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Kristin Chow explores The Kansas City Mixed Roots organization which provides opportunities for education, support, and socialization for multiracial individuals, families, and people in interracial relationships. Guests will be Diane Burkholder, Eric Ross, PaKou Her, and Jalen Anderson.

Kansas City Mixed Roots
Episode date : September 16, 2014
On Radio Active Magazine
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This week on Arts Magazine, performers Peggy Friesen & Charles Fugate join us as the Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its 50th Anniversary season with their production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.

Then, at 12:30, Director Phil Kinen and Musical Director Chris Holbrook join us to tell us about the Barn Players’ production of the iconic 60s musical Hair, so tune in for your cultural lunch and brunch this Monday on 90.1 FM KKFI!

“Our Town” & “Hair”
Episode date : September 15, 2014
On Arts Magazine
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Violence Behind Bars and On The Block

On this edition of Jaws of Justice Radio we talk with formerly incarcerated citizens about violence behind bars and the mindset one develops to survive. We will also talk about what happens when someone with that prison survival mindset returns to society. Is there a difference between the violence perpetrated by guards and the violence we see from our local police? What goes through the mind of the formerly incarcerated when they are stopped by the police?

Host Jeff Humfeld is joined by JoJR’s own Keith Brown El and Al Bey to talk about the difference between what they experienced on the cell block and their experiences in their own neighborhood. Then we open the phone lines for your calls.

Calendar of Events

First Call presents A Night of Recovery and Hope With Chris Herron. Chris, realized his dreams by playing for the Boston Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction. He has refocused his life to put sobriety and family above all else.
This fundraiser will be held at the Basketball Experience at The Sprint Arena in Downtown KCMO, Tuesday September 16th Reception at 6pm and Speaker at 7pm. To register for this event call 816-800-8045, or go to www.firstcallkc.org and click on the events link. __________________

The NAACP KC Branch General Membership Meeting will be Tuesday September 16th 6:30pm at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, KCMO. They will be working on preparations for elections of officers and an update of their partnership with MADP on their shared opposition to the death penalty. ______________________

Become a Hunger Champion during Hunger Action Month by rallying your neighbors to collect food for Harvesters. Starting Saturday September 20th you can pick up bags to distribute to your neighbors, then on Saturday September 27th you pick up the bags of donated food and bring them to Harvesters or a designated drop off site. You can sign up to be a Hunger Champion by calling 816-929-3055 or emailing fooddrive@havesters.org


After a bit of a respite, Richard Mabion returns to the airwaves to welcome Zach Pistora, Sierra Club Lobbyist, who brings us up to speed on legislative issues in Kansas.

Kansas Legislative Update
Episode date : September 15, 2014
On EcoRadio KC
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Writers Greg Field and MaryFrances Wagner join Maria Vasquez Boyd live in the studio.

Greg Field is an artist, writer, drummer, sailor, chemist, computer geek, and network administrator. He plays in the band River Cow Orchestra, a totally improvisational group. He has an BFA and an MA in painting and his paintings are in several private collections all over the country. His poems have been published in many journals and anthologies to include New letters, Laurel Review, Karamu, I-70 Review, and Kansas City Outloud II. His book The Longest Breath (MidAm) was a Thorpe Menn Finalist. His new book, newly released from Mammoth Press is Black Heart, which focuses on his Native American heritage. He continues to combine his love of the arts in music, poetry, and visual arts.

Maryfrances Wagner’s books include Salvatore’s Daughter, Light Subtracts Itself, and Red Silk, winner of the Thorpe Menn Book Award. Her poems have appeared widely including New Letters, Midwest Quarterly, Laurel Review, Voices in Italian Americana, Birmingham Poetry Review, Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (Penguin Books), Literature Across Cultures (Pearson/Longman), and The Dream Book, An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women (winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation). She co-edits the I-70 Review, has served as President of The Writers Place (where she still chairs the programming committee), and currently serves on the Fringe Festival Board of Directors. She has taught academic and creative writing and creative writing workshops at all levels.


Jeremy Alderson, whom KKFI listeners might remember from the annual Homelessness Marathon aired by KKFI, was arrested for being chained to a fence owned by then Kansas City based Inergy, at their facility in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York,  will be on the program to speak of all things fracking.  Jeremy, who manages the No Frack Alamanc, (http://www.nofrackalmanac.com/),  tells us why he committed this act of civil disobedience, and what is at stake,

Fracking in New York
Episode date : September 8, 2014
On EcoRadio KC
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Workers on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe are voting on a proposal to eliminate conductor jobs and run trains with only an engineer. It’s stirring up lots of opposition from workers, their families, environmentalists and community members who remember the oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec in 2013. On this edition of the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll examine it. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Stop That One-Man Train!
Episode date : September 11, 2014
On Heartland Labor Forum
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Since 9-11, truth tellers, most recently Edward Snowden, have risked their lives to disclose wrongful conduct. As George Orwell put it, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” How and why do social science-established groups think and psychopathy align, especially during times of war, to suppress the truth?! On this week’s installment of Tell Somebody,  9-11 whistleblower Coleen Rowley speaks on ethical decision-making & intelligence ethics, describing the biggest factors accounting for otherwise good people falling into this “banality of evil.”
Rowley will be in town to speak at the All Souls Forum on Sunday, September 14.
Coleen Rowley is a former FBI Special Agent and Chief Division Counsel in the Minneapolis FBI office who testified before Congress about the FBI’s failure to help prevent the 9/11 attacks and, along with two corporate whistleblowers, was named Time Person of the Year in 2002.
Coleen Rowley visits Tell Somebody!
Episode date : September 11, 2014
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KKFI Program Notes for September 3-9, 2012

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Program Notes on KKFI radio shows for the week of September 3-9 These program notes provide details to several locally-produced and national shows airing on KKFI 90.1 FM. We hope you’ll agree that having more information about these shows will …

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Program Notes on KKFI radio shows for the week of August 27-September 2 These program notes provide details to several locally-produced and national shows airing on KKFI 90.1 FM. We hope you’ll agree that having more information about these shows …

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Rick Groom, a new KKFI volunteer, was selected as the volunteer of the month for June for his steadfast work taking over 350 photos of bands, programmers, and staff during the Band Auction (see photo slideshow below) earlier this year. …

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