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It’s a Noir Holiday! Authors Ann Aptaker and Stefani Deoul, as well as host Elizabeth Andersen, lead a frightfully festive tour through passion and crime in Gotham.The three books in the Cantor Gold series that we discuss are Criminal Gold, Tarnished Gold, and Genuine Gold.


John Fish will join us to speak abour recycling do’s and don’ts as we approach the holiday season. You may know him from the KC chapter of 350kc or the Kansas City Climate Coalition but he’ll be sharing his recycling knowledge from years of experience at Bridging The Gap’s recycling centers. Maurice Person of KC Aquaponics will be joining us for the second half of the show. He is an entrepreneur, Black farmer and a apart of the KC chapter of BUGS–Black Urban Growers. He has experience growing foods indoors and outdoors and teaches others–be it students at East Highschool or community members that attend his aquaponics workshops.

Recycling and Aquaponics
Episode date : December 11, 2017
On EcoRadio KC
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Marianne K. Martin, Lisa Marie Evans, and cheryl Pletcher talked with host Elizabeth Andersen about the Legacies of Lesbian Literature project. It was a conversation on the origins of the project (Marianne and Sandra Moran were keynote speakers at the National Women’s Music Festival in 2014); the roles of the team members; the interviews already filmed; and future plans. 


From “8 1/2” to “Day for Night” to “Ed Wood,” some very entertaining movies are movies about making movies. You can add “The Disaster Artist” to that distinguished list. James Franco directs and stars in “The Disaster Artist,” a behind-the-scenes film about the making of one of the worst movies of all time, the 2003 drama, “The Room.”

Franco gives perhaps the best performance of the year as Tommy Wiseau, a bizarre, enigmatic character who wrote, produced, directed and starred in “The Room,” which is an incoherent dramatic mess.

Franco gonzo performance is sure to garner an Oscar nomination, but he’s abetted by a terrific supporting cast that includes his brother Dave Franco, Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Alison Brie and a number of stars who play themselves.

While “The Disaster Artist” is a very funny look at “The Room” and its oddball cast, it is also a loving, empathetic portrait of a person who pursued his dream in spite of having no talent.

And that brings us to “The Room,” which has become a cult favorite at local theaters. Tommy Wiseau’s movie is supposed to be a drama about a banker with an unfaithful girlfriend, but is unintentionally funny. Like “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” people dress up as the characters, hoot at the screen and quote the awful dialogue along with characters in the movie.

So, don’t watch “The Room” at home alone. If you do, it’s just bad. I’d suggest seeing it at one of the local screenings so that you can get the full effect of audience participation

Also opening this week, “Just Getting Started” is a senior citizen comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo. It was written and directed by Ron Shelton of “Bull Durham” and “White Men Can’t Jump” fame. “Tom of Finland” is a drama about a gay artist plying his trade post WWII. “Another Wolfcop” is a horror comedy about a werewolf policeman.


Sonia Warshawski is a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor who ran a tailor shop in the now-demolished Metcalf South Shopping Center for over 30 years. Her story, and that of her quest to inform people about the Holocaust is chronicled in “Big Sonia” a documentary about her life directed by her granddaughter Leah Warshawski and Leah’s husband, Todd Soliday. Susan and Russ agree that it’s well worth seeing.

Take Two: “Big Sonia”
Episode date : December 8, 2017
On Take Two
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This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to two authors about books on working class women. Emily Twarog’s new book, Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food and Consumer Activism in the 20th Century, takes us back to a time when housewives organized to protest the high cost of food. Sarah Adler-Milstein writes about Sewing Hope, a garment factory in the Dominican Republic, which shows that it’s possible to produce clothing and say no to sweatshops. This factory pays a living wage, has a strong union, and maintains good health and safety standards. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


KKFI’s own Judy Ancel speaks about the importance of labor movements in today’s world.

Judy Ancel
Episode date : December 6, 2017
On All Souls Forum
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This week on CounterSpin: After years of a Saudi-led war, Yemen is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis on a scale hard to comprehend: at least 10,000 dead, looming famine and now a shocking outbreak of cholera. But US citizens looking to understand the US role—in driving the disaster or in potentially easing it—get little help from accounts like that of the Washington Post, which told readers, “It’s a complicated story.” Shireen Al-Adeimi, a doctoral candidate and instructor at Harvard University, will join us to talk about what reports like that are leaving out.

Also on the program: Listeners know that hard-won net neutrality rules prohibit internet service providers from “blocking, throttling and paid prioritization” of internet content, and how important that level playing field has been—for everyone, but especially for those who historically and currently have had little voice in major media, including people of color, and for organizers. Former Verizon lawyer, now FCC chair Ajit Pai has had those rules in his sights since taking office, and now we’re facing a December vote to repeal them. So what now? We’ll hear what now from Erin Shields, national field organizer for internet rights with the Center for Media Justice.


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KKFI Jazz Calendar for November 30 – December 6

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