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All Recent Audio Archives
A Moment of Silence ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 20, 2014 | 12:00 pmOn Thursday, August 14th, vigils were held across the country in response to the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. KKFI was on hand to record the one in Kansas City.
Carma Hop ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 18, 2014 | 6:00 pmJenny O'Brien of CarmaHop (formerly Lawrence on Board) joins Natural E to discuss their innovative rideshare program.
Digital Privacy – Supreme Court Protects Your Electronics….Or Do They? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 18, 2014 | 9:00 amThe recent Supreme Court decision in Riley v. California said police need a warrant to check your phone and other electronics. We take a look at the legal and practical issues the ruling brings up.
CCO Fighting Pay Day Loan Excesses and A Mental Health Resource ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 11, 2014 | 9:00 amCommunities Creating Opportunity tries to stop false PD Loan bill that would set cap at 900%. Licenced Therapist Olufeni Sharp uses her own experiences growing up to help those who are troubled attain good mental health.
Trifecta Resista: Kathy Kelly & Brian Terrell ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 13, 2014 | 12:00 pmWe revisit keynote speeches from the May 31st Trifecta Resista demonstration and conference, held in Kansas City May 30-June 1.
Air Quality ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 11, 2014 | 6:00 pmJohn Kurmann returns to EcoRadio KC to discuss air quality with Amanda Graor of the Mid America Regional Council (MARC)
“And So It Goes” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 5, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Susan Sanders and Russ Simmons review Rob Reiner's new film, And So It Goes, starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas.
Mondragon: What if YOU Could Elect Your Boss? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 7, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe'll take a look at the world's largest industrial democracy, Mondragon, where workers elect the CEO and profits are distributed to the owner/workers.
Ray McGovern & Others at Whiteman Air Force Base ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 6, 2014 | 12:00 pmIn the early spring, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was on a speaking tour in Kansas and Missouri. He took time off to meet with regional peace activists at Whiteman Air Force Base and witness against the drones being operated out of there, KKFI was on hand to record the proceedings.
Population & Sustainability ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 4, 2014 | 6:00 pmAlan Weisman on population
Jasmine Moore JOCO Sustainability Program
“Boyhood”, “Get On Up”, and “Guardians Of The Galaxy” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 4, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons gives us a preview of Richard Linklater's epic 12-year project, "Boyhood", featuring Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar Coltrane, as well as the new James Brown biopic "Get On Up", starring Chadwick Bozeman, and Chris Pratt in the eagerly-anticipated Marvel flick "Guardians Of The Galaxy".
Tasers, Rules for their Use. A Call In Show – Tell Us Your Story ORIGINAL BROADCAST: August 4, 2014 | 9:00 amTasers - Safe and Effective or Dangerous and Life Threatening? Call In with your stories and thoughts about the use of tasers.
“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 29, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders review the provocative, academic documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, directed by Nicholas D. Wrathall.
August 5th Election Issues ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 24, 2014 | 6:00 pmA lot of people haven’t decided how to vote in the August 5th election which asks voters in Kansas City and Missouri to approve new taxes for streetcars and roads. This week on The Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll get you both sides of the issue on the Transportation Sales Tax and the Street Car Referendum so you can decide.
After The Harvest and Kansas Interfaith Power and Light ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 28, 2014 | 6:00 pmKarin Page of After The Harvest talks about their efforts to avoid food waste and provide healthy food for those who struggle among us.
Former EcoRadio KC host, Rabbi Moti Reiber returns to the program to discuss his efforts at Kansas Interfiath Power and Light.
The Transportation Sales Tax and the Street Car Referenda on the August Ballot ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 31, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe'll get you both sides of the issue and the Transportation Sales Tax and the Street Car Referendum so you can decide.
“Dollarocracy”: John Nichols’ May 22nd Speech at the KC Public Library ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 30, 2014 | 12:00 pmHear John Nichols speak about the toxic influence of money and the media election complex on our country as detailed in his book, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.
“Lucy”, “And So It Goes”, “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia”, and more ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 28, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons gives us a look into Scarlet Johansson's sci-fi thrill ride "Lucy", directed by Luc Besson, as well as the new Rob Reiner/Diane Keaton/Michael Douglas vehicle "And So It Goes".
Searching Alternatives – Native American Traditions of Justice ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 28, 2014 | 9:00 amWe have Moses Brings Plenty, Native American Storyteller in to educate us about the traditions of justice and enforcement of tribal laws. Pictured above is a wampum belt, a promise of access to courts from the US Government to the Native Nations.
Food Fight! In Memoriam: Charity Hicks, Detroit human rights activist ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 26, 2014 | 4:00 pmToday on Urban Connections, we will rebroadcast segments of our February conversation with Charity Hicks and talk with Food Fight! co-host, Maria Whitaker,Program Director at Local to Global Advocates for Justice.
Top Two Favorite Films of 2014 ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 22, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ and Susan give their picks at the halfway point of the year for their top two favorite films of the year: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Locke, and Gravity.
Are Religious Institutions Exempt from Labor Law? and State Takeover of Normandy School District: Will Teachers Pay the Price? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 24, 2014 | 6:00 pmColleen Simon was fired by the Kansas City Archdiocese for being married--can they do that? And, the Missouri State Department of Education fired the elected Normandy School District board along with all the teachers and are making them re-apply for their jobs. Can they do that?
Not All Taxes Are Created Equal ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 22, 2014 | 06:00 pmA panel discussion on Missouri Amendment 7 answers the question "Why vote NO on this state sales tax for transportation when there is such a huge list of projects to complete?"
“The Purge: Anarchy”, “Venus In Furs”, KC Fringe Fest and more! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 21, 2014 | 10:58 amFox 4's Russ Simmons gives us a sneak peek into the sequel The Purge: Anarchy, Roman Polanski's Venus In Furs, the Roger Ebert biopic Life Itself, Planes, Fire & Rescue, Sex Tape, a look into the films premiering at the KC Fringe Festival, and much more.
Water, Water, Everywhere ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 21, 2014 | 6:00 pmElaine Giessel leads a discussion on regional water issues with Attorney Lee Cross, including the EPA's current efforts to protect water quality nationally and proposed strategies in Kansas to ensure water for the future. Mandy Cawby of WaterOne of Johnson County will discuss how federal and state efforts might impact local water-providers and how citizens can reduce water usage and protect water quality at home.
Move To Amend: David Cobb’s April 22nd Speech ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 23, 2014 | 12:00 pmDavid Cobb, dynamic national spokesperson for Move to Amend gave a rousing one hour talk at UMKC on April 22nd, telling the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution as it pertains to Corporate Personhood.
Ray McGovern: Part 3 of 3 ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 24, 2014 | 9:00 amIn this, the last of a three-part series, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern returns this week to discuss the complicity of the major media in NSA spying, and some of the history of the FISA court process arising from the Church Committee hearings of the 1970s.
Jen Zaman in for Michael Hogge! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 21, 2014 | 12:00 pmCulture House Dance Theatre of Olathe is in to chat about their upcoming performances of "Big River", and River City Community Players chats with us about their production of "Legally Blonde: The Musical".
Defending Cops That Kill – Lance LoRusso. Nation Inside and Second Chance, Advocating For Sensible Policy ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 21, 2014 | 9:00 amWe look at the issue of police violence and police killing from the point of view of the officer with Lance LoRusso, author and Attorney. Then Nation Inside is a nationwide advocacy group and Second Chance is working locally to develop sensible justice policy.
Local playwrights Cynthia Hardeman, Michelle T. Johnson and Teresa Leggard share insights and experience ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 19, 2014 | 4:00 pmLocal playwrights Cynthia Hardeman, Michelle T. Johnson and Teresa Leggard talk about their upcoming Fringe production and their experiences as Black Women playwrights.
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Sandra Moran ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 23, 2014 | 6:00 pmSandra Moran is debut novel, "Letters Never Sent" was chosen as the winner of 2014 Ann Bannon Popular Fiction Award (GCLS), 2014 General Fiction Award (GCLS), 2013 Rainbow Award for Historical Fiction, and the 2013 Rainbow Award for Lesbian Debut Novel. It was also a finalist for the prestigious Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. (Triangle Awards).
Sandra is also the author of "Nudge" and "The Addendum."
Big Brother at UPS plus Uber and Lyft ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 17, 2014 | 6:00 pmAt UPS Telematics is Big Brother, an on-board monitoring system worthy of the NSA. Hear about it this week on The Heartland Labor Forum where we’ll also discuss the latest taxi gimmick: Uber and Lyft. Is it a gypsy cab system or your friend with a car?
Global Community Monitor in Wyandotte County and Hemp ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 14, 2014 | 6:00 pmDenny Larson from Global Community Monitor and Leticia DeCaigny, their agent on the ground in Wyandotte County discuss recent activities with Richard Mabion.
Plus Lou Elder and Star Thomas-Wyse discuss the ecological benefits of hemp and the showing of a documentary on the subject at Unity Village
“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”, “Third Person” & The KC Fringe Fest ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 14, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons gives us a preview of the sequel "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes", starring Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Keri Russell, Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis' "Third Person" as well as a glimpse at the KC Fringe Festival.
ArtSpeak Radio Chats with Subterranean Gallery and The Hown’s Den ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 16, 2014 | 6:00 pmARTSPEAK RADIO, is a 60-minute live radio program on 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio. Hosts Maria Vasquez Boyd and Blair Schulman serve up information about the visual and literary arts community including live interviews with artists, writers, and performers.
“Noises Off” & KC Fringe Festival ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 14, 2014 | 12:00 pmDirector Bill Pelletier of The Barn Players shares with us their latest production, and executive director Cheryl Kimmi and performers tell us about the upcoming KC Fringe Fest
Family United Transportation Services and Cop Watch with Occupy KC ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 14, 2014 | 9:00 amFamily United Transportation Service can help you visit your loved one behind bars and Program Change - Host Keith Brown El brings Ilea Laubar and Mike Chase of Occupy KC in to talk about a citizens eye on how the KC Police Protect and Serve.
“Tammy” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 8, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Susan and Russ give their takes on Tammy, the new comedic vehicle for Melissa McCarthy.
David Cay Johnston: The Recovery That Wasn’t ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 10, 2014 | 6:00 pmThe recession ended officially six years ago. So how’s the recovery been for you?
Population plus Oil Spills ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 7, 2014 | 6:00 pm-Kim Lovell will be discussing population issues and the environment. Kim is the chair of the national population committee of the Sierra Club.
- Dr. Riki Ott will be discussing oil spills, including the concerns with the tar sands from Canadian pipelines, as well as the long term effects of the BP spill and Valdez. Dr. Ott is a marine toxicologist.
“Tammy”, “Earth To Echo”, “The Double”, and more ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 7, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons gives us a peek at Melissa McCarthy's screenwriting debut, "Tammy", as well as "E.T." redux "Earth To Echo", as well as "The Double", "Begin Again", and "Deliver Us From Evil".
Ray McGovern: New Cold War with Russia ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 10, 2014 | 9:00 amIt's the first in a series of interviews by Tom Klammer with Ray McGovern on various topics garnering national attention, the first of which being the fallout of the discontent in the Ukraine.
Jay Coghlan: “50 Ways to Leave Your Nukes” (Part 2) ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 16, 2014 | 12:00 pmWe bring you part two of a two-part address given by Jay Coghlan, executive director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico, at the All Souls UU Church on November 6, 2013. The address explores why the federal government isn’t funding comprehensive nuclear clean-up at the Bannister Federal Complex.
Jay Coghlan: “50 Ways to Leave Your Nukes” (Part 1) ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 9, 2014 | 12:00 pmWe bring you part one of a two-part address given by Jay Coghlan, executive director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico, at the All Souls UU Church on November 6, 2013. The address explores why the federal government isn't funding comprehensive nuclear clean-up at the Bannister Federal Complex.
“Hello, Dolly” and “Kiss Me Kate” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 7, 2014 | 12:00 pmActors from the Leawood Stage Company and the Raytown Arts Company are in the studio to discuss their latest productions.
Susan and Russ chat about the pros and cons of Melissa McCarthy’s road comedy, “Tammy.” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 6, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Susan and Russ chat about the pros and cons of Melissa McCarthy's road comedy, "Tammy."
Russ takes a look at Melissa McCarthy’s comedy, “Tammy” and the sci-fi flick for kids, “Earth to Echo.” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 7, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss takes a look at Melissa McCarthy's comedy, "Tammy" and the sci-fi flick for kids, "Earth to Echo."
Street Cars in Transit & The Hobbly Lobby Court Decision ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 8, 2014 | 06:00 pmJanet Rodgers of the Transit Action Network interviews Kansas City Councilman Russ Johnson and KCATA's Director of System Development Dick Jarrold on the issues and next steps involved in the development of streetcar transit. Mike Dear of the Kansas City chapter of Move To Amend provides a commentary on the recent Supreme Court Hobbly Lobby decision.
ArtSpeak Radio Chats with Dave Dalton of HammerspaceKC! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 2, 2014 | 6:00 pmArtSpeak Radio is a live 60-minute broadcast discussing artists, makers, doers, musicians, poets, and writers in Kansas City's thriving creative community!!
Seattle’s $15 an Hour Victory & May Day PAC ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 3, 2014 | 6:00 pmIs $15 an hour minimum wage a pipe dream? Hear how Seattle got it. And, there's a new PAC to take our democracy back from the Kochs and Rex and the rest of the top tier
Coleen Rowley Joins Tell Somebody! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 3, 2014 | 9:00 amTom Klammer talks to former FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley about the latest developments in the pushback against the NSA, and more about the Snowden documents.
Khadijah and the White Guy plus Shots in The Night ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 3, 2014 | 7:00 pmKhadijah and the White Guy lead another discussion on race relations and then at 7:30pm, Shots in The Night in another radio theater production.
John Dear & “The Nonviolent Life” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 2, 2014 | 12:00 pm"How can we become people of nonviolence and help the world become more nonviolent?"
Fracking & Greenworks KC ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 30, 2014 | 6:00 pmElaine Geissel speaks with The Sierra Club's Joe Spease about fracking activities in Kansas and Natural E speaks with Mary Silwance of Greenworks KC
“Hansel & Gretel”, “Annie” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 30, 2014 | 12:00 pmTallgrass Theatre Company's production of "Hansel and Gretel" and Blue Springs City Theatre's production of "Annie" are highlighted.
Special program thanking Bill Clause ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 1, 2014 | 06:00 pmThis special presentation of Radio Active Magazine is a thank you Mr. Bill Clause show from all of the activist groups and people associated with the show. Radio Active Magazine was Bill’s idea a little over a year ago. His concern was that activist groups should have a forum available on which they could present their views, opinions, and information to the people of greater Kansas City. Like most all things Bill sets his sights on, he accomplished that. Radio Active hit the airwaves of KKFI a year ago, first monthly, then every two weeks, until it became a weekly presentation. All the activists associated with Radio Active have much to thank Bill Clause for and this episode of Radio Active is our way of doing that.
Flashing Red Lights in the Rear View Mirror – Cop Stops A Call In Show ORIGINAL BROADCAST: July 7, 2014 | 9:00 amLocal Attorney David Bell joins Co-Host Jessica Thomas to talk about Cop Stops, what you should know, and what the police can do.
Food Fight! continues…Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 28, 2014 | 4:00 pmEric Holt-Giménez has been Executive Director of Food First since 2006. He is the editor of the Food First book Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems: co-author of Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice with Raj Patel and Annie Shattuck; and author of the book Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture and of many academic, magazine and news articles
Welcome House – Recovery From Addiction and Children Of Incarcerated Parents – Saving Families One Child At A Time ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 30, 2014 | 9:00 amThe Welcome House has the sole purpose of educating and rehabilitating the adult male alcoholic/addict. Children of incarcerated Parents, a support system for children of Incarcerated parents by modeling healthy family interaction.
“The Rover” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 24, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Susan and Russ review the new Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce film, the Mad Max-esque Australian film The Rover.
Dr. Nancy Knowlton on “Why Healthy Oceans Matter”. ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 23, 2014 | 6:00 pmDr. Nancy Knowlton spoke at the Kansas City Library on May 29th on Why Oceans Matter. We bring you her talk, this evening
“Dewey Defeats Truman” & Gorilla Theatre’s “Elektra” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 23, 2014 | 12:00 pmNancy Eppert of Higher Ground Murder Mystery Theatre in Independence and David Luby of Gorilla Theatre drop in to tell us about their troupes' latest offerings.
Teresa Leggard, writer, editor, poet and playwright ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 21, 2014 | 4:00 pmTeresa Leggard is a writer, editor, poet and playwright. She’s also a member of The Writers Place, Kansas City’s own literary community center. Her upcoming plays “The Birthday” and “To Bed” will be staged at the KC Fringe Festival this July, as part of the productions Girl on Girl and More 4Play.
Just What Is A Hate Crime? and Connecting For Good – Closing The Digital Divide ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 23, 2014 | 9:00 amConnecting for Good is a nonprofit organization that has been bridging the Digital Divide since 2011.
60th Anniversary of Brown v. The Board of Education ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 17, 2014 | 06:00 pmSpeeches from the national rally to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Brown v. the Board of Education will be heard, plus Global Warming Corner and much more.
Musicians Local 1000: Pete Seeger’s Union and Greg Gould: Union Man ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 19, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe'll find out about Pete Seeger's union--Musicians Local 1000-- which represents traveling folk, bluegrass and acoustic performers. Then, we'll talk to Greg Gould, local machinist and part of an IAM band called UnioNation, which breaks stereotypes about what labor music is.
“Welcome to our Table – Stories of Immigrating to the U.S.” with Panel ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 18, 2014 | 12:00 pmWelcoming America is a national organization helping with conversations, integration issues, & building relationships between U.S. citizens, immigrants and undocumented immigrants. Two KC area groups are working with others on Welcoming initiatives. Our panelists will discuss the barriers immigrants face and ways they are working to overcome those barriers – and invite you to join in the journey.
Where Have All the Monarchs Gone + Green Business Awards ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 16, 2014 | 6:00 pmDr. Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch and Craig Wood of Green Business Awards
Green Party Nominee Jill Stein ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 19, 2014 | 9:00 amThis week, Tom Klammer is pleased to welcome the 2012 Green Party presidental nominee Jill Stein to the program.
Radio Active Magazine ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 14, 2014 | 3:00 pmThis week is a presentation from Radio Active Magazine.
Shicagolyn Scroggins of Stand With Women/Organizing for Action discusses women living “Paycheck to Paycheck” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 14, 2014 | 4:00 pmShicagolyn Scroggins of Stand With Women/Organizing for Action discusses women living "Paycheck to Paycheck".
From Maria Shriver`s groundbreaking multi-platform "The Shriver report: A Woman`s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink"- in partnership with the Center for American Progress comes on HBO Documentary film about the story of our time, told through the life of one woman,
Housing Help For Returning Citizens and Alcohol Regulation and Alcohol’s Consequences ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 16, 2014 | 9:00 amHow do the formerly incarcerated find housing? W.E.L.L. helping women integrate back into society.
“How To Jump-Start Your Union” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 12, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe'll talk to Alexandra Bradbury of Labor Notes about her new book, How To Jump-Start Your Union, on the Chicago teachers strike. It's a play-by-play account of one of the most successful strikes in modern U.S. history. Then, the United Autoworkers will face the Big Three in negotiations this fall. Can they eliminate two-tier wages?
Post-Trifecta Resista Analysis ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 10, 2014 | 06:00 pmMike Nickells brings us audio portions of this past weekend's Trifecta Resista event to protest Chelsea Manning's detainment at Fort Leavenworth, nuclear proliferation, and stopping illegal drone wars.
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly Joins TS! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 12, 2014 | 9:00 amListen to a conversation host Tom Klammer had with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly while she was in town for Trifecta Resista, and we'll hear from www.coppinc.com founder Richard Tripp, who is fighting city hall over proposed restrictions on feeding the homeless.
“Lysistrata Jones” and Author Kevin Kling ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 9, 2014 | 12:00 pmKevin Eubank of Egads! Theatre joins us to discuss the company's latest production, and author Kevin Kling talks about his upcoming performance at the Free State Festival.
Anne Pritchett and Mike Caddell ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 7, 2014 | 3:00 pmIts always a lively discussion when Anne and Mike join the show. What is going on with women in Kansas? They both have their ideas.
Pat Clarke, PAC 20 and community discuss Black On Black Crime Summit held at Southeast Fieldhouse, June 6th ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 7, 2014 | 4:00 pmPat Clarke of PAC 20, (People's Action Committee of 20), and a coalition of community members, organizations, law enforcement and 5th district councilman Michael Brooks organized and facilitated the Black On Black Crime Summit on Friday, June 6th at the old Southeast (High School) Fieldhouse, Swope Parkway and Meyer Blvd., in Kansas City. Pat Clarke and other Summit participants discuss Friday's event on Urban Connections.
An Exoneration Story – Innocence Versus The Death Penalty ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 9, 2014 | 9:00 amCurtis McCarty spent over 21 years in prison - including 19 years on death row because of prosecutorial and forensic misconduct - before being exonerated in 2007.
Toxic Sludge Isn’t Good for You ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 9, 2014 | 6:00 pmAudrey Klopper, a Kansas organic farmer and herbalist, speaks on the of use of "bio-solids" as fertilizer.
Also, Zach Pistora, Sierra Club Lobbyist brings us up to speed on legislative issues in Kansas
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Latino Writers Collective ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 11, 2014 | 6:00 pmLatino Writers Collective members, President Miguel Miguel M Morales, Sofiana Olivera, and Jose Faus joins us live in the studio to discuss here and now of this socially engaged group of writers.
The Latino Writers Collective (LWC) is a group of Latino writers living and working in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Through bi-weekly meetings and critiques, the Collective helps hone and polish the work of its members for publication. In addition to creative support, the Collective organizes and coordinates projects for the larger community, including the Primera Página Reading Series, to showcase national and local Latino writers and provide role models and instruction to Latino youth.
“Mercury Pollution, the Other Global Environmental Crisis” with Craig Volland ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 11, 2014 | 12:00 pmHalf the top predatory fish in US lakes are seriously contaminated with mercury. This menace is analogous to climate change and has the same basic cause. Craig Volland is Air Quality Chair for the Kansas Sierra Club. He has followed this issue since 1990, when he attended the First International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Gavle, Sweden.
“UN Commission on the Status of Women” with Students from KC Academy ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 4, 2014 | 12:00 pmStudents from Kansas City Academy will report on their recent trip to the United Nations headquarters in New York City to attend the fifty-eighth session of the Annual Commission on the Status of Women.
Death Penalty ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 3, 2014 | 06:00 pmHost Craig Lubow looks at the Death Penalty
David Cobb and Move to Amend ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 5, 2014 | 9:00 amTom Klammer will be in the studio with KC Move To Amend 's Mary Lindsay and we'll be on the phone with 2004 Green Party presidential nominee David Keith Cobb talking about the move to amend the US constitution and to ask for your support for KKFI.
Bannister Federal Complex – 900 Toxins and 2 Arrests ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 2, 2014 | 6:00 pmOn Saturday, May 31st, about sixty activists gathered at the Bannister Federal Complex to protest the excessive toxins. Two of them took their resistance to the next level by crossing the line onto the property and being arrested. We'll hear their statements as they crossed the line and hear from a former employee at the plant and others.
Spain ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 31, 2014 | 3:00 pmSharon returns to the show after her trip to Spain with friend and travel-mate Mary Mosley. We discuss sexism in Spain as well as their new reality in party politics.
Food Fight! Local Greater Kansas City Food Activists March Against Monsanto 2014 ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 31, 2014 | 4:00 pmFood Fight! Local Greater KC Food Activists march against Monsanto 2014.
Theatre In The Park’s 45th Season! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 2, 2014 | 12:00 pmJoin Michael Hogge as he talks with Robert Hingula, chair of the Advisory Board for Johnson County's Theatre In The Park, about the theatre company's 45th season.
Ain’t Nobody Killing Us But Us – Black on Black Crime Summit ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 2, 2014 | 9:00 amPat Clark, President of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association and 5th District Councilman Pastor Michael Brooks are in to tell about the Black on Black Crime Summit.
ArtSpeak Radio Rolls Out New One Hour Format! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 4, 2014 | 6:00 pmArtSpeak Radio is a live weekly program discussing Kansas City's thriving visual, literary and performing arts community!
Business “Border Wars” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 27, 2014 | 06:00 pmMike Nickells examines the Missouri/Kansas border wars regarding companies moving back and forth across the state line for tax purposes.
“Our National Debt Is Actually Our National Savings” with L. Randall Wray ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 28, 2014 | 12:00 pmL. Randall Wray will discuss how Modern Money Theory tends to favor a positive role for fiscal policy in the economy.
Paul Street Returns to ‘Tell Somebody’! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 29, 2014 | 9:00 amPaul Street returns to the show after 5 1/2 years. Street wrote Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics in 2008 and talked about his book on the show shortly before Obama's inauguration.
March Against Monsanto ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 26, 2014 | 6:00 pmHighlights from the Kansas City March Against Monsanto event held on Saturday.
“August, Osage County” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 26, 2014 | 12:00 pmMichael Hogge is pleased to welcome both John Rensenhouse and Barb Nichols to the KKFI studios to tell us about their upcoming play August, Osage County.
Slavery Was Abolished in the USAhhh….Better Think Again! and Update On Cannabis Legalization In MO and Elsewhere. ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 26, 2014 | 9:00 amMove to Abolish 21st Slavery & Human Trafficking and New Abolitionist Radio and Medical Cannabis approved in MO, in a very limited way.
Peaceworks Trifecta Resista ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 24, 2014 | 3:00 pmAn in depth talk about the implications of nuclear armaments and the Bannister facility.
Dr. Lori Blankinship, ND, discusses “Food As Medicine” with co-host Sharon Valleau ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 24, 2014 | 4:00 pmDr. Lori Blankinship, ND, returns to discuss "Food As Medicine" with co-host Sharon Valleau
The USPS , Staples Are Stamping Out Good Postal Jobs ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 29, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe'll have a survey of jobs that have gone to federal and state prisons and then we explore how the U.S. Postal Service and Staples are stamping out good postal jobs.
Janet Rodgers of Transit Action Network interviews KCATA’s Mark Huffer and Dick Jerrold ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 20, 2014 | 06:00 pmWhen will Kansas City get a Prospect MAX? Why is the fleet changing to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) busses? What is this new Regional Transit Coordinating Council?
If you ride the bus or are just interested in mass transit, tune-in for an informative discussion of KC's bus system as Janet Rodgers of Transit Action Network interviews two of KCATA's most knowledgeable officials, KCATA's General Manager Mark Huffer and KCATA's Director of System Development, Dick Jarrold.
“Sixteen Tons” & Women’s Lib at Jiffy Lube ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 22, 2014 | 6:00 pmKevin Corley, author of Sixteen Tons, joins us to talk about coal miners, their families, and the struggle to organize. Then, on Pioneer Women, we discover that yes, there is women's liberation at Jiffy Lube!
“Bob And Bing” & “Flowers In The Wardrobe” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 19, 2014 | 12:00 pmBrad Zimmerman of Chestnut Fine Arts Theatre and Kevin King of Whim Productions are in the studio to chat about theire newest ventures.
Kansas Association of Community Action Programs ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 17, 2014 | 3:00 pmWhat is poverty and how does it affect women in Kansas?
March Against Monsanto ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 19, 2014 | 6:00 pmOn May 24th, there will be March Against Monsanto rallies all over the world, including 3 in Kansas and 7 in Missouri. We'll hear from folks organizing in Kansas City and Lawrence.
ArtSpeak Radio Chats with Welder & Weaver Lauren Sobchak ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 21, 2014 | 6:00 pmArtSpeak Radio is a live, weekly program discussing the visual and literary arts in Kansas City. ArtSpeak is hosted by Maria Vasquez Boyd and Blair Schulman
A Story of Recovery With Former KC Royal Willie Wilson ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 19, 2014 | 9:00 amJoJR's, Recovery Radio hosts are back with a personal story from Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson. Find out how being in the spotlight affected his experience and how he came to recovery.
Will Paul Davis Become Brownback’s Downfall? & Who’s Buying Our Elections? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 15, 2014 | 6:00 pmIn an exclusive interview with Heartland Labor Forum, Paul Davis, the candidate for Kansas Governor talks about his background and what's the matter with Kansas.
“Neighbors” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 13, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Fox 4's Russ Simmons and KKFI's Susan Sanders review the raunchy new Zac Efron and Seth Rogen comedy, Neighbors.
Rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline and What’s the Matter with Mercury ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 12, 2014 | 6:00 pmOn Saturday, May 17, Kansas City will join communities around the country to ask President Obama and local officials to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, offshore drilling, and other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities and destabilize our climate. John Kurmann will bring us up to speed. Also, Craig Volland shares his concerns about mercury in our environment.
“Why So Few Americans Read Poetry Who Aren’t Assigned to” with William Trowbridge ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 21, 2014 | 12:00 pmWhy is the American audience for poetry so small and what’s being done – and might be further done – to change this?
It’s World Fair Trade Day! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 13, 2014 | 06:00 pmWhat do those "fair trade" labels you see on foods, clothing, and other items mean, and how can you get involved in the Fair Trade Movement here?
John Nichols and “Dollarocracy” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 15, 2014 | 9:00 amJohn Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation and the co-author of "Dollarocracy" with Robert McChesney, is in the studio to talk about his upcoming lecture at the KC Library.
“The Musical of Musicals” & Burlesque in KC ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 12, 2014 | 12:00 pmMichael will chat with Julie Shaw and Ashley Pankow of Quality Hill Playhouse about their latest offering. Burlesque performer Jamie Lin will also be in to talk about the burlesque movement in Kansas City.
Carol Conway ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 10, 2014 | 3:00 pmAll feminist topics are fair game!
Mathew Forstater, Professor of UMKC Economics & Black Studies ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 10, 2014 | 4:00 pmDiscussion with Mathew Forstater, Professor of Economics and Black Studies and Director, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, Department of Economics, University of Missouri —Kansas City
Moral Tuesday Hits Missouri – Progressives And Ministers Take Their Flocks To Jefferson City ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 12, 2014 | 9:00 amLast Tuesday, May 6th, Moral Monday came to Missouri when hundreds of people from across the state came to Jefferson City behind the Message - We exist to move human dignity to the center of the debate.
“Labor & The Locavore” & Koch’s New Deal for Teachers ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 8, 2014 | 6:00 pmLocal food production is all the rage these days, but amidst its many the virtues environmentally, in health, animal welfare, and saving small farms, few pay attention to the lives and working conditions of the farmworkers who produce this food.
“The Railway Man” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 6, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Susan Sanders and Russ Simmons give their opinions on Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman's British WWII drama, The Railway Man.
ALEC ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 6, 2014 | 06:00 pmMike Nickels brings you the fallout from the gathering of The American Legislative Exchange Council and subsequent protests.
GMO Corn and Mexico ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 5, 2014 | 6:00 pmCraig presents a recording of Luz Martinez from when she visited KC back in February. Natural E talks to a local farming collective.
“Computational Thinking or Mindful Computing?” with Bill Mullins ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 7, 2014 | 12:00 pmDigital technology devices seem to appear much faster than we can evaluate their utility. Their capabilities often far exceed the needs or wants of users. Is this extravagance a hazard?
“A Little Night Music” & “Cinderella” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 5, 2014 | 12:00 pmActors from the Spinning Tree Theatre chat with Michael Hogge about "A Little Night Music", and Devon Carney of the KC Ballet tells us about "Cinderella".
Multi-Disciplinarian Artist Cory Imig ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 7, 2014 | 6:00 pmArtSpeak Radio is a weekly program co-hosted by Maria Vasquez Boyd and Blair Schulman. They discuss and interview artists, writers, poets and playwrights from in and around the Kansas City Metro.
A Call In Show – Who Gets Custody, Mom, Dad Or The State? Two Dads Tell Their Story. ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 5, 2014 | 9:00 amIs the state in the middle of your family? We want to hear from Mom's, Dad's, Children and the authorities.
Racism and the Death Penalty ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 3, 2014 | 3:00 pmWith concerns about the humaneness of lethal injection, we look at what the death penalty is in America today.
Dr. Shiva, Brian Terrell, and Ray McGovern ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 24, 2014 | 9:00 amDr. Shiva's dinner comments, Brian Terrell and the irony of how drone warfare actually brings it closer, and Ray McGovern talks about the silence of the institutional church about racist war.
General Mills & Forced Arbitration Clauses ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 1, 2014 | 9:00 amTom Klammer has a conversation with Public Citizen attorney Christine Hines about forced arbitration clauses like the one just rescinded by General Mills this past week.
Post-Coverage of David Cobb “Barnstorming!” Event ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 29, 2014 | 06:00 pmBill Clause and the crew will be conducting a post-coverage analysis of the Move To Amend/David Cobb event at UMKC last week as part of his "Barnstorming!" tour.
“Under The Skin” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 29, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)The new erotic-sci fi thriller Under The Skin with Scarlett Johansson is analyzed by Susan and Russ.
A Cauldron of Troublemakers ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 1, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe'll feature excerpts from The Labor Notes Convention with speeches by new APWU President Mark Dimondstein, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, and other rank and file troublemakers.
Climate Disruption: A Green Imperative ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 28, 2014 | 6:00 pmLocal environmental activist, and former EcoRadio KC host, John Kurmann, spoke at the April Greens' Forum last Monday. We'll air his presentation on this evening's program.
“A Look at KC School Reform from Inside” with Katie Boody ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 30, 2014 | 12:00 pmKatie Boody will speak of her experience as a fourth generation Kansas Citian, a charter corps member for Teach for America in Kansas City, a founding teacher of Alta Vista Charter Middle School, and a founder of an Education Startup based in KCMO.
Alexis Baden-Myer, Political Director, Organic Consumers Association ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 26, 2014 | 4:00 pmFood Fight! continues with Alexis Baden-Mayer; lawyer and activist who has worked in Washington, DC, as the political director of the Organic Consumers Association since 2005. She has contributed to some of the organizations most successful projects, including the Millions Against Monsanto campaign.
Luis Garcia: Writer, Artist, Gallery Owner ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 30, 2014 | 6:00 pmLuis Garcia joins Maria Vasquez Boyd in the KKFI studio to discuss new literary and visual projects.
As a multi-faceted writer/artist/designer, art gallery director/curator, Luis’ immersive life in the arts provides a unique and unparalleled depth to the artistic communications work for his clients at spyn design studio, in the Crossroads Arts District.
KC Burlesque Festival & “Altered Currents” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 28, 2014 | 12:00 pmLegendary burlesque star Tempest Storm joins Michael Hogge to chat about the 4th Annual KC Burlesque Festival, and Andrea Skowronek and Stephanie Whittler discuss City In Motion's latest production.
How Young Is Too Young? Trying Children As Adults and The Sentencing Project Researches and Advocates For Reform At The State and Federal Levels ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 28, 2014 | 9:00 amTracy McClard of Missouri Family and Friends Organizing For Reform of Juvenile Justice (FORJ) and Nichole Porter of The Sentencing Project.
“The Unknown Known” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 22, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Errol Morris' documentary on the controversial former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, The Unknown Known, is given the once-over by Fox 4's Russ Simmons and KKFI's Susan Sanders.
Streetcar Smashup & Moral Mondays Now On Tuesdays ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 24, 2014 | 6:00 pmAre we getting all the facts about the streetcar? Is it for transportation, or do profits come first? And then, North Carolina's Moral Mondays movement for economic fairness and equal justice has mobilized tens of thousands. Now it's expanding to other states.
The Solution to Dollarocracy is Democracy ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 23, 2014 | 12:00 pmRobert W. McChesney, Gutgell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaks about his recent books, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, co-authored with John Nichols, and Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy.
Trifecta Resista ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 22, 2014 | 06:00 pmBill Clause speaks to Peaceworks' Tamara Severns about the efforts to resist 3 arenas in our area (Chelsea Manning at Ft. Leavenworth, Drones at Whiteman Air Force Base, and KC's WMD Plant) by peace activists and the 3 day action that will be happening May 30 - June1
Earth Day to May Day with Dr. Jill Stein, The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning, & Fracking & Earthquakes with Joe Spease ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 21, 2014 | 6:00 pm-Dr. Jill Stein on The Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit.
-Julene Bair on her new book, The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning.
-Joe Spease on Governor Brownback's panel on earthquakes and fracking
“Inner Light” and “Die Fledermaus” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 21, 2014 | 12:00 pmDr. Terri Teal from the Fine Arts Chorale is in to chat about their upcoming concert, and Robert Gibby Brand will be on hand to discuss the Lyric Opera's "Die Fledermaus".
Mike Cadell ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 19, 2014 | 3:00 pmSpecial guest Mike Cadell joins a discussion with Every Woman hosts Sharon Lockhart and Amy Bell about the state of government in Kansas.
Jasmine Jones, Miss Black Missouri USA 2014 discusses her mission and journey ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 19, 2014 | 4:00 pmJasmine Jones, Miss Black Missouri USA 2014 discusses her journey as she vies for the title of Miss Black USA 2014
MO Legislative Update & “Open Shop Economics” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 17, 2014 | 6:00 pmGet the latest on what's happening in the Missouri State House with a legislative update from House Minority Leader Jake Hummel. Also, economics professor Michael Kelsay will tell us the true story of open shop economics.
Urban Culture on Display ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 23, 2014 | 6:00 pmThe Urban Culture Project's facilitator Patrick Alexander, along with second year residents Madeline Gallucci and Eric Dobbins, will be guests on Artspeak Radio. Host: Blair Schulman.
A Call In Show, Helping The Homeless Person to Person ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 21, 2014 | 9:00 amDan Smith of Eleos Ministries and Mike Lowe of Bessie's House tell us how they help the homeless without government money.
Vox Narro and Immigrant Communities ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 16, 2014 | 6:00 pmVox Narro Project is a celebration of immigrant communities funded by a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation working with Charlotte Street and the Spencer Museum in Lawrence,KS. THe grant provides funding for seven events. To date six event have been presented including the Vietnamese, Kurdish, Palestinian, Indian, Persian and Bhutanese communities. The project has been extended by a collaboration with the Kansas City MO Public Library to add three more presentations this year.
Vox Narro members Rhiannon Ross, Michelle Pond, Jose Faus, and Sharon Eiker join us in the studio.
“From Kansas City KS to Tanzania” with Charlotte “Mama C” O’Neal ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 16, 2014 | 12:00 pmCharlotte "Mama C" O'Neal will share her journey from growing up in KCKS and membership in the KC Black Panther Party to a life as a community activist, musician, poet, and artist in Tanzania.
“Draft Day” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 15, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)KKFI's Susan Sanders and Russ Simmons review Kevin Costner's new movie, Draft Day, a manipulative, soap-y story about the front office of an NFL team.
Death Penalty in Kansas ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 15, 2014 | 06:00 pmHost Craig Lubow interviews the Executive Director of the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty, Mary Sloan about the current state of the death penalty in Kansas.
Dr. Vandana Shiva – Live Broadcast ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 17, 2014 | 7:00 pmDr. Vandana Shiva will be speaking at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Thursday. KKFI will be broadcasting her talk on the value of diversity in nature and society.
Coal From the Mine to the Power Plant ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 14, 2014 | 6:00 pmKellis Bayless is a coal activist with a Ph.D in Ecology in Evolutionary Biology. He is an expert on mountaintop removal and its consequences. We'll discuss the whole spectrum of coal consumption on the program.
“Draft Day”, “Oculus”, “The Unknown Known”, plus more ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 14, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons profiles Kevin Costner's latest flick Draft Day, creepfest Oculus, Errol Morris' documentary The Unknown Known, about Donald Rumsfeld, and Rio 2, as well as Lunchbox, Rob The Mob, and much more.
MO Legislative Update With Representative Brandon Ellington and Medical Cannabis Refugee Abbey Rowe ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 14, 2014 | 9:00 amFind out The status of bills in the MO Legislature and what you can do to help your bills advance. Refugee Abbey Rowe returns to MO to testify for medical cannabis.
Byrd Productions Fundraiser & Cemetery Stroll ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 14, 2014 | 12:00 pmByrd Productions' annual Laidback Fundraiser is discussed, along with the Weston Community Theatre's annual Cemetery Stroll.
Interview with John Peck, ED, Family Farm Defenders ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 12, 2014 | 4:00 pmFamily Farm Defenders is a national grassroots organization with members in all 50 states. It is our belief that healthy safe accessible food is a basic human right and that all communities should be able to control their own food/farm system.
Listening Project ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 12, 2014 | 3:00 pmReverend Lee talks about how to improve the our communities.
Are Smarter Machines Making Dumber Humans? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 10, 2014 | 6:00 pmSimon Head, author of Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans, says working at Wal-Mart or Amazon is like being on a digital chain gang.
David Cobb & Move To Amend ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 10, 2014 | 9:00 amTom Klammer speaks to David Cobb, co-founder/spokesperson of Move To Amend about his upcoming event in Kansas City on April 22, a stop on his national "Barnstorming!" tour.
Organic and Local Food Expos and Cultivate KC ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 7, 2014 | 6:00 pmRichard Maybion has a discussion with Teresa Kelly of Cultivate KC and Mike Murphy interviews Craig Volland of KC Food Circle concerning upcoming organic and local food Expos.
“Noah” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 8, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Mad Max meets Titanic meets the Bible as FOX 4's Russ Simmons and KKFI's Susan Sanders review Darren Aronofsky's Noah, starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly.
Captain, Particle Fever and KC Film Fest ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 7, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons profiles Captain America: The Winter Soldier with Chris Evans, the Higgs-Boson documentary Particle Fever, and gives us an update on the Kansas City Film Fest happening this month.
David Cobb, John Dear, ACA Update and more ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 8, 2014 | 06:00 pmRadioactive Magazine and Mic Check are now teamed up to bring you a half-hour cornucopia of activism news.
Graham Nash at the Folk Alliance Conference ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 10, 2014 | 7:00 pmWe are proud to bring you the entirety of legendary rocker Graham Nash's keynote address at the 2014 Folk Alliance Conference, held here in Kansas City at the Westin Crown Center in February.
“Mere Words and Symbolic Gestures: Pope Francis and the New Catholic Message” with Mary O’Halloran ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 9, 2014 | 12:00 pmArchbishop Jorge Bergoglio was elected Pope in March, 2013. What has happened during his first year? How is he seeking to change the Catholic Church?
“West Side Story” & “Follies” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 7, 2014 | 12:00 pmStorling Dance Theatre/Culture House's joint production of "West Side Story" and Barn Players' upcoming show "Follies" are profiled.
Dreams to Action ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 5, 2014 | 3:00 pmIs there a difference between a dream and a goal? Join a local author and motivational speaker as she helps others explore their own potential.
Byron Case – Another Wrongful Conviction? and The Fully Informed Jury Association ReDux ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 7, 2014 | 9:00 amJoJR examines the case of Byron Case whose conviction rests on the testimony of a jilted girlfriend and We revisit how to follow your conscience while on jury duty.
25 Years of Labor Radio! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 3, 2014 | 6:00 pmOur first show was April Fool's Day, 1989, and we'll have an open house inviting former volunteers and guests to help us celebrate on-air.
Kansas City Artists Coalition ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 9, 2014 | 6:00 pmJoin co-host Blair Schulman, who will be chatting with Tommy Frank – Studio Manager at Red Star Studios, about the Kansas City Artists Coalition's 19th Annual Undergraduate College Student Exhibition!!!
Cultivate KC & Battlefields To Farmfields ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 31, 2014 | 6:00 pmHost Craig Lubow interviews Katherine Kelly of Cultive KC and Dulanie Ellis, the director and producer of the film "Battlefields To Farmfields"
Khadijah & The White Guy; Shots In The Night ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 3, 2014 | 7:00 pmTheir show was such a smash a few weeks back that we're having Khadijah & The White Guy back in for another go at staring down local racial issues.
Vandana Shiva Returns to Tell Somebody! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 3, 2014 | 9:00 amVandana Shiva returns to the show via phone from Delhi, India to talk to Tom Klammer about her upcoming visit to Kansas City on April 17th and 18th, when she'll speak at Unity Temple on "Cultivating Diversity, Freedom and Hope".
Sara MissConception Glass ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 2, 2014 | 6:00 pmSara MissConception Glass joins us in the studio for a raucous and entertaining evening!
Sara Glass (aka: MissconceptioN) is a conscious emcee and eccentric performance artist of KC. Debuting her third compilation in March of 2014: Saraswati, offers a wide variety of creativity, from spoken word spiritual-based ideas to hard hitting (sub)conscious hip hop tracks revolving around predominate themes of environmental trepidation, human preservation and self actualization.
“School Board Candidates’ Forum” with KCMO School Board Candidates ORIGINAL BROADCAST: April 2, 2014 | 12:00 pmOn April 8 the Kansas City School District voters will elect new Board members. Should the State take over the District? Is the Superintendent’s claimed come-back genuine? Hear what each candidate has to say, and then ask them your questions.
Concert for Van Cliburn & “The Sonata Project” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 31, 2014 | 12:00 pmIngrid Stozel (Director of Park University's International Center for Music) tells us about Park University's tribute concert for Van Cliburn, and Jennifer Owen (Co-Artistic Director of Owen/Cox Dance) and Elizabeth Suh Lane (Artistic Director of The Bach Aria Soloists) tell us about their upcoming co-production.
Peace Works ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 29, 2014 | 3:00 pmWhat is peace and how can we work toward it?
Ray McGovern ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 27, 2014 | 9:00 amFormer CIA analyst and presidential daily briefer Ray McGovern will be live in the studio to kick off a tour all over Missouri, culminating with his return to Kansas City on April 7 for a speaking engagement at the Plaza Library.
Dean Becker of the Drug Truth Network – A Call In Show ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 31, 2014 | 9:00 amCall in and talk to Dean Becker about what a Sane and Sensible drug policy would look like.
Are the 1%’s Top 1% Buying Our Elections? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 27, 2014 | 6:00 pmWho's behind the obscene manipulation of elections by super-rich donors? Ben Cohen joins us to talk about what to do about it.
“300: Rise Of An Empire” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 25, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Fox 4's Russ Simmons and KKFI's Susan Sanders review gladiator action flick 300: Rise Of An Empire, starring Aussie actor Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green.
Hope Faith Ministries, Care Of Poor People and KCPD LGBT Laison ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 24, 2014 | 9:00 amThe Hope Faith Day Center Provides services for the homeless, Care of Poor People does the Spring Break and Winter Survival Events for the Poor every Year and Does the new LGBT Laison indicate a change of culture at the KCMOPD?
Darryl Chamberlain – Artists for Life Project ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 26, 2014 | 6:00 pmArtists for Life Project, Darryl Chamberlain, artist and project manager will be Blair Schulman's guest to discuss his ongoing project using art from community artists to address handgun violence in Kansas City.
Kansas City Ballet and White Theatre ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 24, 2014 | 12:00 pmInterview with Kansas City Ballet dancers Angelina Sansone and Sarah Chun concerning the "New Moves" initiative and performance to assist and foster emerging choreographers. Also, Greg Butell, who plays Atticus Finch in the new Jewish Community Center White Theatre production of "To Kill a Mockingbird", discusses the production and the White Theatre.
Why We Need Community Radio ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 26, 2014 | 12:00 pmBill Clause, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator at KKFI 90.l FM Community Radio, will discuss how KKFI fits into the space between internet information anarchy and the corporate media giants.
Pipelines ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 24, 2014 | 6:00 pmFormer EcoRadio host John Kurmann, stops by to update us on all things pipeline, XL, Flannigan's South and more.
Trans Talk: Explore The Myth and Science of Sexuality with Dr. Drantz ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 22, 2014 | 1:00 pmOn this episode of Trans Talk, we explore the myth and science of sexuality with Dr. Veronica Drantz.
Rowdy Feminist Panel Discussion ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 22, 2014 | 3:00 pmStories of feminism from women who have been on the front lines.
Movie Reviews: Need for Speed, Single Mom’s Club, and Others ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 17, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons previews the latest movies opening this week: Need For Speed starring Aaron Paul, indie film Tim's Vermeer, biopic Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, Tyler Perry's Single Mom's Club, starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Better Living Through Chemistry starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde.
Spring Break for the Homeless ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 20, 2014 | 9:00 amAuthor and activist Richard Tripp talks with Tom Klammer about the "Stand Your Ground 2" event for the homeless on April 19th.
Collective Bargaining and the Battle of Ohio ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 20, 2014 | 6:00 pmIn Ohio in 2011, Gov. John Kasich, facing a budget crisis caused by Wall Street bankers, blames it on public employees and pushes through a bill gutting their collective bargaining rights.
“Tim’s Vermeer” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 18, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders review Penn & Teller's documentary, Tim's Vermeer, about inventor Tim Jenison's efforts to duplicate the painting techniques of Johannes Vermeer.
Radioactive Magazine & Khadijah and The White Guy ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 20, 2014 | 7:00 pmIt's a special edition of Radioactive Magazine from 7-7:30. Then, at 7:30, it's the debut edition of Khadijah and The White Guy, a public affairs show that deals with racial issues.
“Greening Your Beer”–A St. Patrick’s Day Special! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 17, 2014 | 6:00 pmMike Utz of Boulevard Beer and Michelle Goth of Ripple Glass will be in the studio to discuss sustainability. Learn how Boulevard Brewing Company is making their own brewery more sustainable and how Ripple Glass is making glass recycling work.
Brown Bag Concert Series & Ron Roberts! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 17, 2014 | 12:00 pmWestport Center For The Arts will be in the studio to chat about their Brown Bag Concert Series, and author/musician Ron Roberts discusses his latest book.
Exploring Nature Locally ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 15, 2014 | 3:00 pmEver wonder if the plants you see growing around town are edible? Join us in a discussion of local plants and herbs, including some interesting secrets on how to deal with seasonal allergies.
Bugs in the Volkswagen Election & Early Voting in MO ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 13, 2014 | 6:00 pmThe union election at Volkswagen has caused political and legal disputes and reaction around the world; we'll hear from reporter Mike Elk about the ramifications. Also, Missouri Jobs With Justice weighs in on the petition for early voting in MO.
Health Care Horror Stories In Prison – Family Members Speak Out, A Call In Show ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 17, 2014 | 9:00 amFamily Member of incarcerated citizens and Your phone calls about healthcare behind bars.
“The Wind Rises” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 11, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders review the Impressionistic Japanese animated film by Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises, a look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Tribute to Women’s History ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 13, 2014 | 7:00 pmSharon Lockhart and Molly Postlewait are proud to present a gem from the KKFI archives, this Women's History Month documentary which originally aired in March of 2008. In it, strong women throughout history are profiled using first person narratives when possible to describe their lives within the context of the social, cultural, and political climates of their day.
“La Boheme” & “Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 10, 2014 | 12:00 pmBen Wager from the Lyric Opera of Kansas City talks about their performance of "La Boheme", and Eric Bikales, Guy Gardner and Mathew Pierce chat about upcoming Barn Players productions.
MO CURE With Keith Brown El, Filmaker Greg Williams and More ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 10, 2014 | 9:00 amKeith gave the keynote address at the MO CURE state convention last year and Filmmaker Greg Williams talks about his film "The Anonymous People.
Quantum Prayer ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 8, 2014 | 3:00 pmMatter and Spirit are one and the same, simply two different expressions of the same thing, Energy, the Activating Principle of all Life. This is the Unitive Principle.
Freeze Frame: 3-7-14 to 3-13-14 ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 10, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons previews anticipated sequel 300: Rise Of An Empire, the family-friendly Peabody & Sherman, French export Stranger By The Lake, and restaurant documentary Spinning Plates.
Everyone’s Gone to the Movies ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 12, 2014 | 12:00 pmThis program was recorded on Oscar Sunday, the celebration of the 86th Academy Awards. John Tibbetts, Associate Professor of Theatre and Film at KU will be standing in for Bob Butler this year. John will be leading the conversation and sharing many new and interesting Oscar stories.
ArtsEcoVillage and Urban Planning ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 10, 2014 | 6:00 pmHost Richard Mabion talks with UMKC's Program Director of Urban Planning, Associate Professor Michael Frisch, as well as Zay Thompson and Stacy Lindgren, co-founders of Kansas City ART's Ecovillage
Union-Busting, Mexico Style ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 6, 2014 | 6:00 pmMany people know that NAFTA has been a disaster for Mexican workers, with lost jobs, increasing poverty and pressure to migrate, but few here have heard of the resistance by Mexican workers to privatization of vast sectors of the economy and to union busting.
Comcast/Time Warner Merger: A Disaster for Consumers ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 6, 2014 | 9:00 amTom Klammer will have Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood on the phone to talk about the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger, and the mess it will create for consumers, as well as for net neutrality.
Blue Springs “Jungle Book” and Yiddish Vaudeville ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 3, 2014 | 12:00 pm6 members of The Blue Springs City Theater discuss the current production of "The Jungle Book" and the whys, wherefores, humor, and background of Yiddish Vaudeville are discussed.
Radioactive Magazine & Shots In The Night ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 6, 2014 | 7:00 pmWe feature another edition of Radioactive Magazine at 7PM, which will feature Linda Neville of Move On dot Org will interview three delegates from Witness For Peace.
“In Secret” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 4, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders review the adaptation of Émile Zola's novel Thérèse Raquin, the film In Secret, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange.
Diego Chi – Musician, Writer and Poet ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 5, 2014 | 6:00 pmMusician/writer/poet, Diego Chi joins us in the studio to share his poetry, discuss his experiences as a writer and collaboration with a Bosnian poet, and the discovery of his Grandmother's writing.
"Diego Chi is a Panamanian, residing in Kansas City, Missouri. Though he has spent the past few years playing music in a touring band, writing has always been a personal outlet. He describes it as part of his heritage-- "my grandmother, Esther Urieta de Real, is a published poet in Panama and encouraged me to 'write, always,'" says Chi.
Freeze Frame: 2-28-14 through 3-6-14 ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 3, 2014 | 10:58 amKKFI and Fox's Russ Simmons profiles Son Of God, the Oscar-nominated Japanese animated film The Wind Rises, and Nonstop featuring Liam Neeson.
Al Gore on Climate Change at the Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 3, 2014 | 6:00 pmFormer Vice President Al Gore was in Kansas City on February 22nd to make a presentation on climate change at the Folk Alliance Conference. KKFI was on hand to record this event for you
Sharon Goes to India ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 1, 2014 | 3:00 pmSharon shares stories from her recent trip to India with her traveling companions. The discussion reaches much farther than tourist topics, and delves into the culture and history of India.
Puppies On Parole and Brokering Isreali-Palestinian Peace ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 3, 2014 | 9:00 amGeorge Lombardi Director of MODOC on his pet project to save both dogs and inmates. Josh Ruebner Author of "Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace
NNU Nurses Save Lives, Show Union Solidarity In Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 27, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe travel with National Nurses United to the Phillipines to hear about their RNRN program. That's Registered Nurses Response Network. They have sent several teams of nurses to give care and build international solidarity in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
Panel Discussion of the Affordable Care Act ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 27, 2014 | 7:00 pmThis one hour special by Radioactive Magazine featured an in depth discussion of the Affordable Care Act. The panel of experts explored the question of whether the ACA (aka Obamacare) met the goals of increasing coverage, cutting health care costs, and increasing health care efficiency.
Keystone PipeLIES Exposed & The TPP ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 27, 2014 | 9:00 amDave Saldana is in the studio to discuss his film on the Keystone Pipeline proposal, and Hank van den Berg will be on the show to discuss the ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Movie Review: “The Past” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 25, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders give their takes on Asghar Farhadi's Iran-via-Paris drama The Past (Le Passé), starring Bérénice Bejo and Tahar Rahim.
Movie Reviews: Pompeii, 3 Days to Kill, Barefoot ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 24, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons gives us a look at visual epic Pompeii, In Secret with Jessica Lange, Kevin Costner's Three Days To Kill, and romantic drama Barefoot.
“New Letters on the Air” with Angela Elam ORIGINAL BROADCAST: March 5, 2014 | 12:00 pmAngela Elam, who has been host of "New Letters On The Air" since 1996, will share her experiences with this award-winning show.
Kansas City Rep and She & Her Productions ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 24, 2014 | 12:00 pmThe Kansas City Rep's latest offering, "When I Come To Die", as well as "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde: The Musical.
Community Right to Know: Informing Citizens about the Chemical Industry ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 24, 2014 | 6:00 pmGuests include a technical expert from EPA, Region 7 Headquarters
Dr. Christi Griffin of The Ethics Project in St. Louis and Lawrence Ghana Hays Death Penalty Abolitionist ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 24, 2014 | 9:00 amDr Griffin on the negative effects of the prison industrial complex and Lawrence G Hayes on the death penalty.
Kansas House Bill 2604 ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 22, 2014 | 3:00 pmProposed legislation in Kansas could make it harder for women to file for divorce. In the second half of the show, we talk to members of HAPPY (Helping and Preparing Positive Youth).
Run the Streetcars Non-Union? & Bandleader Lance Canales ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 20, 2014 | 6:00 pmKC is all excited about new streetcars, but City Manager Troy Schulte wants them on the cheap. Then, we interview bandleader Lance Canales, in town for the Folk Alliance Convention. Lance spearheaded The Deportee Headstone Project.
Jorge García Almodóvar ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 26, 2014 | 6:00 pmOn February 26, Blair Schulman will be speaking with artist Jorge García Almodóvar
Jorge’s work is driven by his belief in simplicity of expression.Through systematically stripping away non-essential elements, Garcia emphasizes the convergence of composition, form and color. His current series is inspired by thephysical context of the UMKC Gallery of Art. These site specific works synergize withthe space, creating a unique setting that challenges the viewer to experience this bodyof work “en bloc". Jorge García Almodóvar attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
He currently lives in Kansas City, MO, where he received the Charlotte Street Visual Art Award in 2008. His work has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the Kansas City area.
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Movie Review: “The Monuments Men” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 18, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ and Susan review The Monuments Men, directed and acted in by George Clooney, about the men who risked their lives to protect international treasures and works of art from the Nazis in WWII.
Smart Growth ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 17, 2014 | 6:00 pmAs the Kansas City region gets ready for the Intermodal Hub, Richard Mabion explores how environmental impact can be mitigated.
Movie Reviews: Robocops, About Last Night, Gloria, and More ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 17, 2014 | 10:58 amThe remakes of Robocop and About Last Night are previewed by Russ Simmons, as is A Winter's Tale with Colin Farrell, Asghar Farhadi's The Past, Chilean film Gloria, and the remake of 1981's Endless Love.
Corps of Engineers Annual Report ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 19, 2014 | 12:00 pmWe present the annual report from the U.S. Corps of Engineers--a retrospect on 2013, and what projects they've got in store for the 2014 calendar year.
Kansas City Ballet & “Journey’s End” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 17, 2014 | 12:00 pmMichael Pink and Ramona Pansegrau of the KC Ballet discuss "Dracula", and Mathew Naylor and Jon Rensenhouse talk about WWI project "Journey's End".
Adventuresome Women ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 15, 2014 | 3:00 pmGuests share their stories about living an adventurous life.
Legislative Preview with Representative Brandon Ellington and Living At The City Union Mission – Personal Accounts ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 17, 2014 | 9:00 amRepresentative Brandon Ellington tell us about the 2014 Legislative session and Jeffrey and Roosevelt, two residents of the City Union Mission tell their personal stories.
Were The Workers Left In The Rubble? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 13, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe return to the Bangladesh factory collapse with the International Labor Rights Forum and ask "'Were The Workers Left In The Rubble?"
“The Empire Lobbies Back”: The Cable Industry Monopoly ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 13, 2014 | 9:00 amTodd O'Boyle and Christopher Mitchell will be on the show to talk about proposed legislation in Kansas, written by a cable industry lobbyist, that according to Mitchell would, if passed, "create some of the most draconian limits on building networks we have seen in any state."
Movie Review: “Labor Day” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 11, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ Simmons gives us a look at visual epic Pompeii, In Secret with Jessica Lange, Kevin Costner's Three Days To Kill, and romantic drama Barefoot.
Is It Okay to Eat the Fish? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 10, 2014 | 6:00 pmElaine Geisel will talk about the Fukushima radiation scare in bluefin tuna and the
whole concept of sustainable fisheries. We will then talk with Laura Calwell, Keeper of the Kaw River, about
problems with eating freshwater fish in Kansas.
Movie Reviews: Legos, Monuments, Vampires and A Field in England ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 10, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons profiles cartoon satire The Lego Movie, The Monuments Men starring George Clooney, teen comedy Vampire Academy, and horror film A Field In England, set in 1648.
“State of the City” with Mayor Sly James ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 12, 2014 | 12:00 pmKansas City, Missouri Mayor Sylvester James continues our decades-long annual tradition with a mayoral presentation on the state of Kansas City, Missouri.
Fine Arts Chorale & Journeyman Theatre ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 10, 2014 | 12:00 pmMichael Hogge chats with the Fine Arts Chorale about their Valentine's Day spectacular and to members of the Journeyman Theatre Company about "The Importance Of Being Earnest".
The Militarization Of Local Police And The Wyandot Center Crisis Clinic ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 10, 2014 | 9:00 amLocal Defense Attorney and former Wyandotte County prosecutor Brian Leininger on the militarization of our police forces and Wyandot Center provides Community Behavioural Healthcare to the residents of Wyandotte County.
Legislative Issues ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 8, 2014 | 3:00 pmGuests Mike Caddell and Anne Pritchett join Sharon Lockhart and Amy Bell in discussing some of the legislation that is set to be voted on in the State of Kansas during this legislative session.
Memorializing Pete Seeger & Will ERISA Get the Kiss of Death? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 6, 2014 | 6:00 pmThis week, we pay tribute to the late Pete Seeger, and talk about the proposed changes to ERISA, the pension law.
Past Story Updates and XL Pipeline Protests ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 3, 2014 | 6:00 pmThe team will revisit some of their past show topics and provide updates on them, as well as live updates from the two Keystone XL Pipeline protests in our listening area.
“Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.” with Sharon Sanders Brooks ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 5, 2014 | 12:00 pmSharon Sanders will share reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.
Storling Dance Theatre & Spinning Tree Theatre ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 3, 2014 | 12:00 pmJeremiah Enna of Storling Dance Theatre and guests from Spinning Tree Theatre will be discussing their troupe's latest projects.
Missouri ERA Ratification Efforts ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 1, 2014 | 3:00 pmRepresentatives from Missouri NOW and the Missouri Women's Political Caucus talk about their new efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Faces and Voices – Recovery From Addiction with Gloria Nepote and KKFI Pledge Drive ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 3, 2014 | 9:00 amGloria Nepote will talk about Faces and Voices an effort to encourage recovering addicts to tell their story of recovery.
The TPP: On A Roll; Still Flushable ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 30, 2014 | 6:00 pmThe Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP: it's the new NAFTA-style trade agreement the President is pushing.
“Transportation in Metropolitan Kansas City” with Ron Achelpohl ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 29, 2014 | 12:00 pmRon Achelpohl will discuss progress toward meeting transportation needs in the huge geographic area of Metro KC.
Johnson County Update ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 27, 2014 | 6:00 pmCo-hosts Craig Lubow and Elaine Geisel interview Johnson County Commissioner Ed Peterson.
JoJR Talks COINTELPRO With Lewis Diuguid and Eapan Thampy Updates On Cannabis, Colorado, Washington and Missouri ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 27, 2014 | 9:00 amLewis Diuguid on COINTELPRO then and now. Ephan Thampy on the roll out of recreational cannabis in CO and WA.
‘Romeo & Juliet’ and City In Motion ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 27, 2014 | 12:00 pmGuests from the Kansas City Rep Theatre and City In Motion Dance Company discuss their latest projects.
Trans Talk: Challenges of Undocumented Transgender Immigrants and AB1266 – The School Opportunity and Success Act ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 25, 2014 | 1:00 pmTrans Talk, this week’s edition of The Tenth Voice, is hosted by Sandra Meade and produced by Linda Wilson. On this show we explore the challenges faced by undocumented transgender immigrants who end up in the United States immigration system. We'll also learn the truth about AB 1266, The School Opportunity and Success Act for transgender students which went into effect in California on January 1st, 2014.
Public Education: Is This The End? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 23, 2014 | 6:00 pmDo privatizers have the Kansas City School District in their sites? Are we looking at the end of public educational we know it in KCMO?
The Bohemian – KC Arts Publication ORIGINAL BROADCAST: February 12, 2014 | 6:00 pmCarrie Riehl is the editor of The Bohemian, an arts and culture publication which produces monthly issues to connect art enthusiasts of varying levels of expertise and comfortability in Kansas City.
Waking From The Nightmare: Renewing Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 23, 2014 | 7:00 pmWe present a special broadcast of the Waking From The Nightmare: Renewing Dr. King's Poor People's Campaign community forum.
Take Two: “Her” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 21, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Susan Sanders and Russ Simmons discuss the Oscar-nominated science-fiction romance Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlet Johansson.
EJ for MLK ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 20, 2014 | 6:00 pmA discussion of environmental justice on Martin Luther King Day
Movie Reviews: August: Osage County, Her, Lone Survivor, and Jack Ryan ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 20, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons gives us a preview of August: Osage County with Meryl Streep, Her starring Joaquin Phoenix, and much more.
“Liberate the Internet!” with Isaac Wilder ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 22, 2014 | 12:00 pmIsaac Wilder will describe efforts to decentralize the global internet by creating an ex-corporate, independent peer-to-peer network.
Chestnut Fine Arts Center & Theatre For Young America ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 20, 2014 | 12:00 pmMembers of the Chestnut Fine Arts Center in Olathe and the Theatre For Young America will be in the studio to discuss their latest theatrical offerings.
By Any Means Necessary: Execution Missouri Style and Restorative Justice In Our Community And Our Schools ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 20, 2014 | 9:00 amIs Missouri breaking its own laws to execute the condemned? Can Restorative Justice change our community for the better?
Labor Marchers for Civil Rights ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 16, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe'll talk to Kansas City veterans of the civil rights movement who marched for freedom and who fought to make our unions welcoming to all.
Russ Simmons Reviews the Worst Movies of 2013 ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 14, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss Simmons gives his Worst Of… picks for 2013.
Take Two: “The Great Beauty” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 14, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ and Susan discuss Italian film A Great Beauty by Jep Cambardella.
Richard’s 2013 in Review ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 13, 2014 | 6:00 pmWe finally present Richard Mabion's 2013 Year in Review--all things that impacted us environmentally here in the KC metro, and the issues that fired us up will be analyzed as we officially ring in 2014.
The Barn Players & the Charlotte Street Foundation ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 13, 2014 | 12:00 pmThe Barn Players' latest production and the latest from the Charlotte Street Foundation are highlighted this afternoon.
Bessie House and Faces and Voices of Recovery ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 13, 2014 | 9:00 amBessie’s House is where people of the street can come to find a safe place and Listening to the voices of recovering addicts to help others get help.
Peter, Peter, Social Security Eater! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 9, 2014 | 6:00 pmEver wonder why Washington is so obsessed with deficits? Meet Pete Peterson, the billionaire who spent almost half a billion to get politicians to focus on the deficit rather than jobs and economic growth.
Global Warming and Gaia Theory ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 6, 2014 | 6:00 pmCraig Lubow's guest will be David Mitchell, an activist in 350.org and the interim director of Citizens Climate Lobby.
Take Two: “The Wolf Of Wall Street” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 7, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders chat about Martin Scorcese's raunchy, Oscar-nominated film The Wolf Of Wall Street
Movie Reviews: Fruitvale Station, American Hustle and More ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 6, 2014 | 10:58 amRuss gives his picks for Best Films of 2013.
“What’s Happening in Jackson County?” with Scott Burnett ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 8, 2014 | 12:00 pmWhat is happening in Jackson County now? What might we see in the future? Just what does the Jackson County Legislature do?
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre & JCC ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 6, 2014 | 12:00 pmGuests from the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre and the Jewish Community Center talk about their upcoming productions.
Leave All Hope Behind: What Happens When the Jury Says Guilty? ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 6, 2014 | 9:00 amAttorney David Bell and Macy Jones talk with Alvin Kirksey-Bey and Ardith (Sunshine) Smith about their experiences in County jail and what happens when you get to the penitentiary.
Bob McChesney: Dollarocracy ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 2, 2014 | 6:00 pmHear Bob McChesney chat with us about his book Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, plus another edition of Labor: The Next Generation.
Dr. Ed Weisbart of PNHP MO on Single Payer Healthcare ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 2, 2014 | 9:00 amDr. Weisbart of St. Louis was in Kansas City in December for several speaking engagements including a presentation at the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri Kansas City on the theme of “Health Care Reform: What’s Here? What’s Coming? What’s Missing?
Radioactive Magazine ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 16, 2014 | 7:00 pmCraig Lubow will helm Radioactive Magazine to discuss the unfortunate, yet growing problem of wrongful convictions.
Circle of Love: The Soul-Journey of Emanuel Swedenborg ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 1, 2014 | 11:30 pm"...He would see that which earthly eyes do not see: the fierce geometry, the crystal labyrinth of God and the sordid milling of infernal delights."--JL Borges
“Press Coverage of Mideast Conflicts” with Steven Youngblood ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 1, 2014 | 12:00 pmHow does the US media report on the Mideast, such as the tendency to personify an enemy to better sell military intervention?
Ender’s Game and KKFI shop talk ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 30, 2013 | 12:00 pmRepeat of an interview with science fiction author Orson Scott Card about the book and film "Ender's Game". Second part of the show is a group of KKFI insiders talking shop including the infamous Ed Asner interview.
Radioactive Magazine: The Truth about the TPP ORIGINAL BROADCAST: January 2, 2014 | 7:00 pmWill this secretive trade agreement cause more harm than NAFTA?
EcoRadio KC Year-End Wrap-Up ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 30, 2013 | 6:00 pmWhat was the year 2013 like in the world of environmental activism?
Year End Legal Review With a Panel of Local Lawyers and Your Calls ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 30, 2013 | 9:00 amTune in to our Hosts Robin Martinez and David Bell as they are joined by other local attorneys and You to review some of 2013's big legal stories.
Trans Talk: Transgender Youth and Come as You Are ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 28, 2013 | 1:00 pmThis week's edition of The Tenth Voice is Trans Talk, hosted by Sandra Meade. The interview guests include a brave young trans youth, Isaac, as well as Danna Wheeldon and Caroline Gibbs joining us in the studio once again.
Single Payer Healthcare ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 28, 2013 | 3:00 pmSharon sits down with the MO Chair of PNHP to talk about single payer healthcare. The second half of the show will feature personal accounts of the Affordable Care Act.
A 2013 Retrospect With Ray McGovern! ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 26, 2013 | 9:00 amIt's a rehash of the year that was 2013.
Take Two: “Out Of The Furnace” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 24, 2013 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ and Susan chat about Scott Cooper's Out Of The Furnace, starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck.
Sound, video, music and wild Puritan women. ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 23, 2013 | 12:00 pmRossana Jeran, film maker and VJ, and Christopher Taylor, singer/songwriter, discuss their production of "Transformatron", a fusion of modern rock, video, and sound that they will present at the Record Bar. Bill Rogers, playwright, and Daniel Doss, musical director, discuss their new musical "Wild and Willful Women" about the wild Puritan women in colonial Massachusetts.
Anchorman 2, American Hustle, Saving Mr Banks, Inside Llewyn Davis and More ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 23, 2013 | 10:58 amFilms highlighted this week include Anchorman 2, Walking With Dinosaurs, Saving Mr. Banks, and American Hustle.
BAT ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 21, 2013 | 3:00 pmCo-Host Anne Pritchett talks education with Mark Naison, PhD, cofounder of BAT (Badass Teachers), an organization of teachers speaking out about the state of public education in America today. The second half of the show features a personal account of domestic abuse, an important subject for the holiday season, when incidents of domestic violence tend to increase.
Three Safe Havens For Women and Children In Distress and MOCSA – The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 23, 2013 | 9:00 amwe talk with representatives of three shelters for women escaping from physical and emotional abuse. Then MOCSA about their hotline, advocacy and counseling and support services for rape survivors.
Affordable Care Act ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 19, 2013 | 6:00 pmAFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has said, “And let me be frank: I am deeply troubled by the way the Affordable Care Act has been administered. Too many calls seem to have been made in the interests of insurance companies and employers. The law is far from perfect…. And yet the ACA gives millions of America’s families access to quality health care they desperately need.” On this week’s Heartland Labor Forum we ask, Are Employers Feasting on Obamacare?
Danny Schechter on “Madiba” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 19, 2013 | 9:00 amDanny Schechter is in to chat about his latest book.
Naturalists ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 16, 2013 | 6:00 pmHost Elaine Geisel interviews two naturalists about their respective work
Directors of KC Rep Christmas Shows and Owen/Cox Dance Company ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 16, 2013 | 12:00 pmThe two directors of the KC Rep Christmas Shows, Kyle Hatley and Jerry Genochio, discuss this season's Christmas Shows: The Christmas Carol and Santa Land Diaries. The Owen/Cox Dance Company discuss their upcoming show for the Christmas season, an interpretive show of the Nutcracker called "The Nutcracker and The Mouse King." where the Mouse King is the evil entity.
Alcohol Part III – A Pschiatrist’s Look at Alcohol Use And Abuse and A Personal Story of Alcohol Addiction and Rehabilitation ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 16, 2013 | 9:00 amDr Subbu Sarma, s Psychiatrist looks at alcohol addiction and Liz Henry tells her personal story of addiction and rehabilitation
Movie Reviews: The Hobbit, Armstrong Lie, Madea’s Christmas ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 16, 2013 | 10:58 amThe Hobbit's second installment, The Armstrong Lie and Madea's Christmas are highlighted.
Activist Stephanie Mott ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 14, 2013 | 3:00 pmThis Saturday's show will feature Stephanie Mott feminist and trans activist from the Topeka area. We will learn about the Womyn Rising conference being held in Topeka on February 15th. We will also have co-host and storyteller Molly Postlewait on the show with us.
Gabe and Brian Adopt a Daughter, and “One” magazine 1953-1967 ORIGINAL BROADCAST: December 14, 2013 | 1:00 pmHost: Pierce Patterson
Topics: Same-sex Adoption & the Evolution of LGBT Rights