Local Showcase: Live and Recorded

Thursday night at 8:00, the Local Showcase will open with an hour long performance by Broken Arrows (featuring KKFI’s own Barry Lee) doing an acoustic set here at the KKFI studio!  In the final hour, Mixmaster Linc will bring you an excellent selection music recorded by local artists in the same rock & roll, power pop, and Americana vein. Don’t miss it!

Every Woman – 20181020 – Voices of Hope: A Response to Violence

This week we will be joined by Dr Julie Connor, TED speaker, educator, and gun violence survivor, and Anthony Butler, founder of The V.I.P. Movement (Violence I Prevent), to discuss Voices of Hope: A Response to Violence, an upcoming event.  They are the featured guest speakers at the event and met while he was a teacher and she was an instructional coach in the Kansas City Public Schools. Both of them were unconventional teachers who wanted to provide students and families the means to deal with their feelings and experiences of violence.

Join us at 3pm Central time on 90.1FM, streaming on kkfi.org, or via various apps on your phones!

ARTSPEAK RADIO 2018 Fall Pledge Drive

ARTSPEAK RADIO is in its’ 6th year!! If you tune in weekly, download podcasts, listen online, learn about new and exciting opportunities happening in the creative community, or enjoy listening to one of the many guests featured weekly on ARTSPEAK RADIO then call 888-931-0901 to pledge your support. Online pledges are simple, just go to www.kkfi.org and show us your support for YOUR community radio station.

It’s time for you to support this public affair arts program that gives local artists, spoken word poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, arts educators, museums, arts organizations, and so many more the opportunity to discuss their art, their work, chapbooks, events, openings, performances, innovations, and submissions for artistic opportunities. 

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS RADIO STATION NOW by calling 888-931-0901 or make your pledge online at www.kkfi.org

Guests appearing on the program include Angie Jennings, Lea Murphy, Dan Frueh, Silvia Kofler, and Bill Sundahl.

Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography President Angie Jennings & Vice President Lea Murphy- Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience Expanded Field Portfolio Walk
Kansas City Society for Contemporary is pleased to announce a premier portfolio event at El Torreon during “Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience Expanded Field.” As part of Kan- sas City’s First Arts Biennial, thirty invited photographic artists will display their work and be on hand to discuss their process.
Please join KCSCP for our Reception and Portfolio Walk Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 5pm to 9 pm, El Torreon 3101 Gillham Plaza Kansas City, Mo., 64109
KCSCP is a non-pro t organization promoting and exhibiting the photographic arts.
After it’s opening gala in 1927, the El Torreon ballroom was a centerpiece in the big band and jazz history of Kan- sas City. In the 1970s the music venue was affectionately known as the Cowtown Ballroom.
Please direct all media inquiries to Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography President Angie Jennings at [email protected] For more information: www.kcscp.org

Dan Frueh, The trap Gallery owner/director talks about LOVE RUST 2018.

LOVE RUST 2018 is an annual celebration of oxidation.
The trap Gallery
525 Gillis, 6:00 p.m–10:00 p.m.
Thrid Friday in Columbus Park, October 19
The trap Gallery opened in 2001 and is the cornerstone of art in Columbus Park.
Open 3rd Fridays, the trap’s season is April–November.

LOVE RUST 2018, Featuring works by:
Valerie Bashaw. Justin Bell. Joel Boucquemont.
Wes Casey. Mary Fasone. Dan Freuh. Megan Gallant.
Ed Lesyk. John Marak. Json Myers. Karen Peck.
Charles Ray. Ann Reckling. George Rousis.
Becky Stevens. Frank Strunk III. Dan Wayne.

Author Silvia Kofler joins us to talk about Haunted Words Phil Miller Scholarship Reading & Open Mic Sunday October 21, 3PM – 5PM, The Wrtiers Place 3607 Pennsylvannia KCMO

The challenge, should you decide to accept it, share your thoughts on a ghostly encoundter of any description or disposition in a poem, for the open mic at the Phil Miller Memorial Scholarship Reading. To sign up ahead of time, email [email protected] or you may sign up at the event if slots are still available. This event includes a silent auction of original artwork by local/regional artists and book baskets by local/regional writers.

Proceeds go to the Phil Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund, which benefits students at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where Phil taught many years. Can’t make the reading? You can still contribute by mailing your donation to: Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation
7250 State Avenue, Rm 3500
KCKS 66112
Attn: Deborah Cowick

Please make checks payable to KCKCC Foundation, and write “Philip Miller Scholarship” in the comments section. Donate online at www.kckcc.edu/foundation. Click on “Donate to the KCKCC Foundation.” On the following screen, click the “Specify program or scholarship” link and type in “Phil Miller Scholarship Fund.”



What’s that sound? Stan Slaughter!

Stan Slaughter is Kansas City’s own Eco-Troubadour. Today he entertains the troops with a recount about his songs for a sustainable environment.  Stan is also an internationally famous expert on the process called composting, a process that recycles various organic materials that would otherwise be waste products. Stan turns organic matter into garden gold and he can tell us how. The KKFI Pledge Drive is happening this week and our entire cadre will be on air. We hope all listeners will call.


Backyard Composting Workshop October 15, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Solid Waste Administrative Building, 320 N.E. Industrial Lane, Lawrence KS. To enroll, mail [email protected] or call 785-832-3032.

Thomas Hart Benton Group of the Sierra Club has an ExCom Meeting Tue, Oct 16, 2018 7:00 PM 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64111, Visitors welcome, contact Jim Turner [email protected] or (816) 287-0710

Save lastKCforest asks us to attend the Forest Re-Zoning Meeting Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9 AM – 12 PM Kansas City – City Hall, 26th floor, Council Chamber

Since the Line Creek Forest is not zoned to accommodate a large high school (it’s zoned for agriculture), the Park Hill School District must first get approval from the City Plan Commission before proceeding with construction.

The school district recently submitted a Special Use Permit to the KC Plan Commission for approval, which will be considered on Oct. 16.

All are welcome! And there is no minimum time or number for public comments.

If the Special Use Permit is approved, then the school will be able to continue their development plans. Currently these plans do not include ANY conservation plan for ANY part of their forest acreage.   lastkcforest.com


Public Outrage: Laquan McDonalds Place in History; and Neo-Colonial Regime Kill Peaceful Ambazonian Protesters

The Power of Public Outrage: Laquan McDonald’s Place in History

Jason van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who four years ago shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in the back, was found guilty on October 5th of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery by Chicago jury.

This was the first time in 50 years that a Chicago police officer has been found guilty of murdering somebody while he was on duty.

The McDonald murder was massively covered up beginning with the cops who were on the job with van Dyke, the commanding officers of the Chicago police department, up to the office of the Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Key to the conviction was video footage taken by a police car dash camera. This video was suppressed by thepolice, and the mayor for three years and only revealed after a massive campaign by a number of Chicago grassroots organizations.Nationally, there have been no convictions in the murders of Eric Gardner, Michael Brown, or Trayvon Martin.

Chicago is one of the most segregated cities in the USA. Recently 50 Chicago schools have been closed as well as many mental health clinics. Even the parking meters have been sold in a wave of divestment from the inner-city.

Guest ” Attorney G.Flint Taylor, a graduate of Brown University and Northwestern Law School, is a founding partner of the Peoples Law Office in Chicago, an office which has been dedicated to litigating civil rights, police violence, government misconduct, and death penalty cases for more than 40 years.


Neo-Colonial Regime Kill Peaceful Ambazonian Protesters in Africa

Ambazonia is an English-speaking territory located between Cameroon and Nigeria in
West Africa. Also known as the Southern Cameroons, for most of its recent history it has been under military occupation by the French neo-colonial regime in Cameroon.
A majority of Ambazonians reject the legitimacy of this regime and its military control.
In violation of an agreement to create an equal confederacy between the two autonomous states, French Cameroon has been dismantling and defunding Ambazonian systems, and pillaging its resources since the country was created in 1961.
Since December 2016, French Cameroon military has responded to peaceful protests withforce, killing over 400 civilians. 200 more have been disappeared and are feared dead. More than90 villages burnt down, resulting in 60,000 people fleeing to neighboring Nigeria.

More than 2,500 activist and peaceful protesters imprisoned, some tried in military courts, a violation of international law, and some sentenced for terrorism and other unjustifiable charges. Prisoners include prominent nonviolence advocate Julius AyukTabe and 11 of his senior aides, arrested in January 2018, and unlawfully repatriated. Juliuss appeal hearing just happened last Thursday.

On January 26, 2018″with no extradition treaty between Cameroon and Nigeria, and
without a presiding judge”Nigeria forcibly handed 10 of the prisoners and 37 other
refugees to Cameroon. That was in violation of international law forbidding a country
receiving asylum seekers from returning them to a country where they likely face

This action drew condemnation from Amnesty International, the UNHCR, the U.S. Department of State, and other leading human rights advocates. The Ambazonia Prisoners of Conscience Support Network, or APOCS, was recently formed to address this crisis.

Guest – Sphynx Eben, a founding member of APOCS and also a longtime media organizer with the Indymedia Africa Working Group.


Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Jennifer Owen + Jake Wells + Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, October 17, 2017

Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt + Jennifer Owen of Owen Cox Dance Group + Jake Wells

Mark plays The MidCoast Sound from: Amy Farrand & The Like, Jake Wells, Calvin Arsenia, Duncan Burnett, Emmaline Twist, Cuee, Bob & Una Walkenhorst, Shy Boys, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Jametatone, Krystle Warren, Mikal Shapiro, Remy Styrk, Serene Fiend, Stephonne Singleton, and FaceFace.

We also welcome: Betse Ellis, critically acclaimed fiddler, singer, and songwriter, and one half of Betse & Clarke who joins us for the entire show as our special guest co-host with Marion Merritt, longtime contributor to Wednesday MidDay Medley, and proprietor of Records With Merritt, who also joins us as co-host to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio during our Fall Fund Drive Show.

At 10:30, Jennifer Owen of Owen/Cox Dance Group joins us to share details about their latest production, “Morena” a collaboration between Owen/Cox Dance Group and soprano Victoria Botero with ensemble, presenting contemporary choreography danced to music traditionally sung by Jewish, Muslim and Christian women. The show explores themes of love, family and loss in secular music from the Sephardic, Arabic and Armenian traditions. There are only two performance on Saturday, October 20 at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 PM, at The Polsky Theatre in the Carlsen Center for the Performing Arts at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas. For more info you can contact: www.owencoxdance.org

At 11:15, KC based singer songwriter – Jake Wells joins us to share information about his show at recordBar, Monday October 22, at 7:00 PM, with special guests: Calvin Arsenia, and Duncan Burnett x RIOT. Jake Wells is currently appearing on NBC Television’s The Voice. Jake Wells spent his childhood singing and playing gospel music throughout the country, all the while developing his own talent and style. He studied musical composition in Colorado and performed music while hitchhiking the States before moving to Kansas City. The debut of Jake Wells saw immediate success with the release of the self-produced single, “Roll Like Thunder”. This year Jake released the EP Orange and Blue. More information at www.jakewellsmusic.com

Show #756

Jake Wells photo by Alec Matlock

“Of Mice And Men” & “Oracle Of The Ozarks”

On this week’s edition of Arts Magazine, Jake Walker and Molly Denninghoff from the Kansas City Repertory Theatre discuss their latest production, “Of Mice And Men”, and the Reverend Scott Myers, playwright, will talk about his play, “Oracle Of The Ozarks”, and also about the October presentation of the Westport Center For The Arts Brown Bag Concert series. It’s always a great time, so join your favorite lunchtime show for your dose of theatrical culture!

Medical Marijuana On The Ballot In Missouri and KKFI Fall Pledge Drive


Medical Marijuana On The Ballot In Missouri

There are three ballot initiatives that would legalize medical marijuana for the November 6th election. Amendment 2 is sponsored by New Approach Missouri, Amendment 3 is sponsored by Find The Cure and Proposition C is sponsored by Missourians For Patient Care. All three gained their spot on the ballot through the initiative process. Amendment two and Proposition C were both the result of grass roots organizing while Amendment was funded solely by Dr Brad Bradshaw.

Today host Jamie Jackson talks with Jack Cardetti of New Approach Missouri about Amendment 2 and Mark Habbas of Missourians For Patient’s Care about Prop C. Our efforts to get a spokesperson for Find The Cures, Amendment 3 were unsuccessful.

For more information on New Approach Missouri – Amendment 2
Website – http://www.newapproachmissouri.com/

For information on Find The Cures – Amendment 3
website – https://www.findthecures.com/

Info on Missourians For Patient Care – Proposition C
website – https://www.missouripetition.com/

Some articles that can help you get more information –



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