Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg and Isabelle Huppert star in “Louder Than Bombs,” a thoughtful, well acted and profoundly sad look at how one family deals with grief after a tragic event. Russ says, “It’s smart, observant and involving, but never quite achieves the level of emotional devastation it was aiming for.” Susan says, “I really had trouble with this film.”

The latest comic book extravaganza from the folks at Marvel, “Captain America: Civil War” is everything that “Batman v Superman” wishes it could have been. A villain cleverly manipulates The Avengers into a battle that splits the team in two, pitting Iron Man and his super allies against Captain America and his Avenger crew. Naturally, when these forces got into battle with one another, mayhem abounds. Even though there are some dark themes in “Civil War,” the movie has plenty of action, good humor and a real sense of fun, so it never devolves into sharing the dour and brooding tone that plagued “Batman v Superman.” “Captain America: Civil War” proves that, a house divided…can be very entertaining.

“Tale of Tales” is a fairytale movie that is definitely not for kids. Salma Hayek, Toby Jones, Vincent Cassel and John C. Reilly lead a cast of international stars in this offbeat and very disturbing film. It’s an adaptation of the 17th century collection of fairytales called the “Pentamerone,” featuring stories grimmer than Grimm. Three tales are interwoven, highlighting the themes of selfishness and lust. There’s enough nudity and bloody violence to earn it a hard “R” rating, but it’s being released without a rating. “Tale of Tales” is true to the original stories’ accent on a mix of horror and un-romantic fantasy. While it’s visually dazzling, it’s also very episodic, slowly paced and occasionally tiresome. It’s an adult arthouse entry that has its merits, but is definitely not for all.

Also opening this week, “Francofonia” is a documentary about how the Louvre protected its valuable artworks during the Nazi occupation of France. “Sing Street” is an acclaimed musical set in Dublin during the 1980s. It’s the latest from John Carney, the writer/director of “Once.”

ArtsKC Development Manager Godfrey Riddle returns to discuss upcoming events, artist opportunities, & advocacy for the arts.
ArtsKC 106 Southwest Blvd., KCMO 64108

Board member of The Writers Place Phyllis Westover talks about 2016 Celebration of The Muse- honoring the muses of the year Tina Hacker & Maryfrances Wagner who also join us in the studio.
2016 Celebration of the Muse
Thursday May 12 6pm-8pm hosted by Ann Slegman and Tom Isenberg www.writersplace.org

In the 2nd half of the program, Ari Fish Academic Advising and Career Services Coordinator with the Kansas City Art Institute, joins us with members of the 2016 grauduating class to discuss life after art school.


Khadijah and the White Guy are joined by Jameson O’Connor, a 20 year old college student and chair of the College Republicans at William Jewell College.  Callers were very vocal on this show, which focused on the upcoming presidential election and Donald Trump.

Dayna McDaniel discusses the upcoming SeedSavers KC Seed Swap Rachel Jefferson discusses John Garland Park.

John Garland Park and Seedsavers
Episode date : May 2, 2016
On EcoRadio KC

Retired Brig. General, Dean of U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Dr. Chris King serves on an international military advisory council on climate change. Dr. King will discuss the impact that water scarcity and other environmental issues have on national security and international stability.

In Episode 4 of ReVibnKC, MiKO talks with Councilman Quinton Lucas, who represents the 3rd district at large for the 2015-2019 term. He serves as Chairman of the Housing Committee. He was born here in KC and spent most of his youth living in the urban core with his two sisters, all raised by their mother, a single mom.

Councilman Lucas is energetic and positive in the way that he goes about carrying out his extensive responsibilities and engaging the community. His many activities includes: serving as a board member for DeLaSalle Academy, teaching course, providing mentorship in area prisons and teaching.

In Ep.4 of ReVibnKC, we’ll ask the Councilman how he feels about the changes that he’s seen take place in KC in the neighborhoods, with the issue of abandoned homes and we’ll find out, what if any programs are available for individuals who are interested in owning and renovating these homes.

Join us as we talk with another KC native and public official to get his perspective on the impact of renovating homes in the urban core, right here with me, MiKO, on ReVibnKC.

This Week We Replay Two Interviews From Last Year Dealing With the Risks and Rights of Gun Ownership.


Does hunger lead to the kind of desperate situations where violence seems the only solution? Does the machismo male image prevent some men to refuse to back down in a confrontation or even lead them into confrontation? Can collaborative community programs change the culture of violence in our community. At this fall’s conference on Gun violence at the Kaufman Foundation, Dr Jean McCabe spoke about how poverty, hunger and prevailing gender roles can lead to violent behavior.

Host Melvin Merritt talks with Dr Jean McCabe about these issues and more. Dr. Jean McCabe is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Dr. McCabe was on faculty with UMKC for ten years, where she developed and directed the Community Counseling Center. Previous to that, she was Associate Director of Psychological Counseling Services at Catholic Charities. She has also been employed in federal law enforcement, including the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and was a Federal Probation & Parole officer. For the past 20 years, Dr. McCabe has been engaged in full time private practice with Wilson & McCabe, Psychological Counseling & Consulting.

Jean M. McCabe, Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist

Wilson & McCabe, Inc.
6220 Blue Ridge Cutoff, #206
Kansas City, MO 64133

Gun Fight: The Battle Over The Right To Bear Arms In America

Is gun control a racial Issue? While Blacks tend to favor gun control at a higher percentage than whites do, one of the places you will find a lot of overtly racist material is at gun shows. Even the National Rifle Association favored restrictions on gun ownership until the Black Panther Party started carrying guns in public and challenging the police. Adam Winkler is an author, a professor of law at UCLA and a specialist in American constitutional law. He has been researching the issue of guns and gun laws for years and has recently released his latest book Gun Fight: The Battle Over The Right To Bear Arms In America.

Host Margot Patterson will talk with Adam Winkler about his book and how the issue of gun rights is perceived differently by blacks and whites. We will find out how the NRA fits into the constitutional discussion.

UCLA School of Law
385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA, 90095
(310) 463-2447
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The JoJR Calendar for May 2nd 2016

The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday May 2nd from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. The Criminal Justice Task Force mission is to lobby the Missouri State Legislature for sentencing laws that are fair and humane. For information contact Robin Johnson at 816-522-4081 or email: [email protected]
The Kansas City Chapter of Missourian’s For Alternatives to the Death Penalty will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:30 to 8pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO. They will also be holding an execution watch on Wednesday May 11th from 5-6 PM at 39th and Troost KCMO to protest the planned execution of Earl Forrest by the state of Missouri. You can make your own sign or carry one of theirs.
The Kansas City Chapter of Empower Missouri’s First Friday Forum will be Friday, May 6th, 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd, KCMO. This months presentation is From Rock Hudson & Ryan White to Magic Johnson & Charlie Sheen: The Face of HIV/AIDS in 2016. Presenters will be Samantha Hughes of the KCMO Health Department and Travis Barnhart, Director of Prevention Services, at the Good Samaritan Project.
Consolidate Social Work Services invites you to the grand opening of their Family Resource Center that will provide programs for neighborhood children, families and seniors. The Open House will be held Saturday May 7, from 2-4 pm, at 3811 Chestnut Avenue, KCMO. Get connected to resources, read a book in the Mrs. Bernice Todd Library, or gather to meet neighbors, share ideas and build community. Come have a cup of coffee, or tea, and chat with old and new friends, or just enjoy watching the butterfly garden out front.

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      This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 15 to Sunday, December 21. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the …

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