Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Cynthia Hardeman + Steve Gardels

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cynthia Hardeman & Sun Of The Revolution + Guest Producer Steve Gardels

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Radar State, The Whiffs, Eems, Akkilles, Jake Wells, Ay-Musik, Storm, The National, The Coathangers, The xx, Violent Femmes, and more.

At 10:30 we welcome Kansas City based playwright, Cynthia Hardeman who joins us to share details about her new play, Sun Of The Revolution, co-written with hip hop artist Storm for this year’s KC Fringe Festival, with performances running July 21 through July 29 at Phosphor Studio in Kansas City. This play explores the generational gap between today’s style of hip hop in comparisons to the Golden Era. When a young man disturbs an older gentleman’s peace on a train ride, a battle of will and wit ensues. More information at:

At 11:00, Steve Gardels joins us a Guest Producer for our second hour. Steve Gardels is a member of the band The Philistines, where he plays drums and contributes his design talents to the band’s promotional art. Steve also plays bass for The Uncouth. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Steve studied Digital Filmmaking and Photography/New Media at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he now currently works in the Media Center. Steve has also played in the bands Appropriate Grammar, and Panic Addicts. Steve has collaborated as a musician, designer, video & filmmaker with many arts and theatre groups in Kansas City.

Show #691

Unit 2, Cylone, UR, Hospitality In The Park #1, & Toddla T!

J Zed‘s back behind the decks this weekend on Mind The Gap with new releases from Karizma, Unit 2, Bloodline, Radio Slave, UR, and more, plus she’ll introduce Part 1 of her three-week special highlighting the upcoming Hospitality In The Park festival in London playing tracks by some of the artists on the bill, and a DISC 2 featuring Frameworks, Tender, and Toddla T. LOG ON, OR JOG ON…Stream us worldwide at KKFI.ORG, or locally at 90.1 FM.

Praying for “Supreme” US Church-State Separation + Global LGBTQ News!

This week on This Way Out:

“Supreme” American anxiety clouds the queer crystal ball; Russia’s Chechen purge resumes with no rebuke from Trump, his Pentagon stalls on new U.S. transgender enlistments, Madrid hosts millions at World Pride, stringent security shrinks Singapore’s Pink Dot, East Timor’s P.M. applauds his tiny nations Pride debut, Kiwi lawmakers apologize for past consensual adult gay sex convictions, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!


Amy Adams; Ann Northrop & Andy Humm; Sean Spicer; Dahlia Lithwick.


Hosted this week by Greg Gordon & produced with Lucia Chappelle. NewsWrap reporters: Michele Yeater and Carole Meyers; Producer: Steve Pride. Correspondents: Wenzel Jones and Monique Lukens. Add’l material: “Gay USA”; “Democracy Now!”. Theme music: Kim Wilson. Add’l music: Tupak Shakur; AC/DC.

“Waiting for Lefty” by SAVE UMKC THEATRE Students & Faculty

Taxi Drivers on Strike! Tune to the Heartland Labor Forum for a special broadcast of Waiting for Lefty, a play by Cliff Odets performed by UMKC Theatre students and faculty.

And then stay for the second half for an interview with Lefty‘s director, Amy Billroth-Maclurg, graduate student/teacher in the MFA program at UMKC Theatre.

Eclipsing All Other Shows

They say that the experience of watching a total eclipse is so profound, you’re not the same afterward. If life-changing events are your thing and you’re in the lower 48 states on August 21st, let us help you make the most of viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse.

Learn the basics of where to be and what to bring, even on short notice. No eclipse glasses? Find out why a kitchen colander is an excellent Plan B.

Also, the strange behavior of animals and private jet pilots during an eclipse. The latter is making the FAA sweat.

Plus, how 1878 eclipse fever inspired Thomas Edison and astronomer Maria Mitchell, and what was at stake for them scientifically. And today, with astronauts able to view the Sun from space, what new science can we still learn by eclipse expeditions on Earth?

And, NASA turns up the heat on solar studies with a probe to within a hairs breadth of the Sun.
Seth Shostak ” Host and producer
Molly Bentley ” Co-host and executive producer
Gary Niederhoff ” Senior producer
Barbara Vance ” Operations manager
Daniel Merino ” intern
SETI Institute

Dead & Company in the Very Merry Month of June

Part 1 26:45
Dead & Company 6/18/17 Fenway Park, Boston MA

Part 2 27:58
Dead & Company 6/10/17 Folsom Field, Boulder CO

Mack Tilton, Guest DJ

Eternal KKFI supporter, Mack Tilton brings a buddy by and they will trade off tunes during our 7 o’clock hour.

ARTSPEAK RADIO-Where Were You? Man Lands On The Moon!!

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd

Where Were You? Maria Vasquez Boyd asks the question to individuals who respond with unique answers from their perspective. From historical events to pop culture Where Were You? highlights a landmark in time or a rite of passage through the eyes of individuals. Generations of people experience life differently, thus everyone has a story. Think about it, where were you when man landed on the moon? Cultural anthropologist/author Dr. Richard Anderson, councilman Allan S. Gray ll, and performer/director/host & producer of The Tenth Voice, Philip Blue Owl Hooser answer the question with insightful and interesting personal stories.

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon’s surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent just under a day on the lunar surface before rendezvousing with Columbia in lunar orbit.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, and was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program. The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a command module (CM) with a cabin for the three astronauts, and the only part that landed back on Earth; a service module (SM), which supported the command module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a lunar module (LM) that had two stages – a lower stage for landing on the Moon, and an upper stage to place the astronauts back into lunar orbit. After being sent toward the Moon by the Saturn V’s upper stage, the astronauts separated the spacecraft from it and traveled for three days until they entered into lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into the lunar module Eagle and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. They stayed a total of about 21.5 hours on the lunar surface. The astronauts used Eagle’s upper stage to lift off from the lunar surface and rejoin Collins in the command module. They jettisoned Eagle before they performed the maneuvers that blasted them out of lunar orbit on a trajectory back to Earth. They returned to Earth and landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24.
Broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience, Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface and described the event as “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by U.S. President John F. Kennedy: “before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” -wikipedia

Dr. Richard L. Anderson is a cultural anthropologist, who taught in the School of Liberal Arts of the Kansas City Art Institute for 36 years. Since retiring in 2010, he and his wife, the painter Kim Anderson, have lived on the outskirts of the city of Santiago de Querétaro, in central México. 

Anderson is the author of three books on the anthropology of art, as well as a novel and other recent fiction set in México—all available on

Allan S Gray ll, 2013 Trudy Award Recipient, was the founding chair of the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, continued to serve as chair for 10 years and as chair emeritus for the past 19 years.  He is currently chair of the Arts KC Regional Arts Council, and he serves on the boards of the Kansas City Art Institute and the Kansas City Ballet.  He is currently a Lee’s Summit city council member and previously worked for Truman Medical Centers and the Jackson County Government.   

Philip Blue Owl Hooser is a host/producer of The Tenth Voice, actor, playwright, director, curator of “Eat Their Words,” educator, and teaching artist. Hooser is a community activist, singer, and adds invaluable creative energy to the community.