We’ll hear from many of our local Irish music artists both past and present. We’ll close the program with a portion of Gerald Trimble’s History of Irish Music in words and music, recorded at the Kansas City Irish Fest which will be posted here, shortly after broadcast.

Kansas City Irish Music
Episode date : September 20, 2018
On Local Showcase

Last month, Missouri labor and its allies shocked the nation with a 2-1 vote on Proposition A, repealing the right to work law passed by the legislature. How did they do it, and what lessons does this victory teach us? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll talk to activists and find out. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


Steven Rosenfeld: DHS, ICE Demand Election Documents Intimidating North Carolina Latino Voters

Lori Wallach: Public Pressure Needed to Include NAFTA Labor and Environmental Protections

Nelson Pinos: As Trump Immigration Crackdown Continues, New Haven Rally Supports Ecuadorean Man Fighting Deportation

Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Sept. 19, 2018

Christina Frazier tours the fascinating story of River Bluff Cave, a virgin cave discovered in Southern Missouri, that flummoxed local scientists upon discovery. After construction blasting gave way to serious investigation the site dated at over 1 million years old. The preserve of evidence yielded fossils and sediments that recorded invaluable information contributing to the study of history and climate change.

East of Eden is program exploring issues of land in the Midwest; scientific, social and political. It is produced and hosted by Christina Frazier.

East of Eden: River Bluff Cave
Episode date : September 20, 2018
On Thursday Night Special

How do you enroll a family of ten in school when everyone’s name is Bob? Follow your hillbilly radio host Finn as he crawls through the denizens of Bunched Up County! Find out in this comedic episode of Shots in the Night, tonight at 7:30.

Welcome to Bunched Up County
Episode date : September 20, 2018
On Shots in the Night

Notorious and with a following, Michael Moore asks the question many ask each other these days: how did we elect such far right officials in this era? Provocatively and humorously, Moore explores mixed-feelings to outrage over the present political climate and how the situation evolved. Critical reception is positive but make up your mind if your own ticket to the theatre would be well spent in an interview with Amy Goodman over his new release Fahrenheit 11/9–ironically citing the date of Trump’s election.

Michael Moore is a filmmaker who broke into notoriety with his first feature Roger and Me, which explored the economic fallout in Flint, Michigan after automotive factories were moved to Mexico. Other well known movies include the comedy classic Canadian Bacon featuring John Candy and Bowling for Columbine, the internationally acclaimed and awarded documentary about gun violence.

This week on CounterSpin: The elite media takeaway on the nomination to the Supreme Court of arch-conservative Brett Kavanaugh—despite allegations of perjury, and an unprecedented lack of access to his work—would seem to be reflected by CNN, which ran two items on the same day: a poll showing more Americans oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation than support it, and an analysis that took his confirmation as a given. “Americans don’t want it, but it’s happening anyway; next!” seems to be corporate media’s approach to many things these days. Others take democratic dysfunction less sanguinely. We speak with Richard Kim, executive editor of The Nation magazine, about that.

Also on the show: In 1994, John Bolton declared: “There is no United Nations. There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world, and that’s the United States, when it suits our interest, and when we can get others to go along.” Bolton is now national security advisor under a president who shares his ideas that international bodies only exist to the extent that the US finds them useful. You can call that straight talk, but then you also have to care what impact it has when a country declares its sovereignty to be the only sovereignty that matters on the planet. Bolton’s target of the moment is the International Criminal Court. We talk about what his most recent threats against the ICC mean with Jamil Dakwar, director of the human rights program at the ACLU.

Zack Pistora represents the Sierra Club and Kansans on issues such as water conservation, hydraulic fracturing, energy efficiency, clean energy and other environmental topics which are addressed by the Kansas Legislature in Topeka, KS. Zack will give us a look at what we can expect from our electorate as the Kansas Legislative Session wraps up their 2018 session. Host Richard Mabion will assure Zack tells us all.

Calendar of Events for the week of 9/17/18:

9/17/18 Backyard Composting Class
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm free at the Solid Waste Administrative Building, 320 N.E. Industrial Lane, Lawrence KS. To enroll, sign up online at Compost 101 Class. For more information, email [email protected] or call 785-832-3032.

9/22/18 Shoal Creek Stream Party Saturday, 9am-1pm Learn about streams at Happy Rock Park, 7600 NE Antioch Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119. Come out and join the fun. Lunch will be served.
info – [email protected] 816-812-5166

9/18/18 9:00 am – 11:00 am Take a hike through the woods to harvest Missouri wild edibles and then learn how to prepare them at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center.
This free, two-hour Workshop includes an optional hike and a class. The class is designed for participants age 18 and older and will be held from 9 – 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 18 at the nature center, 1401 NW Park Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Registration is required at Missouri Department of Conservation.

9/22/18 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Monarch tagging in Lawrence will be at Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, 1365 N 1250 Rd Lawrence, KS 66046
Once again, Monarch Watch, the Jayhawk Audubon Society, and the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center are sponsoring Monarch butterfly tagging for the public. There is no charge to participants and no experience is necessary – so bring yourself, your kids (all ages), your friends, and your neighbors! If you have a net, bring that too.

Environmental programs on KKFI this week include:
“Country Life Isn’t What It Used to Be” with Terry Spence & Craig Volland
September 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm on All Souls Forum
Terry Spence and Craig Volland will explain how Big AG’s political power increasingly threatens rural landowners’ quality of life and property values. It’s the environmental injustice nobody talks about. Terry is with the Socially Responsible Agriculture project and farms in northwest Missouri. Craig is Chair of the Agriculture Committee of the Kansas Sierra Club.

“Iowa Landowners Sue Dakota Access Pipeline”
September 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm on Sprouts
In 2016, three Iowa farmers, Keith Putenney, Arlene Bates, and Lavern Johnson, were forced to surrender their land through eminent domain to be used for the Dakota Access pipeline. They relate how the installation of the pipeline has affected their land, and in turn how it has affected their livelihood.

“Kids’ Climate Lawsuit”
September 22, 2018 | 2:30 pm on WINGS
Twenty-one young plaintiffs are alleging the United States knew since the 1950s that a horrendous climate disaster would be in store from fossil fuel energy and caved to industry, not to implement policies that could avert that.

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