Upcoming Episodes

Solar Flare: Sun Ra Riffs The KC Blues May 25, 2016 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

If jazz is happiness, as Sun Ra says, then the blues is a vehicle for transformation—the pathway to rise above the unenlightened savagery of the terrestrial sphere. Sun Ra & the Cosmo-Myth Arkestra re-energize the KC jump-blues in their Midwest gigs at rib joints, lofts, dance halls and theaters in the 1980s. With Chuck Haddix, author of Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop.

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Does Evil Disprove God? May 26, 2016 | 5:00 am
On World Possibilities

Some atheists claim that the existence of evil is inconsistent with an all-powerful, all-good God. In part one, we ask: Does Evil Disprove God? God-believers invoke the universe s apparent fine-tuning. But what if there is more than one universe? In part two we ask, would Multiple Universes Undermine God?

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Billy Gilreath talks POLITICS May 26, 2016 | 9:00 am
On Khadijah & the White Guy

Khadijah and the White Guy discuss politics with Mr. Billy Gilreath. What are the politics of any decision that gets made in our system and how are you left out? We'll be taking your calls. Join us!

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Rebeldes: Journey Through New Mexican Agriculture May 26, 2016 | 12:00 pm
On Sprouts

We present a journey through New Mexican agriculture that offers an engaging and informative look at farmers in a desert landscape, and at how their individual farming styles reflect their personal values.

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Waiting for Home: the Refugee and Immigrant Experience May 26, 2016 | 12:30 pm
On Making Contact

On this edition of Making Contact, we hear stories from Central American migrants that take on oppressive debts or face challenges in schools in the U.S. We also hear from Cuban migrants stuck in limbo on the route to the U.S.

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The New Center for Neighborhoods and Disabilities Integration Act May 26, 2016 | 6:00 pm
On Heartland Labor Forum

Hear about the new partnership between UMKC’s Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design and the community to address the challenges facing neighborhoods in Kansas City, MO. The new Center for Neighborhoods serves as a catalyst for neighborhood planning activities and issues facing neighborhood organizations in our region. Then we’ll find out about the proposed Disabilities Integration Act which would aim to fully make people with disabilities a part of our communities.

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The New Center for Neighborhoods and Disabilities Integration Act May 27, 2016 | 5:00 am
On Heartland Labor Forum (Repeat)

Hear about the new partnership between UMKC’s Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design and the community to address the challenges facing neighborhoods in Kansas City, MO. The new Center for Neighborhoods serves as a catalyst for neighborhood planning activities and issues facing neighborhood organizations in our region. Then we’ll find out about the proposed Disabilities Integration Act which would aim to fully make people with disabilities a part of our communities.

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All Love Begins with Seeing: Poetry and Justice for All May 27, 2016 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

Shailja Patel's unique artistry is a provocative smash up of genres. She's a slam poetry champion and star of her award-winning, one-woman play “Migritude” about the intricate webs of global migration and cultural identity. As an acclaimed poet of South Asian and Kenyan ancestry, through her fearless art she embodies the authentic voices of women, South Asians and Africans who are otherwise seldom heard. For her, the ultimate destination of poetry is justice -- too heart-breakingly beautiful to be denied

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Peter Simon – Photographer May 27, 2016 | 9:00 pm
On Grateful Dead Hour

An interview with photographer, Peter Simon from 1975, plus some Dead from that year, and some Chuck Berry

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Franklin Five-O: Mike Henderson’s Blues Band, Smooth Hound Smith, Emily West, and Mike Campbell & Teresa Williams May 28, 2016 | 7:00 am
On Music City Roots

Four remarkable performances by four very different artists, followed by a Johnny Cash tune jam that sounds well-rehearsed on its first and only pass. This crowd was large and attentive and excitable. But I think these spectacular acts could have earned standing Os from a bunch of snakes.

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Rev. Gwen’s Story + GOP Conspiracy + Global LGBT News! May 28, 2016 | 2:00 pm
On This Way Out (LGBT)

The transfiguration of an Episcopal transition; U.S. House Republicans vote for discrimination; an international celebration of LGBT rights fights phobias, Bolivia enacts a progressive trans rights bill, and much more.

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Water’s Poetics: The Hidden World of Water, With Poet Rita Wong May 28, 2016 | 2:30 pm
On WINGS

A reading of poems and essays on the subject of water - tamed and wild, on which our very lives depend, and which we abuse and ignore to our peril. Recorded at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival in July 2014.

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High Contrast, Kerrier District, Monte, Boys Noize, & J Zed’s May Round-Up! May 28, 2016 | 10:00 pm
On Mind The Gap

J Zed is back in the pilot's seat once again this Saturday night as she brings you a slew of new music from the likes of High Contrast with his new single, a KiNK remix of Kerrier District, and tracks from Monte, Boys Noize ft. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Ryan Provost and more, and in the second half, it's all about her MAY ROUND-UP!

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Phillip LaRue May 29, 2016 | 7:00 am
On Art of the Song

For chart-topping songwriter Phillip LaRue, accolades, awards, and chasing singles isn’t conducive to the creative process. When the session starts, what truly matters are the stories, the people that inspire the songs, and the act of bringing those characters and journeys to life with authenticity and fine songcraft.

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The Healing Power Of Sound with David Gibson May 31, 2016 | 5:00 am
On New Dimensions

Sound is medicine, according to the research of David Gibson. Every person, emotion, and ailment has a tone. Sound and frequency can be used to influence mental states, enhance human experience, and heal disease. He explains how music therapy is being applied in healthcare. “It’s unbelievable what’s been happening with people just by using sound and music.”

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