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During this years Folk Alliance International I, Beth Pike had the great fortune of meeting a wonderful group of like minded individuals and was granted an opportunity to bring Bruce Sudano to the KKFI studios for a live interview and performance.  It was a true blessing and one I will be forever thankful for.  I wish I could bring you the full show but that requires approval from each of the artists.  Thank you Bruce for agreeing.  Thank you Fiona Bloom, The Bloom Effect for making this possible.  Again, it was a true blessing.

 


Richard Mabion welcomes students from Harmon and Wyandotte High Schools who have been trained by Friends of the Kaw to test water for pollutants. Also, Olga, from the Clean Energy Project, lets us know about the upcoming “Clean Air Day” in Topeka on March 16th.

And on This Week in Water:
Scott Pruitt thinks states need more leeway to pollute. One state is already taking him up on it.

While the new administration may crack down on pot, Colorado just made it easier to grow.

Water Protectors at Standing Rock evicted one day before the pope warns of water wars.

A new study shows much greater risk from fracking spills than previously understood. And they only looked at four states.

This hair-raising contest could net you $750.

Testing the Waters
Episode date : February 27, 2017
On EcoRadio KC
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Community conversation from the Women’s Rally in Kansas City!

Women’s Rally
Episode date : January 21, 2017
On Every Woman
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Rita Marie Johnson, founder of the Rasur Foundation, Unity Minister and author, talks with us about methods to embodying peace and the connection practice.

The Connection Practice
Episode date : January 7, 2017
On Every Woman
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The Prison Poets of Lansing and Ricky Kidd’s Poetry Too

Tuesday, February 21st, the Johnson County Library and the Writer’ Place sponsored the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series with a poetry reading by prisoners in the poetry group led by Arlin Buyert. There were three former prisoners and four prisoners that came from the Lansing Correctional Facility to read. They each read poetry from prisoners that could not attend and their own poetry as well. The Poetry group at Lancing is one part of the Arts In Prison project at Lansing Correctional Facility.

In this broadcast we will be playing all of the poetry that was read, to be followed by some of the poetry of Ricky Kidd who is a wrongfully convicted citizen fighting for his freedom from the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Arts In Prison
Website – http://www.artsinprison.org/
Email – info@artsinprison.org
Phone – 913-403-0229

Arlin Buyert Poetry
Website – http://www.arlinbuyert.com/

Free Ricky Kidd – Learn about his case
Website – http://www.freerickykidd.com/
Play – I wanna Be Like My Father – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ZXDHvQsQM&t=113s

JoJR Calendar for February 27th

The 2nd Annual Youth Speak Event will be Tuesday February 28th from 7-8:30 PM at the Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St, KCMO. You are invited to come listen to these young people gain a powerful voice by reading from their journals. This community event is open to all.
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The Kansas City Chapter of Empower Missouri’s First Friday Forum will be Friday, March 3rd 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd, KCMO. This month’s presentation is titled I Need a Dollar: Employment and Finance for Vulnerable Populations. The speaker is Arthur Diaz, Employment Specialist at the Gateway Foundation; Representing the Workforce Development Team of the Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness.
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The Spring 2017 Missouri Cannabis Conference in Kansas City will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4. Friday evening a fundraiser to benefit the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana campaign will take place at Pierpont’s in Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO. The Conference will be held Saturday March 4th from 9:30 AM – 5 PM at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St, KCMO. The line up of speakers will include, Thomas Mundell, Jeff Mizanzki, a Nurses panel, Nuerologist Dr Mathew Markert and more. For more information, tickets and prices check the Show Me Cannabis Face Book page or go to newapproachmissouri.com


Comic Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame makes his directorial debut with a surprisingly effective, full-blooded horror film, “Get Out.” Daniel Kaluuya plays a young black photographer who goes to meet his white girlfriend’s parents in rural suburbia, where things go horribly wrong. An effective social commentary as well as a potent creepfest, “Get Out” is this generation’s answer to “The Stepford Wives.”

 

David Oyelowo from “Selma” and Rosamund Pike from “Gone Girl” star in the true historical romance “A United Kingdom.” Oyelowo plays the heir to the throne of Botswana who creates international chaos in 1947 when he takes a white, British wife, played by Pike. It’s a handsomely produced, beautifully acted and involving drama.

 

“I Am Not Your Negro” is a compelling and penetrating documentary about the late author James Baldwin and his perspective on three men he knew well: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, who were all assassinated. It’s a sobering, resonant and timely work.

 

“The Girl with All the Gifts” is yet another zombie apocalypse flick, but this one is particularly smart and effective. Glenn Close and Gemma Arterton lead the strong acting ensemble, but newcomer Sennia Nanua steals the show as a child zombie who retains her emotions and an extremely high level of intelligence. It’s an interesting twist on the genre.

 

“Bitter Harvest” is a bitter disappointment. This romantic historical drama is set against the backdrop of Stalin’s suppression of Ukraine that led millions to starvation in the 1930s. It’s a ham-fisted and artificial entry that squanders its chance to bring this shocking story to a wide audience.

 

Also opening this week, “Rock Dog” is an animated offering about a music-loving pooch and “Collide” is an action thriller starring Felicity Jones that’s been sitting on the shelf for a few years.


Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is a compelling work about the late African-American writer James Baldwin and his relationship with three Civil Rights workers who were all assassinated: Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King. Using archived footage and the voice of Samuel L. Jackson to read Baldwin’s words, this is a very timely, resonant movie.

TAKE TWO: “I Am Not Your Negro”
Episode date : February 24, 2017
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RadioActive host Tom Huffman is joined by StandUp activist Rachel Hogan and a minimum wage worker to discuss the prospects of passing a $15 minimum wage. We will learn the challenge of trying to live on less than poverty level wages.

StandUp KC and the Fight for $15
Episode date : February 21, 2017
On Radio Active Magazine
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Under the Radar’s Fifth Anniversary Show at KKFI

February 23, 2017 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Under the Radar’s Fifth Anniversary Show at KKFI
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On Sunday night, KKFI’s Under the Radar a weekly show featuring local artists and musicians celebrated it’s 5th Anniversary.  The show was a gathering of local musicians and supporters including: Drew Black and Dirty Electric, The Electric Lungs, Missouri Loves …

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February 23, 2017 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KC for Refugees Fundraiser at Record Bar
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Back on Jan 20th (Yea, yea I know.),  the Musicians for Active Justice held a fundraiser at the Record Bar for local non-profit KC for Refugees. The event featured a number of great local rock bands including:  Emmaline Twist, Hipshot Killer and (the)medicine theory. …

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KKFI Jazz Calendar for February 20 – February 26

February 20, 2017 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for February 20 – February 26
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This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, February 20th to Sunday, February 26th. 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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Morning Mix – Leftovers from The Winter Pledge Drive

February 14, 2017 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Morning Mix – Leftovers from The Winter Pledge Drive
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Join Host Beth Pike as she dips her hand into the proverbial box of musical chocolates to see what “sweet” musical treats it brings.  We’ll start with some leftovers from the final show of the pledge drive, Paul McCartney and …

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Galactic Brought New Orleans Funk to the Madrid

February 13, 2017 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Galactic Brought New Orleans Funk to the Madrid
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Back on February 3, New Orleans’ powerhouse of soul and funk Galactic invaded the Madrid in Kansas City. Opening support from Andy Frasco & the UN was excellent featuring Stanton Moore sitting in for a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, …

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KKFI Jazz Calendar for February 13 – February 19

February 12, 2017 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for February 13 – February 19
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This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, February 13th to Sunday, February 19th. 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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