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Lamonte McIntyre, Wrongfully Convicted, 23 Years Imprisoned, How Did This Happen?

Lamonte McIntyre, Wrongfully Convicted, 23 Years Imprisoned, How Did This Happen? How many others has this happened to? How do we find the others and set them free? Is the real question, How can we keep this from happening again? The news is filled with this story of police corruption, coerced testimony and the 23 years spent behind bars on a wrongful conviction. This is not the first such case and will not be the last one either. What we as a community, as a society need to decide is what are we going to do to rectify these wrongs and what lengths will we go to find the other victims that are still behind bars?

Today host Latahra Smith of the KC Freedom Project talks with Lora McDonald of MORE2 about this case and MORE2’s efforts to bring this problem to the public’s attention. Lora is a close friend of the McIntyre family and will bring her own perspective to the issue. We also will be playing parts of the Wyandotte County Prosecutors Press conference after the hearing was over and the comments of Niko Quinn who was coerced into testifying against Lamonte and spend 20 years trying to tell authorities she had lied. We will also open the phone lines for your questions and comments.


This week on the Heartland Labor Forum: Remember when we couldn’t bring signs to demonstrations because they could be used as weapons? Since Charlottesville, people are bringing weapons!! What happens to freedom of speech? Hear activists in a roundtable discussion. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


“Marshall” is not a biopic about America’s first black Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. It’s a courtroom drama about one Connecticut rape case that the famed jurist worked on in his early days as a lawyer for the NAACP. Chadwick Boseman plays the brash young Marshall who manipulates a local Jewish lawyer, played by Josh Gad, into defending the accused, played by Sterling K. Brown. The production is handsome, the actors are fine and its heart is in the right place. But in its execution, “Marshall” is standard courtroom fare.

 

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in the dark revenge thriller, “The Foreigner.” Chan plays a humble London businessman whose life is upended by a terrorist act. Brosnan is a somewhat shady former member of the IRA, now working for the Brits. “Casino Royale” director Martin Campbell infuses the story with plenty of cat-and-mouse action. This one is for action fans who can look past the movie’s plot deficiencies.

 

“Ex Libris: The New York Public Library” is the latest documentary from the famed filmmaker Fredrick Wiseman, known for his ‘fly-on-the-wall’ approach. Early in the film, one library official says, “The access to information is the fundamental solution, over time, to inequality.” That pretty much sums of the theme of this sincere, if excessively long documentary.

 

Also opening this week, “Happy Death Day” is a horror/time travel thriller about a woman who keeps repeating the day of her murder. “Lucky” is a comic drama that features the lfinal performance of the late actor Harry Dean Stanton. “The Pathological Optimist” is a documentary about the anti-vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield. “Brawl in Cell Block 99” is a violent prison movie starring Vince Vaughn. “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women” tells the true story of the Harvard psychologist who created Wonder Woman. “M.F.A.” is a rape drama starring Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint.


Four Oscar-winners (Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry) join Taron Edgerton, Channing Tatum and Sir Elton John(!) in Matthew Vaughn’s wacky comic book sequel to the 2015 hit about a secret British society of super agents that make James Bond look tame. Rated R.

TAKE TWO: “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”
Episode date : October 13, 2017
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Bill McKibben of 350.org spoke at Pierson Auditorium on October 6th courtesy of the Cockefair Chair Foundation. KKFI was on hand to record.

The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Decade
Episode date : October 16, 2017
On EcoRadio KC
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This week on CounterSpin: As we tape this show, the Supreme Court is considering the case of Gill v. Whitford, deciding whether the way Wisconsin Republicans redrew voting districts in 2011 amounted to “an aggressive partisan gerrymander.” The case touches on nothing less than whether the US can ever become the democracy so many hope for. We’ll talk about it with Steven Rosenfeld, journalist at AlterNet and author of the forthcoming Inside Job: How American Elections Are Still Rigged Against Voters.

Also on the show: When Donald Trump said that “the biggest winners” under his new tax plan “will be the everyday American workers as jobs start pouring into our country, as companies start competing for American labor and as wages start going up at levels that you haven’t seen in many years,” you might’ve suspected he was lying, because, well, his lips were moving. But some corporate media give credence to the idea that this GOP tax plan is one for the little guy. We’ll talk taxes with economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.


Wednesday October 11, 2017

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd asks you to contribute to the 2017 Fall Pledge Drive and help support YOUR community radio, 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio!! Call 888-931-0901 or pledge online www.kkfi.org

Guests on the show today include Randy Cohen, Pablo Sanhueza, Erika Lynnette Baker and Halee Maj.

Randy Cohen, VP of Research & Policy for Americans for the Arts-Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) just released its Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Study, including data for the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. The total economic impact in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences is $276 million, a slight increase over the figure reported five years ago.
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council, in partnership with Americans for the Arts (AFTA), the City of Kansas City, Mo., and the Arts Council of Johnson County (ACJC), will share more in- depth regional findings from AFTA’s AEP5 Study via forums and presentations.
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is Americans for the Arts’ fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry’s impact on the economy. It documents the economic contributions of the arts in 341 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity during 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related expenditures by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments (a yield well beyond their collective $5 billion in arts allocations).
By every measure, the results are impressive. This study puts to rest a misconception that communities support arts and culture at the expense of local economic development. In fact, communities are investing in an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of tourism. Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 shows conclusively that, locally as well as nationally, the arts mean business!

www.americansforthearts.org

Pablo Sanhueza – 100Years of Violte Parra: Cantos de amor y Resistencia, A tribute to Violeta Parra: Chilean folk singer and mutidisciplinary artist. She is perhaps best remembered as the “Mother of Latin American folk” for pioneering the Nueva canción chilena, a renewal of Chilean folk traditions that blossomed into a movement which celebrated the fight for social justice throughout Latin America.
Saturday, October 21 at 4 PM – 8 PM
Prospero’s Books
1800 W. 39th St. KCMO 64111

$10 advance, $12 day of show
Beverages and food from south of the border will be served
Pablo Sanhueza: bass, vocals, percussion.
Camry Ivory: vocals.
Trevor Smith: keyboard, guitar.
Evan Hoffman: percussion.
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Today we celebrate the 100th birthday of Violeta Parra, the Chilean composer, folk singer, social activist, author, and artist.
Born in the small, southern Chilean town of San Fabian de Alico, Parra picked up the guitar at an early age and began writing songs with her siblings. She started her career performing in small venues, later traveling across Chile to record a large breadth of traditional Chilean folk music. Her increasing popularity eventually earned her a radio show and an invitation to perform at a youth festival in Poland. While in Europe, she also explored the visual arts, creating oil paintings, wire sculptures, ceramics, and burlap tapestries call arpilleras which were exhibited in the Louvre Palace in Paris in 1964.
She is perhaps best remembered as the “Mother of Latin American folk,” pioneering the Nueva cancion chilena a renewal of Chilean folk traditions that blossomed into a movement which celebrated the fight for social justice throughout Latin America. Upon her return to Chile in 1965, she established Centro Cultural La Carpa de La Reina, a community center for the arts and political activism.

Erika Lynnette Baker-Attention guys and ghouls!
Kansas City Horror Play Festival
Produced by Erika Lynnette Baker
Join us for two evenings of creepy stories, haunting artwork and costumed fun! Featuring SIX new plays each night (written and performed by all local talent) sure to make your skin crawl and stomach burn with laughter. Adorn yourself in your most gruesome attire for a chance to win the costume contest prize package! Support local art while sipping a signature cocktail. It’s sure to be a scream!
Warning: This show contains adult language and themes.
Featuring new work by 12 local playwrights:
Alex Adams, Chris Arnone, Pete Bakely, Jamie Campbell, Emma Carter, Jesse Ray Metcalf, Cara Powers, Curtis Smith, Derek Trautwein, Loren Wendelburg, Andrew White-Winter, Lezlie Revelle

October 27 & 28 at 8:30pm
The Buffalo Room
Westport Flea Market
817 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

www.eventbrite.com

Halee Maj- Halee Maj’s first book of poetry LOVE NEARLY KILLED ME was published and released in 2015 under Wildfire Publications. The book performed quite well and still circulates globally with continued success. LYRICAL INDULGENCES, her first book of poetry published under her company Navarre Media LLC are Halee Maj’s sophomore collection of poems that encourages more socio-economic growth and female empowerment within the confines of a literary world dominated by conformists. LYRICAL INDULGENCES a lyrical nuance that will be sure to please the masses with its take on human individuality fostered by female ingenuity, grace and inner self worth.
Her collections of select compositions created and written during her journey as a human being on this Earth, gave birth to poetry and short stories that reflect her life past, present and future that she wishes to share with the world.
Born and raised in Flint, Michigan by the strongest single African American mother to hail from Flint, Michigan, Halee Maj grew up with the will to succeed and changing the world one word at a time! Born and raised in Flint, Michigan she grew up with one sister and one brother.

“…I’m a hopeless romantic. I’m passionate about my family. I’m passionate about helping others. I love to write poetry and I stand up for what I believe in without degrading other people’s beliefs. I enjoy listening to music and spending quality time with my children. I love to sing and love to dance even though I’m not the greatest dancer in the world”.

Halee Maj is a single mother of three young men. She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.

“…Giving is very important to me. Community and family make the nation stronger”.


Richard Mabion interviews David Korten, publisher of Yes Magazine. David C. Korten is an American author, former professor of the Harvard Business School, political activist, prominent critic of corporate globalization, and “by training and inclination a student of psychology and behavioral systems”. His best-known works are “When Corporations Rule the World” and “The Great Turning”.

A Conversation with David Korten
Episode date : October 9, 2017
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