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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Recent shows include lively, timely interviews and musical performance

Listen to podcasts of shows with Dale Watson & Rosie Flores; Jonah Raskin; Victor Pickard; Paul Krassner, David Hamilton & Steve Weissman; Gus Speth; Powell St. John & Spencer Perskin; Jesse Dayton; Philip Russell & Johnny Hazard; Erika Wurth & Tim Kuhner; Raj Patel & Tom Philpott; Tom Hayden & Carl Davidson; Ed Ward; and Mike Davis!

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Honky-tonk legend Dale Watson and ‘Rockabilly Filly’ Rosie Flores in the KOOP studios in Austin, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog.

Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | February 18, 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.

Rag Radio logoRag Radio is a weekly hour-long syndicated radio program produced and hosted by Rag Blog editor Thorne Dreyer. 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. (CST) 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.


Honky-tonk legend Dale Watson & ‘Rockabilly
Filly’ Rosie Flores

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Cultural critic Jonah Raskin, author of A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature

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Communications scholar Victor Pickard, author of America’s Battle for Media Democracy

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Blasphemy, satire & Charlie Hebdo w/Paul Krassner, David Hamilton & Steve Weissman

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Pioneering environmentalist James Gustave Speth

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All-Star musical jam featuring Powell St. John & Spencer Perskin

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Country singer-songwriter, recording artist &
filmmaker Jesse Dayton

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Philip L. Russell & Johnny Hazard on Peña Nieto’s Mexico and recent government repression

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Novelist Erika Wurth (Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend) & author Timothy Kuhner (Capitalism v. Democracy)

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Raj Patel & Tom Philpott on ‘Food and
Climate Change’

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Tom Hayden & Carl Davidson with a progressive look forward from the 2014 elections

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Music journalist Ed Ward, ‘rock historian’ on
NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’

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Urban theorist & Marxist scholar Mike Davis, author
of City of Quartz

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Rag Radio has aired more than 250 shows since September 2009, with shows originating on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin, Texas. Rag Radio is broadcast live every Friday from 2-3 p.m. (CST) on KOOP — and streamed live on the web — and is rebroadcast and streamed on Sundays at 10 a.m. (EST) on WFTE, 90.3-FM in Mt. Cobb, PA, and 105.7-FM in Scranton, PA. Rag Radio is also aired and streamed on KPFT-HD3 90.1 — Pacifica radio in Houston — on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (CST).

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 edits The Rag Blog, hosts and produces Rag Radio, and is a director of the New Journalism Project. In early ’70s Houston, Thorne hosted “The Briarpatch” on Pacifica’s KPFT-FM and also put in a stint managing the station. A veteran of SDS and a pioneering ’60s underground journalist, Dreyer was a founding editor of The Rag in Austin and Space City! in Houston, was an editor at Liberation News Service (LNS) in New York, and was associated with the early Texas Monthly magazine. Dreyer can be reached at editor@theragblog.com.]

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