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The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the final permit needed to finish the Dakota Access Pipeline. Up to date information with a live reports from the camp from Antonia Gonzales of National Native News. Marei Spaola also gives insight into the situation.

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The Death Penalty, Update on Elections, Prosecutor Misconduct and a Victim’s Family Member Speaks Out….and Your Calls

The Death Penalty was on the ballot in California and Nebraska, we find out what happened. One of the main arguments against the Death Penalty is Prosecutor Misconduct and human error, we will learn more about those issues as well. Then a victim’s daughter speaks out about where she stands on the Death Penalty and why. And of course your comments and questions.

Host Craig Lubow will speak with Stacy Pratt of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty about Prosecutor Misconduct and the two states that had the Death Penalty on the ballot in the last election. They will be joined by Celeste Dixon who will talk about her views on the death penalty and how she felt about the defendant in her mom’s case being executed.

CALL IN NUMBER – 816-931-5534


Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in a “Casablanca” wannabe called “Allied.” This romantic WWII drama features Pitt as a Canadian intelligence officer who falls in love with a French Resistance fighter (Cotillard) who may -or may not- be a Nazi spy. While Susan and Russ found some things to admire, they agreed about the movies weaknesses as well.

TAKE TWO: “Allied” #filmreview podcast
Episode date : December 2, 2016
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Earnest performances and good intentions don’t always lead to good movies. “Man Down” is a case in point. Shia LaBeouf gives a solid turn as a U.S. Marine who, upon his return home from serving in Afghanistan, discovers that his wife and child have fallen into the hands of some chaotic force. Is this a mystery, a sci-fi story or an apocalyptic drama? The answer isn’t clear until the movie’s final moments. Sadly, this well-meaning film never gets a grip on its subject and comes off as forced and pretentious instead of heartfelt and impassioned.

If there is a bird lover in your family, you may want to consider taking them to see “The Eagle Huntress.” This beautifully photographed documentary tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who lives in the mountainous region of Kazakhstan. Her dream is to follow in her father’s footsteps, capturing and training a wild eagle for hunting. She meets steep resistance from the other hunters in their very patriarchal society. The film unfolds at a very leisurely pace, so it’s not for young children. But for those with an interest in all things aviary or in search of a film about female empowerment, “The Eagle Huntress” delivers.

Also opening this week, Sonia Braga stars in “Aquarius,” the story of a sixtysomething woman, the last tenant of an apartment complex, who wages war with the developer who wants her out. “The Love Witch” is an unrated horror drama that pays homage to genre films of the 60s. “Keep Watching” is a horror thriller about a home invasion televised around the country. “Believe” is a faith-based drama about a financially strapped small town struggling to fund their Christmas pageant. Screenland Theaters are featuring the annual Arts and Crafts Festival, showcasing a number of films and brews. Information is available at screenland.com.


Lisa Hoyos is the Director of Climate Parents. She has been a campaigner in the labor and environmental movements for over twenty years, having worked with such organizations as the BlueGreen Alliance (a clean energy jobs advocacy organization), the AFL-CIO and Greenpeace. She also worked as a staffer to the California Senate Natural Resources Committee. Lisa co-founded Climate Parents in 2012 out of concern for how climate change is already impacting the health and safety of our kids and communities, and a strong belief that parents, grandparents and families are motivated to mobilize for clean energy solutions. In addition to directing Climate Parents, Lisa is a member of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment, and serves on the boards of the California League of Conservation Voters, Save the Bay and the Labor Network for Sustainability. She is Latina and bilingual, and is committed to building a diverse movement of families engaged in climate and clean energy advocacy. She lives with her husband and two school age boys in San Francisco.

Climate Parents
Episode date : December 5, 2016
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Jeff Shafer and two Americorp volunteers join host Craig Lubow to discuss the work of City Year in the KCMO public schools. City Year utilizes Americorp volunteers to help mentor and tutor youth in five KCMO schools. Students that receive the services from City Year have a significant increase in their graduation rates from High School.


The inaugural podcast of Peace Journalism Perspectives was produced for KKFI-FM by the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, MO. This edition features audio from a recent discussion at a conference about rhetoric in the 2016 US presidential election, and a report on a PJ project in South Sudan.

Followed at 7:30pm, by Shots in the Night annual Lamplighters Holiday Parade Special.


Monique Gabrielle Salazar shares the story of her recent pilgrimage to Standing Rock, Tommee Sherwood discusses the Kansas City efforts to bring much needed firewood to Standing Rock, and other listeners share their thoughts as well.

Standing Rock Conversation
Episode date : November 28, 2016
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KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 21 – September 27

September 20, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 21 – September 27
KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 21 – September 27

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, September 21st to Sunday, September 27th. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event. …

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This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, September 14th to Sunday, September 20th. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event. …

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This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, August 31st to Sunday, September 6th. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event. …

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August 24, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at Power and Light
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