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Raise your hand if you’re sick and tired of feeling like there’s nothing you can do to make a difference in this crazy and chaotic world. 

 

We’ve been there. And it’s exactly why we created this podcast. Hosted by local journalist Amy Stansbury and broadcast out of Austin’s cooperatively-run radio station, KOOP 91.7 FM, The Austin Common Radio Hour actually explains the news and then gives you clear steps for getting involved where it really counts… in your local community. 

Latest Episodes

Episode 29
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Should Austin Decriminalize Marijuana? (Episode 29)

We’re back with another election episode! In this week’s episode, Austin Common Radio Hour host Amy Stansbury talks with Julie Oliver (of Ground Game Texas) about Prop A, which if passed, would effectively decriminalize marijuana in Austin and ban no-knock warrants by police. Don’t forget

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An Austin Common Year In Review: 2021

Summary Austin Common Editor-In-Chief Amy Stansbury looks back at some of the biggest moments at The Austin Common in 2021. Action Box Join The Common Club and give the gift of a strong local democracy this holiday season. 2021 was quite a year… and a

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Episode 18
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Solutions To Homelessness (Episode 18)

Ever since Prop B passed, a lot of discussion has focused on enforcement of the city’s newly reinstated camping ban & short-term solutions to homelessness… but what are we actually doing to solve homelessness in our community? What plans are in place to grow our

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Episode 16
Amy Stansbury

Should Austin Implement Ranked Choice Voting? (Episode 16)

“…. Turnout is just inherently higher when there’s a presidential race happening… In Austin that means that more than 100,000 additional voters participate in presidential years. And not only is it a larger electorate. It’s also more diverse in terms of income, age, and race…

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The Team

Amy Stansbury

Amy Stansbury – Host 

Amy Stansbury is the host of The Austin Common Radio Hour and Editor-In-Chief of The Austin Common. She is a local journalist dedicated to the ideas that learning about local government should be fun, that our local community matters, and that each and every one of us can make a positive difference in this world. 

John Hoffner – Producer 

 

John Hoffner has been part of KOOP radio since 2007 as a producer and programmer.  He has been active in Austin issues and a strong advocate for a balanced approach to solving our energy, social justice, and environmental issues. He served on the City of Austin’s Resource Management Commission from 2003 to 2006.   John has worked professionally in the renewable energy field for over 25 years. His first position was with Austin Energy as the Manager for Renewable Programs from 1983 through 1996. He is now the Solar Global Practice Leader at Jacobs Engineering in Austin.  

John Hoffner

About KOOP

KOOP Radio

KOOP (pronounced koh-op as in “co-op”) is a community radio station in Austin, TX, owned and operated by its members in a cooperative structure depending primarily upon its volunteers and supporters for all operations of the station. KOOP provides a diverse array of programming, emphasizing programs that deal with local issues and/or serve communities which are under-served by the mainstream media.

 

You can listen to The Austin Common Radio Hour on air on KOOP 91.7FM Tuesdays at 2pm.