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Emily Akins of the Kansas City Food Circle & Kristen Soper of Lawrence Public Library


What happened to Prospect MAX after the streetcar extension vote failed? What is RideKC? Why are we re-designing the flow of transit through downtown Kansas City? 
Host Janet Rogers, of Transit Action Network, interviews Cindy Baker, KCATA Vice President of Communications and Dick Jarrold, KCATA Vice President of Regional Planning and Development to get the latest scoop on our region’s transit issue.


Russ wonders about racial stereotypes in the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy, “Get Hard” and covers the animated fantasy, “Home” and the creepy horror entry, “It Follows.”


Can a firm be “too big” in a culture that values efficiency and scale? Has Antitrust Law Policy lost the necessary vocabulary even to consider the issue? Ann Marie Marciarille, who teaches Antitrust and Fair Competition Law at UMKC School of Law, will discuss the implications of this dilemma for the republic and our common good


Bobby Watson performed in The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum on Dec. 18th, 2015.  He sat in with Grupo Aztlan & the TJ Marley Trio and when both bands joined in for a live example of how Jazz and Latin music have influenced each other.

The Jazz Disciple will be interviewing Bobby about the show and anything else that happens to pop up during an hour of music and education from one of Kansas City’s elder statesmen of Jazz.

 

Blue Room Live – Episode 1
Episode date : March 26, 2015
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Mike Murphy welcomes Henry  Stoever on the KKFI (90.1 FM) EcoRadio show today. Yup, today. Listen in to catch the latest re a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request on current conditions of the KC Plant & Bannister Fed’l Complex, laden with contaminants, and the work plan for environmental & engineering evaluation of BFC by NNSA & CenterPoint Properties.
Henry will also comment on:
– the high attendance (@70) at yesterday’s PeaceWorks Annual Meeting,
– the Thursday, April 9, 5-6:30pm, protest of Rockhurst U award for Honeywell President at The Roasterie’s Bean Hangar at 1204 W. 27th St., KCMO.
– & the “die-in” to come at the end of the Monday, May 25, 8 am to noon, Memorial Day Walk/Ride from Bannister Fed’l Complex to National Security Campus. Our “Die-in” (maybe @ 11:30) will mourn Kansas Citians who’ve died from toxins from the production of parts for nuclear weapons
FOIA release KC Weapons Plant
Episode date : March 23, 2015
On EcoRadio KC
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On March 12, American Friends Service Committee released a report based on their listening sessions at an event at the KCMO Health Department to stimulate more debate and dialogue about budget and revenue policy and to organize community action. They began the project focusing on the Federal budget but as they held listening sessions, they soon saw that the same destructive austerity / budget cutting directive is functioning at the state and local levels. This next stage of the project is to share what was heard and to listen in public forums to the experiences of those attending. AFSC does this to empower and mobilize more and more community members to step up, tell their story and work to make budget, revenue and public policy serve community needs rather than only those of the rich and powerful.

AFSC’s Listening Project Report
Episode date : March 25, 2015
On All Souls Forum
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On news of the death of Danny Schechter, investigative journalist Greg Palast wrote:
“Known for bringing the world the story of Nelson Mandela, Danny gave up cushy jobs at ABC and CNN, the big bucks and a steady flow of mainstream awards to blow the whistle on the degradation of American news. Danny exposed what he called the “news goo” of talking hair-dos—denouncing them as repeaters, not reporters. One of his searing books told it all in the title: “The More You Watch, the Less You Know.””
This week on a very special installment of Tell Somebody, Tom Klammer speaks with Palast about the life and times of Danny Schechter.

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