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Each week, The Austin Common Radio Hour helps Austinites be informed and make a difference... right in their own local community :)

The Austin Common Radio Hour The Austin Common Radio Hour

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Each week, The Austin Common Radio Hour helps Austinites be informed and make a difference... right in their own local community :)

    Pushing For Energy Democracy In Texas

    Pushing For Energy Democracy In Texas

    Our multi-part series on local climate action continues with an episode dedicated to energy & energy democracy.

    Guests include Luke Metzger (Environment Texas), Hanna Mitchell and Yesenia Rivera (Solar United Neighbors).

    Links mentioned in this episode include:
    **Shining Cities 2022 -https://environmentamericacenter.org/sites/environment/files/Shining_Cities-2022.pdf
    **Cleaner Cheaper Power For Texas Communities -https://environmenttexas.org/reports/txe/cleaner-cheaper-power-texas-communities
    ** People's Utility Justice Playbook -https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/download-our-peoples-utility-justice-playbook/
    ** Solar Co-ops in Texas -https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/texas/
    ** Going solar in Austin -https://austinenergy.com/ae/green-power/solar-solutions/solar-solutions

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Climate Equity & Food Justice

    Climate Equity & Food Justice

    Our multi-part series on local climate action continues with an episode dedicated to climate equity & food justice. Guests include Larry Franklin (The Austin Common's first-ever Food Justice Fellow), Tane Ward (equity consultant who worked on Austin's Climate Equity Plan), and Celine Rendon (former community engagement specialist for the City of Austin Office of Sustainability).

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Getting To Zero: Climate Activists And Public Electric Utilities

    Getting To Zero: Climate Activists And Public Electric Utilities

    Our multi-part series on local climate action continues with an episode dedicated to one of our country's major sources of greenhouse gas emissions - electricity. In particular, we discuss the decades of work by local activists to get Austin's publicly-owned electric utility on a path to zero emissions. There's just one problem... the Fayette Power Project, Austin's last remaining coal plant.

    Guests include Kaiba White (Public Citizen Texas), Amber Mills (MOVE Texas), Annie Fierro (Sunrise Movement), and Makenna Jonker (City of Austin Electric Utility Commission).

    Want to learn more about what we discussed in this episode? Check out our list of links below...
    ** Public Citizen's Stop Burning Coal Petition -https://publiccitizen.salsalabs.org/keep-your-promise-atx-stop-burning-coal/index.html
    ** The Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign - https://coal.sierraclub.org/
    ** MOVE Texas - https://movetexas.org/
    ** Sunrise ATX - https://www.instagram.com/sunriseatx/
    ** City of Austin Electric Utility Commission -https://www.austintexas.gov/content/electric-utility-commission

    • 1 hr 6 min
    How To Take Action On Climate... In Your City

    How To Take Action On Climate... In Your City

    In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, we kick off our multi-part series on local climate action. Guests include Laura Jay (C40 Cities), Shane Johnson (Sierra Club), and Luis Miranda (Ground Game Texas and Sunrise El Paso).

    Want to learn more about what we discussed in this episode? Check out our list of links below:
    * Austin Climate Equity Plan - https://www.austintexas.gov/page/austin-climate-equity-plan
    * C40 Cities Climate Action Planning Guide - https://bit.ly/3PhBvfo
    * C40 Cities List of Cities With Climate Action Plans - https://bit.ly/3FCwlGw
    * Zero Energy Project List of Cities With Climate Action Plans - https://zeroenergyproject.org/all-cities-with-climate-action-plans/
    * Ground Game Texas El Paso Climate Charter - https://www.groundgametexas.org/en/campaign-el-paso
    * Sunrise El Paso Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/2RHL40BRHdWXYhhIa6siCb?si=9205a1e915bd4a28

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Should Austin Decriminalize Marijuana? Voters Get To Decide.

    Should Austin Decriminalize Marijuana? Voters Get To Decide.

    We're back with another election episode!
    In this week's episode, Austin Common Radio Hour host Amy Stansbury talks with Julie Oliver (of Ground Game Texas) about Prop A, which if passed, would effectively decriminalize marijuana in Austin and ban no-knock warrants by police.
    Don't forget to vote! Election Day is May 7th and early voting lasts from April 25th to May 3rd.

    • 45 min
    Your Guide To The Texas Primaries: Texas Legislature Edition

    Your Guide To The Texas Primaries: Texas Legislature Edition

    Our series on the March 2022 Texas primaries continues with an episode focused on several Texas Legislature races impacting the Central Texas community. In particular, this episode features candidates running in Texas House District 51 Democratic primary, including Claire Campos-O’Neal, Cody Arn, Maria Luisa “Lulu” Flores, Matt Worthington, and Cynthia Valadez-Mata.

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

shecan'tsingatall ,

Great way to keep up with local politics!

I appreciate the pod and newsletter for keeping me informed on what’s going on in my city and explaining a system that can feel incredibly difficult to understand.

thoopy ,

Great Austin content

I’m a big fan of The Austin Common and glad that they’ve started this podcast. Very good content. Unfortunately, the audio quality is poor and it can been hard to hear sometimes. I don’t think they have transcripts available. Hope audio quality improves soon and transcripts become available!

tohuyen ,

necessary listening!!!

I am so pumped that y’all have a podcast now!! I started following the Austin Common on IG, and they have provided wonderful content to help get our community informed on the issues that actually impact us most. Even though I’ve lived in Austin my whole life, I have never been as informed about what’s going on in our city as I have been lately, and I’m excited to follow this podcast to continue to stay informed.

Also I really appreciate how y’all make the information accessible. Regardless of if you’re an expert in local politics, or you’re just starting to pay attention, I think resources like this can empower any individual to take action. Thanks for all your work! 🤠

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