Julios Holiday: Dreidels And Donuts

On This edition of From The Vault it is time for what we here at the Pacifica Radio Archives affectionately call Julio’s Holiday…A series of original holiday radio stories produced by Arts and Review host Julio Martinez.

You will be hearing 3 Holiday stories this year – O’Henry’s classic tale, The Gift of the Magi written in 1905; Julio’s original story of the Christmas Truce of 1914, in the heat of battle during World War I; and this year, a brand new family tale of Hanukkah called Donuts & Dreidels.

“Benghal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo” & “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers”

On this edition of Arts Magazine, Michael Hogge welcomes Ian R. Crawford (Director) and Ted Swetz (Actor, UMKC Theatre Professor) to the studio to talk with us about the joint UMKC & Unicorn Theatre production of Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo.

Then, Donna Thomason (Actress & Creative Director) will fill us in on her current one-woman show I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, also being performed at the Unicorn Theatre.

Fallen Heroes of 2014

Hundreds of social justice advocates and organizers passed away in 2014, leaving their work behind as their legacy, but often also leaving an irreplaceable hole in their movements. On today’s edition of Making Contact, we honor and revisit the lives of just a few of those fallen heroes who passed away this year.

Featuring: Chokwe Lumumba, former mayor of Jackson MS; Morgan Powell, Bronx River Sankofa founder; Charity Hicks, Detroit People’s Water Board co-founder; Darby Tillis, death penalty opponent, Yuri Kochayama, civil rights activist; Ted Gullickson, San Francisco Tenants Union director; George Carter; Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools participant; Leslie Feinberg, author of Stone Butch Blues, Eddie Ellis, prison reform advocate; Mark Naison, Fordham University African-American history professor; Lila Cabbil, Rosa Parks Institute president emeritus; Diane Fujino, author of Heartbeat of Struggle, the revolutionary life of Yuri Kochiyama; Taiyo Na, author; Randy Shaw, Tenderloin Housing Clinic executive director; Qasim Davis, Kids rethink New Orleans Schools project manager; Perry Cobb, Darby Tillis co-defendant; Dr. Divine Pryor, executive Director of the center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions.

A Native American School Shooting

On October 24, 2014, 15-year-old native American freshman student, Jaylen Fryberg, shot five other students at Marysville Pilchuck High School, in the state of Washington. He fatally wounded four, before fatally shooting himself.

Radio Curious interviews Jerome Edge, a DJ and Native American hip-hop activist from KSVR Radio in Mt. Vernon Washington, about the High School shooting. Edge is from the same tribal community and he explains the different approach his community took in handling the situation, based on Native American life and values.

Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor, is the Host and Producer of Radio Curious. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.

Reform in Israel

Social activist Anat Hoffman talks about her activism inside Israel, including consumer advocacy, acceptance of religious diversity, anti-racism, and anti-sexism. Her group Women of the Wall has made a major breakthrough on Jewish women’s struggle to worship as they wish.

Guest include: Anat Hoffman, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and Chair of Women of the Wall.

Interview and production by Laura Yaros of the Matrix collective on CINQ. Series Producer, Frieda Werden.

Wednesday MidDay Medley Remembers MLK

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

“Remembering MLK”

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. Dr. King led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means.

By the time of his death, Dr. King had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War, both from a religious perspective. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 198I.

Mark plays music of the movement from: Bobby Watson & The I Have a Dream Project, Nina Simone, Pops Staples, Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, Thelonius Monk Septet, Pete Seeger, Mahalia Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, Maceo & The Macks, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Tramaine Hawkins, Ella Mitchell, Billy Porter, Solomon Burke, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Isley Brothers, The Chambers Brothers, The Holmes Brothers, Soweto Gospel Choir, Labelle, Laura Love, Darwin Hobbs & Karen Clark-Sheard.

Show #560

Chesnutt, Derailers, BR-549 and Guest DJ Karin Bauer

Diana Linn is holding off on holiday music until next week’s show.  Resisting the urge to join the bandwagon and smother you with Best of 2014 playlists,  this week’s Tasty Brew highlights vintage Mark Chestnutt, The Derailers, BR-549, John Hartford, great music from local artists The Blackbird Revue, Sara Morgan, Dollar Fox and Scott Ford and much, much more.  Serial Guest DJ Karin Bauer will be sharing another killer playlist on this edition of the Tasty Brew guaranteed to satisfy your Americana/Roots cravings.

ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Writer/educator Brian Daldorph and The Recipe KC

Writer/educator Brian Daldorph and The Recipe KC, (Theodore “Priest” Hughes and Desmond “3-3-7″ Jones) join Maria Vasquez Boyd and Michelle Pond live from the KKFI studio.

Brian Daldorph came to the University of Kansas English Department almost 20 years ago and has become a permanent resident of Kansas. He contributes to Kansas belles lettres in many ways: he writes; he organizes readings; and he is a writing class instructor at the Douglas County Jail — featured in Poet’s Market 2008. Brian has taught English at the University of Kansas since 1990. He also has taught in Japan, Senegal, and England. His books are The Holocaust and Hiroshima: Poems (Mid-America, 1997); Outcasts (Mid-America, 2000); Senegal Blues (219 Press, 2004); and From the Inside Out: Sonnets (Woodley, 2008). He publishes and edits Coal City Review, a nationally recognized literary magazine.

The Recipe KC is Dramatic Art N Rhythm, poetic theater and music all ages appreciate. From a Tom Joyner morning performance, to New York City’s Times Square, to San Antonio by way of a stop in Chicago, poetry has taken The Recipe KC around the United States, and also overseas – via a web performance that made front page news in Nagasaki, Japan.

Theodore “Priest” Hughes and Desmond “3-3-7” Jones, who make up The Recipe KC, believe that by exemplifying excellence and teamwork as spoken word artists/activists they can influence, change, and encourage people by example, with a goal of working together towards common goals. Their Nu Muse-ik POetry supports Expression without Weapons, youth and adult creative writing programs in schools and homeless & juvenile institutions, nurturing a generation of understanding through honest conversation.