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During this years Folk Alliance International I, Beth Pike had the great fortune of meeting a wonderful group of like minded individuals and was granted an opportunity to bring Bruce Sudano to the KKFI studios for a live interview and performance.  It was a true blessing and one I will be forever thankful for.  I wish I could bring you the full show but that requires approval from each of the artists.  Thank you Bruce for agreeing.  Thank you Fiona Bloom, The Bloom Effect for making this possible.  Again, it was a true blessing.

 


Richard Mabion welcomes students from Harmon and Wyandotte High Schools who have been trained by Friends of the Kaw to test water for pollutants. Also, Olga, from the Clean Energy Project, lets us know about the upcoming “Clean Air Day” in Topeka on March 16th.

And on This Week in Water:
Scott Pruitt thinks states need more leeway to pollute. One state is already taking him up on it.

While the new administration may crack down on pot, Colorado just made it easier to grow.

Water Protectors at Standing Rock evicted one day before the pope warns of water wars.

A new study shows much greater risk from fracking spills than previously understood. And they only looked at four states.

This hair-raising contest could net you $750.

Testing the Waters
Episode date : February 27, 2017
On EcoRadio KC
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Community conversation from the Women’s Rally in Kansas City!

Women’s Rally
Episode date : January 21, 2017
On Every Woman
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Rita Marie Johnson, founder of the Rasur Foundation, Unity Minister and author, talks with us about methods to embodying peace and the connection practice.

The Connection Practice
Episode date : January 7, 2017
On Every Woman
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The Prison Poets of Lansing and Ricky Kidd’s Poetry Too

Tuesday, February 21st, the Johnson County Library and the Writer’ Place sponsored the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series with a poetry reading by prisoners in the poetry group led by Arlin Buyert. There were three former prisoners and four prisoners that came from the Lansing Correctional Facility to read. They each read poetry from prisoners that could not attend and their own poetry as well. The Poetry group at Lancing is one part of the Arts In Prison project at Lansing Correctional Facility.

In this broadcast we will be playing all of the poetry that was read, to be followed by some of the poetry of Ricky Kidd who is a wrongfully convicted citizen fighting for his freedom from the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Arts In Prison
Website – http://www.artsinprison.org/
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 913-403-0229

Arlin Buyert Poetry
Website – http://www.arlinbuyert.com/

Free Ricky Kidd – Learn about his case
Website – http://www.freerickykidd.com/
Play – I wanna Be Like My Father – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ZXDHvQsQM&t=113s

JoJR Calendar for February 27th

The 2nd Annual Youth Speak Event will be Tuesday February 28th from 7-8:30 PM at the Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St, KCMO. You are invited to come listen to these young people gain a powerful voice by reading from their journals. This community event is open to all.
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The Kansas City Chapter of Empower Missouri’s First Friday Forum will be Friday, March 3rd 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd, KCMO. This month’s presentation is titled I Need a Dollar: Employment and Finance for Vulnerable Populations. The speaker is Arthur Diaz, Employment Specialist at the Gateway Foundation; Representing the Workforce Development Team of the Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness.
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The Spring 2017 Missouri Cannabis Conference in Kansas City will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4. Friday evening a fundraiser to benefit the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana campaign will take place at Pierpont’s in Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO. The Conference will be held Saturday March 4th from 9:30 AM – 5 PM at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St, KCMO. The line up of speakers will include, Thomas Mundell, Jeff Mizanzki, a Nurses panel, Nuerologist Dr Mathew Markert and more. For more information, tickets and prices check the Show Me Cannabis Face Book page or go to newapproachmissouri.com


What’s up with all the sudden raucous citizen participation in congressional town hall meetings and other forms of push back for our elected representatives? Part of the answer lies with the surge of a new nationwide organization called Indivisible.

RadioActive host David Mitchell talks with Indivisible KC activists Anne Becker Schutte and Rachel Norman.


Comic Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame makes his directorial debut with a surprisingly effective, full-blooded horror film, “Get Out.” Daniel Kaluuya plays a young black photographer who goes to meet his white girlfriend’s parents in rural suburbia, where things go horribly wrong. An effective social commentary as well as a potent creepfest, “Get Out” is this generation’s answer to “The Stepford Wives.”

 

David Oyelowo from “Selma” and Rosamund Pike from “Gone Girl” star in the true historical romance “A United Kingdom.” Oyelowo plays the heir to the throne of Botswana who creates international chaos in 1947 when he takes a white, British wife, played by Pike. It’s a handsomely produced, beautifully acted and involving drama.

 

“I Am Not Your Negro” is a compelling and penetrating documentary about the late author James Baldwin and his perspective on three men he knew well: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, who were all assassinated. It’s a sobering, resonant and timely work.

 

“The Girl with All the Gifts” is yet another zombie apocalypse flick, but this one is particularly smart and effective. Glenn Close and Gemma Arterton lead the strong acting ensemble, but newcomer Sennia Nanua steals the show as a child zombie who retains her emotions and an extremely high level of intelligence. It’s an interesting twist on the genre.

 

“Bitter Harvest” is a bitter disappointment. This romantic historical drama is set against the backdrop of Stalin’s suppression of Ukraine that led millions to starvation in the 1930s. It’s a ham-fisted and artificial entry that squanders its chance to bring this shocking story to a wide audience.

 

Also opening this week, “Rock Dog” is an animated offering about a music-loving pooch and “Collide” is an action thriller starring Felicity Jones that’s been sitting on the shelf for a few years.


Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is a compelling work about the late African-American writer James Baldwin and his relationship with three Civil Rights workers who were all assassinated: Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King. Using archived footage and the voice of Samuel L. Jackson to read Baldwin’s words, this is a very timely, resonant movie.

TAKE TWO: “I Am Not Your Negro”
Episode date : February 24, 2017
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Felabration: Hearts of Darkness, Abnorm at Record Bar

November 5, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Felabration: Hearts of Darkness, Abnorm at Record Bar
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Here’s some images from this year’s Felabration featuring the Hearts of Darkness and Abnorm.  The show took place back on Oct 17th at the Record Bar. Abnorm More Abnorm pics Hearts of Darkness More Hearts of Darkness here

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KKFI Jazz Calendar for November 2 – November 8

November 1, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for November 2 – November 8
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This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 8th. 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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Them Howling Bones and Rev Gusto at Harling’s

October 22, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Them Howling Bones and Rev Gusto at Harling’s
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Recently, LA band Them Howling Bones was in town on a short tour with support from locals Rev Gusto and Nicholas Saint James.  We caught the Rev Gusto set and Them Howling Bones.  Them Howling Bones was great.  Loud, fuzzy, …

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Plaza Art Fair, Pt.2

October 22, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Plaza Art Fair, Pt.2
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Here’s the rest of the Plaza Art Fair.  Yes, I’m aware this was a month ago.  Sorry, busy, busy month. We caught several great sets including the Noise FM, Me Like Bees, and the Buhs. The Noise FM   More …

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KKFI Jazz Calendar for October 19 – October 25

October 18, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for October 19 – October 25
KKFI Jazz Calendar for October 19 – October 25

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, October 19th to Sunday, October 25th. 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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October 15, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Plaza Art Fair Part 1
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Here’s some images from the Plaza Art Fair a couple weeks back.  This is part one featuring bands from the Friday night set. Kangaroo Knife Fight Click for more Kangaroo Knife Fight Not A Planet Click for more Not A …

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