Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates our 700th Show!

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Our 700th Show! with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Krystle Warren, Calvin Arsenia, Ron Megee, Marion Merritt, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Necia Gamby, Scott Hobart, and Nico Gray.

On September 20, 2017, Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates our 700th show with LIVE performances in our 90.1 FM Studios from: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, who will play Yardley Hall, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, Kansas, on Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 PM. Krystle Warren also joins us live to chat about her new album, Three the Hard Way. Calvin Arsenia will call in from “the road” in Paris France, from his “Out Lyre” European tour. Also joining us to share original stories and a favorite song will be: Maria Vasquez Boyd, Nico Gray, Ron Megee, Necia Gamby and Scott Hobart. In addition, Marion Merritt who for the last 13 years, has been joining Mark on a quarterly basis as Guest Producer, will play one of her favorite tracks of the past 700 weeks.

During the past 700 weeks, Wednesday MidDay Medley has welcomed over 2000 guests, and we have featured 15,000 songs from thousands of musical artists. We have made it our mission to mix musical genres, playing with themes, diversity, equality, free speech, connecting artists and venues and listeners. Wednesday MidDay Medley has proudly endeavored to help tell the story of our growing Kansas City area music scene, “The Midcoast Sound,” as we like to call it. We have dedicated a majority of our programming to New & MidCoastal Releases. We have happily presented new formats in radio, with our popular, “A Story In A Song” series, and our specials featuring: The MidCoast Takeover, Middle of The Map, The Crossroads Music Fest, The Outer Reaches Festival, The Lawrence Field Day Fest, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Tribute to David Bowie, The Pioneers of Punk, LGBT themes, Performance Art, Theatre, “The He Touched Me Gospel Hour,” our interviews with Tommy Ramone, Iris Dement, Laurie Anderson, Lily Tomlin and our annual 4-week special: the 100+ Best Recordings of the Year.

Join us in our radio celebration!

Show #700

Murtaza Hussain on Iran Deal Sabotage, Chip Gibbons on Agricultural Censorship

Also on the show: If the animal agriculture industry has nothing to hide, why do they want to criminalize documentation of their practices? And if they have something to hide, why are state legislators helping them cover it up by criminalizing investigation? We’ll talk with Chip Gibbons, journalist and policy and legislative counsel for Defending Rights & Dissent, about the group’s new report on “ag-gag” laws.

And a quick look by Janine Jackson at PBS NewsHour‘s misreporting of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

Latin Tinge, 9/20/2017

For National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re celebrating the “Latin tinge” in American music. We’ll hear a classic interview with the late nuyorican bandleader and King of the Timbales, Tito Puente, who tells us about the roots of tropical Latin jazz in Spanish Harlem. Then, it’s off to the West Coast, where we visit the Los Angeles club of the late, great bandleader Nati Cano. As leader of Mariachi Los Camperos, Nati Cano was a central figure in the Mexican Mariachi scene of East LA. All this, plus music from Dizzy Gillespie, Lalo Guerrero, Los Lobos, Buena Vista Social Club, Freddie Fender, Professor Longhair and more.

River Trade Radio ft. The Hardship Letters


River Trade Radio airs every Sunday morning from 9-11am (CST) on Kansas City Community Radio KKFI 90.1 FM. Produced and hosted by Kasey Rausch Music, with co-host Scott Stanton and an occassional Frannie G. STREAM LIVE from anywhere in the world at at www.kkfi.orgto hear roots music and Real! Live! Guests! #RiverTradeRadio

THIS WEEK Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 9-11AM

We’re joined in the studio at 10:15am by Anthony Ladesich of The Hardship Letters. He’ll play live and talk about the upcoming show Tito’s Sound Machine KC w/ John Moreland & Hardship Letters. As a collective of Kansas City storytellers, The Hardship Letters craft musical front porch tales with echoes tracing back to the dust bowl era. With a sound that at turns is as spare as the American plains or as powerful as a Midwestern thunderstorm, these veteran musicians combine haunting vocal harmonies with deep soulful rhythms as they sing stories of heartbreak and loss, being trapped and moving on, new endings and old beginnings. Listeners are sure to hear influences of Neil Young, Woody Guthrie, The Jayhawks, Nick Cave, The Cowboy Junkies, Townes Van Zandt and many more. However, this is a band who crafts a sound that is very much their own.

Plus, roots music from our collections

River Trade Radio ft. Fred Wickham + The Creek Rocks

RTR-Postcard-wpcf_105x68River Trade Radio airs every Sunday morning from 9-11am (CST) on Kansas City Community Radio KKFI 90.1 FM. Produced and hosted by Kasey Rausch Music, with co-host Scott Stanton and an occassional Frannie G. STREAM LIVE from anywhere in the world at at www.kkfi.orgto hear roots music and Real! Live! Guests! #RiverTradeRadio

THIS WEEK Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 9-11AM

9:30AM Fred Wickham Music brings the ol’ band back together to celerate the release of his new album at Hadacol Reunion and Fred Wickham Record Release Party happening at Knuckleheads Saloon in KCMO on Sept. 29th. Fred will play live in the studio and we’ll hear tracks from the new album recorded by the legendary Lou Whitney (The Morels, The Skeletons) in Springfield, MO.

10:15 The Creek Rocks (Cindy Woolf + Mark Bilyeu) join us in the studio to play live, fresh off of the Bluegrass Battles Hunger festival in St. Joseph, MIssouri (Sept. 22 & 23).

“Wolf Hunter” is the debut CD by The Creek Rocks from Springfield, Missouri. The title is an amalgam of the names of the two folklorists whose collections provided the raw materials for the songs on the album — John Quincy Wolf of Batesville, Arkansas and Max Hunter of Springfield, Missouri. Cindy Woolf was raised in Batesville, along the southern foothills of the Ozarks Mountain region, and Mark Bilyeu hails from Springfield, located atop the Ozarks Plateau. They began their musical collaboration in 2003 with Mark at the helm for Woolf’s debut CD “Simple and Few.” They married each other in 2013, shortly after the release of Cindy’s third solo CD, “May.” Joining them on Wolf Hunter are bassist Jason Chapman, also known from The Chapmans, the award-winning family bluegrass band; and percussionist Jay Williamson, who is a sixteen-year veteran of another family band, Big Smith, of which Mark was a founding member as well. Big Smith released seven CDs during their tenure, and Mark has a solo album to his credit, 2005’s “First One Free.”

Plus, roots music from our collections.

Kansas Legal Services; and Gentlemen Of The Roundtable

JoJR is sorry that Bob Jones of Gentlemen of the Roundtable was not available for broadcast, we will endeavor to reschedule with him. Please listen as Kansas Legal Services extend their interview.

The Who, What and where of Kansas Legal Services

Kansas Legal Services is a statewide non-profit corporation, devoted to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of important legal and mediation services. They strives to erase the causes of poverty and mitigate its effects by helping people achieve and keep up self-sufficiency. Kansas Legal Services now has eleven legal services and two mediation services offices located across the state. It also maintains a wide retainer contract system with assistance from members of the Kansas Bar Association. They help their clients handle issues arising from abuse and stalking, consumer issues, disability, discrimination and much more.

Host Teresa Wilke talks with Valerie Baul, Paralegal, Mediator & Educator, Judy Turner, Paralegal, and William Schmidt, Low Income Taxpayers Clinic (LITC) Director about what Kansas Legal Services does, how to access services and their upcoming fund raiser.

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KC Address – 400 State Avenue, Suite 1015Kansas City, KS 66101
KC Phone: 913-621-0200

Gentlemen Of The Roundtable

Gentlemen of the Roundtable is an brother hood where men can get help other men restore themselves, their communities, minds, spirit, & mental state. They work with Men returning to society from prison and those at risk of incarceration.
Gentlemen of the Rountable Mission

Host Margo Patterson talks with Bob Jones about the mission of Gentlemen of the Roundtable helping men returning from prison reintegrate into society and their plans for the former Catholic grade school they are renovating.

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The Right to Work Signature Campaign and Greitens’ Dark Money

Missouri Labor faces an existential crisis in the passage of a so-called Right to Work bill, but they’re fighting back with teams of determined volunteers, armed with petitions aimed at repeal. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to campaign organizers Jessica Podhola and Brian Simmons about how they stopped enactment of Right to Work. Then we talk to the KC Star’s Jason Hancock about the dark money flowing to the anti-union crowd. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

ARTSPEAK RADIO with Fisher, Steinauer, & Garner-Roe

Wednesday September 20, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist Amy Fisher, performer Christopher Steinauer, and artist Rachalle Gardner-Roe.

Christopher Steinauer- Variety Show for Planned Parenthood
Hosted by Kevin King and Sally Spurgeon
Friday September 22 from 7pm – 9pm
The Buffalo Room 817 Westport Rd. KCMO

Join us for a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood!!
The show starts at 7pm and is only $7 at the door!!
Featured acts include the hilarious improve groups, The Jerries and Ham Kitty!!
Musical acts include the talented Shawna Pena-Dowing, Chioma Anyanwu, and Jen Appell!!
Emcee KKFI’s very own Maria Vasquez Boyd
Come out and enjoy local talent and feel good while doin’ it because all proceeds for the night will go to Planned Parenthood!!

Yo! Producing an event ain’t easy, which is why we are excited to announce Whim Productions as our producing partner!! Give them a “like” and see what Whim has in store! Whim Productions is a theatre company based in KC that produces new works, the annual “Alphabet Soup: Stories from Queer Voices,” LGBTQ+ short play festival and the “Bard on Booze” drunk Shakespere Productions. They are proud to help us produce this benefit for Planned Parenthood!! Thank YOU Whim Productions!!

Artist Amy Fisher Hope Floats: Surviving and Thriving After Family Violence
Art @ Suite 100 hosts its fourth annual fundraiser for SAFEHOME and Rose Brooks Center, at Art @Suite 100, 4010 Washington St. Ste. 100, KCMO 64111 on Saturday September 23 at 6pm – 9pm. Art by Jill Huxtable, Amy Fisher, Ruthie Becker, and writer Lori Hooten. Special appearances by Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker, District Attorney Steve Howe, and Family Court Commissioner Martina Peterson. Featured Artwork, Artistic contribution, and auction / raffle hosting by Jilli Nel and Karla Hull. Music by the Accidental Project; Flowers by Flloralsmart / Roses Only. Brought to you by the professionals of Suite 100, 4010 Washington, and fine sponsors in the KC Metro area.

Hope Floats: Surviving and Thriving After Family Violence Saturday Sept. 23, 6pm – 9pm
Art at Suite 100
4010 Washington St. Suite 100 KCMO 64111

Rachalle Gardner-Roe
The project is called Femin • Is and the visual component consists of portraits derived from a series of interviews that Gardner-Roe continues to publish on the KC Art Pie podcast. Each participant collaborated to create their portrait by selecting a text of personal or historical significance. Through writing, Gardner-Roe used the submitted poetry, essays, mantras, and more to create imagery reflecting portraiture conceived not of photographic likeness, but rather, an expression of identity through values and ideas.

This process allowed the Gardner-Roe to further learn, beyond the direct interviews, what inspired and influenced the women who came before her as well as those working alongside her. The goal is to present a body of work that dives beyond the superficial and aspires to this: May we be defined by that which we hold dear and hold to be true.

Portraits of individuals include: Philomene Bennett, Shea Gordon, Cyncha Jeansonne, Elisabeth Kirsch, Janet Kuemmerlein, Jennifer Lapke Pfeifer – Rightfully Sewn, Ke-Sook Lee, Linda Lighton, Paula Rose, Rosy’s Bar & Grill – Joyce Downing, Linda Kay Davis, Carol Smith, Tamara Severns, The Wild Women of Kansas City – Geneva Price, Millie Edwards Nottingham, Lori Tucker, and Gloria Vando Hickok

Rachelle Gardner-Roe is a local artist who see all her work as works in lace – literally, abstractly or sculpturally. As a medium that can reference history, sensuality, or domestic kitsch, the essence of lace lay in the connections of countless individual threads coming to create interdependent networks shaping endless possibilities of pattern.

The Writers Place
3607 Pennsylvannia KCMO 64111