Upcoming Episodes

Witness at Whiteman May 27, 2015 | 6:00 pm
On All Souls Forum

Dozens of peace activists gathered at Whiteman Air Force Base on May 17th to bear witness against drones, two of whom had been arrested at that spot before.

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La La Brooks & Frankie Ford May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm
On American Routes

We're rocking and rolling with two icons of 60s pop. First, it's the voice behind some of the most well-known songs from the girl group era: La La Brooks, of the Crystals. La La sang the lead on the classic hit "Da Doo Ron Ron" when she was just a teenager! She shares stories of her time singing for Phil Spector, and starring on Broadway. We’ll also visit with Gretna, Louisiana’s Frankie Ford, whose early 60’s hit “Sea Cruise” set the New Orleans R&B scene sailing on the charts.

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Astro Blackness May 27, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

“It’s after the end of the world. Don’t you know that yet?” Sun Ra with June Tyson and the Cosmo‐Myth Arkestra visit a post‐Apocalypse Earth.

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1969 May 28, 2015 | 6:00 am
On Your Morning Buzz: Thursday

Randy Raley takes the time machine back to the late spring and early summer of 1969

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Time to Learn: Looking Back at VietNam May 28, 2015 | 12:00 pm
On Sprouts

TIME TO LEARN Vietnam Voices. Produced by Ginger Perry and Sam Fuqua, it features Ginger sharing stories about her brother Stephen Tucker Perry who was killed in the Vietnam war. We also hear from Tim and Molly O’Brien whose brother was also killed in the Vietnam war.

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Walking in Two Worlds May 28, 2015 | 12:30 pm
On Making Contact

We bring you to Alaska's Tongass Forest, where the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act turned tribes into corporations and sparked a lengthy logging frenzy. In this radio adaptation of the documentary film, Walking in Two Worlds, we meet a Tlingit brother and sister, who are trying to heal both the forest and their native community.

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Does the World Bank Work for Working People? and Pioneer Women May 28, 2015 | 6:00 pm
On Heartland Labor Forum

Does the World Bank Work for Working People? Not according to a new study about how poor people are chased off their land to make way for shiny new projects and on Pioneer Women, Susan interviews a woman welder.

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Does the World Bank Work for Working People? and Pioneer Women May 29, 2015 | 5:00 am
On Heartland Labor Forum (Repeat)

Does the World Bank Work for Working People? Not according to a new study about how poor people are chased off their land to make way for shiny new projects and on Pioneer Women, Susan interviews a woman welder.

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True Biotechnologies: Nature’s 100 Best Solutions for Climate Change May 29, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

"We can reduce carbon emissions dramatically through biomimicry. We can produce energy through biomimicry without carbon. We can trap CO2 through biomimicry. We can cool down the Earth through biomimicry. Biomimicry can save the Earth."

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Barn Again! May 30, 2015 | 7:00 am
On Music City Roots – Live From the Loveless Cafe

Join Music City Roots for a Nashville Barn Dance with Feufollet, Hogslop String Band, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, and The Ori Naftaly Band!

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Tasty Brew in The Blues Kitchen with Lauren Anderson May 30, 2015 | 8:00 am
On Blues Kitchen

Diana Linn of the Tasty Brew on Tuesday is bringing Lauren Anderson and a great mix of blues to the Blues Kitchen this Saturday!

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WINGS Is Back Next Week! May 30, 2015 | 2:30 pm
On WINGS

WINGS will be pre-empted this week for our fund drive. Next week, it will start at two, as This Way Out takes that week off.

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State of the Music Biz Special May 31, 2015 | 7:00 am
On Art of the Song

This week on Art of the Song we dive into the issue of royalty payments for artists and musicians here in the United States. With the creation of streaming music services and the extremely small royalty payments that they pay, many musicians have now found it too hard to make a living. We sat down and talked with a number of different musicians and advocates who are fighting in Congress to get this changed. This is their story.

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Ethiopian Call In May 31, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.
On Global Roots Radio

Helen Gebre-Amlak and Marvina on the phone.

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Life in the Universe and Evolution on the Earth June 1, 2015 | 5:00 am
On Exploration

Life in the universe and evolution.

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A Mysterious Illness: Parasites, Facebook And Other Things with Gabrielle Glancy June 2, 2015 | 5:00 am
On New Dimensions

Glancy draws a parallel between her illness and the condition of our modern society. She asserts that the growing cases of uncommon illnesses, allergies, and sensitivities are not being adequately addressed.

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Robert Frost Reads His Own Poetry 1956 June 3, 2015 | 5:00 am
On Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault”

Robert Frost Reads His Own Poetry 1956

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“RevolveKC: Getting Kansas Citians on Bikes” with Elizabeth Bejan June 3, 2015 | 6:00 pm
On All Souls Forum

Revolve is a non-profit that believes the bicycle is the simple solution for healthy lifestyle and affordable, earth-friendly transportation.

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Music, Comics & Collecting Records June 3, 2015 | 7:00 pm
On American Routes

Features Robert Crumb and Jerry Zolten

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New Ring Around Saturn: The Legacy of Sun Ra, Part 1 June 3, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

A musical and metaphysical history of the cosmo-jazz master Sun Ra from his mythical origins in Ancient Egypt through his childhood in depression-era Birmingham, Alabama, to his Afro-Futurist quest with Fletcher Henderson in 1950s Chicago

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Eco Schools: Educating for Sustainable Communities FRITJOF CAPRA, CHERYL CHARLES, and DAVID ORR June 5, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

"Alfred North Whitehead, in what is a classic of educational literature, described the goal of education is to help young people fall in love with the world. In our case it’s fall in love with the natural world. And that’s not something that happens from as he called it third-handed book learning. It happens in direct contact with the world."

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Science and Technology June 8, 2015 | 5:00 am
On Exploration

Science and Technology

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Sacred Knowledge From The Indigenous Wisdom Of Hawaii with Hank Wesselman, Ph.D. June 9, 2015 | 5:00 am
On New Dimensions

Before his passing, Kahuna elder Hale Makua granted Dr. Hank Wesselman permission to share the sacred spiritual knowledge he had gathered from working with this revered wisdom keeper for eight years.

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New Ring Around Saturn: The Legacy of Sun Ra, part 2 June 10, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

The life and times of Sun Ra from his experiments with new electronic keyboards in the ‘50s to the stellar performances in 1960’s New York City.

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Formless Warriors: 21st Century Wisdom from Old-Growth Cultures June 12, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

For thousands of years, First Peoples have successfully managed the complex reciprocal relationships between biological and human cultures using Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). Yet no prior human civilization has ever faced the globalized ecological collapse occurring now. In the face of unprecedented pressures on their homelands and ways of life, indigenous leaders Enei Begaye, Dune Lankard and Hawk Rosales are organizing in new ways to protect the environment-and spread their knowledge for the sake of all life on Earth and future generations.

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All Things Nepal June 14, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.
On Global Roots Radio

Nepalese American, Amar Bajracharya joins Venkat Manda for an educational and entertaining program on Nepal, including cultural, social and topical commentary and discussion ...as well as a showcase of the Nepali community here in the Kansas City area.

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From The Heart Of A Mother: The Movement To Replace Landmines With Roots Of Peace with Heidi Kuhn June 16, 2015 | 5:00 am
On New Dimensions

For many years, Heidi Kuhn has dedicated herself to removing land mines from the 70 countries around the world that are still plagued with these small but powerful weapons. She educates us on the severity and pervasiveness of the issue and explains how with love, patience and persistence, she has built momentum for the cause to bring life back to once-deadly ground

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International Radio Solstice June 17, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

The first time the world satellite network was used connecting musicians on several continents to create music promoting world peace. Features Abbey Lincoln, Don Cherry, Charlie Morrow, Alvin Curran, Ed Herrmann and BCR.

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The Green-Collar Economy: Jobs, Justice and Prosperity VAN JONES and MAJORA CARTER June 19, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

The next economy that’s now emerging is a restoration economy. It’s founded in restoring the ecosystems whose life-support services nature provides for free, like clean air and water, pollination and healthy soil. It’s also founded in job-creation – putting people to work on the mammoth endeavor of restoring the health of both lands and communities.

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Awe And Wonder: Keys To Living A Passionate Life with Gregg Levoy June 23, 2015 | 5:00 am
On New Dimensions

This far-ranging dialogue is full of stories that will inspire and delight. Gregg Levoy speaks about a sense of wonder as being the active ingredient in a passionate life, and how even suffering and restlessness can be explored with curiosity.

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New Ring Around Saturn: The Legacy of Sun Ra, part 3 June 24, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

Sun Ra’s cosmic journey takes us into the Beyond as June Tyson joins the Arkestra for performances at the Great Pyramid of Giza, & in New York City & Oakland, California.

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Beyond the Vagina Monologues EVE ENSLER June 26, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

"If I have learned anything in these past 15 years, it is how to hold two opposite thoughts at the same time. The most radical play I’d ever written turned out to be the play that was accepted and invited into the mainstream. Saying the word I was not supposed to say is the thing that gave me a voice in the world. Revealing the very personal stories of women and their private parts gave birth to a public, global movement to end violence against women and girls."

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The Character Of Thought: The Choice To Be In Process Or Flow with Laura Basha, Ph.D. June 30, 2015 | 5:00 am
On New Dimensions

Dr. Laura Basha discusses how the power and quality of thought influences our ability to bring choice into process. She describes the three principles of Mind, Consciousness, and Thought and how they are connected.

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Big Scary UFO Show July 1, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

Curious acausal time‐links between the Children’s Crusade of 1212 AD Europe, a Killer Clown infestation in 1970’s Kansas City, and the 1897 airship flap in Aurora, Texas.

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Fair Food: Ending Slavery in the Fields LUCAS BENITEZ July 3, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

"Today, we hear very much about the movement for sustainable food. It’s a tremendous vision that can and will work. But where are the human rights of the farm workers who harvest these products and also the small farmers who are suffering these conditions?"

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Dreamland Diaries (PREMIERE) July 8, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

The purported saucer crash in 1947 Roswell is investigated in this mind-bending documentary by Rhondda Francis and Dwight Frizzell, complete with Space Alien parade and in-person interview with the late Glenn Dennis who saw the crash debris.

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Business for the Common Good: Building Local Living Economies in the Age of Climate Change JUDY WICKS July 10, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

"Our power comes from protecting what we love – love of place, love of life, people, animals, nature, all of life on this beautiful planet Earth. And I would say for the entrepreneurs amongst us, it also is about our love of business. Business has been corrupted as an instrument of greed rather than one of service to the common good, yet we know that business is beautiful when we put our creativity and care into producing a product or service that our community really needs."

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Seeds from the Sun July 15, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

Sun Ra’s music, lyrics and poetry performed by Gamelan Sekkar Jaya, Art Hoyle, Eugene Chadbourne, The Residents, Georgio Gaslini, MC5, Elliott Sharp, Thurston Moore, & BCR.

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Story of Stuff ANNIE LEONARD July 17, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

"There are three problems: we’re trashing the planet; we’re trashing each other; and we’re not even having fun. I think that people know in their guts that we are deeply on the wrong path in society and that’s why I think the moment is so ripe for change."

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In Praise of the Midland Sun July 22, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

We are the children of the Midwest Sun; its light has weight, measured musical tones. Composer Ed Herrmann transforms solar energy into waves of radiant sound for the BCR ensemble featuring Thomas Aber and Allaudin Ottinger.

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Just Like a Woman: Nature, Chemicals and the Feminization of Science CHARLOTTE BRODY July 24, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

"This is about how chemicals are trespassing into our bodies, and how our health, our ability to learn, our ability to have healthy babies is being violated without our permission, and without the chemical industry being held accountable for the harm they are creating in fish, in frogs and in us. I am talking about the need to restore the feminine, and about the science that is suggesting that if we want to protect the planet, all of the planet, we focus on what we need to do to protect 12 year-old girls."

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Solar Flare: Sun Ra Riffs The Blues Kansas City Style July 29, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

If jazz is happiness, as Sun Ra contends, then the blues is a vehicle for transformation—the pathway to rise above the unenlightened savagery of the terrestrial sphere.

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Wounds To Warriors: In the Wound Lies the Gift July 31, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

Warrior: the very word is a double edged sword. It can signify a heroic fighter for deeply held values. Or it can glorify the horrors of war and violence. Can it also mean something else? With Aqeela Sherrills, Ed Tick and Eve Ensler.

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H for Thermonuclear Device and Remote Ensemble August 5, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

The short and long term effects of the B62a‐mod 11 nuclear bomb (stockpiled at Whiteman Air Force Base) are mapped to the newEar contemporary chamber ensemble.

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Climbing Mt. Sustainability: Doing Well by Doing Good in the New Ecology of Business August 7, 2015 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

"We expect by the year 2020 to operate our petro-intensive company in such a way as to take from the Earth only that which the Earth can renew rapidly and naturally. Not another fresh drop of oil, and to do no harm to the biosphere. Zero footprint by 2020 – mission zero." With Ray Anderson.

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Elvis: A Space Odyssey August 12, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

"… Elvis as a cultural icon, a transcendental outside-time entity with mythological and sociological ramifications…'altered slightly' with mixing in of Olmec chants.”

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Dawn of the Elvisians August 19, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

Dancing on the coat tails of an esoteric stream of religious healers, Gnostic agencies and dancing saviors, Elvis Presley is omnipresent in his voice and its intoned physicality.

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Parker’s Planet: Yardbird in the Space Age, Part 3 August 26, 2015 | 11:30 pm
On From Ark to Microchip

“A totally new, inspirational way of thinking—a fresh, freedom-loving and articulate voice, as diaphanous as mist and as hard as nails..."

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