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Stand Up KC and Sahj Kaya

Stand Up KC and Sahj Kaya
Episode date : August 12, 2017
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Actor Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh go rogue with their independently produced and distributed comic heist movie, “Logan Lucky.” Tatum plays a fired miner who decides to rip off all the cash for a big race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. He recruits a ragtag posse of hayseed thieves for a complicated caper. The terrific cast includes Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Daniel Craig and Hilary Swank. Soderbergh seems to be doing a self-parody of his best-known movie. So, you could call this goofy but entertaining popcorn flick, “Redneck Ocean’s 11.”

 

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, two extremely likable actors, give a big boost to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” an overlong and violent action comedy about a protection agent escorting a hired killer to testify at a trial at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. There’s not a moment of credibility in this over-the-top farce, but it has wild stunts, lengthy car chases and plenty of R-rated mayhem for fans of the genre.

 

“Saturday Night Live’s” Kyle Mooney stars in and co-wrote the offbeat comedy, “Brigsby Bear.” It’s a high-concept, low-key tale about a man, kidnapped at birth and raised in isolation. When he’s freed at age 25, he attempts to complete the story of a children’s TV show he was raised on. It’s odd, but surprisingly sweet.

 

Also opening this week, “Whose Streets?” is a documentary about the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri. “Wind River” is a suspense drama starring Jeremy Renner about mysterious deaths on a Native American reservation. “Paint it Black” is a drama about the difficult dynamic that evolves between a suicide victim’s mother and girlfriend. “Kuso” is a horror film set in the aftermath of an LA earthquake. “Dave Made a Maze” is a horror comedy about a man trapped in a cardboard maze of his own creation. “68 Kill” is described as a punk-rock romantic comedy about a young woman and her boyfriend who decide to rip off her older sugar daddy. Catherine Deneuve stars in the French drama “The Midwife” about the relationship that develops between a woman and her late father’s mistress.


Perhaps the most controversial film of the year, “Detroit” recounts story of the infamous Algiers Motel incident during the 1967 riots in Motor City. Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) re-teams with screenwriter (“Zero Dark Thirty”) to tell the tale of police brutality and murder.

Take Two: “Detroit”
Episode date : August 18, 2017
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We are showcasing three authors who have published original and captivating novels: Jessica Webb for “Pathogen,” a medical thriller”; “RJ Samuel for An Outsider Inside,” a book about an Indian-Irish main character; and Stefani Deoul for “On a Larp,” a young adult steampunk thriller. As an additional bonus on a bonus radio book club show author Fay Jacobs joins Stefani to talk about “On a Larp.” Philip Hooser is hosting while Elizabeth Andersen is in British Columbia. These interviews were recorded in Chicago at the Golden Crown Literary Awards annual convention. 


The Harcros chemical company was recently fined for illegally storing environmentally sensitive material in their Wyandotte County locale. The Kansas Sierra Club’s Elaine Geisel returns to the program to bring us up to speed. Also, are there plans afoot to foul the Flint Hills? Flint Hills Stewards, Elexa Dawson and Karla Jo Grimmett let us know about the proposed high-pressure injection of wastewater into the Flint Hills.

Here’s a link to the docket where you can ead -pre-file testomony.

Dirty Deeds in Kansas
Episode date : August 14, 2017
On EcoRadio KC
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Wednesday August 16, 2017

ARTSPEAK RADIO host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with singer/songwriter Elain McMilian, KC Conjure Shop owner Julie Valdivia, and multi-discipline artist Mark Allen.

Elaine McMilian is a vocalist and writer from Independence, Missouri. She sang her first solo at age 5 and continues to perform a variety of musical genres as a solo artist and in various groups. She self-produced two albums of original songs, “Insomnia,” and “The Messenger.” McMilian received a BA in English-Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She writes essays and poems, which can be found on her blog, Along the Way, and is working on a memoir.

Julia Valdivia Owner of K.C. Conjure Shop- Purveyors of providence, good luck, readings, custom spiritual work, classes, conjure supplies, candles, oils, waters, and more. Located at 1620 Locust St. Suite 400 Kansas City MO, 816.756.5551
www.kcconjure.com

Mark Allen -SOLANOIR is a collection of events hosted in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City in preparation for the Great American Solar Eclipse cutting across on August 21st. Mural artists will be traveling from around the country and the world to transform the Crossroads into the Next Great American Art Hub. Other art exhibitions, performances, musical acts, and events are listed on their website: SOLANOIR.COM and Instagram @solanoir
FEATURING:
MARK ALLEN, LAURA TREAS, MOLLY BALLOONS, CHERYL EVE ACOSTA, STUDIO A, MCK BRANDS , C ANNMANN NELSON, ANDREA MARIE LONG, SARAH NELSEN, KATIE LEE BRIDAL, MUNELLE DE VIE, JOHN PAUL ATAKER

We have nearly two dozen buildings that are primed and ready to go be painted all across the Crossroads Arts District. The week and weekend leading up to the Eclipse, we are celebrating this truly incredible Arts District and really putting it on the map as an art-rich destination with a strong street art presence. In a week’s time, we hope to transform the facade of the Crossroads Arts District and focus our collective cultural identity.

Participating Muralists
National/International Artists
Ackzilla! & Annavee . Alex Senna . Jake Merten . Justin Wagher . Madman . Phyber . Registered Artist
Sebastian Coolidge . Ten Hundred . They Drift . Wiley

Local Artists
Ape . Evan Jackson . Jamie McClead . Kevin “EFG” Perkins . Moniker the Monster . Munden
Sabertooth Thomas . Sike . Thomas “Pigsty” Woodward . Zach Laman

Mural Painting
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:00am 8:00pm
504 East 18th Street Kansas City, MO, 64108
On-Going Throughout the Day:
Multiple artists will be working on their murals across the Crossroads
Check out our interactive Map to see where the walls/murals are at and which artists are painting them!

FACES // Mark Allen + Kat Moss
•Thursday, August 17, 2017
•5:30pm 8:30pm
Free to the Public

Mark Allen and Kat Moss present “FACES,” and exhibition of original paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and film.
This will be Kat Moss’s first exhibition of her art, which features contour and blind contour portraits of friends, self-portraits, and photographs through the lens of a model, actress, and artist. She is inspired by Jenny Holzer for her feminism, poetry, and aesthetics.
Mark Allen will present his latest work from 2017, featuring large scale paintings, underwater photographs, portraits, and other art from his personal vault. Much of his recent work from the past few years has featured Kat Moss, as his muse and creative collaborator.
A scene from their debut short film , “Alice Through the Shattered Glass” featuring Kat Moss and co-directed by Morgan Cooper (Cooper Films) and Mark Allen will also be on display.
Earlier Event: August 17
Mural Painting
Later Event: August 17
Artist & Sponsor Kick-Off Party

On Friday August 18th, The Gown Gallery will open their doors to their newly renovated 7 East Event space for an Intergalactic Fashion Exhibition of Design and Photography.
Curated by Garment Manufacturer Laura Treas, 12 fashion designers will present their original garments, jewelry, and accessories in a live model exhibition open to the public. Underwater photographs by Mark Allen will also be on display.

This unprecedented event is a unique twist on a fashion show, ditching the runway for a more up-close-and-personal viewing experience. Wine and special plates by Affäire will also be available in their ivy-shaded courtyard.
Mural artists will also be live-painting the East-facing exterior wall during the event, commissioned by Botwin Commercial Development. A live musical performance will accompany the artist and viewers to cap off the evening.

Arts & Craft Beer Crawl
Saturday August 19 3pm –late
Drink beer Decorate you own eclipse glasses!! 220 Certified viewers available
Crossroads Arts District KC
www.solanoir.com

Many of the events taking place during the pre-eclipse weekend will be located in the burgeoning creative Crossroads Arts District.

The map includes locations of participating street art murals/walls, art galleries, restaurants, bars, breweries, music events, and more.

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On The Inside Looking Out – The Jackson County Jail And Courts Revealed

There has been a lot of news about the Jackson County Jail lately, but much less about the system that keeps the jail populated. We have heard the sensational story of the inmate, the public defender and the guards but that is not the story that should shock the public, not by a long shot. On this Edition of Jaws of Justice Radio we bring you the story of two men one convicted with no real evidence (even the Judge agreed) and another trying to make his case of innocence from behind bars.

Host Latahra Smith talks with Ray Johnson about being behind bars for over a year only to have his Public Defender leave because of a family issue and pass his case off to another Public Defender pushing his trial another 6 months or more down the road. Ray will tell how his case illustrates the failure of the Public Defenders system in Missouri, what conditions are like in the jail and how despite a court order to be allowed access to the law library every other day has not been once in almost 3 months.
website – freerayjohnson.com will be up soon

Then Latahra Smith will talk with Dekesha Cornelius about her brother Dwayne Cornelius’s trial and conviction for a crime he did not commit. During the sentencing phase Dekesha pointed out that there was no evidence to prove her brother was guilty and the judge agreed, then sentenced him anyway.
Email to contact support group – [email protected]
website coming this fall

The Calendar for August 14th

The Greater Kansas City Justice coalition will have their monthly meeting Tuesday August 15th 4:30 to 6 PM aat the Kansas City Missouri Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave, KCMO. The will have local and national speakers addressing the privatization of education and what can be done to address the Trump administration’s education policies.
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The KCMO Branch of the NAACP membership meeting will be Tuesday August 15th at 6:30 PM at Brush Creek Community Center, Cleveland and Emmanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, KCMO. There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation on the Missouri travel advisory issued by the Missouri and National NAACP.
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The KC chapter of Mothers in Charge, Healing Support Group will be meeting Thursday August 17th from 5-7 PM at the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose Center, Suite 124 W, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. The first hour will be sharing of experiences and in the second hour therapists and others who can who can help navigate the emotional and legal terrain will be available. For more information you can find them on the web at www.kcmothersincharge.org or call them at 816-912-2601.
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This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, the topic is workers across borders and workers who cross borders. We’ll ask David Wilson, who has just updated The Politics of Immigration, “Do immigrants really take jobs from the rest of us and lower wages?” Then, we’ll talk to Corinne Goria, whose new book Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy introduces us to phone manufacturers in China, copper miners in Zambia, garment workers in Bangladesh, and farmers around the world. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

 


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