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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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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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RadioActive host Tom Huffman is joined by StandUp activist Rachel Hogan and a minimum wage worker to discuss the prospects of passing a $15 minimum wage. We will learn the challenge of trying to live on less than poverty level wages.

StandUp KC and the Fight for $15
Episode date : February 21, 2017
On Radio Active Magazine
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KC Stands up for Standing Rock activists, Kit Kat (on the phone from North Dakota) and Mary Benrud-Gachie join Monique Gabrielle Salazar, author of the new Stand Up: Poems From Standing Rock to discuss all things pipeline. Also, reports from sister community radio stations in Berkley and Ames.

Pipeline Updates
Episode date : February 20, 2017
On EcoRadio KC
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Native Spirit host Rhonda LeValdo interviews Madison McKinney, Lawrence High school senior about her recent dealings with the Shawnee Mission North High school mascot, the Indians.  McKinney’s video of the students during the game went viral on facebook and prompted the Native American student club on campus to have the banner in their gym taken down.  Playlist from the show:

05:02PM-05:07PM (5:07) Clark Tenakhongva “Hoat’ Ve’ La” from Hoat’Ve’La (CD, Album, World) on Canyon Records

05:07PM-05:12PM (4:46) Fawn Wood “When She Leaves You Tonight” from Iskwewak – Songs of Indigenous Womanhood (World) on Canyon Records

05:20PM-05:24PM (3:33) Broken Walls “fly” from Ride the Wind (World) on Broken Walls

05:24PM-05:28PM (4:00) Interview with Charlene Teters “Interview with Charlene Teters” from Living Voices on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

05:40PM-05:43PM (3:00) Jay Begaye “In Beauty we Walk” from The Colorful World – Songs from the Diné Heartland (CD, Album, World) on Canyon Records

05:43PM-05:46PM (3:00) Smokeytown Singers “Women’s Side Step” from The Next Generation (CD, Album, Other)

05:46PM-05:51PM (4:53) Indigenous “things We Do” from Things We Do (Rock) on Pachyderm Records

05:54PM-06:00PM (5:54) Cheevers Toopah “Mahpiya” from True Melodies (World) on Cool Runnings Music


Answers For Your Questions on Child Support In Kansas

On our broadcast today we return to our discussion about child support and you are invited to join the discussion. Host Craig Lubow will be talking with Sheryl Bussell, a Court Trustee in Wyandotte County, Kansas and they are joined by local Lawyer Phillip Sedgwick about how the system works and answers to your questions.

The phone number to call in is 816-931-5534. Please wait for the host to ask for calls, turn your radio down so we don’t get echos and keep your questions and commets on topic. Thank you.

JoJ Calendar for February 20th

The Writers’ Place and the Johnson County Library, will present a poetry reading by inmates and former inmates incarcerated at Lansing Prison. The poetry program at Lansing Prison is lead by Arlin Buyert and is sponsored by Arts in Prison, Inc. You are invited to join them Tuesday, February 21st beginning at 6:00 PM at the Johnson County Library, 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, KS.
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CCO’s event “On Race & Privilege,” with Dr. John Powell and Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. will be Tuesday, February 21st, 6:30pm – 8pm at the Gem Theater, 1615 E 18th St, KCMO. They will engage in critical dialogue on the specific actions needed to create a just and equitable society for tomorrow including inequity in policing, violence, early learning, wage/employment, and access to healthcare. To purchase your ticket go to onraceandprivilege.eventbrite.com.


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KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 14 – September 20

September 13, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 14 – September 20
KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 14 – September 20

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, September 14th to Sunday, September 20th. 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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KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 7 – September 13

September 6, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 7 – September 13
KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 7 – September 13

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, August 31st to Sunday, September 6th. 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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Electric Lungs and Nuthatch 47 at Harlings

September 2, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Electric Lungs and Nuthatch 47 at Harlings
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Here’s a few images from the last Electric Lungs show at Harling’s with Nuthatch 47.  The Electric Lungs just finished up recording a new album but a release date hasn’t been set.  There’s audio of their entire sets at these …

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KKFI Jazz Calendar for August 31 – September 6

August 31, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for August 31 – September 6
KKFI Jazz Calendar for August 31 – September 6

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at Power and Light

August 24, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at Power and Light
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at Power and Light

A couple weeks back, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue put on an incredible show to a packed KC Live stage at Power and Light.  The nearly two hour set featured high-energy jazz, funk, New Orleans flavored tunes led by Troy …

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KKFI Jazz Calendar for August 17 – August 23

August 18, 2015 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Jazz Calendar for August 17 – August 23
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This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, August 17th to Sunday, August 23rd. 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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