KKFI Program Notes for September 3-9, 2012

Program Notes on KKFI radio shows for the week of September 3-9

These program notes provide details to several locally-produced and national shows airing on KKFI 90.1 FM. We hope you’ll agree that having more information about these shows will encourage you to tune in for to an arts &culture program, or a remarkable music and compelling public affairs show.

- KKFI Programming Committee – Mark Andruss (chair), Frank Bradley, Patricia Ingraham, Art McDonnell, Mike Murphy, Gabi Otto, Susan Sanders, Cindy Terwilliger

Monday, September 3, 2012

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EcoRadio KC: News from the Frontlines of Environmental Justice and Resistance
EcoRadio KC | September 3, 2012 | 6:00 pm
Host Steve Mann welcomes Mary Ann McGivern and Alice Kitchen from Network to talk about their action, "Nuns on the Bus: Nuns Drive for Faith, Family and Fairness.”
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Fabric of the Cosmos
Exploration | September 3, 2012 | 5:00 am
Guest 1: Dr. Brian Greene of Columbia, speaking of Fabric of the Cosmos
Guest 2: Lisa Randall, speaking of higher dimensional universes.
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A Labor Day Special. The Struggle for Voting Rights with Congressman John Lewis
Democracy Now! | September 3, 2012 | 8:00 am
Amy Goodman spends the entire hour with Congressman John Lewis to discuss the long struggle for voting rights.

Often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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Spiritual Beings In A Material World with Charles Tart, PhD (repeat)
New Dimensions | September 4, 2012 | 5:00 am
We have this spiritual nature but it’s being denied, and we hurt at some level because of that. Even scientists have this spiritual nature but it’s being denied. So spiritual people and scientists both say, ‘Isn’t the universe wonderful and complex and infinite and beautiful. Let’s be friends.’ That’s nice, but it ignores the fundamental conflict, and materialism says that spirituality is basically all a lot of crap. We’re not facing that root conflict, and that’s what’s got to be faced.” Facing that conflict, and bringing the reality of human spirituality into the public discourse is the work and the mission of Charles Tart.
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Tom Hall Benefit Recap and Countdown to Walnut Valley Music Festival
Your Morning Buzz: Tuesday | September 4, 2012 | 6:00 am
Tomorrow's s Tasty Brew Edition of Your Tuesday Morning Buzz will feature those artists headlining the SOLD OUT Benefit for local singer/songwriter Tom Hall and next week's Walnut Valley Music Festival aka Winfield.
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The Divine Universe: Leonard Nimoy, Making Contact With E.T.s, and More
Interfaith Voices | September 4, 2012 | 12:00 pm
The acclaimed actor talks to Nadine Epstein about how Judaism inspired his poetry, photography and acting - including his interpretation of Mr. Spock.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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My Brave Year of Firsts
Your Morning Buzz: Wednesday | September 5, 2012 | 6:00 am
New York TImes bestselling author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis has a new children's book out called My Brave Year of Firsts. Mike Murphy will be talking to her just after Jim Hightower's commentary, and 'firsts' will be the theme of the music played all morning.
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Leonard Cohen 1974
Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault” | September 5, 2012 | 5:00 am
Cervantes, Yeats, Whitman, The Bible, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Henry Miller, Camus, Sartre, the Old Masters are the people who helped shape The Modern Master and subject of This Edition of From The Vault: Leonard Cohen.

Leonard has taken poetry, art and spirituality to sell out crowds around the world since his first record in 1967.

Here on From The Vault we present a historic interview with Leonard Cohen from December 4th 1974 while touring his fourth studio record New Skin for the Old Ceremony.
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Cage – Second Century
From Ark to Microchip | September 5, 2012 | 11:30 pm
The 2nd century of John Milton Cage, composer, philosopher, humorist, and passionate mushroom enthusiast, is here, now, everywhere-at-once, and dwelling unshakably within the moving spirit of our own era. With the wit and intensity of John Cage's inspired attempts to open the Ears of Perception, are six present-day dreamquesters -- Patrick Clancy, Ellen Zweig, Cliff Baldwin, Jeffrey Ruckman, Ed Herrmann, and Dwight Frizzell.
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Nell Freudenberger
Bookwaves | September 5, 2012 | 12:00 pm
Nell Freudenberger, author of the novel "The Newlyweds" about a Bangladeshi woman who marries an American man and moves to New York, discusses her work and career and her research on this book with host Richard Wolinsky.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Ralph Nader Closes the Controlling Corporate Power Conference
All Souls Forum | September 6, 2012 | 12:00 pm
We've been airing the Controlling Corporate Power Conference for a couple of months, now. We finish it off with the Mobilizing for Action Panel discussion, which is closed out by Ralph Nader
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Pacifica’s UnConventional Convention Coverage
Thursday Night Special | September 6, 2012 | 7:00 pm
The Democratic National Convention will convene in the state that banned gay marriage this Spring, followed quickly by President Barack Obama's coming out in support of same. Tune in for Pacifica's evening coverage, Wednesday thru Thursday.
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Local Showcase Features “Our Friend Mott-ly”
Local Showcase | September 6, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Filmmaker Chris Snipes, director of "My Friend Mott-ly," joins guest host Barry Lee to reminisce and discuss the life and times of the former KKFI 90.1 FM DJ and artist Mott-ly. We'll play his music, excerpts from his KKFI radio show, and try to summon up his spirit.
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Friday, September 7, 2012

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Grateful Dead Hour | September 7, 2012 | 9:00 pm
The first part of a run from Madision Square Garden, twenty-five years ago this month. Also, an interview with David Lemieux and some selections from the new spring 1990 box set
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Breaking with Convention: 2012 Democratic National Convention Charlotte, NC
Democracy Now! | September 7, 2012 | 8:00 am
In special two hour programs, Democracy Now! will cover the convention like no one else. From the suites to the streets, leading all the way up to Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Bank of America Stadium.
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

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Forest Women
WINGS | September 8, 2012 | 2:30 pm
In Karnataka state, India, the government seized the forest and relocated the indigenous tribal peoples. They have been moved five times in 14 years. Adaptation has both good and bad effects.
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Ruthie Foster
Beale Street Caravan | September 8, 2012 | 3:00 pm
Ruthie Foster on the fall 2011 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise Jimmy Davis at the Levitt Shell in Memphis, TN Bill Ellis/ Religion and the Blues
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Burnt Toast & Crispy Bacon
Blues Kitchen | September 8, 2012 | 8:00 am
Join me this Saturday in The Blues Kitchen as I fill in for Junebug.I'll be Stirring up a batch of Sizzling Hot Blues for you!!!
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

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Signal To Noise #400 “Playing Favorites”
Signal to Noise | September 9, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Neil young once said, "numbers add up to nothin'," which is certainly true, but what the hell, I'm going to celebrate my 400th episode anyway (not counting the 500 or so I did when the show was called "matrix," but that was just volume one. This show includes songs that saved my life, gave me hope, kept me awake at night, inspired me, and fired up my imagination. Musical guests include the Beatles, Beck, Beirut, the Blue Aeroplanes, Amy Rigby, Anne Briggs, Richard and Linda Thompson, Howlin' Wolf, Neil Young, Eddie Floyd, The Melodians, and many more.
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