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METRO EVENT | It’s a Rag Blog/Rag Radio HO-HO-HAPPY HOUR!

Rag holiday gathering Friday, Dec. 18, at Maria’s Taco Xpress, with featured guest Jonah Raskin.

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AUSTIN — The Rag Blog and Rag Radio are inviting their community, friends, and followers to celebrate the holiday season at a “Ho-Ho-Happy Hour” — an informal gathering on Friday, December 18, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., at Maria’s Taco Xpress in South Austin.

Event: Rag Blog/Rag Radio ‘Ho-Ho-Happy Hour’
Date: Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Maria’s Taco Xpress
Address: 2529 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Food & Drink: Cash bar and Tex-Mex
Music: Leeann Atherton on patio at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free, and everyone is welcome!
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Jonah at Maria’s in 2011.

Special guest at the event is Jonah Raskin, a California-based activist, poet, critic, and educator, and the author of a dozen books including biographies of Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Jack London. Jonah, who is a contributing editor to The Rag Blog, is the former Minister of Information for the Youth International Party (Yippies).

Jonah Raskin will also be Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio earlier that afternoon — Friday, December 18 — from 2-3 p.m. (CST) on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin. Stream it live here.

Also joining us at the holiday festivities will be Middle East expert and overall good guy Roy Casagranda, who was our guest on Rag Radio, December 4 and 11, talking about Syria, Iraq, and the role of U.S. foreign policy in “setting the table” for ISIL.

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Maria’s Taco Xpress is located at 2529 S. Lamar Blvd. in Austin. Maria’s full bar and Tex-Mex food will be available on a cash basis (including their famous mango margaritas!). Leeann Atherton and band will perform on the patio at 7 p.m.

The event is free and all are welcome (though a small contribution to the New Journalism Project would definitely be appreciated). The NJP is a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit that publishes The Rag Blog and sponsors Rag Radio.

Go to the Facebook event page and tell us you’re coming. (Or just show up!)

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