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Emily Akins of the Kansas City Food Circle & Kristen Soper of Lawrence Public Library


Russ wonders about racial stereotypes in the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy, “Get Hard” and covers the animated fantasy, “Home” and the creepy horror entry, “It Follows.”


Can a firm be “too big” in a culture that values efficiency and scale? Has Antitrust Law Policy lost the necessary vocabulary even to consider the issue? Ann Marie Marciarille, who teaches Antitrust and Fair Competition Law at UMKC School of Law, will discuss the implications of this dilemma for the republic and our common good


Mike Murphy welcomes Henry  Stoever on the KKFI (90.1 FM) EcoRadio show today. Yup, today. Listen in to catch the latest re a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request on current conditions of the KC Plant & Bannister Fed’l Complex, laden with contaminants, and the work plan for environmental & engineering evaluation of BFC by NNSA & CenterPoint Properties.
Henry will also comment on:
– the high attendance (@70) at yesterday’s PeaceWorks Annual Meeting,
– the Thursday, April 9, 5-6:30pm, protest of Rockhurst U award for Honeywell President at The Roasterie’s Bean Hangar at 1204 W. 27th St., KCMO.
– & the “die-in” to come at the end of the Monday, May 25, 8 am to noon, Memorial Day Walk/Ride from Bannister Fed’l Complex to National Security Campus. Our “Die-in” (maybe @ 11:30) will mourn Kansas Citians who’ve died from toxins from the production of parts for nuclear weapons
FOIA release KC Weapons Plant
Episode date : March 23, 2015
On EcoRadio KC
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On March 12, American Friends Service Committee released a report based on their listening sessions at an event at the KCMO Health Department to stimulate more debate and dialogue about budget and revenue policy and to organize community action. They began the project focusing on the Federal budget but as they held listening sessions, they soon saw that the same destructive austerity / budget cutting directive is functioning at the state and local levels. This next stage of the project is to share what was heard and to listen in public forums to the experiences of those attending. AFSC does this to empower and mobilize more and more community members to step up, tell their story and work to make budget, revenue and public policy serve community needs rather than only those of the rich and powerful.

AFSC’s Listening Project Report
Episode date : March 25, 2015
On All Souls Forum
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On news of the death of Danny Schechter, investigative journalist Greg Palast wrote:
“Known for bringing the world the story of Nelson Mandela, Danny gave up cushy jobs at ABC and CNN, the big bucks and a steady flow of mainstream awards to blow the whistle on the degradation of American news. Danny exposed what he called the “news goo” of talking hair-dos—denouncing them as repeaters, not reporters. One of his searing books told it all in the title: “The More You Watch, the Less You Know.””
This week on a very special installment of Tell Somebody, Tom Klammer speaks with Palast about the life and times of Danny Schechter.

Veterans Voices – Writing From The Soul For The Soul

Hospitalized Veterans’ Writing Project (HVWP) utilizes therapeutic writing to rehabilitate veterans. Their Mission is to enable military veterans to experience solace and satisfaction through our writing program.

The project encourages veterans to express their thoughts and feelings in writing and to send their stories, essays and poems to the HVWP headquarters for potential publication in Veterans’ Voices magazine. HVWP publishes Veterans’ Voices three times a year. The magazine is made possible by ongoing contributions to HVWP and with the support of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Today’s host is Beth Pike, Beth is our regular engineer for JoJR and this is the first show she is producing for us. Her guests are Margaret Clark, Editor in Chief of Veterans’ Voices, Tina Hacker, Poetry Editor of Veterans’ Voices and Perry Puccetti, President and Chief officer of Triple-I Corporation. They will talk about Veteran’s Voices Magazine, how veterans can submit their writing and share some of their own writing. They will also let you know how you can show your support for the magazine and the Hospitalized Veterans writing Project.

Contact the HVWP office at 816-701-6844.
Send an email to volunteer@veteransvoices.org
Check out the website at http://www.veteransvoices.org/
Donate on line – http://www.veteransvoices.com/donate/


“Insurgent,” the second installment in the “Divergent” series, “The Gunman,” a Sean Penn action flick and “Do You Believe?,” a faith-based drama are up for Russ’ inspection.

Recent News

Coda: Peculiar Pretzelmen, Love Tusk and Wink Burcham

November 7, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Coda: Peculiar Pretzelmen, Love Tusk and Wink Burcham

Recently Coda hosted a fine night of music featuring the Peculiar Pretzelmen out of LA, Love Tusk from KC and Wink Burcham up from Oklahoma. Burcham is a country singer-songwriter who was accompanied by slide guitar and electric guitar. He …

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Kansas City Jazz Calendar for November 3 – November 9

November 3, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Kansas City Jazz Calendar for November 3 - November 9

    This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, November 3 to Sunday, November 9. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event.  …

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Felabration at Record Bar

October 27, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Felabration at Record Bar

Saturday, Oct 18th marked the official celebration of the birthday of musician and activist Fela Kuti across the country known as “Felabration”.  The Kansas City edition at Record Bar, featured local afro-beat group Hearts of Darkness and Cincinnati, Ohio’s Baoku and the Image Afrobeat Band. …

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KKFI Jazz Calendar for October 20-26

October 19, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
KKFI Jazz Calendar for October 20-26

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, October 20 to Sunday, October 26. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event.

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Katy Guillen and the Girls at Westport Saloon

October 16, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Katy Guillen and the Girls at Westport Saloon

  A little while back we caught a fantastic rockin’ bluesy set from Katy Guillen and the Girls at Westport Saloon.  Here’s some of what we saw: Click image to start slideshow   Head over to to KC Live Music …

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Award-winning ‘American Routes’ Program Joins KKFI Lineup

October 13, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Award-winning 'American Routes' Program Joins KKFI Lineup

Beginning Wednesday, October 15th, the award winning music program American Routes, returns to KC radio as 90.1 FM KKFI will begin running the show from 7:30 to 9:30 every Wednesday night. Hosted by Nick Spitzer, American Routes has been broadcast nationally for over 16 years. It seeks to educate and entertain it’s audiences with weekly explorations of the various kinds of American roots music as well as interviews and documentary features to outline the history of a performer or a musical genre. It is currently broadcast on over 195 radio stations across the country with over 400,000 listeners.

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