Susan and Russ take on a morally ambiguous drama about the war on drugs.

TAKE TWO: “Sicario” Film Review
Episode date : October 9, 2015
On Take Two

Russ fills us in about a Peter Pan origin story, a documentary about a Nobel Laureate and a searing social drama.

We’ll hear what happened at yesterday’s Global March for Elephants & Rhinos.
Also, Jill Erickson, of the Heartland Conservation Alliance will update us on the Save Our Neighborhoods issue in Independence. and Maurice Copeland lets us know the latest in the Nuclear Weapons business in our area.

Community Updates
Episode date : October 5, 2015
On EcoRadio KC

On this week’s edition of Arts Magazine, Artistic Director Devon Carney and Stager Gilles Maidon will tell us about the Kansas City Ballet production of The Three Musketeers: All For One, And One For All.

Then, at 12:30, Artistic Director Karen Paisley will speak with us about the new season and new location for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. Tune in for all this, plus Russ Simmons Freeze Frame, AND your chance to support your community radio station, KKFI, with your donations.

“The Three Musketeers” & The MET
Episode date : October 5, 2015
On Arts Magazine

Alfredo Lopez, of OFRANEH, The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, and Community Radio activist will be in Kansas City on October 4 & 5th to talk about his people, the Garifuna, Afro-Indigenous Hondurans and their inspiring Resistance to the U.S. Drug War, violent displacement and forced migration to the U.S.  He will be on GRR on KKFI Sunday October 4th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.  He will also speak at the Black Archives of MidAmerica, 1722 E. 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64106 at 5:00 p.m.

In the second hour of the program, Helen Gebre-Amlak brings us more from Ethiopia.

It’s the Fall Pledge Drive at KKFI!! We need you to call the station at 888-931-0901 or pledge on line www.kkfi.org to keep YOUR community station on air! As a special Thank-You gift, ARTSPEAK RADIO offers supporters who pledge $50 during the program, 30 minutes of studio time at the station to record your poetry, spoken word, or prose-only $50!!
(Minor editing, KKFI asssumes no right to the work, and contributor must bring flash drive to download recording.)

Whispering Prairie Press staff, spoken word poet, Natasha Ria El-Scari, and Painter Ryan Wilks discuss their work, events, and launch party.

Artist/gallery owner & preservationist, Bruce Burstert talks about his gallery, Museum of The West located at 1323 Union Ave. KCMO with guest host/producer Mark Manning.

Members of Kansas City Zine Con, Marc Saviano and Adam Davidson discuss an upcoming zine fest in KC this weekend. Kansas City Zine Con will feature more than 80 local and regional artists exhibiting zines, chapbooks, mini­comics and other hand­crafted works created in the spirit of do­-it­-yourself publishing. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 11 AM to 7 PM in the Valentine Room at the historic Uptown Theater on 3700 Broadway in Kansas City, MO. Highlighting Midwestern zine artists, the exhibition features hands ­on activities, lectures, panels, and films. Featured artists include zine makers Julia Eff, Jonas Cannon, Vice Versa Press, and locals Charlie Mylie, Luke Rocha, Chuck Munson, Hector Casanova and Kelsey Wroten. Lectures and panels will raise questions about the ethics and mechanics of student zine making, the cultural work that zines perform, and how zines act as counter public. Family friendly activities will showcase a variety of examples of how to bind, fold, and make unique zine covers. The LaBudde Special Collections will accept zine donations to be preserved for a local history archive.


KCAI Interim President, Tony Jones discusses the impact of the recent $25 million gift to the Kansas City Art Institute.
Tony Jones CBE joined KCAI in December 2014 as interim president. Jones is an internationally known arts administrator, broadcaster, educator, exhibition curator and historian of art, architecture and design and a consultant on higher education and the arts. A citizen of both Britain and the United States, he was educated at Goldsmith’s College in London and the Newport College of Art in Wales as a sculptor, painter and art historian. He came to the United States for postgraduate study as a Fulbright Scholar. He was appointed president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1986, serving in that capacity until 1991, when he took a position as director of the Royal College of Art in London. He returned to SAIC in 1996 and served as president until 2012, when he was named chancellor and president-emeritus. From 1996 to 2012 he also was co-CEO of the Corporation of the Art Institute of Chicago. Among other leadership appointments, he was chairman of the department of art and art history at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and director of the Glasgow School of Art in the U.K.

Kansas City Art Institute 4415 Warwick Blvd. KCMO 64111

Craig Lubow talks with Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, National President of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  Natural E talks to Elizabeth Bejan of Revolve KC.

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