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This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll ask: Is work as we know it disappearing as the middle class gets squeezed, and then gigged? We talk to two authors about two books Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America and Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle goes from “La La Land” to outer space with “First Man.” Ryan Gosling plays the ultra-reserved astronaut Neil Armstrong and Claire Foy is his devoted wife, Janet. It’s beautifully produced, but like Armstrong himself, “First Man” is emotionally aloof.

 

“Bad Times at the El Royale” is half of a great movie. This slick and violent grindhouse exploitation flick is involving and features a great cast, but it wears out its welcome in the bloated second half. It’s overdone and overlong but will be a guilty pleasure for some.

 

Amandla Stenberg gives a star making performance “The Hate U Give,” a YA offering about an African American teen walking a tightrope between her poor black neighborhood and the upscale white prep school she attends. This social drama has a lot more meat on its bones than most teen movies.

 

“Colette” is a decadent biopic about the infamous French writer. Keira Knightley plays the author of the semi-autobiographical novels about her bohemian lifestyle that scandalized early 20th century Paris. “Colette” may lack inspiration, but it’s never dull.

 

“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” is a sequel to the 2015 hit horror movie for kids inspired by R. L. Stine’s novels. Slappy the evil ventriloquist dummy is back to cause mayhem in this well-produced but completely predictable outing.

 

Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s impressive performance is the main draw of “All About Nina,” the tale of a struggling standup comic with serious sexual, addiction and relationship issues. It’s a decadent but well told story.

 

Also opening this week, Robert Redford stars as an elderly bank robber in “The Old Man and the Gun.” “Black 87” is an historic Irish thriller set during the Great Famine of 1847. The 18th annual Kansas International Film Festival takes place October 12-18th at the Glenwood Arts in Leawood. More information is available at kansasfilm.com.


The fourth big screen adaptation of the old Hollywood backstage story is both a critical and box office hit. Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) and pop music’s Lady Gaga play romantically linked musicians in “A Star is Born.” Cooper produced, directed and co-wrote the film as well as providing his own music.

Take Two: “A Star is Born” (R)
Episode date : October 12, 2018
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Jamie Jackson and Craig Lubow interview Chris Wolfenbarger about Amendment 2 on the Missouri ballot for medical marijuana  from the patient’s perspective.


Missouri National Guard Sergeant Chris Wolfenbarger (retired) talks about why he supports Amendment 2, one of three options on the November ballot, to legalize medical marijuana. Chris was medically retired for wounds received after being injured by a suicide bomber during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. He discusses why the majority of Missouri doctors, nurses, and patient groups support Amendment 2 and not Amendment 3. Chris said that Amendment 2 is also veteran-centric since revenue from medical marijuana sales will go to fund veterans’ healthcare services through the Missouri Veterans Commission. He also discusses why, as a patient, it gives him a sense of certainty and security that the medical community supports Amendment 2.


Regulation Designed to Tax Protesters For First Amendment Activity

The Trump administration has another first for America. It wants demonstrators to pay to use public parks, sidewalks and streets to engage in free speech.The effect of taxing protesters in the nation’s capital will be to restrict access for First Amendment activities to the very few who can afford it. Participatory democracy will be no more.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in August announced the White House’s rewriting of regulations governing free speech and assembly on public lands under federal jurisdiction.

The National Park Service will charge protesters for so-called event management expenses. Barricades and fencing that police may erect, trash removal, sanitation charges, permit application charges, salaries of personnel deployed to monitor protests, as well as cost deemed harmful to turf.

The Park Service claims protest-related costs are burdensome, and said that last years Womens March imposed a pretty heavy cost on the government.

Guest ” Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, co-chair of the Guilds National Mass Defense Committee. co-founder of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund in Washington, DC, she secured $13.7 million for about 700 of the 2000 IMF/World Bank protesters in Becker, et al. v. District of Columbia, et al., while also winning pledges from the District to improve police training about First Amendment issues. She won $8.25 million for approximately 400 class members in Barham, et al. v. Ramsey, et al. (alleging false arrest at the 2002 IMF/World Bank protests). She served as lead counsel in Mills, et al v. District of Columbia (obtaining a ruling that D.C.s seizure and interrogation police checkpoint program was unconstitutional); in Bolger, et al. v. District of Columbia (involving targeting of political activists and false arrest by law enforcement based on political affiliation); and in National Council of Arab Americans, et al. v. City of New York, et al. (successfully challenging the citys efforts to discriminatorily restrict mass assembly in Central Parks Great Lawn stemming from the 2004 RNC protests.)

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US Plans To Overthrow Venezuelan President
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Recently people in the Trump administration held secret meetings with certain military leaders of Venezuela to discuss plans to overthrow Venezuelan elected president NicolasMaduro.

The White House said in a statement that it was important to engage in dialogue with all Venezuelans who demonstrate a desire for democracy in order to bring positive change to a country that has suffered so much under Maduro.

The economic situation in Venezuela has been dire. This has been exacerbated by a US financial embargo. It is estimated that 1,600,000 people have left Venezuela since 2015.

Guest – William Camacarois a Venezuelan living in New York City and a senior research fellow at the Consul of Hemispheric Affairs, Washington DC best non-governmental organization founded in 1975.Camacaro is a cofounder of the Alberto Lovers Bolivarian Circle of New York, an organization founded in solidarity with Venezuela.


This week on CounterSpin: As we record October 4, it looks like Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed for the Supreme Court—despite, well, despite so very many things. Why are Republicans so set on pushing through a candidate opposed by a coalition of Christian churches, as well as thousands of law professors, as well as anyone concerned with sexual assault? And beyond his “temperament,” what ought we know about Kavanaugh’s record as a judge? We’ll talk about that with Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild.

Also on the show: “Bezos Unbound,” says the cover of the current issue of Forbes magazine, stating of the head of Amazon.com: “He’s Built the Most Innovative and Feared Juggernaut of the 21st Century—And Every Industry Is Now Fair Game.” So that’s…good? Is it appropriate for media to approach Amazon as though it’s simply a better mousetrap, and Bezos as though his bank account of $160 billion can coexist happily alongside workers who’ve just had their minimum wage pushed up to $15 an hour? Where do we have the conversation about the impact of Amazon‘s size, its influence and its values, on community? We’ll hear from journalist Neil DeMause, author of, most recently, The Brooklyn Wars.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 Noon – 1PM CST

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes playwright/producer Phil Kinen, actor/playwright Philip Blue Owl Hooser, artists Charlene Pryer, Teresa Dirks, Andrew Erdrich, Fredy Gabuardy, and Francisco Gabuardi Montealegre.

Playwright/producer Phil Kinen and actor/playwright, Philip Blue Owl Hooser discuss the final chapter of Phil Kinen’s six-play “Huck Eternal Cycle.” Huck Eternal Cycle wraps up with “In Regard to Flight,” this full-length production includes Chapters 5 & 6 along with scenes from Chapter 1, Never Ever After, which features a young Huck Finn and Peter Pan. This remarkable conclusion finds 72-year old Huck Finn being questioned by 72-year old Senator Thomas Sawyer in regards to a certain incident that occurred on a mysterious island called Neverland when Huck was thirteen years old. Huck finds himself teetering on the edge of reality and fantasy as he attempts to recall the actual events of that time. This production features the acting talents of Joshua Gleeson, Philip Hooser, Roan Ricker, and Jake Leet recreating his role of Huck Finn in Never Ever After. Jake Leet and Phil Kinen direct this production. Strong Language and Nudity

Friday, October 12, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Opening Night Performance
Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Evening Performance
Sunday, October 14, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday Matinee
Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Evening Performance
Friday, October 19, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Evening Performance
Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Evening Performance
Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday Matinee

Just Off Broadway Theater 3051 Central St. KCMO 64108

Artists Charlene Pryor & Teresa Dirks talk about open studios at the Hobbs Building.The fall Open Studios Come As You Art, October 12, 5:30 – 10pm and October 13, noon – 4:30pm. Live music, food trucks, and more. 1427 9th St. KCMO

Artists Andrew Erdrich, Fredy Gabuardy, and Francisco Gabuardi Montealegre talk about art and the Drugstore Open Studio. Please join the Drugstore in welcoming 10 new residents for our Fall 2018 Open Studios! Also, the Drugstore is celebrating the new mural on the east side of the building created by Sike Style in conjunction with Open Spaces KC. See the recent artwork of all current studio residents this October 20th:
Alex Savage, Amy Hixson, Andrew Erdrich, Andrew Ordonez, Boi Boy, Brandon Frederick, Carmen Moreno, Don Wilkison, Dylan Mortimer, Emily Cramer, Francisco Gabuardi Montealegre, Fredy Gabuardy, Fred Vorder Brugge, Glyneisha Johnson, Jen Harris, Kate Horvat, Max Wagner, Megan Pobywajlo, Melaney Mitchell, Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, Patricia Graham, Whitney Manney, William Plummer, William Toney
and Yulie Urano

Boulevard Brewing Company will be providing beer.
All designs for Fall 2018 Open Studios by Kate Horvat.

The Drugstore is located at 3948 Main St. KCMO.

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