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Austin Public Library

Oct 20, 2016

Joy Díaz – periodista en Austin por KUT y el Texas Standard – habla con la Biblioteca Pública de Austin sobre su vida y vocación, el activismo y el placer de la lectura. Dice que los libros son como “snacks.” Joy viene del D.F., Mexico y ahora vive en Austin, Texas con su esposo y dos hijos en una casa donde...

Oct 14, 2016

In this episode of Austin Focus, Mindy Reed, Manager of Recycled Reads, talks shop. Recycled Reads receives all of the Austin Public Library's discarded books and materials, as well as donations from the public. Recycled Reads sells, recycles or repurposes this material, and all the proceeds benefit the Library....

Sep 13, 2016

In this episode of Austin Focus, Tim Staley, Executive Director of the Library Foundation, talks to the Austin Public Library about the importance of libraries in communities, why libraries need your support and how you can get involved. Learn more about the Library Foundation at

Sep 12, 2016

In this episode of Austin Focus, Lori Renteria tells the true story of "Homer the Goose" (1988-2015), the world-renowned mascot for people experiencing homelessness in Austin. Learn more about Homer and the movement that continues today at

Apr 27, 2016

John Henry Faulk discussed freedom of speech in the American era of House Un-American Activities Committee in this mid-1970s interview with a Waco, TX radio station. Audio provided by the Austin History Center @austinhistorycenter.