We Can Do It! Women in the Trades

Rosie does a lot more than riveting these days. Join us on the Heartland Labor Forum for “We Can Do It! Women in the Trades”. We’ll talk with a local Ironworker apprentice, then hear from tradeswomen from all over the continent at the May, 2016 Women Build Nations conference. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

We Can Do It! Women in the Trades

Rosie does a lot more than riveting these days. Join us on the Heartland Labor Forum for “We Can Do It! Women in the Trades”. We’ll talk with a local Ironworker apprentice, then hear from tradeswomen from all over the continent at the May, 2016 Women Build Nations conference. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Find Out How The Electronic Frontier Foundation is Covering Your Butt Online

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows. Today, EFF uses the unique expertise of leading technologists, activists, and attorneys in our efforts to defend free speech online, fight illegal surveillance, advocate for users and innovators, and support freedom-enhancing technologies.

Together, we forged a vast network of concerned members and partner organizations spanning the globe. EFF advises policymakers and educates the press and the public through comprehensive analysis, educational guides, activist workshops, and more. EFF empowers hundreds of thousands of individuals through our Action Center and has become a leading voice in online rights debates.

Host Robin Martinez, Attorney and member of the National Lawyer’s Guild talks with Shahib Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation about who is spying on your electronic personae. They talk about the intrusion of Government and Corporate actors into your on line communiications and how that effects our democracy and privacy.

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation
815 Eddy Street, San Francisco CA 94109 USA
Phone – 415 436 9333

Shahid Buttar
Director of Grassroots Advocacy
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
[email protected]

ARTSPEAK RADIO with Brian Williams, Ralph Tomlinson, Andi Meyer, & Andi Paloutzian

Maria talks with Brian Williams Development Director for the Folly Theater, Ralph Tomlinson Adult Services Librarian for Olathe Public Library, Andi Meyer Education Director with Right Between The Ears and Tradewind Arts, and Andi Paloutzian Story Center Progam Manager Woodneath Library.

Brian Williams Development Director Folly Theater-
The Metzler-Copaken Initiative to expand the performing arts at the Folly Theater was established by Bunni and Paul Copaken to celebrate the life and legacy of their close friend, C. Stephen Metzler. Steve was a passionate advocate for the arts, and was instrumental in the revitalization of the Folly Theater.
The Initiative supports small and mid-sized arts organizations by providing an opportunity to elevate their public profile, expand their audience, develop and showcase the talents of their artists, enhance the production values of their work, and build a stronger organizational future through performances in the historic Folly Theater. Up to four grants will be awarded each year for an amount not to exceed the lesser of 75% of the Folly rental costs (including theater rental, labor, and equipment rental charges), or $8,000. The combined total amount of the grants will be $24,000 for each of the first three years.
For consideration of a grant under the METZLER – COPAKEN INITIATIVE at the Folly Theater, an organization should submit a proposal and all required documents.
Electronic Application: Send to Brian Williams – [email protected]
Hard Copy Applications: Brian Williams, Director of Development
Folly Theater, PO Box 26505, Kansas City, MO 64196

Ralph Tomlinson, Adult Services Librarian Olathe Public Library-
Tuesday Tunes with Betse — now in its second year, started in June 2014; Betse Ellis, one of the founders of The Wilders, currently playing with Clarke Wyatt as Betse & Clarke, leads an acoustic jam, starting at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month. Clarke usually comes to the jam, and so does Brett Hodges, of the No Mountain String Band. Hodges played with the award-winning Last Kansas Exit in the 1970s.

Third Thursday Tunes are sometimes scheduled on other dates based on the band’s availability.
Tuesday, July 19 — Jeff Porter
Tuesday, Aug. 16 — Kevin Roth, dulcimer; Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary co-produced his recent album, “Awakenings.” Roth also sings the theme song to the PBS show, Shining Time Station, which features Thomas the Tank engine.
Friday, Sept. 2 — Rock & Read with Larry Kirwan, founder of Black 47; hopefully an opening event for our new, temporary space.
Tuesday, Sept. 20 — Wyoming Voeks, Cody Wyoming, of the Philistines and the PedalJets, and guitarist Eric Voeks, a solo artist.
Friday, Oct. 21 (after hours) — “If I had a song: Remembering Pete Seeger” with Spook Handy, who played more than 50 shows with Pete from 2003-2013.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 — Julian Davis & the Hayburners, who recently appeared on America’s Got Talent. Julian is from Pittsburg, KS. 15 years old.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 — Greenbank, from Thunder Bay, ON, for a special Valentine’s Day show
Monday, Feb. 20 — Ukulele workshops/concert with James Hill, one of the world’s best ukulele players.

Olathe Public Library- “downtown Olathe,” or in the “Central Core,” at 201 E. Park St. Olathe, KS
M-Tr 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.Fri. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun.1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Andi Meyer Education Director, Right Between the Ears is an award-winning sketch comedy show, broadcast every week on Kansas Public Radio stations. RBTE has also been heard on Sirius-XM, National Public Radio, BBC 4 and Delta Radio. Four-time winner of the Gold Medal as Best Comedy Show at the New York Festivals, Right Between the Ears spoofs politics, TV and movies, sports figures, the rich and famous, the quirky and even the occasional turkey.

2016 KC Fringe Festival
Saturday, July 23 – 9:00pm
Sunday, July 24 – 3:00pm
Monday, July 25 – 6:00pm
Thursday, July 28 – 9:00pm
Saturday, July 30 – 7:30pm

All shows at Union Station’s City Stage,
30 West Pershing Road, KCMO

[email protected]

Tradewind Arts is a pan-Asian artists collective dedicated to illuminating and empowering the Asian Pacific American (APA) voice through diverse creative media particularly in the theatrical arts. We are committed to:

• Pioneering pathways in the Kansas City arts scene for new creative works, perspectives, and constituencies.

• Enabling APA artists to demonstrate excellence in the arts through professional opportunities and career development.

• Nurturing audiences and promote artistic participation in APA communities.

• Utilizing the arts for community building and engagement among APA populations.


Andi Paloutzian, Story Center Program Manager Woodneath Library- Mid-Continent Public Library in partnership with Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) will present the documentary film, Our City Divided. Examining violent crime in Kansas City’s segregated community east of Troost Ave., the film shines a spotlight on the KC No Violence Alliance’s attempts to prevent murders with a collaborative policing approach and explores whether enough is being done to tackle entrenched social conditions that foster violent crime.

Woodneath Library Center 8900 NE Flintlock Road KCMO 64157
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Trans Talk: Meet Grace and Gus!

Hello everyone! We have two special guests this month on the “Trans Talk” edition of the Tenth Voice. Earlier this year, we started a series called Transgender Kaleidoscope, where we highlight interesting transgender individuals from the local Kansas City Metropolitan community. We skipped that session last month due to having two time-sensitive topics to air, so today, we’re going to have two Kaleidoscope guests. Our first guest will be Grace Cox-Johnson, a transgender woman who has a passion for music, and who acts as music director at Transfinity KC, Kansas City’s own transgender chorus. Our second guest will be Gus, a transgender man who has been an educator, mentor, and voice in the community, and who is here to share his own story with us. While Gus has been through many challenges in his life, but in the end one of his greatest feelings of accomplishment is in finally being just a “normal guy” and living an authentic life.

As usual, we will share with you the transgender news and the community calendar update. We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 pm on 90.1 FM KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio!