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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) makes dance accessible to all people, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships. Harlan Brownlee, Chief Executive Officer, and Tyrone Aiken, Chief Artistic Officer, join us to discuss KCFAA.

In our second segment twist we go paranormal with Hector Lugo of the 10th Dimension Paranormal Group!  KC’s ParaCon is back.

KC Friends of Alvin Ailey & ParaCon
Episode date : July 30, 2016
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The BBC sitcom ran, off and on, for 21 years. Susan and Russ check out the big screen version starring Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders as aging, clueless fashionistas. As Susan puts it, they’re like female versions of Donald Trump, shallow and materialistic.

 


If you’re looking for frenetic action, car chases and general paranoid mayhem then look no further than “Jason Bourne.” Matt Damon returns for the fourth time as Robert Ludlum’s CIA super assassin seeking revenge against those who stole his identity. Director Paul Greengrass’ herky-jerky camera style gets a bit tedious at times and the whole enterprise seems all too familiar, but most fans will get exactly the cinematic chaos they expect.

No, “Captain Fantastic” isn’t the latest Marvel superhero flick. Viggo Mortensen of the “Lord of the Rings” fame stars in this offbeat story of a man who attempts to raise his six children completely ‘off-the-grid.’ They’re home schooled, hunt and raise their own food and have minimal contact with the rest of the world. When his wife dies, her family tries to wrest the children away from him. Writer/director Matt Ross’s anti-materialistic opus is a sweet natured and involving comic drama illustrating both the pros and cons if this unusual parenting approach.

Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star in the effective little thriller “Nerve” about teens who get a lot more than they can handle when they sign up for a cyber dare game. It stretches credibility to the limit, but deserves extra credit for having some genuinely original ideas.

“Café Society” is a glossy new Woody Allen’s flick set during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg star in this romantic comic drama that plows no new ground, but provides a pleasant look back through rose-colored glasses.

The title tells all in “Bad Moms,” a raunchy, foul-mouthed comedy starring Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell. Like so many contemporary comedies, it substitutes vulgarity for wit. Thanks to a game and gifted cast, it generates a few brazen laughs, but not enough for a feature-length movie.


How do we rid ourselves of FEAR in all situations? When a young black man is pulled over by police, how does he stop the fear from coming up?  How does the police officer deal with his own fears?  Same with any male or female, whether they be white or black… how do we stop our fears from taking us over, especially after watching all the events of the last several weeks.  Pastor Adrion Roberson will be our guest.


It’s taken 13 years, but Pixar has finally delivered a sequel to their wildly popular animated entry, “Finding Nemo.” Susan and Russ give their thoughts on “Finding Dory,” and compare its quality with that of the original aquatic hit.


From 1991 to 2012, the hard drinking, hard partying fashionistas from British TV’s popular sitcom “Absolutely Fabulous” had worldwide audiences laughing at their narcissistic antics. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have returned for “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” a breezy farce that has Edina and Patsy fleeing to the South of France when they’re accused of drowning model Kate Moss. Fans of show will be happy to know that the girls are as amusingly clueless as ever as they enter their self-interested senior years. However, those unfamiliar with the original show will undoubtedly wonder what all of the fuss was about.

Sam Neill and newcomer Julian Dennison star in the wacky coming of age comedy from New Zealand, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.” Dennison plays Ricky, a young delinquent brought up in foster care who is sent to live with an older couple in a rural bush area. When the woman suddenly dies, Ricky and the sixty-something Hec, played by Neill, run into the mountains to evade the authorities that want to remove the boy from the elderly man’s care. Writer/director Taika Waititi, known for his collaborations with the musical comedy group “Flight of the Conchords,” puts the emphasis on offbeat, eccentric humor instead of realism. As a result, the film isn’t as touching as it might have been. Still, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” is a likable, lighthearted comedy that establishes a certain wacky charm.

Also opening this week, the crew from the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise returns for the third time with “Star Trek Beyond.” This time out, director Justin Lin of the “Fast and Furious” franchise puts his action stamp on the series. The prehistoric cartoon clan returns for their fifth outing, “Ice Age: Collision Course.” “Lights Out” is a horror entry about a homicidal supernatural entity that moves in and out of the shadows.


A roundtable of women from KKFI share what’s going on in their world this week.  The community calls in to be heard on issues of politics and what’s happening in the world today.

What’s Goin’ On?
Episode date : July 23, 2016
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Beth Byrd of Byrd Productions talks KC Fringe Festival followed by a segment with Julita Latimer, founder of Nature’s Apothecary, on the future of medical cannabis in Missouri.

KC Fringe & The Future of Cannabis
Episode date : July 16, 2016
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