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Susan and Russ agree that “Ex Machina,” the new science fiction thriller about artificial intelligence is the best movie of the year, so far.

Take Two: “Ex Machina”
Episode date : May 1, 2015
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Could two films be more divergent? Russ takes on “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the comic book juggernaut, and “The Clouds of Sils Maria,” an art film about a aging actress.


It’s a hundred years since IWW organizer and songwriter Joe Hill was executed by the State of Utah. Hear his story and his music this week on the Heartland Labor Forum.


Tiffany Prowant has served as her husband’s caregiver for the past four years.  Since his combat injury in 2009 in Iraq which resulted in PTSD and TBI, Tiffany has provided daily support including managing medicine, vitals, and pain levels; assisting him in keeping up interpersonal relationships with family members; assisting with personal grooming and mobility; offering cognitive support, and monitoring and managing his environment for triggers and stressors.  She also takes care of their four children. Tiffany has a drive to speak up about the needs of the caregivers, their veterans, and their families so that collectively they may be better equipped to support and guide recently injured military members into a smooth recovery   – See more at: http://www.elizabethdolefoundation.org/state/kansas/#sthash.p8NixiNz.dpuf


Native Spirit Radio host Rhonda LeValdo interviews Joseph Quintana the outgoing managing editor of Red Ink Magazine. Quintana talks about Red Ink’s history and celebration of their 25 years of publishing. 10606316_10153846191069947_4667065109324632856_n


Photographer/musician, Jason Buice joins Maria in the first half of the program to talk about his work and upcoming musical events.

Art editors Marianne Getchell, Annie Raab, and Dean Kube of Whispering Prairie Press join Maria in the 2nd half of the program.

WHISPERING PRAIRIE PRESS www.wppress.org
KANSAS CITY VOICES – periodical of writing and art

Whispering Prairie Press was founded in 1991, and evolved out of the Kansas City Writers Group. The press began by publishing anthologies of local writers, and has evolved to publish writers and artists from around the world. Now in our 13th year of publishing Kansas City Voices, the organization has grown to attract wide audience and publish a diverse body of work with strong voices and artistic vision. Our mission to promote and encourage artists and writers is carried out by an entirely volunteer organization. We are donor supported, and as a 501 c3 non-profit organization we also fund our work through grants from ArtsKC and MAC.”

Jessica Conoley-managing editor
Pat Daneman-poetry edtior
Marianne Getchell-art editor
Annie Raab-prose editor


Women are doing amazing things all over the world. In this episode we host a woman who spent time with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and a Japanese advocate for the rights of pregnant women in the workplace.


On today’s show, Sandra Meade, Una Nowling, and Luke Harness will interview their guests about the oft discussed topic of medical transition. Medical transition includes hormones as well as an array of surgeries for both trans men and trans women.Hear the pros and cons, learn about the struggles one goes through in making such an important decision, and why surgeries aren’t the right path for everyone.  Interview guests include James, Amanda, and MJ


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Larry Cruse, Host of “Larry’s Freakout” Show on KKFI, Passed Away

February 25, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Larry Cruse, Host of "Larry's Freakout" Show on KKFI, Passed Away

KKFI is saddened to report that Larry Cruse, host of Larry’s Freakout on Saturday mornings, has passed away suddenly. Larry’s sister shared these thoughts with KKFI family and friends: My dear brother, Larry, passed away today. They believe that he …

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February 24, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
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Indie-folk singer Angel Olsen’s sophomore LP ‘Burn Your Fire for No Witness’ finds tenderness in dire circumstances and proves time is the ultimate opportunity creator.
By Jared McNett

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February 19, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
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Tune into Live Music Performances from the 2014 Folk Alliance International Conference

February 13, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
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February 13, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
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