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“Tomorrowland,” Disney’s big budget sci-fi extravaganza and two art house flicks — “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” — are on Russ’ agenda this week.


Susan and Russ cover “Far from the Madding Crowd,” a lushly produced romance adapted from Thomas Hardy’s classic 1874 novel.

Traditional and Contemporary Native American music with news at the half hour


A hundred years ago, Kansas and Missouri were a hotbed of socialism. Rabble rousers like Mother Jones and Kate Richards O’Hare drew large crowds. There’s a new history of the Socialist Party. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll talk to its author. Then, what do you do when your co-workers harass and grope women workers? We’ll find out what some Ford workers in Chicago are doing. All that Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


Nancy Karon Tripp, Heather Marie, and Jay Canter discuss GMOs and the local March Against Monsanto event.

March Against Monsanto
Episode date : May 18, 2015
On EcoRadio KC
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On this week’s installment of Arts Magazine, director Ben Martin will join us to talk about the Summit Theatre of Lee’s Summit and their next production, The Toby Show.

Then, dancer/dance teacher Billie Mahoney will be with us to talk about National Tap Dance Day and its local celebration right here in Kansas City. Join host Michael Hogge for all this, plus the latest edition of Russ SimmonsFreeze Frame, right here on 90.1 FM, KKFI!


Illness has forced us to reschedule the MSA – Crime Victim Unit Interview, we will reair an interview with the Fully Informed Jury Association

Does the Sunshine Law Apply to MO Drug Task Forces?

Show Me Cannabis and the Freedom Center of Missouri have filed a lawsuit against numerous drug task forces in the state, claiming they are not complying with the state’s open records law and are intentionally withholding information. Show-Me Cannabis, has filed the suit against task forces in St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as one in mid-Missouri. One of the concerns of the group is that these task forces are devoting more time to the lucrative Cannabis trade and not spending enough effort on the more destructive hard drugs like heroin and methamphetamine. They are not looking for information about ongoing investigations but rather where they are spending their money and human resources as well as the sources of income for the task forces.

Host Craig Lubow will be talking with Dave Roland, the Director of Litigation and co-founder of the Freedom Center of Missouri about the law suit, why they brought it and what they hope to learn. Dave Roland is the Director of Litigation and co-founder of the Freedom Center of Missouri; he also serves as the Secretary for the Freedom Center’s Board of Directors. Dave spent more than three years in the nation’s capital as an attorney with the Institute for Justice, where he litigated school choice, economic liberty, and property rights cases in state and federal courts.

Show Me Cannabis website – http://show-mecannabis.com/
Freedom Center of Missouri website: http://www.mofreedom.org/
MO State Highway Patrol website – http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/DDCC/Units/NarcoticsViceUnit/narcoticsViceUnit.html

MO Sheriff’s Association, Crime Victims Unit

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) believes that law enforcement should be a defender of victims’ rights. The MSA Crime Victims Unit (CVU) exists to be an advocate for victims as they process through the criminal justice system. It is important to CVU that yvictims are treated kindly and with respect in every contact they have during this process. CVU is there to assist victims with all their needs by aiding law enforcement to connect them with caring resources in their community. From their first encounter with law enforcement, and through every stage of the criminal justice process, the experience should be as positive as possible.

Host Allie Catherine Bush talks with Kim Case, an Advocate Case Manager for the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association, Crime Victims Unit about helping victims navigate the system, as well as the training provided to law enforcement by the CVU.

Contact: Kim Case – Advocate Case Manager
Phone: 573-635-5925, ext 113 cell: 573-645-8680
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://msacrimevictimsunit.com/index.html

Illness has forced us to reschedule the MSA – Crime Victim Unit Interview, we will reair an interview with the Fully Informed Jury Association
See the episode for that show at – http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/why-you-should-want-jury-duty-taking-the-law-into-your-hands-with-the-fully-informed-jury-association/

Calendar 5-18-2015

In March, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America released a new data visualization tool, The Wait We Carry, to help more Americans understand that VA patients are individuals that deserve to receive the high-quality care they’ve earned through their military service. So far, 2,025 veterans from all wars shared their stories on the site. If you want to see the status of the veterans who have submitted so far or want to submit your own story go to the website – http://www.thewaitwecarry.org/#state/MO
Recently, Bob McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs wrote a letter thanking the Veterans who had responded and encouraging others to tell their stories as well. The VA hopes to use the information to improve service. If you would like for the VA to follow up with you, please email them at [email protected] with the subject line “The Wait We Carry.” Their customer service specialists will connect with you to get the information they need to reach out and address your issues.


In a really unusual week, Russ gives ‘thumbs way up’ to three new movies, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” and “Far From the Madding Crowd.”

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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 on Tune into Live Music Performances from the 2014 Folk Alliance International Conference
Live Music Performances at the 2014 Folk Alliance International Conference

In a continuing effort to bring listeners quality music and media innovation, KKFI will be streaming several live musical performances from the 2014 Folk Alliance International Conference, February 19-20. The performances will air on the radio station, as well as over a separate video stream on the station’s YouTube Live Channel.

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“Stained Glass & the Dark Cathedral”- Merriweather

February 13, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on “Stained Glass & the Dark Cathedral”- Merriweather
"Stained Glass & the Dark Cathedral"- Merriweather

There’s little to no information about lo-fi/experimental Kansas City band Merriweather and that mysteriousness makes all the difference.
By Jared McNett

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KKFI Announces Job Opening for Special Events and Volunteer Manager

February 11, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Announces Job Opening for Special Events and Volunteer Manager
KKFI Job Opening

KKFI has a job opening for a full-time, experienced Special Events and Volunteer Manager. Among other duties, the Special Events and Volunteer Manager plans and executes current fundraising and awareness events, including the station’s signature Band Auction and Holiday On-line Auction.

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Winter Fund Drive Update: Thanks to KKFI Supporters — wherever you are!

February 7, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Winter Fund Drive Update: Thanks to KKFI Supporters — wherever you are!
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Many thanks to the hundreds of supporters of KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City Community Radio who donated during the Winter Fund Drive. The drive runs through Sunday, February 9, so there’s still time for you to call in your pledge …

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KKFI Makes Its Kickstarter Project Goal

February 7, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Makes Its Kickstarter Project Goal
KKFI Makes Its Kickstarter Project Goal

With the contributions from 60 area supporters KKFI reached it’s Kickstarter goal of $10,000 for purchasing equipment for broadcasting audio from live music and public events.

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Advertising Signs: In Defense of Bob Dylan’s Super Bowl Spot

February 4, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Advertising Signs: In Defense of Bob Dylan’s Super Bowl Spot
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Bob Dylan’s Super Bowl spot was met with cries of “selling out”, but the chameleon-like artist has been “selling out” since the beginning.
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