On this week’s Arts Magazine, join Michael Hogge as he chats with guests from the Raytown Arts Council about their  production of Brigadoon.

Later, musician & festival co-founder Mary Grant will be with us to talk about the annual Summerfest Chamber Music Festival. Tune in for great theater and arts discussion, great laughs, and another edition of Russ SimmonsFreeze Frame at 12:30!

The Center for Conflict Resolution

Host Sunshine Smith talks to Brian with the center for Conflict Resolution about the programs they have to teach you how to be a positive force for peaceful change in your community
Note: Due to An accident we will not be able to bring you Sunshine’s interview with Brian about the Mentorship programs at CCR but we will be replaying an interview from December of 2014 on Resorative Justice.

Restorative Justice An Alternative To Incarceration?

Annette Lantz-Simmons joins host Craig Lubow to talk about how restorative justice programs are at work in our community. What kind of offenses are being resolved in this way? Can an act of contrition be more healing to those who have suffered a wrong than punishment of the offender? What is the effect on the offender?

Annette Lantz-Simmons, Executive Director
Center For Conflict Resolution
1734 E. 63rd Street, Suite 305
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone – 816-461-8255
web site – http://ccrkc.org/
Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/CommunityMediationCenter

Momma On A Mission

Monique’s only child Alonzo Thomas IV was shot and killed on April 5, 2014 and no arrests have been made. She has become a Momma On a Mission, who devoted to maintain his legacy, his memory and awareness of his unsolved homicide. Her goal is to seek justice for Alonzo and other homicide victims, be a voice for their families. What has happened to her son can happen to you or someone else, by the same individual who is still living life freely on the streets.

Host Melvin Merritt speaks with Monique Willis, the Momma On a Mission. She will tell how the loss of her son set her on a journey to help other people who have lost loved ones, navigate the law enforcement and justice systems. Momma On a Mission, Inc is willing to help with: Funeral Arrangements, Community Resources, Social Media Campaigns, Counseling Referrals, Networking with your local Police, Networking with your local Government Officials, Creating and Printing Flyers, Billboard Placement, And more…

Phone – 816-499-1214
email – [email protected]
webpage – http://mommaonamissioninc.com/
Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/4MommaOnaMission?fref=ts

They’re both back. Arnold is a time traveling cyborg in “Terminator Genisys” and Channing Tatum is an exotic dancer in “Magic Mike XXL.” Russ lets us know if either is worth our time.

Susan and Russ tackle “Me, Earl & the Dying Girl,” a comic drama about the friendship between teens when one has leukemia.

As Kansas City debates raising the minimum wage, this week’s Heartland Labor Forum asks the question: by how much? Should it go to $15 by 2020? We’ll get the views from UMKC economist Peter Eaton, Jobs with Justice’s Justin Stein, a fast food worker and some arguments from the opposition. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Live from the KKFI studio, Maria talks with poet Sheri Hall, art historian Paula Rose, and Robin Rosenberger with Moon Drop Circus.

Sheri “Purpose” Hall is a wife, mother of 4, working woman, servant of God, and a poet. As an African-American child brought up by a single mother in the inner-city of Kansas City, Missouri, she used poetry to fight her way through life’s struggles, and still uses it therapeutically today. She is a dynamic spoken word artist, minister, teacher, and motivational speaker who uses concrete imagery, and her spiritually unique view to convey messages about life, hope, love, dismay, glory, and God. Her art addresses many issues including: low self-esteem, beauty, desperation, fornication and promiscuity, death, rape, depression, single parenthood, women’s issues and more. But unlike the art of other’s there is an element of glory at the end of each work that encourages the listener to keep pressing towards the light at the end of the tunnel.

Hall is a 2012 ArtsKC awards Featured Artist performing for their annual event at the Starlight Theater; performed for the first annual Malcolm X celebration at the Capital building in Jefferson City; and performed for Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network during their Kansas City event. She has also performed at the Blue Room, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and the Unicorn Theater. Purpose has shared the stage with such notable persons as Jazz singers Ida McBeth, Luqman Hamza, Mother Mary, and Lisa Henry; Gospel Music Recording Artist James Fortune; motivational speaker and author Gary Dumas; and 116 clique Recording Artist J’Son. She has also shared the mic with spoken word artists such as Glenn North, P4CM poets Preston and Jackie Hill Perry, Tony Award Winning Poet Lemon Andersen, and many more.

Paula is the coordinator of education and preservation at the Arabia Steamboat Museum; Kansas City, MO. Currently, she is a lecturer at the Kansas City Art Institute and Art History instructor at both KCAI and Blue River Community College, Independence, MO.

MOON DROP CIRCUS with Robin Rosenberger
MoonDrop Circus is a performing arts company focusing on circus arts
as entertainment. MoonDrop Circus provides a stage for local Kansas
City performers to engage the audience and inspire them to dream big,
with an emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and professionalism in
the circus arts. MoonDrop Circus has performer at the many location
around Kansas City including: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Starlight
Theater, Kansas Speedway, Union Station and more. You can find
MoonDrop busking at First Friday and the City Market at various times
throughout the year.

Performers can be found on our bio page: http://www.moondropcircus.com/current

Contact info for MoonDrop Circus: www.moondropcircus.com or on Facebook

Video of us featured on local shows Arts Upload: https://youtu.be/9eH_f3OFToM

Robin Martinez spoke at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at a monthly Sierra Club meeting to share the history of the KXL pipeline in South Dakota and the regulatory battle before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission over construction permitting for the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Martinez is an attorney in Kansas City with the law firm of Martinez Madrigal & Machicao, LLC. His primary work is on business, real estate, and community economic development issues, but he has been spending a significant amount of time on environmental issues.

In addition to this work, Robin serves as a member of the City of Kansas City’s Environmental Management Commission, where last year he chaired a task force that studied and made recommendations concerning sustainable uses for vacant lots in the City’s urban core neighborhoods.

This week on Arts Magazine, Jeanne Beachwood, the Artistic Director of the Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville company, will join us to discuss what’s new at the theatre and its upcoming relocation.

Then, at 12:30, Nancy Eppert will chat with Michael about some of the Independence Day activities in historic Independence, Missouri. Join us for all this, plus another edition of Russ Simmons’ Freeze Frame, right here on 90.1 FM, KKFI!

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