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


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


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.

Veterans Voices – Writing From The Soul For The Soul

Hospitalized Veterans’ Writing Project (HVWP) utilizes therapeutic writing to rehabilitate veterans. Their Mission is to enable military veterans to experience solace and satisfaction through our writing program.

The project encourages veterans to express their thoughts and feelings in writing and to send their stories, essays and poems to the HVWP headquarters for potential publication in Veterans’ Voices magazine. HVWP publishes Veterans’ Voices three times a year. The magazine is made possible by ongoing contributions to HVWP and with the support of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Today’s host is Beth Pike, Beth is our regular engineer for JoJR and this is the first show she is producing for us. Her guests are Margaret Clark, Editor in Chief of Veterans’ Voices, Tina Hacker, Poetry Editor of Veterans’ Voices and Perry Puccetti, President and Chief officer of Triple-I Corporation. They will talk about Veteran’s Voices Magazine, how veterans can submit their writing and share some of their own writing. They will also let you know how you can show your support for the magazine and the Hospitalized Veterans writing Project.

Contact the HVWP office at 816-701-6844.
Send an email to volunteer@veteransvoices.org
Check out the website at http://www.veteransvoices.org/
Donate on line – http://www.veteransvoices.com/donate/


“Insurgent,” the second installment in the “Divergent” series, “The Gunman,” a Sean Penn action flick and “Do You Believe?,” a faith-based drama are up for Russ’ inspection.

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“Live at the Cellar Door”- Neil Young

December 21, 2013 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
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Neil Young’s latest offering “Live at the Cellar Door” finds the folk-singer straddling the lines between the wide-eyed 60s and an uncertain future.
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Call it next level if you’d like, tracks like “Mine” make it clear that on Beyoncé everyone’s working on the same level, and she’s leading the way.
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Make an End-of-Year Donation to Support 25 Years of Free-Range Radio

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Dear Friend of Community Radio: Thank you for a wonderful year during which we celebrated 25 years on the air. As an invaluable member of the KKFI family, you are the reason this non-profit, non-commercial station — the only one …

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