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Farmshare Austin: Pick Your Share of Healthy Food
Green Leaders

This week on the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with the folks at Farmshare Austin where they grow and provide affordable, organic produce to people in need. They also offer an intensive course for people who want to learn to build their own successful, sustainable farm business. As they say, “We Grow Farmers.” And this Saturday the 11th, it’s their 8th Annual You-Pick, a big fundraising party where you can come out and pick your own healthy...

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Monday, 06 December 2021
Patriots Hall of Dripping Springs: A place for Veterans
Community

This week on the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with Kathryn Chandler and Mary Jane Hetrick, two of the founding board members of Patriots Hall of Dripping Springs, a new 10-acre retreat and meeting space being built for Central Texas veterans and their families. Hear their conversation...

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Friday, 12 November 2021
A Visit to Waterloo Park
Community

After years of redevelopment, downtown Austin’s Waterloo Park is now re-opened with a beautiful blend of native Texas horticulture, extensive trails, and a new outdoor music venue, the Moody Amphitheater. In the latest episode of the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with John Rigdon, Director of Planning and Design with Waterloo Greenway, a non-profit organization that is working with the City of Austin on a multi-phase plan to develop and extend the Greenway all the way to Lady...

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Tuesday, 02 November 2021
Swan Songs Serenades the Healthcare Community
Community

Swan Songs fulfills musical wishes at the end of life by organizing private concerts for individuals with a terminal illness or nearing the end of life. At no cost to the family, a favorite style of music or regional musician is brought directly to the home or care facility. Committed to supporting live music in the community, Swan Songs compensates its musicians for each performance. This week on the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with Swan Songs Founder...

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Friday, 15 October 2021
Back-to-School Update
Community

With our network of signals, Sun Radio covers a lot of school districts, the largest of which – at 75,000 students – is the Austin Independent School District. This week on the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with AISD’s Eduardo Villa about the first week of school with a mask mandate in place and about a new federally-funded program that enables all students to enjoy a free lunch. (Image courtesy of...

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Friday, 20 August 2021
Project Schoolhouse: Sustainable Solutions Bring Progress to Communities
Community

After being without clean, running water, if even for just a few days last month, we can all appreciate how vital access to clean water is to a community. Project Schoolhouse is an Austin-based non-profit that focuses on water and education issues in rural, hard to reach Nicaraguan communities. In this episode of the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with Project Schoolhouse founder Thomas Barker and Executive Director Selina Serna about the work of their organization. (Photo courtesy...

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Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center: Home Starts Here
Community

Just a few blocks south of the new Sun Radio studios in South Austin is the Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center, a place that serves as a bridge from the streets to a home for people in Travis County. This week on The Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with Mark Hilbelink, Lead Pastor and Director at Sunrise, about the services they provide and the homelessness situation in general here in Central...

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Friday, 12 February 2021
Songs for the Soul: Musical support for everyday heroes
Community

Austin musician Emily Shirley recently sent us her song “Everyday Heroes,” which she said was a “Soul-a-Gram,” a direct message to healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was done through Songs for the Soul, an Austin-based non-profit that celebrates compassion for healthcare workers through song. Here, Kevin Connor talks with SFTS co-founder Dr. Carolyn S. Phillips, an RN and researcher and musician, about their work, bringing healthcare workers and musicians...

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Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Words & Music with The War & Treaty
Music

The Trotters – Michael Jr. and his wife Tanya – stopped by the new Sun Radio studio recently. It was on Veterans Day, which was appropriate as Michael’s experiences at war in Iraq and returning home with PTSD have informed many of the songs they perform as The War & Treaty. Listen to their conversation with Kevin Connor, including several songs from the new album, Hearts Town, and a beautiful in-studio performance of their song, “Five More Minutes.” (Photo by...

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020
The Musician Treatment Foundation helps to heal
Community

The Musician Treatment Foundation helps to heal musicians suffering from the kind of repetitive stress injuries that make it harder, if not impossible, to practice their craft, including injuries to the shoulder, elbow and hand. Founded by Dr. O. Alton Barron in October of 2017, the non-profit MTF has already provided more than a million dollars worth of surgical and non-surgical care to area musicians. On the latest episode of the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with Dr....

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Saturday, 25 July 2020
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