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In April, area peace activists gathered at Whiteman Air Force Base to witness against the drones operated out of there. In this special forum, we will air remarks from many of the participants.

Fly Kites, Not Drones
Episode date : June 29, 2016
On All Souls Forum
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Rev. David Nelson, DMin is the Chair of the Kansas City Interfaith Council and will be our guest on Thursday, June 30.  Our topic will be “POWER – who’s got it and how to get it?”  Many things divide us — race, religion, money and power.  David Nelson has much experience with the differences in faith (religion), so why not find the similarities between religious diversity and racial diversity? Another question:  “How can a person of color develop the power to make more opportunities for all people?”  All? Yes, all.


Hello everyone! We’re going to discuss two very important topics on this month’s Trans Talk edition of The Tenth Voice. First, we will be talking with attorney Larry Altman about the current status of North Carolina’s anti-transgender legislation, and how the upcoming election could impact transgender rights. Next, we will have a discussion with Nyla, Kelly, and Freddie, three transgender persons of color who are joining us to explain the specific challenges faced by their community, and to educate us on how we can be better allies to this community which is at such high risk.

We will also report on some of the LGBT news of the week, and finish the show with an important community calendar update.


This week on Arts Magazine, Beth Byrd will join Michael to talk about the activities of Byrd Productions Physical Theatre, and at 12:30, the anthologies of 30 women who pioneered the Three Trails are featured as Nancy Eppert tells us about the play Frontiers. Join us for all this, plus Russ SimmonsFreeze Frame!

Byrd Productions & “Frontiers”
Episode date : June 27, 2016
On Arts Magazine
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Maria talks with Artist INC. Director Lisa Cordes, Arts attorney & managing partner with Mudstomp Records, and Alt Cap President Ruben Alonso and Program Coodinator Davin Gordon.

Artist INC workshops take the mystery and fear out of the business end of a fine arts practice. Through the use of fine arts specific content, peer-to-peer learning and artist mentoring, participating artists get the arts-specific techniques they can immediately use and the chance to practice and apply them with the support and guidance of other artists working through the same challenges. Developed for artists of all disciplines, visual artists, musicians, film makers, dancers, performers and writers come together for intensive work on the components of a viable and sustainable arts practice.
The successful traditional Artist INC workshop launched in 2009, has been completed by over 300 fine artists in the Kansas City area. The Artist INC Online workshop was introduced in 2011 to meet the needs of those artists unable to attend the traditional workshop due to constraints of geography or schedule. And, due to popular demand, Artist INC II arrived in the fall of 2012—an eight-week intensive bootcamp for traditional program alumni to each take a current project and work the business aspects of it from every angle. www.artistinckc.com

Lisa Cordes is the Artist INC Professional Development Program Director. She has been a member of the Kansas City arts community for more than 25 years, working as an artist, administrator, and educator. For the past decade she has served in administrative leadership positions at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.
In 2010, she was a recipient of a Charlotte Street Rocket Grant and an ArtsKC Inspiration grant for the development and performances of her play, Prop 8 On Trial, and was a resident artist at the Fishtank Performance Studio. As a playwright, her work has been produced by theaters across the country. Locally, she has produced many of her own plays and written several plays commissioned by The Coterie Theater, including scripts for their award-winning Dramatic AIDS Education Project that has now served over 100,000 young people.
Cordes has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council and the Charlotte Street Foundation, and has consulted and written for the President’s Committee on the Arts. Currently, she considers herself a freelance theater artist, writer, and recovering arts executive.

Don Simon writes and lectures extensively on a wide range of business and legal issues. He has published two law review articles and has appeared in numerous publications. Mr. Simon currently writes a column for KC Business Magazine called “Simon Says.” Mr. Simon has given presentations at Arts Incubator, Artist, Inc., and Writers Place; and to members of KC Metro Music Therapists, KC Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Professional Women Controllers, and KC Metro Area Webmasters Association. Simon is managing partner of Mudstomp Records that serves to preserve and to promote and Americana music from the heartland.
www.simonbizconsulting.com
www.mudstomp.com

Since 2005, Alt Cap (as the KCMO CDE), mission is to be a catalyst for investment in Kansas City, Missouri’s economically distressed communities through innovative financial products, targeted economic development programming, and the development of strategic partnerships that promote economic growth and empowerment.
Ruben Alonso III President of AltCap, is responsible for the overall administration, management and ongoing development of the organization and its targeted lending activity as well as its small business and economic development programming. He has led the organization since 2007 overseeing its certification as a community development entity (CDE) and then as a community development financial institution (CDFI).
Davin Gordon-Program Coordinator-Economic Development, is responsible for coordinating all programs that support AltCap’s alternative, nontraditional financing products as well as administering AltCap’s WIBO 16-Week Workshop “How to Build a Growing Profitable Business” and annual “AltCap Your Business Competition.” AltCap is located in the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose Building 3200 Wayne Avenue KCMO 64109
(816) 216-1851
www.alt-cap.org


Green Party Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein checks in in advance of her visit to Kansas City.

Jill Stein
Episode date : June 27, 2016
On EcoRadio KC
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Ever seen a movie that should have been great but just missed the mark? Such is the case with “Free State of Jones,” an earnest and well-meaning historical drama undone by a jagged structure that prevents it from being the gripping experience it should have been.

Matthew McConaughey stars in the true story of Newton Knight, a Confederate soldier who became a deserter and eventually formed a ragtag coalition of escaped slaves and Southern farmers that wound up fighting the Confederacy. Keri Russell plays his put upon wife and Gugu Mbatha-Raw is the Creole woman who becomes, basically, his second wife.

The film is well produced and McConaughey and company give sincere performances. As depicted in this movie, Knight’s struggle was an honorable one and went well beyond the Civil War. But as realized by filmmaker Gary Ross, the director of “The Hunger Games,” the story becomes a bit preachy and lacks a satisfying dramatic arc. It winds up feeling like a history lesson instead of an enthralling movie.

Still, it’s an important, untold story that deserves to be seen by anyone seeking a better understanding of this critical time in American history.


It’s taken Pixar 13 years to come up with a sequel to the smash animated hit, “Finding Nemo.” But even after all these years, this fish is still fresh. Ellen DeGeneres again provides the voice for the forgetful blue tang in “Finding Dory,” as she and her aquatic friends go on a cross-ocean adventure to find her lost family. While the movie lacks the strong story of its predecessor, there’s still an ocean of imagination on display, from the amazing visuals to the snappy sense of humor. And, yes, you may need a Kleenex or two. There are those who will say that “Finding Dory” is lesser Pixar. Maybe so, but “lesser Pixar” is still better than most movies, animated or otherwise. “Finding Dory” may well rescue this summer’s floundering box office.

The standard buddy comedy gets a big boost from two charismatic stars in “Central Intelligence.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a once overweight nerd who reconnects with his school’s most popular jock, played by Kevin Hart, on the eve of their 20th high school reunion. But now, The Rock is a rogue CIA super agent and Kevin is a morose accountant who gets suckered in on a spy caper with grave international consequences. Hart and Johnson display the same terrific comic chemistry that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito had back in the day with “Twins.” There isn’t really much intelligence on display in “Central Intelligence,” but it’s a goofy, mindless pleasure.

Also opening this week, “Genius” tells the true story of the professional relationship between acclaimed book editor Maxwell Perkins and famed author Thomas Wolfe. The impressive cast includes Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney. “Dark Horse” is a documentary about a group of working class Brits who breed a championship racehorse.


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