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If you haven’t witnessed the marketing blitz for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” I hope you get your TV, radio and internet service back soon. The fifth film in the popular series should take in a monstrous haul at the box office but doesn’t quite live up to the quality of the last outing. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and the special effects magicians all return to save the resurrected dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption that threatens to wipe out their island. While certainly watchable and visually spectacular, the Jurassic plot elements may be getting a bit long in the tooth.

Was the real Fred Rogers the kindly, affable, empathetic fellow he appeared to be on his long-running PBS kids’ show “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood?” Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” shows that indeed he was. The movie focuses on the Presbyterian minister’s back story, his motives and his passion for kind-hearted, morally instructive children’s programming. Even those who weren’t fans of his show may be surprised by just how moving this loving portrait actually is. For those who watched as kids, it’s nostalgia heaven.

“American Animals” is an intriguing hybrid movie, part documentary, part dramatic re-enactment. This skillfully made film intricately interweaves the two in its depiction of the true story of a boneheaded heist. Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters play a couple of college kids who finds out how badly things can go when you rob a library of some valuable books.  While it’s a comic crime thriller, “American Animals” is also a thought-provoking examination of memory, morality and the consequences of choice.

Also opening this week, “Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town” is a comedy about a young woman who traverses LA to crash the engagement party of her ex-boyfriend and her ex-best friend. Mackenzie Davis stars.


The fifth entry in the “Jurassic Park” franchise reprises a lot of what’s come before. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and an army of special effects magicians return to wreak more dinosaur havoc. Directed by J. A. Bayona (“A Monster Calls”) and written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly (“Safety Not Guaranteed”), this episode sees our heroes attempt to save the dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption.


This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to two authors. First, what are choke points and how can logistics workers use them to build global worker power? We’ll find out from Choke Points co-author Jake Alimahomed-Wilson. Then, hear Cyndy Feasel, wife of NFLer Grant Feasel, describe how playing professional football contributed to his death.  She’ll talk about her book, After the Cheering Stops. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

 


Saudi-led Assault on Yemen’s Vital Port Exacerbates Humanitarian Crisis
Interview with Shireen Al-Adeimi, a Harvard graduate school student originally from Yemen, conducted by Scott Harris

Yemen’s vital port city of Hodeida is under attack by a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition, employing both airstrikes and ground troops from the United Arab Emirates. International aid groups say that the offensive launched last week to drive out Houthi rebels is disrupting the delivery of critical food and medical supplies in a nation already gripped by famine and facing a devastating humanitarian crisis. Story continues

AT&T – Time Warner Merger Will Likely Impose Costs on Consumers and Citizens
Interview with Timothy Karr, senior director of strategy and communications with the media democracy group Free Press, conducted by Scott Harris

Ruling against President Donald Trump’s Justice Department lawsuit, a federal judge approved the merger between AT&T and Time Warner on June 11. The $85 billion deal will bring together two of the nation’s largest media companies with complimentary assets: one that produces content and the other which distributes content. Story continues
‘Water Is Life Walk’: An Indigenous Sacred Ceremony of Connection and Healing
Interview with Carole Buber-Blodgett, aka Spirit Hawk, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

From mid-May to mid-June, an indigenous woman completed her eighth Water is Life Walk, from the source of the Housatonic River in western Massachusetts to the river’s mouth in Stratford, Connecticut, at Long Island Sound. Carole Buber-Blodgett, who goes by the name Spirit Hawk, translated from Lakota, traces her matriarchal lineage through the Penobscot nation and belongs to the defined-out-of-existence band of the Penobscot people. She says, “Like many who have been assimilated it’s very difficult to prove lineage when you’re trying to hide your children from boarding schools and you try to hide their heritage in order to do that.” Spirit Hawk is an adopted Lakota from the Sicangu band and follows the Lakota Sun Dance Way of Life. Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

Three years ago, Chinese authorities in the western province of Xinjian with a large Muslim population known as Uighurs, ordered everyone in the provincial capital, Urumqi, to return to their the towns in which they were born to get a new identity card. This order imposed hardships on families who had migrated to the capital city to find work. (“Apartheid with Chinese Characters,” The Economist, June 2, 2018)
The conservative majority on the US Supreme Court, upheld Ohio’s aggressive voter purge law, which allows a voter to be scrubbed from the registration rolls if they miss a federal election. Only a handful of states have such punitive voting regulations, which disproportionately impact poor people and communities of color. (“Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Ohio Voter Purge Law,” NPR, June 11, 2018;“Ohio Voting Rights Decision not a Green Light for Reckless Voter Purges,” CNN, June 12, 2018)
The National Fair Housing Alliance recently issued its annual Fair Housing Trends Report. The study found that the number of housing discrimination complaints continues to rise as the Trump administration is rescinding rules that imposed strict deadlines on states and localities to address housing discrimination and segregation. (“Government Remains the Biggest Obstacle to Fair Housing,” American Prospect, May 8, 2018)


Shots In The Night brings you the ultimate stinging sci fi classic Dauber- If you hear them, it’s too late!

Tune into KKFI 90.1 FM to find out what all the buzz is about.  That’s Shots In The Night This Thursday at 7:30.  Look Out- and WEAR REPELLENT!


Brooke Salvaggio of Urbavore Farms joins Christina Frazier on this pilot broadcast of East of Eden.


Surrounded by reporters eager to talk about the cancellation of the White House visit and new NFL policy on standing during the National Anthem, Malcolm Jenkins, safety for the Super Bowl–winning Philadelphia Eagles, chose not to speak, instead holding up signs with information on racism in the criminal justice system and community work players are doing. “Before the anthem even started, players were involved in these types of social justice issues,” Jenkins said afterward. “And so for us, it’s staying on topic, doing the work, supporting those who are doing the work and pushing forward.”

The work Jenkins is talking about is the topic of a timely new book by journalist Howard Bryant; it’s called The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America and the Politics of Patriotism. Howard Bryant is a senior writer for ESPN.com and author of a number of books, including Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston. We’ll talk with Howard Bryant today on CounterSpin.

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And Janine Jackson takes a quick look at “Trumpwashing.”


The Sierra Club’s Zack Pistora returns with updates for Kansas.

Zack Pistora Returns
Episode date : June 18, 2018
On EcoRadio KC
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