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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | María Martin, Michael Hoinski & Ben Sargent, Carl Davidson, James K. Galbraith

We visit with a pioneer of public radio; discuss the fine printing of O. Henry’s lost manuscript; get some help understanding all the political madness; and visit with one of the world’s leading economists.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Ben Sargent on Rag Radio, November 20, 2015 . Photo by Greg Ciotti / KOOP Radio.

Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | November 24, 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.


Public Radio Legend María Martin, Founder of Latino USA

SAMSUNG CSCRead the show description and download the podcast of our November 27, 2015 Rag Radio interview with María Martin, joined by Mercedes de Uriarte, here — or listen to it here:


 Michael Hoinski & Ben Sargent on the Publishing of O. Henry’s Lost Manuscript

Hoinski and SargentRead the show description and download the podcast of our November 20, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Michael Hoinski and Ben Sargent here — or listen to it here:


 Leading Leftist Thinker Carl Davidson Helps Us Make Some Sense of the Political Madness

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 World-Renowned Economist James K. Galbraith on Greece, the Austerity Movement, and ‘The End of Normal’

James Galbraith crp xRead the show description and download the podcast of our October 30, 2015 Rag Radio interview with Margaret Randall here — or listen to it here:


COMING ON RAG RADIO:

  • Friday, November 20: Public radio legend María Emilia Martin, founder of Latino USA.
  • Friday, December 18: Author, poet, critic, and former Yippie activist Jonah Raskin.

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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.]


[Updated: November 27, 2015]

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