KOOP News Archive
Due to the limited availability of COVID-19 tests, the City of Austin and Travis County officials continue to require residents to take mandatory screening tests in order to qualify for COVID-19 testing. To take the self-assessment and learn if you qualify for a COVID-19 test, go to covid19.austintexas.gov call 512-972-5560.
The Arc of Texas provides forms for Texans with special needs to practice supported decision-making in healthcare. For those forms, visit thearcoftexas.org and click on "Information and Resources" or call 512-454-6694 during regular business hours.
As the... Read more
The Board of Directors and the staff of KOOP Austin community radio keep in close touch with programmers, volunteers, listeners and sustainer donors, all of whom have lived very different lives in the past two months than they have ever before.
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted and amplified stark inequities in access to healthcare, income, and information for many of our underserved and vulnerable community members.
However, this unprecedented time has also revealed heroes among us. There are no words to describe our gratitude to our healthcare workers, construction... Read more
COVID-19 update from our Community Council:
The City of Austin recommends that businesses with sit-down customers such as banks, restaurants, and salons collect contact information from customers who receive services in person. You may be asked for your name, phone number, or email address. No one will retain those details for over one month, and businesses will only share them with the city in case a customer or employee tests positive for COVID-19.
Even with social distancing, about 2,000 people across the U.S. are still dying of COVID-19 every day. As of May 14, there are... Read more
This Tuesday would have been our monthly Vinyl Night at The Carpenter Hotel, but luckily Grace Reyer of The Clear Spot has you covered with a virtual edition. Think Texas songwriting with a little psych and a whole lotta soul.
People United features the second in a two-part episode with anthropologist and organizer David Graeber, taking questions about his book Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
Listen to an archive of this program here.
Last week's broadcast of the first part was marred by an unintended file replacement that caused a mid-episode preemption, but you can hear that episode, in full and without disruption, ... Read more
KOOP radio would like to announce the following resources to assist Austin residents with various needs during the COVID crisis:
Applications are open for City of Austin RISE funding for Austinites who don't qualify for federal stimulus options. To apply, people should contact organizations distributing the funding directly. The organizations to contact are Catholic Charities, Asian Family Support Services, El Buen Samaritano, or Austin Area Urban League.
Texas Health and Human Services opened a toll-free 24/7 COVID-19 Mental Health Support for all Texans at 833-986-1919. The... Read more
KOOP was able to finish our Spring Membership Drive prior to the COVID-19 outbreak hitting Central Texas, but many of our fellow nonprofits were not as fortunate. That's why for this special GivingTuesdayNow we'd like to encourage our members to give widely to the community. See below for a few nonprofits on the frontlines of the community and COVID-19 response, as well as a complete list of our nonprofit organization members: