River City Chautauqua: American Dream in the 21st Century

Join us this Thanksgiving evening! This month’s “River City Chautauqua” focuses on the fate of the American Dream in the 21st century. Guest Vi Tran discusses his experience as a Vietnamese immigrant and tells us a bit about his family background and his new play, “The Butcher’s Son”. Local musicians Brett Hodges will be singing a couple of songs and Betse Ellis and Clarke Wyatt have recorded an improvisational suite entitled “American Dream Suite”. Professors Bill Black and Akis Kalaitzidis will discuss the American Dream today and producer and co-host Julie Bennett Hume will discuss Robert D. Putnam’s ” Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.”

ARTSPEAK RADIO- Where Were You The Day Kennedy Was Shot?

Wednesday November 22, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd asks the question; Where Were You The Day Kennedy Was Shot? Our contributors, Annette Billings, Judy Ancel, Suzanne Gladney, & Hugh Merrill respond with their account on that tragic day on November 22 1963.

A light rain was falling on Friday morning, November 22, but a crowd of several thousand stood in the parking lot outside the Texas Hotel where the Kennedys had spent the night. A platform was set up and the president, wearing no protection against the weather, came out to make some brief remarks. “There are no faint hearts in Fort Worth,” he began, “and I appreciate your being here this morning. Mrs. Kennedy is organizing herself. It takes longer, but, of course, she looks better than we do when she does it.” He went on to talk about the nation’s need for being “second to none” in defense and in space, for continued growth in the economy and “the willingness of citizens of the United States to assume the burdens of leadership.” The warmth of the audience response was palpable as the president reached out to shake hands amidst a sea of smiling faces. Back inside the hotel the president spoke at a breakfast of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, focusing on military preparedness. “We are still the keystone in the arch of freedom,” he said. “We will continue to do…our duty, and the people of Texas will be in the lead.”

The presidential party left the hotel President and Mrs. Kennedy at Love Field, Dallas, Texasand went by motorcade to Carswell Air Force Base for the thirteen-minute flight to Dallas. Arriving at Love Field, President and Mrs. Kennedy disembarked and immediately walked toward a fence where a crowd of well-wishers had gathered, and they spent several minutes shaking hands.
The first lady received a bouquet of red roses, which she brought with her to the waiting limousine. Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie, were already seated in the open convertible as the Kennedys entered and sat behind them. Since it was no longer raining, the plastic bubble top had been left off. Vice President and Mrs. Johnson occupied another car in the motorcade.
The procession left the airport and traveled along a ten-mile route that wound through downtown Dallas on the way to the Trade Mart where the President was scheduled to speak at a luncheon.

Crowds of excited people lined the streets and waved to the Kennedys. The car turned off Main Street at Dealey Plaza around 12:30 p.m. As it was passing the Texas School Book Depository, gunfire suddenly reverberated in the plaza. Bullets struck the president’s neck and head and he slumped over toward Mrs. Kennedy. The governor was also hit in the chest. The car sped off to Parkland Memorial Hospital just a few minutes away. But little could be done for the President. A Catholic priest was summoned to administer the last rites, and at 1:00 p.m. John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead. Though seriously wounded, Governor Connally would recover.

The president’s body was brought to Love Field and placed on Air Force One. Before the plane took off, a grim-faced Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the tight, crowded compartment and took the oath of office, administered by US District Court Judge Sarah Hughes. The brief ceremony took place at 2:38 p.m. Less than an hour earlier, police had arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a recently hired employee at the Texas School Book Depository. He was being held for the assassination of President Kennedy and the fatal shooting, shortly afterward, of Patrolman J. D. Tippit on a Dallas street.

On Sunday morning, November 24, Oswald was scheduled to be transferred from police headquarters to the county jail. Viewers across America watching the live television coverage suddenly saw a man aim a pistol and fire at point blank range. The assailant was identified as Jack Ruby, a local nightclub owner. Oswald died two hours later at Parkland Hospital.

ARTSPEAK RADIO with Belger Crane Yard, Heather Collinsworth, & Bill Sundahl

Wednesday November 15, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with KKFI Development Director Bill Sundahl, Tommy Frank & Michael Baxley, and Heather Collinsworth.

Bill Sundahl KKFI Development Director discusses the 2017 Fall Band Auction.KKFI is proud to announce the Stockyards Brewing Co. 2017 Fall Band Auction!!
In the only event of its kind in the Kansas City community, over 30 of Kansas City’s favorite solo artists, duos and full bands will come together to support KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio on November 17th, 18th and 19th by appearing on KKFI’s on-air music festival while listeners call in to bid on donated two-hour performances by the musicians currently on air.

KKFI 90.1 presents the Stockyards Brewing Co. Fall Band Auction, an on-air music festival when over 30 solo acts, duos, and full bands will audition for a two-hour concert just for you over three music-packed days. 

Participating Band Auction acts will appear live in KKFI’s studio on Friday, November 17 from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, November 18 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm; and Sunday November 19 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 pm while listeners call 888.931.0901 to bid during the scheduled 30 minutes that each act is showcased on KKFI. The highest bidder wins a two-hour concert that’s been donated by the musicians 
If you are a member of a band or an individual music performer and would like to donate a performance for the benefit of KKFI plus play live for 30 minutes on 90.1FM Kansas City’s 100,000 watt Community Radio Station, KKFI 90.1FM wants you! Check kkfi.org/bandauction for further information, then call Bill Sundahl at 816.994.7869 and/or email [email protected]
Want to answer the phones and help take bids? Just email [email protected]

KKFI 90.1 FM thanks Stockyards Brewing Co. for their sponsorship of this event.

For information about the Stockyards Brewing Co. 2017 Fall Band Auction, contact Bill Sundahl, KKFI 90.1 FM Director of Development at (816) 994-7869 or [email protected]
2017 FALL BAND AUCTION – 3 Packed Days Friday to Sunday
Nov. 17th – Fri. 7a to 6p
Nov. 18th – Sat. 8a to 1p
Nov. 19th – Sun. 8a to 6p
• Artists sign up to donate a two-hour concert to be auctioned to the highest bidder during KKFI 90.1 FM’s annual Band Auction.
o Solo Artists, Duos, & Bands All Welcome!
• We schedule each act for 30 minutes On-Air during the Band Auction.
• During that 30 minutes, listeners call in and bid.
• High bidder works with the band or solo act to arrange for a two-hour gig sometime during the next 12 months.
o This could be a birthday party, anniversary, block party, class reunion, or just for the heck of it party.

We do accept advance bidding.  If you wish to bid on a band but it occurs at a time that you are unable to listen or call, you can make an advance bid. Simply email our Development Director at KKFI ([email protected]) and/or call (888) 931-0901 to let us know your bid.  KKFI will start the bidding at that point on the band of your choice
The number to call to bid during the shows is (888) 931-0901. Bids are taken during the scheduled 30 minutes that each act is showcased on KKFI.
Click Here for Full Schedule of Band Auction(Link Coming Soon)
Minimum bids may vary depending on the act, but generally the bidding starts at $150 for solo acts and $250 for bands.
All major credit/debit cards — MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express — are accepted for payment on a bid.
o 2017 FALL BAND AUCTION – 3 Packed Days Friday to Sunday
♣ Nov. 17th – Fri. 7a to 6p
♣ Nov. 18th – Sat. 8a to 1p
♣ Nov. 19th – Sun. 8a to 6p

Gallery owner/artist Heather Collinsworth-Paper Birch Landing Gallery is an a rtist-owned & operated boutique gallery with open studios, and events for writers. We host four juried shows and 5 local art shows per year. We offer paint & sip classes, kids classes, adult writing workshops, custom portraits, paintings and murals. Please visit us at https://about.me/pblgallery or call 913-490-9907 for more
405 East 19th Avenue
North Kansas City, Missouri
Call (913) 490-9907
Keep on creating! Live your passion! 

Michael Baxley & Tommy Frank, Belger Crane Yard Studio
Holiday Open House and Sale
November 17 – 18, 2017 & December 1, 2017
Location: Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108  

One of the most anticipated events of the year, the annual Holiday Open House and Sale at Belger Crane Yard Studios has become synonymous with finding handmade gifts while exploring the artists’ studios as the holidays approach. 

On Friday, November 17th from 10am-8pm, enjoy refreshments and entertainment in a festive but relaxing holiday shopping experience filled with functional and decorative ceramics and jewelry made by Studio Members and Resident Artists. Artwork will be available for purchase in a variety of styles and prices. The Holiday Preview continues Saturday, November 18th from 10am-4pm with demonstrations and opportunities to meet the artists. 
Couldn’t get enough of our handmade gifts? Join us again on First Friday, December 1st from 10am-8pm for our Holiday Open House and Studio Sale. In addition to completing your holiday shopping list, check out our exhibits on display while enjoying complimentary treats. 

Presenting Artists include: Dan Altnether, Thayer Bray, Katharine Bruns, Jeff Crowe, Kelly Daniels, Kelly Finn, Tommy Frank, Natalie Gaynor, Katelyn Gettner, Carter Goodwin, Al King, Paul Mallory, Helen Moore, Rachel O’Flannagan, Sarah Jewell Olsen, Beth Parker, Mary Kay Porter, Cydney Ross, Karel Sigtenhorst, Jess Stark, Ron Taylor, Sarah Veak, Merredeth Viker, Jennifer Voigt, Jesse White, Manda Wylde, Rebecca Wysong and Scott Yeager. 

For more information, please contact Studio Manager, Tommy Frank at (816)474-7316 or email at [email protected]

Holiday Preview:
Friday, November 17: 10am-8pm
Saturday, November 18: 10am-4pm

Holiday Open House and Studio Sale
First Friday, December 1: 10am-8pm

An Old Sound Christmas

Some of the folks from Old Sound stop by to show off their new Christmas album. They’ll perform live as well.

Thomas Kochen: Shaping the Future of Work and Public Defenders Need a Bailout

This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll talk to Thomas Kochen about his new book, Shaping the Future of Work. We’ll ask him what became of the postwar social contract, and if there is a new one on the horizon. Then, the Missouri Public Defenders are in crisis. They say they can’t handle the nearly 90,000 cases a year for the working or unemployed who can’t afford a lawyer. Do public defenders need a bailout? Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Occupy Alcatraz

Pacifica Radio intimately documented the Occupation of Alcatraz from November 20 1969 to June 11, 1971, presenting a detailed account of the Native American struggle to bring awareness to the repeated treaty violations by the United States.

Activist John Trudell became the voice of the occupation through Radio Free Alcatraz, a news broadcast from Alcatraz that was eventually broadcast daily on KPFA in Berkeley, CA, and out across the network.

In this newly restored recording, John Trudell moderates a panel of Indians from various tribes to discuss the occupation. (This was Pacifica’s first-ever network-wide national broadcast.)

Holiday Suicide Prevention with Lindsey Doolittle of SASS

Lindsey Doolittle is an elementary art teacher, author, mental health advocate, and a suicide prevention activist in Kansas City. On April 22nd, 2015 her husband, Brett, ended his life by suicide and her life changed forever. It became her goal to turn this devastating tragedy into something good, open, and honest

SASS (Suicide Awareness Survivor Support) believes the public must be educated about suicide.

We sincerely feel that “Suicide is everyone’s business.” With this in mind, SASS has five steps that we’re taking to make sure that “Suicide is everyone’s business.” Those steps are:

  • Education
  • Public awareness
  • Networking with healthcare agencies
  • Uniting survivors; and
  • Providing information to area support groups.