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YMCA’s Camp Moody to Make Camp Life Available to Everyone
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The YMCA of Austin’s newest facility, Camp Moody, is an 85-acre property along the banks of Onion Creek, just 15 miles from Central Austin. The YMCA’s vision is to make it the most accessible camp for kids and families in central Texas. On this week’s Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with Sean Doles, the Y’s Vice President of Mission Advancement, about the plans for Camp Moody as a multi-use facility, as well as the overall work of the...

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Monday, 04 November 2019
TTF works to preserve the Hike-and-Bike Trail for everyone.
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Downtown Austin’s Hike-and-Bike Trail got a workout the past couple of weeks. Usage of the trail increases by more than 300%  during the weekends of ACL. That’s one of the things Kevin Connor learned during his conversation with Heidi Anderson, Executive Director of The Trail Foundation. Since 2003,  the mission of TTF  has been to protect, enhance, and connect the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. TTF contributes millions of dollars...

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Monday, 14 October 2019
Act locally, think biospherically
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On this edition of The Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with Chris Searles, a veteran Austin musician who has been working in the environmental community for several decades. Chris runs Biointegrity, an Austin-based non-profit that works to protect our biosphere, the global ecological system integrating all living beings. And the best way to do that is to protect the rain forests of Africa, Southeast Asia and, particularly, the Amazon of South America. Chris explains that protecting the rainforests...

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Saturday, 12 October 2019
Front Steps: Working to Help the Homeless in Austin
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Homelessness has become a hot button issue in Austin since the city council rescinded aspects of the camping ban. There are people who are working to improve the lives of the homeless every day of the year. This week on the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor toured the ARCH, the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, which is operated by Front Steps, a non-profit organization under the direction of Greg McCormack. Find out about the services that Front Steps...

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Saturday, 14 September 2019
The Issue of Affordability in Austin Music
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This week on The Sun Radio Regional Report Kevin Connor talks with director Jeff Sandman and club owner Joe Ables about Nothing Stays the Same: The Story of the Saxon Pub, which screens this weekend at the Alamo South Lamar. The film addresses the issue of affordability for neighborhood music venues (and the musicians who play in them) in today’s boomtown economy. When filming began, the Saxon was faced with rising rent and having to relocate further south. And then...

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Sunday, 18 August 2019