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Evolution on Earth December 22, 2014 | 5:00 am
On Exploration

Dr. Carl Zimmer and Dr. Robert Hagen discuss evolution on earth, and life in outer space.

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Family And Friends Organizing For Reform Of Juvenile Justice and Niles Home For Children December 22, 2014 | 9:00 am
On Jaws of Justice Radio

On Today's show we highlight two organizations, Friends and Family Organizing For Reform Of Juvenile Justice and Niles Home For Children both are working to help children and young people in crisis.

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Radio Ecoshock December 22, 2014 | 6:00 pm
On EcoRadio KC

The EcoRadio KC gang takes off for the holidays and we present the syndicated program, Radio Ecoshock.

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5 Day Song Challenge and a Tasty Christmas December 23, 2014 | 6:00 am
On Your Morning Buzz: Tuesday

Five Day Song Challenge, Americana Christmas Music and in studio guests Chad Abernathy, Jesse Harris and Evin Brady on this week's Tasty Brew Edition of Your Tuesday Morning Buzz.

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The Healing Power Of Writing Your Memoir with Brenda Peterson December 23, 2014 | 5:00 am
On New Dimensions

“What is the story you are telling yourself about yourself to yourself?” A memoir has a narrative arc, a plot which is “the evolution of the soul through any experience or through time.”

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The Change of Everything Summit December 23, 2014 | 06:00 pm
On Radio Active Magazine

Some call it Climate Change, some Global Warming, Canadian author Margaret Atwood calls it the Change of Everything. Three very knowledgeable guests (David Mitchell, Craig Wolfe, and Winston Apple) will sit around the table and discuss how our attitude and actions about conquering nature has, is, and will affect our everyday lives.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The 114 Best Recordings of 2014 (Part 3 of 4) December 24, 2014 | 10:00 am
On Wednesday MidDay Medley

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-three, of our four-week special: The 114 Best Recordings of 2014. We'll count down #57 through #30 of our list, with music from: Outsides, Diverse, The Sluts, The Dead Girls, The Black Angels, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Kirsten Paludan & The Key Party, Phil Neal & The Wornalls, Cadillac Flambé, Hidden Pictures, Your Friend, La Guerre, Allah-Las, Forrester, Leo Welch, My Oh My!, Rosanne Cash, Courtney Barnett, The Sexy Accident, Kangaroo Knife Fight, Cowboy Indian Bear, The Blessed Broke, Lucinda Williams, TV On The Radio, Dum Dum Girls, Various Blonde, and Regina Carter.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, 7 Writers Writing December 24, 2014 | 6:00 pm
On Artspeak Radio

A very special Christmas Eve program for YOU!!
Carolina Hernández Coleman, Chato Villalobos, Mark Manning, Miguel M Morales, Philip Hooser, Mitra Pedram, & Whitney Boyd, share their delightfully wicked, slap happy, bring a tear to your eye, stories of holidays past and present. Plus, we'll give away ARTSPEAK RADIO merch to lucky callers throughout the evening!! Share the joy, tune in my friends!!

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The Sonic Journey of Alan Lomax: Recording America and the World, 12/24/2014 December 24, 2014 | 7:30 pm
On American Routes

American Routes follows the journeys made by folklorist Alan Lomax as he documented the diversity of the traditional music of America, in the face of what he felt was the increased threat by popular "monoculture." We'll look into Lomax's work as a sound recordist, cultural theorist, radio host and above all, shaper of 20th century pop culture through his discoveries.

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CREATION UNTOLD December 24, 2014 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

An alternative musical history of our own Cosmo-Genesis narrated by Jay Mandeville and orchestrated by the BCR ensemble.

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It’s a Greenwich Mean Time Christmas! December 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm
On Thursday Night Special

Former KKFI programmer Michael Taylor introduces a rebroadcast of a Greenwich Mean Time Christmas Special from the early years of KKFI.

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XMIS December 25, 2014 | 8:00 pm
On Local Showcase

EnJOY your holiday with us. After the nog wears off and you're ready to face the end (of Christmas, the year, Life, etc), turn on your radio and face the finest music in town! Holiday host, Pop Freeling will serve you up KC's best local musicians doing twisted versions of the classics.

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Planting Buildings: The Living Building Challenge December 26, 2014 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

A living building is like a flower, planted and rooted to its place. It collects its energy from the sun. It harvests its water from the rain. This building does not pollute. It engages actively with the environmental around it. And it’s beautiful and inspiring. This is nature’s blueprint for building a better world, says visionary architect Jason McLennan. He designed the Living Building Challenge 2.0 to raise the bar on green building: meet or exceed what nature provides. While the standards seem impossibly high, it may be simpler than we imagined.

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St. Stephen’s Day December 26, 2014 | 9:00 pm
On Grateful Dead Hour

Celebrate St. Stephen's Day with more from the 2/26/74 Winterland show, plus Jerry with Merle Saunders, and Kingfish. No Martyrs were stoned during the making of this show (But the band was!)

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2014 Holiday Show December 28, 2014 | 7:00 am
On Art of the Song

This week we bring you our special Holiday show to end the year. To celebrate the season we bring you musical delights from every part of the world and from all faiths and beliefs.

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Radio Ecoshock December 29, 2014 | 6:00 pm
On EcoRadio KC

The EcoRadio KC gang takes off for the holidays and we present the syndicated program, Radio Ecoshock.

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The Windless Calm Of Tea with James Norwood Pratt December 30, 2014 | 5:00 am
On New Dimensions

“In all of nature tea is the only plant that combines the chemicals that wake us up, stimulate us, caffeine principally, with chemical constituents that also soothe and calm us. Nothing else in all of nature does both of these things at the same time.”

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The 114 Best Recordings of 2014 (Part 4 of 4) December 31, 2014 | 10:00 am
On Wednesday MidDay Medley

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-four, of our four-week special: The 114 Best Recordings of 2014. We'll count down #29 through #1 of our list, with music from: Shy Boys, Loose Park, MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Voices of Unbound, Jorge Arana Trio, Monta At Odds, Calvin Arsenia, Schwervon!, Kasey Rausch, The War on Drugs, Sturgill Simpson, Sara Swenson, Kristie Stremel & Friends, Old Sound, St. Vincent, The Quivers, Curtis Harding, The Architects, The Lucky, The Big Iron, Caribou, Foxygen, Sun Kil Moon, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sylvan Esso, Angel Olsen, and Real Estate.

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American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South, 12/31/2014 December 31, 2014 | 7:30 pm
On American Routes

American Routes celebrates music and musicians from New Orleans, Mississippi and French Louisiana. Recorded live at New Orleans’ venerable (1906) Civic Theatre, the show features New Orleans clarinetist Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band with the definitive Creole music born in the Crescent City: traditional jazz. White is joined by fellow NEA Heritage recipient, Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet and the influential band of the French Louisiana cultural revival BeauSoleil (‘good sunshine’). The downhome blues of guitarist and wordslinger Little Freddie King of McComb, Mississippi kicks off the show and the spirit-filled gospel of Electrifying Crown Seekers from New Orleans' west bank take us home. Our special guest is beloved jazz vocalist Topsy Chapman, also famed locally as the first black cocktail waitress on Bourbon Street in the 1960s.

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APOCALYPSE UNTOLD December 31, 2014 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

The Apocalypse is revealed in an upbeat musical created by Kansas City’s Black Crack Revue featuring songs such as “Headed Toward Extinction,” and “Dinosaur Breakfast".

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Exploring The Intersection Between Science And Shamanism with Claude Poncelet, Ph.D. January 6, 2015 | 5:00 am
On New Dimensions

“What’s very exciting is science is saying it’s also true at a physical level. Quantum mechanics has shown us that every particle in the universe is interconnected with the other particle. It’s exciting to see that science and shamanism are coming together and telling us the same thing.”

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents A Birthday Tribute to Iris DeMent January 7, 2015 | 10:00 am
On Wednesday MidDay Medley

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates the Birthday of Iris DeMent, born January 5, 1961, in rural Paragould, Arkansas. She was the youngest of 14 children. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music. During her teenage years, Iris was exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. We’ll feature music from all five of Iris DeMent’s full length recordings, plus her additional work with artists such as her husband - Greg Brown, and also: John Prine, John McCutcheon, Emmylou Harris, Tom Russell, Nancy Griffith, Steve Earle, Gary Kirkland and songs from various compilations. We’ll also feature music from Iris DeMent’s inspirations: Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, and others.

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Creole Eyes and Classical Ears: Van Dyke Parks & Tom McDermott, 1/7/2015 January 7, 2015 | 7:30 pm
On American Routes

Conversation with and music from Van Dyke Parks, an eclectic, popular classicist known as a composer and keyboardist, arranger and producer, with a great love of calypso and Hawaiian cowboy music. The man behind the curtain for so many artists, the Hollywood-based Parks is well-regarded for writing and studio work with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Ry Cooder, Lowell George and Randy Newman, among many. He recently became a fan of pianist Tom McDermott, a St. Louis-born, New Orleans-dwelling and Brazilian-influenced vernacular virtuoso. Parks thought enough of McDermott's recorded repertoire to collect and reissue some of it as Bamboula--so named for the composition by the mutually-admired New Orleans 19th century pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Tom McDermott, also a fan of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and James Booker, plays in his parlor for us.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Remembers MLK January 14, 2015 | 10:00 am
On Wednesday MidDay Medley

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. Mark plays music of the movement from: Bobby Watson & The I Have a Dream Project, Nina Simone, Pops Staples, Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, Thelonius Monk Septet, Pete Seeger, Mahalia Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, Maceo & The Macks, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Tramaine Hawkins, Ella Mitchell, Billy Porter, Solomon Burke, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Isley Brothers, The Chambers Brothers, The Holmes Brothers, Soweto Gospel Choir, Labelle, Laura Love, Darwin Hobbs & Karen Clark-Sheard.

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Words and Music in the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr., 1/14/2015 January 14, 2015 | 7:30 pm
On American Routes

American Routes reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in words and music. Join us as we speak with those who knew Dr. King, from music scholar Albert Murray and historian Julian Bond to musicians Harry Belafonte and Mable John. Also, Mississippi riverboat captain Doc Hawley shares a unique memory of Memphis. Plus songs of freedom, deliverance and hope to commemorate this holiday weekend.

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