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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]


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.

https://www.facebook.com/EcoRadio.Kansas.City/posts/702400189863913


Maria welcomes Kansas City Zine Con, singer/songwriter/author Heather Thornton, and Bess Wallerstein Huff with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to discuss the Future Stages Festival.

Kansas City Zine Con, an upcoming zine fest in Kansas City, aims to highlight Midwestern zine artists during a free day-long exhibition of Do-It-Yourself publishing. Independent zine makers, both local and regional, will exhibit their works for sale or trade. The conference will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 11 AM to 7 PM in the Valentine Room at the historic Uptown Theater on 3900 Broadway in Kansas City, MO. Donations are currently being accepted for conference operating expenses.
The Kansas City Zine Con will be free to the public with exhibits, workshops, guest speakers, and featured local and national artists. A youth component will be available for children and teens to exchange zines and participate in hands-on activities. Activists, artists, writers, hobbyists, philosophers, illustrators, comedians, poets, and anyone who has something to share are encouraged to create their own zines to distribute at the conference. Those interested in officially exhibiting their zines can register for table display space by completing an online application at http://www.kczinecon.org/ Donations can be made through the Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign until July 1, 2015 at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kc-zine-con.
Kansas City needs safe spaces where people can share ideas, thoughts, and personal experiences, and zine fests are an ideal example of that. Independent publishing formats like zines allow people to share ideas beyond traditionally sanctioned media outlets. This freeing exchange can promote authenticity, creativity, critical thinking, and whimsical fun that isn’t motivated by profit, but rather, a simple desire to create and share with one another.
The 2015 Kansas City Zine Con is organized by Marc Saviano, Jessica Hogan, Amos Leager, Adam Davidson, and Stevie M.I.
For more information please visit http://www.kczinecon.org/ For general inquiries, please send an email to [email protected]

HEATHER THORNTON
I just released my new album “Working for a Living – ain’t what it used to be” in April. I think it is my best album yet! I wrote, produced, did the graphic design, and all of the recording except for the piano. The album is of a blend of pop, jazz, blues, rock, and doo wop, heavy on the background vocals.

My project for children is Heather’s Art Garden. The goal is to spread love and respect for the earth and all living things through music, literature, and art :)

I have written 9 books for children, although only one is fully illustrated and ready for editing, formatting, and mass production. It is called “All People are Beautiful” and is about diversity, inclusion, ambition, and how it is OK to be different.

Also coming out of Heather’s Art Garden…..MUSIC. I have formed a 6 piece band to present the original children’s music in the form of a 50 minute show. We dress up in costumes, we all have characters, and it is literally the MOST FUN I have ever had! We are currently recording our first album out of my studio called “The Earth is a Beautiful Place”. We have a double show coming up on July 19th at Lakeside Nature Center. The kids AND parents always have a terrific time and we are able to work in animal demonstrations to reinforce our theme.

www.heathersartgarden.com
www.heatherthorntonmusic.com

FUTURE STAGES FESTIVAL
Celebrating diversity in the arts, Future Stages Festival showcases youth in the performing arts. This community event will include family-friendly interactive activities and a diverse range of arts experiences for the whole family.
Future Stages Festival will be held at the Kauffman Center on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 11:00 am–4:00 pm. The one-day festival, an extension of the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Spotlight on Youth program, will also provide opportunities for youth and community arts organizations to perform on stage at Kauffman Center.
Future Stages Festival is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to register for free online below or by phone at 816.994.7222 to receive the latest event updates and schedule for performances and activities. All ages are welcome and programming is suggested as most suitable for families with youth ages 4-15.
For more information; call 816.994-7222 or visit kauffmancenter.org/futurestages


Teri Page, of Neighbors United talks about the struggle to keep high voltage power lines out of Northeast Missouri.  Also, Heather Joe Flores, founder of Food Not Lawns checks in anticipation to her visit. to Lawrence and Kansas City this week.

http://www.neighborsunitednemo.com/

http://foodnotlawns.org

 


Susan Sanders gives us a look at “Four Way Stop,” a drama from the Free State Film Festival.
Take Two on “Four Way Stop”
Episode date : June 19, 2015
On Take Two
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Russ covers two films from opposite ends of the cinematic spectrum. “Inside Out” is an animated Pixar offering, and “Dope” is an R-rated Sundance hit.


The eleventh annual KC Fringe Festival will be begin July 16th.  Radio Active host Craig Lubow will host KC Fringe Executive Director Cheryl Kimmi , who will outline this year’s line-up of live theater, live music, independent films, graphic arts, and youth events.  KKFI’s Bill Clause will be on hand to talk about the KKFI fundraising entry into this year’s festival, a live sketch comedy production entitled The Baby Boom Generation:  The Greatest Story Over Told.

KC Fringe Festival 2015
Episode date : June 23, 2015
On Radio Active Magazine
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