Thorne Dreyer’s guests on Rag Radio are news analysts Glenn Smith and Dr. Roy Casagranda. They share with us their perspectives on the Afghan situation, with in-depth background on the history of the region, the political landscape, the impact in the United States, and the misdirected news coverage by the U.S. media. They also discuss the pandemic situation, the politics of COVID, the mask and vaccination mandates, the antics of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and how our school children are being put at risk.
Noted Democratic strategist and commentator and Rag Radio political analyst Glenn W. Smith, the director of Progress Texas PAC, is an op-ed columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, columnist for the Quorum Report, and a former political reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post. Dr. Roy Casagranda is a Professor of Government at Austin Community College. His areas of research include the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, the U.S. presidency, political philosophy, and war. He is a host on the Red Peace Machine and the I-AMM podcasts and he runs the Austin School Lecture Series.
Zoom image: Clockwise from top left: host Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio engineer Tracey Schulz, and guests Glenn Smith and Dr. Roy Casagranda.
Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog
and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is streamed live on the Internet at KOOP.org. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement.
The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker; Suzy Shelor is Rag Radio associate; Alice Embree is a frequent guest host; and Glenn Smith and Roy Casagranda are our political analysts.
The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. Central) on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA, and at WALHRadio.com in Wilmington, OH. Learn more about Rag Radio here
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