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Swan Songs Serenades the Healthcare Community
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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
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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
Recap: Sun Radio’s “Summer of Giving”
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Thanks to everyone that supported Sun Radio in the month of July for the Summer Of Giving! With those donations, we were able to complete the $10,000 match pledged by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. That’s now $20,000 to the Sun Radio Foundation! Why donate to Sun Radio? Not only do we provide “the best music under the sun” 24/7/365 but we give back to our community. Your donation directly supports initiatives like the Sun Radio Recharge, through which we’ve given back...

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Saturday, 31 July 2021
Project Schoolhouse: Sustainable Solutions Bring Progress to Communities
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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
Water Tips From ABC Home & Commercial Plumbing
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Sun Radio’s Kevin Connor spoke this morning with Mike Marugo from ABC Home & Commercial Plumbing about a handful of quick tips folks can use when dealing with freezing pipes: Wait out with what water you have. When the weather breaks up and starts thawing, check your pipes.  If your pipes are broken, shut your water main off. If you’re a private residence, your water main can be located by the curb. If you live in Austin, you will have...

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Thursday, 18 February 2021
Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center: Home Starts Here
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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
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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
Sun Radio Lays The Foundation At New Studio
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In 2018 through 2019, Sun Radio embarked on a brick fundraising campaign to help support our move from the Bee Cave’s office to the Riverside Arts District. Shortly after, the Austin City Council enforced an indefinite halt on the project, displacing Sun Radio for over a year in a temporary location. Despite the pandemic, Sun Radio was able to find our forever home in the blue house on Menchaca Road where renovations are still in the works. We are honored...

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Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Global Beer Responsible Day
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The gateway to the weekend is here🙌 Join us and Anheuser-Busch in making every experience with a beer a positive one today on #GlobalBeerResponsibleDay. This year, they’re introducing new Budweiser Zero, a new zero alcohol brew with the full-flavored taste you expect from Budweiser. Encouraging friends to drink responsibly, planning ahead for safe rides, and keeping our communities safe is a group effort. And we couldn’t do it without you! A message from Budweiser, Brown Distributing Co. and Sun Radio...

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Friday, 18 September 2020
The Musician Treatment Foundation helps to heal
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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