Mizlansky Zilinsky

Nathan Lane stars as a cunning Hollywood producer with a slippery conscience. He’s on the run from the IRS, and trying to hatch one last grand scheme. Find out what happens when the art of the deal turns into a battle for the ultimate double-cross, in the hilarious comedy “Mizlansky Zilinsky”,

ArtSpeak Radio Chats with Jane Booth, Suze Ford Hernandez and David Wayne Reed

Join us this Wednesday when Blair Schulman chats with creatives andArtist, INC alums Jane BoothSuze Ford Hernandez and David Wayne Reed.

We’ll discuss the pains, trials and tribulations of being a working artist. Bring your tissues, lots of Barbara Walters moments….

No! We’re going to have fun and laugh at lot as we hear about all the great things these talented creatives are doing for our community!

Wednesday MidDay Medley Explores the KC Psychfest

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

White Rabbit! + KC Psychfest
with Dedric Moore & Brenton Cook
+ Barclay Martin

Mark features more New & Midcoastal Releases from: Monta At Odds, Jorge Arano Trio, Gemini Revolution, The Conquerors, Akkilles, Thee Water Moccasins, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Schwervon!, Katy Guillen & The Girls, The Project H, Empires, Avi Buffalo, TOPS, My Brightest Diamond and more.

At 10:30, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Barclay Martin joins us to share music and stories about his recent trip to Madagascar with musician, drummer, engineer and producer, Giuliano Mingucci. The two friends and band mates spent a month recording music written by the local people of Madagascar. This project was produced by Unbound, formerly known as CFCA. The recording of all Malagasy music will be released this month, October, 2014. Barclay Martin and Giuliano Mingucci produced and engineered this recording. “It’s a lovely story.” – Barclay Martin

At 11:15, Dedric Moore of the KCK based bands Gemini Revolution and Monta At Odds, and Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records, join us to share music and information about the THIRD annual KC Psych Fest, October 9, 10 & 11, at the RecordBar, 1020 Westport Road, featuring 24 bands in three days.
For more info visit: http://kcpsychfest.com/

Show #545

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
+ Guest DJ – Artist Joey Grimm
+ The Sexy Accident

Mark features more New & Midcoastal Releases from: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, The Sexy Accident, Hearts of Darkness, and Perfume Genius.

At 10:00, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear return to Wednesday MidDay Medley for their 4th appearance in 14 months. They will perform live in our 90.1 FM Studios. This modern soulful folk duo was the buzz of the Crossroads Music Festival and have caught the attention of the local music scene with stellar performances this past spring and summer at Unity Temple, Davey’s Uptown, recordBar, Coda, Westport Saloon, and The Buffalo Room. The’ve also recently played shows in St. Louis, Joplin, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, opening for Phosphorescent. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will open for BB King, Wednesday, October 1, at The Midland Theatre, in Kansas City. More info at www.facebook.com/MadisenWardAndTheMamaBear

At 10:35 Mark welcomes members of the Kansas City based band, The Sexy Accident. Led by guitarist and singer/songwriter Jesse Kates, the band decided to release their fifth LP, Lavender 3, as a hardback book. There will be a Book/Album release show on October 4, at 7:00 pm , at the Buffalo Room. This FREE, all-ages, cabaret-style soirée will include Tulsa’s Kalyn Barnoski and Rachel La Vonne opening the show at 8:00 pm, followed by The Sexy Accident at 9:00 pm. The room itself will mesmerize as animator Galadriel Thompson of DarkHeart Girlfriends Club projects her visions on unfurled bolts of muslin. Paintings by Steph Toth Kates Art will also be displayed. More info at: http://music.sexyaccident.com

At 11:00 Artist Joey Grim returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley as guest DJ. Joey has been living, working, teaching, creating in Brooklyn, New York City. Joey was born in Kansas City, after receiving his BFA from the Kansas City Art institute in 2010, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Delaware where he is researched and produced kinetic sculpture. More info at www.joeygrimm.com

Show #544

Is There A Link Between Violence In Prison and Violence On The Street?

Violence Behind Bars and On The Block

On this edition of Jaws of Justice Radio we talk with formerly incarcerated citizens about violence behind bars and the mindset one develops to survive. We will also talk about what happens when someone with that prison survival mindset returns to society. Is there a difference between the violence perpetrated by guards and the violence we see from our local police? What goes through the mind of the formerly incarcerated when they are stopped by the police?

Host Jeff Humfeld is joined by JoJR’s own Keith Brown El and Al Bey to talk about the difference between what they experienced on the cell block and their experiences in their own neighborhood. Then we open the phone lines for your calls.

Calendar of Events

First Call presents A Night of Recovery and Hope With Chris Herron. Chris, realized his dreams by playing for the Boston Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction. He has refocused his life to put sobriety and family above all else.
This fundraiser will be held at the Basketball Experience at The Sprint Arena in Downtown KCMO, Tuesday September 16th Reception at 6pm and Speaker at 7pm. To register for this event call 816-800-8045, or go to www.firstcallkc.org and click on the events link. __________________

The NAACP KC Branch General Membership Meeting will be Tuesday September 16th 6:30pm at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, KCMO. They will be working on preparations for elections of officers and an update of their partnership with MADP on their shared opposition to the death penalty. ______________________

Become a Hunger Champion during Hunger Action Month by rallying your neighbors to collect food for Harvesters. Starting Saturday September 20th you can pick up bags to distribute to your neighbors, then on Saturday September 27th you pick up the bags of donated food and bring them to Harvesters or a designated drop off site. You can sign up to be a Hunger Champion by calling 816-929-3055 or emailing fooddrive@havesters.org

Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records with Mills

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spinning Records With Mills
+ Margo May

Mark features more New & Midcoastal Releases from: The Grisly Hand, Kirsten Paludan & Key Party, Scruffy & The Janitors, Josh Berwanger Band, Mary Bridget Davies, Miry Wild, The Clementines, and more.

At 10:00, Judy Mills and Chris LaBeau of Mills Record Company join us as “Guest Producers” for our first hour. They’ll spin brand new vinyl and classic used vinyl from both sides of the store. Learn more about Mills Record Company at: www.MillsRecordCompany.com

At 11:15 Kansas City based singer songwriter Margo May joins us to talk and play music from her upcoming new release. “Her melodic, gentle songwriting and performing capture a sound that is tough to pull off but she does so perfectly. Innocence in songs is a balancing act Margo May somehow pulls off and the songs have a beautiful simplicity that can be moving in a very quiet way.” -SVP, Joe Cuello, MTV Creative Music Integration. For more information: www.margomay.bandcamp.com

Show #543

Racism & Surveillance

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a long history of spying on African Americans including Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The great writer Richard Wright, who was also snooped on, wrote the poem “The FB Eye Blues”: Woke up this morning/FB Eye under my bed/Said I woke up this morning /FB eye under my bed/Told me all I dreamed last night, every word I said. Racism and surveillance are closely intertwined. Today, state security agencies and police departments profile and target Muslims. Their organizations and mosques are infiltrated. If your name is Hussein or Fatima you might be asked questions at airports. A broad net is cast. Civil liberties are tossed aside. Culturally, irrational fear of Muslims is reinforced by popular TV shows such as 24 and movies such as Zero Dark Thirty.


Deepa Kumar (click to view archive)

Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle East Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike and Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. She appears on numerous media outlets around the world.

Arun Kundnani (click to view archive)

Arun Kundnani teaches Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He also teaches terrorism studies at John Jay College. He is the author of The End of Tolerance: Racism in the 21st Century Britain and The Muslims are Coming!


“Half the World Away: A Journey to the Naga Mountains”

Newlyweds Rakmi Shaiza and John Kurmann traveled to her hometown in Ukhhul, northeast India, in January.  Rakmi, who was a community organizer in Ukhrul, will talk about how her home has changed in the 13 years since she came to the U.S. as a student, and John, a community activist, will share his observations on life there