Racism in Kansas City Author Speaks about New Book and Upcoming Event December 1, 2015 | 06:00 pm On Radio Active Magazine
Join local author G.S. Griffin and Phantoms of KC co-founder Kemet Coleman to discuss Griffin's new book Racism in Kansas City: A Short History, and their upcoming event at Uptown Arts Bar on December 3rd at 5:30 pm, with host Brian Noland.Read More
Saru Jayaraman on Outlawing the Tipped Minimum Wage December 1, 2015 | 6:30pm On Counterspin
There’s a movement to outlaw the “tipped wage” — the idea that a minimum wage of $2.13 is OK, because waitstaff get enough in voluntary tips to make up for it.Read More
FTV Affiliate Holiday Special 1 December 2, 2015 | 5:00 am On Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault”
You will hear riveting excerpts of: Studs Terkel, Jimi Hendrix, a Kurt Vonnegut surprise, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, and Judy Chicago, including the holiday story A Christmas Eve Truce (World War I).Read More
Christian Parenti – Climate Crisis December 2, 2015 | 9:00 am On Alternative Radio
Christian Parenti is a Nation contributing editor and faculty in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program. He is the author of Lockdown America and Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of ViolenceRead More
Wednesday MidDay Medley surveys 2015 – The Year in Music December 2, 2015 | 10:00 am On Wednesday MidDay Medley
Wednesday MidDay Medley surveys 2015 - The Year in Music with: Tim Finn - Pop Music Writer for The KC Star and INK, Marion Merritt - owner of Records With Merritt, Chris Haghirian - from Ink and KC Star and Eight One Sixty on The Bridge 90.9, and Natalie Gallagher - Music Editor of The Pitch Kansas City. We’ll hear representative tracks from: The Grisly Hand, Mikal Shapiro, Radkey, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys,Various Blonde, Spencer MacKenzie Brown, Barrel Maker & Lion, Hipshot Killer, Berwanger, El-Rey-Tones, Heidi Lynne Gluck, The Roseline, Stik Figa x D/Will, Death and Vanilla, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Stanislas Tohon, Darondo, and Television.Read More
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, KCAI Illustration Scarritt Elementary Mural Project & KC Storytellers December 2, 2015 | 12:00 pm On Artspeak Radio
Kansas City Art Institute illustration students, Kelly Sparrow, Madison Crabtree, Katya Heisel and Ethan Tucker discuss the Scarritt Mural Project.
Scarritt Elementary School at 3512 Anderson Ave.KCMO, has been closed and shuttered for several years; neighbors often complain about the graffiti, vandalism and loitering that take place on the property grounds. The goal of the Mural Project is to use art to convert the Scarritt Elementary School (SES) building back into a positive visual landmark for the community; to reclaim it from blight and transform it into a unique example of urban art.
This Fall, students from the Illustration department at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) are working collaboratively to design and paint a new batch of murals for the panels covering Scarritt Elementary School's doors and windows. The Mural Project is led by instructor Héctor Casanova as part of the “US” class; a course focusing on the social roles and cultural responsibilities of illustrators, and the collaborative nature of art practice. The Project was started in the Fall of 2014, with students covering the northeastern façade of the school building. In the Fall of 2015, we are making murals that will address the Eastern façade of the building.
The Mural Project is made possible through an alliance between the Kansas City Art Institute and the Kansas City School District as well as the Kansas City Museum. The project has received unanimous support from the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association and other local cultural organizations.
Maria welcomes members of the KC Storytelling; Jim Wallen, Joyce Slater, Steve Otto, Mary Schmidt, & Gary Kuntz to the studio.
KC Storytelling-we’ve been going strong for 16 years and we’re all excited about bringing stories back to the Kansas City Metro Area. What kind of stories? From folktales to tall-tales, fantasy, fiction and fairytales to personal life stories, all share the spotlight to bring the audience a unique understanding of the world at large and of their own lives.
Peace Crane Presentation at the Truman Library December 2, 2015 | 6:00 pm On All Souls Forum
Join the celebration of a gift of an original Sadako peace crane to the library. Guest speakers: Sadako’s brother, Masahiro Sasaki, and President Truman’s grandson Clifton Truman Daniels. You may recall that the young girl, Sadako, survived the US bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 but, years later, died from radiation sickness. She tried to fold 1,000 peace cranes, believing that might save her life. She and the paper peace cranes have come to represent the world’s yearning for peaceRead More
The Sonic Journey of Alan Lomax: Recording America and the World December 2, 2015 | 7:00 pm On American Routes
Featuring Pete Seeger, John Szwed and moreRead More
“All Of Us Or None”: A Chat With Ira Harritt December 3, 2015 | 9:00 am On Tell Somebody
We welcome Ira Harritt of the American Friends Service Committee to the studio to chat about the upcoming art opening, "All Of Us Or None", an installment of poster art responding to injustice and hope created by KC area youth addressing issues of concern to them.Read More
The Elusive Neighborhood Cop December 3, 2015 | 12:30 pm On Making Contact
Increasingly, police don't live in the neighborhoods, or even the cities they patrol. But is that a problem? Law enforcement agencies around the country are struggling for answers to a question that's about race, class and geography.Read More
Rock-a-bye Baby The Wages Is Crazy and Why Are Kansas Teachers Fleeing? December 3, 2015 | 6:00 pm On Heartland Labor Forum
We explore the conditions for child care workers and for Kansas teachers. Tune in to "Rock-a-bye Baby The Wages Is Crazy". Then we ask, why are Kansas teachers fleeing? We’ll talk to a recent Kansas teacher of the year who left to teach in another state.Read More