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Mike Hendricks has been a columnist and reporter for the Kansas City Star for nearly 30 years, covering business and agriculture. He will update his extensive reporting on the dangers of lightly regulated railroad traffic through Kansas City, potentially exposing adjacent neighborhoods to toxic chemicals.



Host Richard Mabion welcomes back Laticia to discuss what’s going on with the Bucket Brigade, local folks taking air pollution readings in their own neighborhoods.  Richard also speaks with Tom Gordon about  Silver Haired Legislators, and Mary Akerstrom about Turnaround Tuesdays at the Capitol in Topeka.


On this week’s edition of Arts Magazine, Michael Hogge welcomes Jeremiah Enna (Co-founder and CEO) and Tobin James (Associate Artistic Director) to the KKFI studios to discuss the Störling Dance Company production of Parables & Prayers.

Then, at 12:30, Richard Dowling, nationally-known concert pianist, and Jerry Lanese, President of the Kansas City Ragtime Revelry, will talk about their upcoming concert, Gershwin & More.


Russ covers the brutal Brad Pitt WWII flick, “Fury” and the ensemble drama “Men, Women & Children,” starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner.


Russ and Susan weigh in on the ultra-violent Brad Pitt war drama, “Fury.”

Take Two: “Fury” with Brad Pitt
Episode date : October 17, 2014
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As state and local governments outsource important public functions to for-profit companies, what happens to workers and their communities? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll find out from In The Public Interest about how outsourcing public services rewards corporations and punishes the middle class. Then we’ll talk to Robert Patrick of AFSCME Local 500 and Councilman John Sharp about how they stopped the Mayor’s attempt to privatize ambulance billing jobs. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


Maria talks with Deana Bellamagany & Adam Goldberg about the MyARTS program.

MyARTS East, 315 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64050

MyARTS Downtown, 1522 Holmes St., KCMO 64108

Metropolitan Youth Arts and Technology for Students (MYARTS) is part of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Arts Initiative through the Anti-Drug Unit of Jackson County, Missouri. MyARTS offers a safe learning environment for youth to explore their creative side while having positive effects on their academic achievement and social growth. Since 2006, the organization has served at-risk youth ages 14 – 19 through an all-year after school program.  Participants apply for an un-paid 72-hour apprenticeship, working through a curriculum designed to give them the foundations of art.  Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the youth are eligible to apply for a paid position, working in one of our five studios.  Youth employees work on various projects throughout the year including artwork for events, gallery shows and clients.  MyARTS conducts jobs for individuals and organizations such as murals, commissioned artwork, photo-shoots, logos & graphic design, matting & framing, and t-shirt jobs.

In 2006 MyARTS opened for programming in Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District. In 2012, MyARTS opened a second location on the Independence square, significantly augmenting its programming capacity. The organization has become not just an afterschool program; it has evolved into a community center serving children and adults with various services. Programming has grown to include weekend and summertime workshops. In 2014, the organization added weekly Comic Book Creation and Teenage Drama workshops for middle school and high school students. MyARTS also opens its doors at the Independence location every 4th Friday for the Showroom Open Mic Night. Performers of all ages and talents read poetry, play music, and tell jokes from 6-9pm. The event is free, and arts activities and refreshments are provided.

Beginning its ninth year of programming, MyARTS has provided youth with the things they need most: a safe place where they are able to build positive mentoring relationships; an opportunity to have a voice through working with MyARTS clientele and through their personal art shows; and the responsibility of paid employment that promotes their own economic development and acts as a springboard to post-secondary opportunities. At the heart of MyARTS is the belief that skills equal power and opportunity. The organization has become a haven for at risk teens from every corner of Jackson County.


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