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They’re both back. Arnold is a time traveling cyborg in “Terminator Genisys” and Channing Tatum is an exotic dancer in “Magic Mike XXL.” Russ lets us know if either is worth our time.


Susan and Russ tackle “Me, Earl & the Dying Girl,” a comic drama about the friendship between teens when one has leukemia.


Robin Martinez spoke at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at a monthly Sierra Club meeting to share the history of the KXL pipeline in South Dakota and the regulatory battle before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission over construction permitting for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

 

Martinez is an attorney in Kansas City with the law firm of Martinez Madrigal & Machicao, LLC. His primary work is on business, real estate, and community economic development issues, but he has been spending a significant amount of time on environmental issues.

In addition to this work, Robin serves as a member of the City of Kansas City’s Environmental Management Commission, where last year he chaired a task force that studied and made recommendations concerning sustainable uses for vacant lots in the City’s urban core neighborhoods.


This week on Arts Magazine, Jeanne Beachwood, the Artistic Director of the Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville company, will join us to discuss what’s new at the theatre and its upcoming relocation.

Then, at 12:30, Nancy Eppert will chat with Michael about some of the Independence Day activities in historic Independence, Missouri. Join us for all this, plus another edition of Russ Simmons’ Freeze Frame, right here on 90.1 FM, KKFI!


KCPD and PTSD – Who Is There To Help?

Host Melvin Merritt talks with Captain Brad Diechler about the KC Police Department’s efforts to help oficers who have had traumatic experiences. How does the KCPD help their officers cope with the aftermath of crime?

Hope House – A Haven For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Hope House services form a safety net of prevention, education and support for thousands of people in the Kansas City area traumatized by domestic violence every year. Residential services are provided through two secure locations in Independence and Lee’s Summit, Missouri and comprehensive outreach services are provided to those not needing secure shelter.

Host Richard Tripp talks with Ilene Shehan from Hope House about their services, who they serve and more.

website – http://www.hopehouse.net/
24-hour Hotline 816-461-HOPE (4673)
Office phone – 816-461-4188
Email [email protected]


Is Ted 2, a film about a raunchy teddy bear bearable? Is “Max” a movie dog? Is “Me, Earl & the Dying Girl,” the big winner at Sundance, worth the hype? Russ weighs in.


Russ and Susan (a critic and a psychotherapist) give us the lowdown on how a child’s emotions are depicted in “Inside Out,” the latest Pixar outing.

TAKE TWO: Inside Out
Episode date : June 26, 2015
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Host Richard Mabion welcomes back Eric Kirkendall of the MoKan Clean Air Coalition and Laticia and Ryan DeCaigny to discuss serious air quality concerns in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas.

Here’s a link to the article in today’s Kansas City Star: http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article25735729.html

Also, Jill Erickson of Heartland Conservation Alliance brings some Independence residents to discuss the fight to preserve 44 acres of wilderness from development.

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November 10, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for November 10 – 16
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    This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, November 10 to Sunday, November 16. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the …

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November 7, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Coda: Peculiar Pretzelmen, Love Tusk and Wink Burcham
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October 27, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Felabration at Record Bar
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