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Russ covers the brutal Brad Pitt WWII flick, “Fury” and the ensemble drama “Men, Women & Children,” starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner.


Russ and Susan weigh in on the ultra-violent Brad Pitt war drama, “Fury.”

Take Two: “Fury” with Brad Pitt
Episode date : October 17, 2014
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On this edition of Arts Magazine, host Michael Hogge welcomes Megan Sandberg-Zakian (Director) and Stephanie Roberts (Professor of Physical Theatre) into the studio to discuss the new season of shows of the UMKC Theatre Department and their upcoming show The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Then, at 12:30, Mike Brumet, President of the Tallgrass Theatre Company, will talk about their upcoming show The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Tune in for your recommended daily allowance of culture and theatrical happenings, right here during your lunch hour on 90.1 FM KKFI!


Local Vets Helping Local Vets and More

Host Jessica Thomas with local Veteran Roland Morris of Veteran’s Focus Liaison Committee about helping other veterans access services at the VA. The Committee helps break down veteran’s perception that the VA won’t help and then show them how to make the system work for them.

Some helpful numbers for Vets –
Veterans Focus Liaison Committee – 816-304-6071 (Roland Morris)
Missing In America – 573-528-6930 (Linda Smith)
Kevin Yoder’s Office – 913-621-0832 (Chayne Worley)


October is Stop Mass Incarceration Month

Host Margot Patterson talks with Joey Johnson, a revolutionary who is active with the Stop Mass Incarceration Network in the San Francisco Bay Area. Joey Johnson was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, in August for standing with the courageous resisters there.

You can find out more about the Stop Mass Incarceration Network at http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/

Calendar of Events

The Black Panther Party Legacy Celebration in Kansas City will feature a number of events starting with an exhibition and Q&A session of the Art of Emory Douglas Thursday, October 16 from 6-9pm at Ethnic Arts Gallery,
5930 Troost, KCMO.

Then the Gala Celebration will be Friday October 17th from 6-9pm at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy, KCMO. This event will begin with a meet-and-greet with original members of the Black Panther Party (6-6:30pm), and a reception featuring Harold O’Neal, jazz pianist, dance performances, videos and more. Donations are requested to help defray cost.

On Saturday October 18th A Day of Reflection and Call to Action will be held from 10am-6pm at The Black Archives of Mid-America, 1722 E 17th Terr, KCMO. The public is welcome to attend all or part of the sessions to be held throughout the day.
Finally on Sunday October 19th Honoring Our Community: Focus on KC Community Activists of Yesterday and Today will be held from 4- 6:30pm at St. Mark Child and Family Development Center, 2008 E. 12th St, KCMO. The program will include speakers, awards, and a dance tribute.

These and other connected events can be found on Face Book by entering Black Panther Party Legacy Celebration in Kansas City in the search box.
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The KCMO Human Relations Department, Civil Rights Division is holding their annual Greater Kansas City Housing Summit, Saturday October 18th from 8am to 1pm at Swope Parkway United Christian Church, 6140 Swope Parkway, KCMO. Topics of discussion are employment discrimination, reverse mortgages, tenant/landlord relations and dealing with abandoned properties. Because a continental breakfast and lunch are provided preregistration is requested. You can register at 816-463-9332 or on line www.chesinc.org/housing
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The KCMO Chapter of NAACP and Kansas City Chapter of Missourians for Alternative to the Death penalty are sponsoring a Community Book Club event to discuss the book I Am Troy Davis, Tuesday October 14th 6:30pm, at Bruce Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy, KCMO. You do not have to have read the book to join the discussion Troy Davis’ execution raises about the death penalty. For more information you can contact the NAACP at 816-421-1191 or MADP at 816-202-8692.


Lisa Ousley, Executive Director of After the Harvest, a hunger-relief organization, is a guest on the program to let us know about their autumn efforts to glean food from farms and get them into pantries.

Lisa talks about how they have rescued produce and fruit from area fields and orchards. They coordinate volunteers to pick bags and boxes to deliver to area pantries, and they also contract with farmers to deliver full truckloads to Harvesters for repacking. One truckload can include 44,000 pounds of produce, for example, a delivery of sweet potatoes.

After the Harvest also invites radio listeners to attend their “Harvest Happy Hour” — a time to celebrate the fall harvest with your friends and colleagues — on Thursday, October 23 from 5:00-6:30 pm. There’s no cost to the event that provides beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a wonderful selection of appetizers, but it’s a fundraiser for the organization so attendees will be invited to make a donation. Party for a cause!

Visit the After the Harvest website for more information -

http://aftertheharvestkc.org/


 


Kansas City native Gillian Flynn’s novel “Gone Girl” is the top movie at the box office and Russ and Susan agree that it’s an early Oscar contender.
Take Two: “Gone Girl” Movie Review
Episode date : October 10, 2014
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Why does the Kansas City region fail to qualify for significant federal dollars for most large rail projects, including going the airport? Why can’t Kansas City pay for most big rail projects by itself? What should we do to change the situation? Janet Rogers, co-founder of Transit Action Network discusses the underlying problems we have paying for rail projects with Mark McDowell, a specialist in Finance, a long-term transit advocate working closely with Transit Action Network, and founding member and past Chair of the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance, and Dick Jarrold, Vice-President of Regional Planning and Development at KCATA and former Regional Engineer for the Federal Transit Administration during the design and construction of the initial St. Louis MetroLink project


A Special fund drive program featuring excerpts from the Climate Change March in NYC, The Harvest the Hope Festival in Nebraska in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline, and other recent speechifying.

A Little of This; A Little of That
Episode date : October 8, 2014
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KKFI Jazz Calendar for October 20-26

October 19, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
KKFI Jazz Calendar for October 20-26

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, October 20 to Sunday, October 26. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event.

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Katy Guillen and the Girls at Westport Saloon

October 16, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM No Comments »
Katy Guillen and the Girls at Westport Saloon

  A little while back we caught a fantastic rockin’ bluesy set from Katy Guillen and the Girls at Westport Saloon.  Here’s some of what we saw: Click image to start slideshow   Head over to to KC Live Music …

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Award-winning ‘American Routes’ Program Joins KKFI Lineup

October 13, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM No Comments »
Award-winning 'American Routes' Program Joins KKFI Lineup

Beginning Wednesday, October 15th, the award winning music program American Routes, returns to KC radio as 90.1 FM KKFI will begin running the show from 7:30 to 9:30 every Wednesday night. Hosted by Nick Spitzer, American Routes has been broadcast nationally for over 16 years. It seeks to educate and entertain it’s audiences with weekly explorations of the various kinds of American roots music as well as interviews and documentary features to outline the history of a performer or a musical genre. It is currently broadcast on over 195 radio stations across the country with over 400,000 listeners.

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Jazz Calendar for October 13 – 19

October 13, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM No Comments »
Jazz Calendar for October 13 - 19

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, October 13 to Sunday, October 19. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event. All …

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Jazz Calendar for October 6 – 12

October 10, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM No Comments »
Jazz Calendar for October 6 - 12

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, September 29 to Sunday, October 5. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event. All …

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Dr. John at the Crossroads

October 6, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM No Comments »
Dr. John at the Crossroads

Back on Friday, September 26, Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John filled the Crossroads air with the sounds of New Orleans soul.  Conjuring up the ghosts of Professor Longhair, Louis Armstrong and others, Dr. John drew from his extensive catalog of …

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