pells here — or listen to it here:



Maria Svart of the Democratic Socialists of
America (DSA)

maria svart studio smRead the show description and download the podcast of our June 19, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Maria Svart here — or listen to it here:


Acclaimed ‘Border Rocker’ & ‘Zorro Girl’ Actress Patricia Vonne

patricia vonne mic smRead the show description and download the podcast of our June 12, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Patricia Vonne, featuring live performance, here — or listen to it here:


Pioneering Gay Activist and Houston ‘Living Legend’ Ray Hill

ray hill headphonesRead the show description and download the podcast of our June 5, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Ray Hill here — or listen to it here:


Rag Radio logoRag Radio, a weekly hour-long syndicated radio program that has aired more than 270 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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