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Native Spirit radio with host Rhonda LeValdo interviews Alfred Walking Bull about the Walker Art Center “Scaffold” sculpture that caused many in the Minneapolis American Indian community to be upset.

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Music Playlist

05:03PM-05:06PM (3:00) Jay Begaye “”Diné” Flag Song” from The Colorful World – Songs from the Diné Heartland (CD, Album, World) on Canyon Records

05:06PM-05:09PM (3:00) Mic Jordan “Dear Native Youth” from Last Stand Mixtape (CD, Album, Other) on Last stand Mix tape

05:09PM-05:13PM (4:02) Jay Begaye “Short-N-Snappy” from The Colorful World – Songs from the Diné Heartland (CD, Album, World) on Canyon Records

05:13PM-05:16PM (3:00) Reed Bobroff “The four elements of ghost dance” from The four elements of ghost dance (CD, Album, Other) on Indie (http://xopublicity.com/xo-for-the-holidays-vol-ii, UK)

05:16PM-05:20PM (4:05) Clark Tenakhongva “Rain Dancing” from Hoat’Ve’La (CD, Album, World) on Canyon Records

05:43PM-05:47PM (4:00) Floyd Red Crow Westerman “Custer Died for your sins” from Native America Calling (CD, Album, Other) on Trikont

05:56PM-06:00PM (4:41) Young Spirit “Weechaaaala” from Nitehe Ohci – “From the Heart” (CD, Album, World) on Canyon Records

 


We have two guests with us in the studio today. Registered nurse Kim Tilson is here to tell us all about the 2nd Annual Trans Health Inclusion conference which is coming soon, and to talk a bit about the past and present state of transgender health care. After a musical break we will be joined by Ari Copeland, a senior water scientist and transgender advocate who is going to discuss in depth some of the transgender news of the month with myself and Fiona in a roundtable.


Author Maija Devine joins us to discuss her autobiographical novel, The Voices of Heaven. Flowing from her firsthand experience of growing up in Seoul during the Korean War, Maija Rhree Devine’s novel reveals uniquely Korean colors and sounds as she leads readers through an extraordinary love story that parallels the tragedies of the war.

The Voices of Heaven
Episode date : May 27, 2017
On Every Woman
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It may seem early to start a “Worst Movies of the Year” list, but surely “Baywatch” will qualify. A raunchy parody of the old TV series, “Baywatch” struggles to mine a few meager laughs from gross-out jokes, but it drowns in its own off-color excesses. Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron have charisma and the female cast members provide plenty of cheesecake, but they’re efforts can’t resuscitate this victim.

 

And speaking of shipwrecks, Johnny Depp’s latest appearance as Capt. Jack Sparrow isn’t enough to save the bloated adventure, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth entry in the popular series. The production values are stupendous and it has some dazzling action sequences, but the plot is so perplexing that it seems like they were making it up as they went along. An Easter Egg after the credits hints that there may be one more episode in the works.

 

Reclusive actress Debra Winger and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts star in “The Lovers,” a comic drama about an aging married couple who are both involved in extramarital affairs. Things get complicated when they start cheating on their lovers…with each other. It’s beautifully acted and more than just a little twisted.

 

Liev Schreiber’s affable performance is the driving force behind “Chuck,” the true story of ups and downs in the life of Chuck Wepner, the boxer who inspired the story of “Rocky” and gained fame by going 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali. The strong supporting cast includes Jim Gafigan, Elizabeth Moss and Naomi Watts. While it’s no knockout, “Chuck” is one likable palooka.

 

Also opening this week, “The Survivalist” is a post-apocalyptic drama about a man protecting his small harvest from starving strangers. “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” is a documentary about the famous and influential chef.


Susan and Russ have different takes on “Norman,” a character study starring Richard Gere, Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi. Gere plays a wheeler dealer who uses his relationship with an Israeli government official to ingratiate himself with the Jewish business elite of New York City.

TAKE TWO: “Norman”
Episode date : May 26, 2017
On Take Two
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On May Day 2017, workers filled the streets all over the world for international workers day. In the US, many immigrants protested and struck. Here in Missouri, no one was surprised by the protests of workers and immigrants in Kansas City and St. Louis, but there was even one in Kirksville called the Unified Mayday. It brought together immigrant workers from the Smithfield pork plant in Milan and Kirksville citizens and students. Heartland Labor Forum was there. Hear about it Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


Veterans Community Project – Tiny Houses

The Veterans Community Project’s Mission is “We are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished only by community for community. We are building Veterans Village – a specialized community network of tiny homes and services dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country.” The idea is for veterans to help veterans by using their labor, shared experiences and compassion to help get homeless veterans off the street and into secure housing.

Host Melvin Merritt talks with Kevin Jamison, Chief Operation Officer and Founder of VCP about the mission and the Tiny Homes project. Tune in and find out how you can help them and the community of veterans in Kansas City.

Find out more about Veterans Community Project –
Website – http://veteranscommunityproject.org/
Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/veteranscommunityproject/
Kevin Jamison – 816-309-9201

Warriors Best Friend – Service Dogs

Since the attacks of September 11th 2001, over 2 million troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. As these men and women return home, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have emerged as signature injuries among our newest generation of soldiers. Medical studies prove that service dogs can help speed up the recovery of a soldier with PTSD and TBI, both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, many wounded soldiers have to wait years to receive a service dog.

Warriors’ Best Friend’s mission is to provide critically needed service dogs free of cost for our veterans and their families. And in doing so, WBF saves two lives in the process! We adopt and train homeless canines to grant wounded soldiers the gift of greater self sufficiency through emotional and physical independence—empowering men and women to lead a free and active lifestyle.

Host Jeff Humfeld talks with Joe and Samantha of WBF about the dogs and veterans in their program and how they help both survive and thrive.

Website – http://warriorsbestfriend.org/
Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/WarriorsBestFriend/
Phone: 816-429-6305
Email: [email protected]


We present a press conference held last week concerning how EPA budgetary cutbacks will adversely impact Kansas City. We also present testimony from the public hearing held last week regarding plans for the old Bannister Federal Complex.
http://answersbannistercomplex.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/815202115299178/


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