Upcoming Episodes

Choke Points; Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain and Goddess of Anarchy; The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical April 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm
On Heartland Labor Forum

We hear about an amazing labor hero from the past from author Jacqueline Jones, talking about her book Goddess of Anarchy -- The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical. Then, the Missouri Legislative Session is nearing its end, but with high drama. Will they impeach the Governor? How much anti-labor legislation can they squeeze out? We’ll get an update from Rep. Judy Morgan.

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River City Chautauqua #9—The Hard Problem of Consciousness April 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm
On Thursday Night Special

This month on River City Chautauqua we peer in to the Hard Problem of Consciousness--that is, the problem of explaining the relationship between physical phenomena, like brain function, and experience. We'll hear from computer science grad student Christine Betts, professor of philosophy at KU, Dr. John Symons, our own Bill Clause, and musical guest Scott Hrabko. Also, Vi Tran and Mackenzie Goodwin will perform an excerpt from Tom Stoppards “The Hard Problem.”

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Local Showcase: Playwrights, Poets and Storytellers April 26, 2018 | 8:00 pm
On Local Showcase

Pot Luck Productions' Glendora Davis and crew will showcase some of their latest short plays freshly written by area women playwrights. River and Prairie Story Weavers are story tellers in the ancient oral tradition traced back to prehistoric campfires. Unpacking Poetry is creation of a trio of KKFI volunteer poets, Topher Enneking, Garret Tufte and Sharon Gibson. They showcase and then analyze some of the area's best poets.

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Choke Points; Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain and Goddess of Anarchy; The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical April 27, 2018 | 5:00 am
On Heartland Labor Forum (Repeat)

We hear about an amazing labor hero from the past from author Jacqueline Jones, talking about her book Goddess of Anarchy -- The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical. Then, the Missouri Legislative Session is nearing its end, but with high drama. Will they impeach the Governor? How much anti-labor legislation can they squeeze out? We’ll get an update from Rep. Judy Morgan.

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In Pursuit of Happiness: Becoming Beloved Community April 27, 2018 | 9:30 am
On Bioneers

Can humanity overcome divisions such as race, class, nation, religion, and gender roles to come together to solve the planetary emergency that threatens our common home? Civil liberties and legal scholar john a. powell and social justice advocate Grace Bauer show how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of "beloved community" can overcome conflict, separation and the burdens of history to transcend our fear of the "Other" and work together to heal our societies and the Earth.

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“Avengers: Infinity War” (PG-13), “The Endless”
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April 27, 2018 | Noon on "Arts Magazine"
On Freeze Frame

If "more" equals "better," then "Avengers: Infinity War" is everything a Marvel fanboy could hope for. However, in spite of some impressive scenes and spirited individual performances, "Avengers: Infinity War" is just what you'd expect from a $300 million, 2 hour and 40 minute superhero extravaganza. No more, no less.

To call it busy and over-packed with characters would be an understatement. On the upside, Josh Brolin's motion-capture performance as the villainous Thanos provides a bit of gravitas and an appearance by Peter Dinklage is a memorable one…and we’ll just leave it at that. But the filmmakers' insistence on an ambiguous ending...one that won't be resolved for at least a year...will infuriate a lot of viewers, me included.

“Avengers: Infinity War” has a lot going for it. It just seems content to go on to infinity.

The sci-fi thriller “The Endless” is, in some ways the “Ying” to The Avengers “Yang. This low-budget entry is about a pair of brothers, escapees from a UFO cult, who return to the commune’s site after receiving a mysterious videotape. Naturally, they become entangled once again. Whereas “The Avengers” is all action, “The Endless” is a little too low key for its own good. Yet, this clever entry manages to build plenty of paranoid tension.

Also opening this week, “Foxtrot” is an Israeli drama about a soldier’s harrowing experience, his family’s reaction and the cover up of a war crime. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. “Kings” is a social drama starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig about racial tensions that ran high just after the Rodney King incident in LA. “The Devil and Father Amorth” is a documentary about exorcism from director William Friedkin, the filmmaker behind the 1973 horror classic, “The Exorcist.”

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Take Two: “I Feel Petty” (PG-13)
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April 27, 2018 | Fridays, 12:30 pm, Saturdays, 5:58 pm)
On Take Two

The topic of body image takes center stage in the new Amy Schumer comedy, "I Feel Pretty." The story involves an insecure woman who falls, bumps her head, and imagines that she's a raging beauty, giving her newfound confidence. While Susan found its social message muddled, Russ enjoyed Schumer's performance.

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A Place for Little Jimmy April 28, 2018 | 7:00 am
On Music City Roots

We took our road show to the Nashville Palace, which is as far as I know the only true-blue honky tonk outside of Lower Broadway. It’s up near the Opry and we had an Opry worthy lineup on hand to pay tribute to the late great Little Jimmy Dickens and his home state of West Virginia. On hand are mostly members of the WV Music Hall of Fame: The Carpenter Ants (veteran Charleston band), John Ellison (soul singer and composer of “Some Kind of Wonderful”), Todd Burge (a Mountain Stage favorite), Connie Smith, Tim O’Brien and Kathy Mattea.

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Trans Talk – 20180428 – Marie April 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm
On The Tenth Voice (LGBT)

KU Med is performing gender confirmation surgeries, and St Luke's is also looking to move into that space, which gives lots of options for local transgender people without having to travel away from home and their support network. Join us today as we talk to Marie about the local options for Gender Confirmation Surgery and her preparation for hers.

We will have a new take on the transgender news of the month, and finish up the show with the community calendar update. I do hope you will be able to join me this Saturday, March 24th at 1:00 pm on 90.1 KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio! You can also stream the program live on kkfi.org, or via various apps on your phone.

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Indigenous Pride from Canada to Australia + Global LGBTQ News! April 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm
On This Way Out (LGBT)

A lesbian folksinger builds an indigenous bridge from Canada to Australia;
the British government urges sex law reform in its recalcitrant Commonwealth countries, activists Twitter-bomb China's gay ban plan, and much more.

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How WINGS Began April 28, 2018 | 2:30 pm
On WINGS

Jen Moore interviews WINGS series producer Frieda Werden about the history and nature of this weekly radio series that has covered the global women's movement for community radio since 1986. Re-released for Women's History Month.

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Every Woman – 20180428 – Bike Walk KC April 28, 2018 | 3:00 pm
On Every Woman

Join us this week as we welcome Karen Campbell and Maggie Green from Bike Walk KC. Their mission is to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living through a program of advocacy, working with local cities to improve policies and build sidewalks, trails, crosswalks, bike lanes, and more, and also education - giving people the knowledge and skills to walk and to bicycle safely and confidently for transportation, recreation, and fitness.

Join us at 3pm Central time on 90.1FM, streaming on kkfi.org, or via various apps on your phones!

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NEW Danny Byrd & Richy Ahmed, J Zed’s Best Of April, & DISC 2 w/ Project Pablo! April 28, 2018 | 10:00 pm
On Mind The Gap

It's another jam-packed show on Mind The Gap as J Zed brings you all new tracks by Danny Byrd, Genix, and Richy Ahmed, PLUS her Best Of April Playlist (shh! It's a secret!), and a DISC 2 featuring deep house from the latest EP by Project Pablo.

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Gabrielle Louise‬ April 29, 2018 | 7:00 am
On Art of the Song

Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song.

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The Mars Society April 30, 2018 | 5:00 am
On Exploration

Guest: Dr. Robert Zubrin
founder of Mars Society

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