Program Notes on KKFI radio shows for the week of September 17-23
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 17, 2012
Jaws of Justice Radio | September 17, 2012 | 9:00 am
This week Kar Woo of Artists Helping the Homeless joins Jessica Thomas to talk about their work filling in the gaps between other service providers. Artists Helping the Homeless, Inc., was founded by Kar Y. Woo in February 2008 and obtained 501(c)3 status to fund a Sunday night meal program for homeless in the Plaza/Midtown area through the sale of art. He realized many homelessness problems could be address through existing community resources before they became a costly, and sometimes painful, emergency. He has stepped up to fill some of the gaps in service and had some success.
Counterspin | September 17, 2012 | 9:30 am
This week on CounterSpin: The biggest fight the striking Chicago Teachers Union face is with the school district and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. But the story has exposed, once again, that corporate media have little good to say about organized teachers. We'll talk to Kevin Kumashiro of the University of Illinois-Chicago about what the fight in Chicago is really about. Kevin Kumashiro on Chicago teachers' strike; Rose Aguilar on poverty reporting.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
New Dimensions | September 18, 2012 | 5:00 am
Many of us are still reeling from the recent economic meltdown. In the face of so much uncertainty, it’s difficult to make sense of the multitude of analyses and predictions about what’s to come. What does it all mean in the context of the broader shifts in global culture and consciousness? At last there’s a voice of reason that brings not only sanity but consciousness to a real understanding of how our economy works – and why it often doesn’t – and how we can apply principles of spirituality and conscious living to the choices we must make for our own financial survival.
Interfaith Voices | September 18, 2012 | 12:00 pm
Election Roundup: The Convention Edition
Homosexuality and the Mormon Church
The Fake Guru
Your Morning Buzz: Tuesday | September 18, 2012 | 6:00 am
Diana Linn, Host of the Tasty Brew Edition of Your Tuesday Morning Buzz and Member of the Americana Music Association ("AMA"), has returned from the 2012 AMA Festival and Conference in Nashville. This week's show will feature music from all of the 2012 AMA Award winners, newly discovered festival standouts and tributes to Gram Parsons and Levon Helm.
Law and Disorder | September 18, 2012 | 9:00 am
Hosts discuss a recently declassified report on alleged drugging of Guantanamo detainees with Attorney Shane Kadidal.
A prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base since 2002 died last week. Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif was a 32 year old from Yemen who was allegedly suicidal and mentally ill. Latif won a U.S. court order for his release but it was overturned on appeal. In 2009, President Obama imposed a moratorium on Guantanamo prisoners from Yemen after a Yemeni trained Nigerian was found with a bomb in his underwear on a Detroit bound plane in 2009. Latif is the ninth prisoner to die at Guantanamo Bay prison.
Tell Somebody | September 18, 2012 | 6:00 pm
Mike Murphy fills in for Tom Klammer.
We'll get a report from the Kansas City folks on their way back from their St. Louis trip, on their head-on meeting with the Billionaires on the Bus.
Also, Bill Drummond and some of his Emerald City colleagues discuss the use of stimulus funds in the Green Impact Zone for downing old growth trees.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
From Ark to Microchip | September 19, 2012 | 12:30 pm
John Cage, in his own stand‐up comic performance recorded in Lawrence, Kansas in 1980, conjures the ghosts of Erik Satie, Marcel Duchamp and himself. Dr. Andrew Granade tightens the screws inside a prepared piano. Erik Satie provides the furniture music, as arranged by Jeffrey Ruckman and played by newEar.
L.A. Theatre Works | September 19, 2012 | 7:00 pm
The Lazara Quartet has just fired one of its members, and his replacement is wary of the group’s reputation for personal, violent quarrels. And as they prepare for a command performance at the White House, they’re haunted by their former colleague’s sudden disappearance.
Alternative Radio | September 19, 2012 | 9:00 am
Glenn Greenwald is a lawyer and the author of How Would a Patriot Act? and Great American Hypocrites. He is the recipient of the Izzy Award from the Park Center for Independent Media for his "pathbreaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception, and controversial issues." He also received an Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary for his coverage of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning. Greenwald is a columnist and blogger at Salon.com and his articles appear in various newspapers and magazines.
Bookwaves | September 19, 2012 | 12:00 pm
Laura Lippman, author of the noir novel "And When She Was Good," and Edgar Award winner for her Tess Monaghan series of mysteries, talks about her book, her career and fills us in on some details about "The Wire" and "Treme," produced by her husband, David Simon.
Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault” | September 19, 2012 | 5:00 am
On this week’s From the Vault we listen back to a 1975 recording that examines the happenings of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon, who died on September 3, 2012 at the age of 92.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
All Souls Forum | September 20, 2012 | 6pm
Are unions in the U.S. moving toward extinction? What would a union-free society look like? Could we still have a middle class and/or democracy? People have predicted the death of organized labor before, yet each time labor reinvents itself. Could that happen again? What should a revitalized labor movement for the 21st century look like?
Heartland Labor Forum | September 20, 2012 | 6:00 pm
Pioneer Women: Alise Martiny, New Manager of the KC Building Trades Unions and Workers Call-in on War.
A World of Possibilities | September 20, 2012 |
When residents of an isolated island off the coast of Maine found their utility bills rising to three times what mainlanders paid, their local energy cooperative turned to wind as a clean and affordable energy alternative. It seemed like the perfect solution, but residents now find themselves bitterly divided over noise. Wind advocates are asking what needs to be done to deal with the downsides of what has long been viewed as a benign source of renewable energy.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Bioneers | September 21, 2012 | 9:30 am
Illuminating the magical underwater world, Jacques Cousteau’s 1960s films and TV show caused a sea change by moving the hearts and minds of tens of millions. Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, ocean advocates Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau, and the Truckee High School Envirolution Club are among the rising tides of passionate innovators making remarkable advances to understand and restore the waters of the world. Their inspiring stories give good reason for hope, including the scientific fact that we have a “blue mind” born in and of the ocean to guide us.
Grateful Dead Hour | September 21, 2012 | 9:00 pm
In Early August, a Grateful Dead reunion, of sorts, took place. Vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux reunited with bassist Phil Lesh, and guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir at Bob's studio in San Rafael, CA. for the occasion of Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday. Hear some of the magic for yourself!
Edged In Blue | September 21, 2012 | 3:00 pm
Barry Lee, host of Signal To Noise, sits in for Wendy on the upcoming Edged in Blue. Expect music from such blues luminaries as Willie Dixon, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Ry Cooder, Etta James, The Twisters, Bobby Blue Bland, Duster Bennett, Janis Joplin, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, and more.
Between the Lines | September 21, 2012 | 9:00 am
Anti-Islamic film triggers protest, violence in Muslim world; federal court strikes down National Defense Authorization Act provision on govt right to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects & those accused of supporting terrorism; Occupy Wall Street 1-year anniversary
Saturday, September 22, 2012
WINGS | September 22, 2012 | 2:30 pm
Martha Rosenberg and Kellia Ramares-Watson discuss how big pharmacy companies promote the massive number of prescriptions written in the US, including many that may be inappropriate or downright dangerous - and many of them paid with taxpayer dollars or heavily promoted by public institutions. Women and children, the poor and the incarcerated are especially vulnerable to being guinea pigs for patented drugs today.
This Way Out (LGBT) | September 22, 2012 | 2:00 pm
A Labour lesbian leads New Zealand's move to marriage equality; U.S. Democrats plank down their best-ever pro-gay platform;
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Art of the Song | September 23, 2012 | 6:00 am
With her Red House Records debut release, Call It My Garden, Carrie Elkin has emerged as one of the defining new voices in the world of Texas singer-songwriters, being celebrated by Texas Music Magazine as one of their artists of the year.