Diana Linn is looking forward to bringing her Brewheads the tastiest and borderline not so tasteful holiday music selections Christmas Eve Morning on The Tasty Brew. She has resisted spinning any holiday tunes until this week and the whole show will be an acoustic, honky tonk, bluegrass, country, rootsy, rockin’ Christmas celebration! From Lyle Lovett’s Christmas Morning to Rhonda Vincent’s Christmas at Home to Brave Combo’s O Holy Night Cha Cha Cha with Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, John Prine, Robert Earl Keen, Tift Merrit, Rosie Flores, Willie Nelson, Hayes Carll and many others in between, the show will be a Christmas card wishing peace and love to those KKFI listeners up bright and early on Christmas Eve.
This week’s show presents music from a movie stuntman, Elvis Presley’s first RCA release that did not chart with both A & B sides, a group named after a TV cartoon character, a Seattle WA group that replaced its lead singer right after their first hit, and many, many more tunes to get through the night.
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Three Safe Havens For Women and Children In Distress
This season is not one of joy and peace for everyone. On this edition of Jaws of Justice radio host Lee Moore talks with representatives of three shelters for women escaping from physical and emotional abuse. It takes a great deal of courage to leave an abusive relationship and many stay because they do not have any safe place to go. Our guests will give information for Women in abusive relationships and those who know someone in peril on how to find safety.
Sarita Lynne Ministries – Princess House 816-561-0035 http://www.saritalynneministries.com/
Rose Brooks – 816-861-6100 http://www.rosebrooks.org/
Friends of Yates – 913-321-1566 http://www.friendsofyates.org/
MOCSA – The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
In 1969, a metropolitan-wide coalition of criminal justice, health, mental health, and other professionals came together with committed advocates to address the needs of those who had been sexually assaulted. In 1972, they created an organization dedicated to educating the broad bi-state Kansas City area, launched an emergency hotline, and took action 24/7. That group evolved and incorporated in 1975 to become the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), serving as the Kansas City rape crisis center.
Host Jessica Thomas will talk with Jessica Funk of MOCSA about their hotline, advocacy and counseling and support services for rape survivors. Learn what you can do to avoid being assaulted and what you can do to recover from the physical and emotional trauma of an assault.
24-hour Crisis Line in Kansas: (913) 642-0233
24-hour Crisis Line in Missouri: (816) 531-0233
Relay Services: 7 – 1 – 1
This week on Tell Somebody, Tom Klammer is thrilled to talk with Danny Schechter about his Nelson Mandela book, Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela. Tune in to hear an amazing recollect of this amazing leader.
Sharon sits down with the MO Chair of PNHP to talk about single payer healthcare. The second half of the show will feature a personal account of a controlling relationship.
On December 24 our special British friend Charlie Monck will link up by long distance communication to share more of his collection of UK blues.
Charlie gives us a taste of the origins of blues in Britain, including some obscure pieces, and highlights influential figures in the development of British blues. He also brings us the flavor of current English blues trends, including more music by people who have played at the Rose and Crown pub in Charlie’s hometown of Charlbury, England. We hope you can join us!
A book-learnin’ researcher discusses strategies to teach kids tolerance, and a “bi-u-ti-ful” new holiday song comes out for Christmas… in the news, India’s top court re-criminalizes gay sex and Australia’s High Court annuls territorial marriage equality, but Britain sets the date for same-gender weddings, Croatia proposes “life partnerships”, U.S. Southern states succumb to National Guard I.D. orders, and more global LGBT news.
Host Elaine Geisel interviews two naturalists about their respective work