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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 2 - Rail For Austin?
Amy Stansbury

Rail For Austin? You Decide (Episode 2)

In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury goes over the basics of Prop A, which, if approved by voters in November, could bring a $7.1 billion transit system to Austin. We also take a deep dive into Austin’s transportation history

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Amy Stansbury

Why Local Elections Matter (Episode 1)

In the first-ever episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury talks about why voting in local elections is so important, kicking off a series of election-themed episodes to get you prepped for November!   Guests include : Austin City Council Member Greg

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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.