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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
A look to early Austin at the Neill-Cochran House
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This week on the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with Rowena Houghton Dasch, Executive Director at the Neill-Cochran House Museum in UT’s West Campus area. But the home predates the university by almost 30 years. It was out in the country when completed in 1856, constructed by skilled craftsmen who were also slaves. The topic of pre-Civil War race relations is addressed in the program, If These Walls Could Talk, which resumes when the museum reopens under appropriate safety...

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Monday, 01 June 2020
Shinyribs sings “Stay Home”
Community

Austin’s Shinyribs has released a timely, topical and terrific tune called, “Stay Home” (see below!)   As Shinyribs frontman Kevin Russell says, “In situations like this, panic naturally ensues when daily routines are unprecedentedly interrupted. This is a lighthearted message but an important one. You don’t need more toilet paper. You don’t need to hoard supplies and food. You just need to stay put. This time is tough on all of us, but with everyone’s cooperation, we can slow the...

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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Putting ‘Community First!’ to ease Homelessness in Central Texas
Community

Homelessness has been such a hot-button issue around here this year. Everyone has an opinion, but few take action. Kevin Connor talks with someone who, for years, has actually been working quite effectively to help the homeless in Austin, Alan Graham. Alan runs Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Community First!, a growing master-planned community of formerly homeless people living and working east of Austin. Find out what Alan believes is the leading cause of homelessness and who he thinks should...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019
TTF works to preserve the Hike-and-Bike Trail for everyone.
Community

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
Front Steps: Working to Help the Homeless in Austin
Community

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