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All Recent Audio Archives
Critical Resistance ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 9, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization, is seeking to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex.
Joining us live is Kamau Walton, member of Critical Resistance since 2010, and has been part of campaigns to stop gang injunctions, fight jail expansion, end solitary confinement & put an end to police militarization.
Kamau is also the Communications Director at the Transgender, Gender-variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP). They are a queer, gender non-confirming Prison Industrial Complex abolitionist.
Trumpism in Latin America: Stolen Elections and More Guns, Prisons and Immigrants ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 14, 2018 | 6:00 pm
We take a look at Trumpism in Latin America. Has our policy changed much since Obama? How are workers faring? We’ll look at Mexico and Honduras and ask about elections, whether they were or will be stolen, more military aid and who gets killed, more political prisoners, and of course, more immigrants seeking asylum at our borders.
Freeze Frame: “Superfly” (R), “Hearts Beat Loud” (PG-13), “Tag” (R) ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 15, 2018 | Noon on "Arts Magazine"
The remake of the classic 70s blaxploitation flick “Superfly” replaces gritty with glossy. Trevor Jackson plays an ultra-smooth Atlanta drug dealer who tries to arrange one last big score and get out of the game. This violent crime drama is slick and competently made but adds nothing new or notable and looks more like a music video than a movie. The score has a few snippets of Curtis Mayfield’s great songs from the original.
Low-key charm is not a quality that’s valued much in an age of special effects-heavy blockbusters. But it’s the very thing that propels the comic father-daughter drama “Hearts Beat Loud.” Nick Offerman plays an irresponsible man who wants his daughter, played by Kiersey Clemons, to be in a pop band with him. She wants to go off to medical school. “Hears Beat Loud” is sweet-natured and has an appealing pop score.
Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress and a spunky cast seem to be enjoying a vacation with the goofy comedy “Tag.” They play lifelong pals who’ve carried on a game of tag once a month for 26 years. While it’s modestly fun, it never seems credible even though it was based on a true story. Footage of the actual tag players covers the end credits and give a hint that it could have been an inspired documentary.
Also opening this week, it’s taken 14 years, but Pixar finally offers “Incredibles 2,” a sequel to the 2004 animated hit. “Beast” is a psychological thriller from Britain about a woman who falls for a serial killer. “The Seagull” is a new adaptation of the famous Chekhov play. Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening lead an impressive cast. John Travolta takes the titular role in “Gotti,” the story of the infamous crime boss. It was hidden from critics, almost always a bad sign.
Take Two: “First Reformed” (R) ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 15, 2018 | Fridays, 12:30 pm, Saturdays, 5:58 pm)
Faith has played a major role in a number of movies from filmmaker Paul Schrader. He's responsible for the screenplays of "The Last Temptation of Christ," "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull." He's also both writer and director of "Hardcore," "Dominion," "Affliction" and "American Gigolo."
"First Reformed" stars Ethan Hawke as a protestant pastor whose crisis of faith dovetails with the suicide of one of his parishioners, an environmentalist. The cast also includes Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer and Van Hansis.
North Korea, Afghanistan, Border Violence ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 15, 2018 | 9:00 am
"When (National Security advisor) John Bolton came out and said that they envision a Libya model for North Korea, that sort of evoked the memories of Libya giving up its WMD capabilities and then (Moammar) Kaddafi being toppled. And the United States supported his toppling." – Jamal Abdi, vice president of policy with the National Iranian American Council, on the U.S.'s history of regime change as a backdrop on North Korea denuclearization talks
Memorial Day Witness at the Weapons Plant ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 13, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Peaceworks KC held their annual Memorial Day Vigil at the entrance to the new Kansas City weapons plant at 150 Highway and Botts Road. There was a die-in and five were arrested. KKFI was on hand to record.
ARTSPEAK RADIO – Riddle and Poets ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm
Wednesday June 13, 2018 ARTSPEAK RADIO
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Beth Partin, Waco Porter, Claire Verbeck, Chell Navarro, and Godfrey Riddle.
Kansas City’s agriculture Scene ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Representatives of Cultivate KC join host Craig Lubow to talk about the recent Urban Farms tour, Juniper Gardens, and training refugees to be farmers.
U.S. Information Technology And Cyber Security Awareness; and Attorney Client Privilege ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 12, 2018 | 9:00 am
Americas information technology infrastructure is especially inviting to attacks, some say that our national cyber defense is inadequate. The raid on President Trump's lawyer begs the question, what is the attorney-client privilege? And to whom does it apply?
“Much Ado About Nothing” & “Next To Normal” ORIGINAL BROADCAST: June 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm
On this week's edition of Arts Magazine, the director and actors from The Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival will sit down for a chat about their annual summer production of "Much Ado About Nothing", and folks from the Summit Theatre of Lee's Summit discuss their very timely play, "Next To Normal".