Program Notes on KKFI radio shows for the week of October 8-14
These program notes provide details to several locally-produced and national shows airing on KKFI 90.1 FM. We hope you’ll agree that having more information about these shows will encourage you to tune in for to an arts & culture program, or a remarkable music and compelling public affairs show.
– KKFI Programming Committee – Mark Andruss (chair), Frank Bradley, Patricia Ingraham, Art McDonnell, Mike Murphy, Gabi Otto, Susan Sanders, Cindy Terwilliger
Monday, October 8, 2012
Jaws of Justice Radio | October 8, 2012 | 9:00 am
Listen in and find out how you can help many of the poor and homeless of Kansas City get what they need to survive the coming winter. Keith Brown Il will be talking with Richard Tripp founder of COPP Inc about the upcoming Winter Survival 12 event to be held November 23rd and 24th. We will also be talking with Volunteer Coordinator John Schuly about the volunteers and materials needed to bring this event off.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
New Dimensions | October 9, 2012 | 5:00 am
Macy points out, “Our earth is alive. It’s not a supply house or a sewer, it is our larger living body with vast evolving intelligence that we are totally a part of and we can draw on.” She encourages us to face the facts of our immense planetary challenges. However, rather than allowing these realities to shut us down, we can choose the practice of active hope. She encourages us to choose the story of “The Great Turning” rather than “The Great Unraveling.”
Your Morning Buzz: Tuesday | October 9, 2012 | 6:00 am
With the recent and welcome chill in the air, the urge may be to stay under the covers and not get up to greet the day, but Diana Linn will help you do what needs to be done....get out of bed, brew that first cup of coffee and join her for a special show of Under the Covers....songs by her favorite artists covering other favorite artists.
Interfaith Voices | October 9, 2012 | 12:00 pm
Don't want the government to mingle with religion? You're probably a secularist - and don't even know it.
Law and Disorder | October 9, 2012 | 9:00 am
This week the US Supreme Court will decide if corporations could be held liable in U.S. courts for violations of international human rights law in the land mark case Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. The case was brought by families of seven Nigerians who were executed by a former military government for protesting Shell’s exploration and development and is pushing to hold corporations accountable for human rights violations. The Supreme Court will also consider how the Alien Tort Statute Claim can be used the Kiobel case. A one sentence law that goes back to 1789 when the first judiciary act was brought in the United States. We’ve discussed this statute with several past guests including attorneys Peter Weiss and Rhonda Copeland who were instrumental in beginning the first cases in which human rights violations, taking place in other countries could actually be litigated in the United States.
We also discuss the recent amicus filing by a group of international human rights organizations and experts before the Spanish Supreme Court. The brief asks the Spanish Supreme Court to overturn a decision not to pursue a criminal case against six former officials from the Bush administration for their role in directing and implementing a systematic torture program. Past shows with Katherine Gallagher
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
L.A. Theatre Works | October 10, 2012 | 7:00 pm
“Truth,” said Oscar Wilde, “is independent of facts always, inventing or selecting them at pleasure.” Wilde’s topsy-turvy farce is rife with mistaken identities, misguided lovers and a misplaced handbag. But it also takes a serious swipe at hypocrisy and the constraints of morality – subjects that never go out of style.
The Importance of Being Earnest stars James Marsters as Jack Worthing, Matthew Wolf as Algernon Moncrieff, and Charles Busch as Lady Bracknell. With Emily Bergl, Jill Gascoine, Sarah Zimmerman, Neil Dickson, and Christopher Neame.
Wednesday MidDay Medley | October 10, 2012 | 10:00 am
Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: Iris DeMent, The Caves, Root and Stem, Hearts of Darkness, Appropriate Grammar, Hidden Pictures, Amy Farrand, Soft Reeds, Betse Ellis, Schwervon!, Ghosty, Shearwater, Thee Oh Sees, and we'll also hear from, Maria Callas
Bookwaves | October 10, 2012 | 12:00 pm
Brian Castner discusses his memoir, "The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows," which talks about his time in Iraq as member of a bomb-defusing squadron and the difficulties he faced after coming back to the United States.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Making Contact | October 11, 2012 | 12:30 pm
This year it made major news, but every summer wildfires torch thousands of acres of land. The National Forest Service rushes to the rescue; to save lives, homes, and communities. But is the agency’s approach to fire doing more harm than good? On this edition, producer George Lavender takes a closer look at the “War on Fire”, from the forests of California to the halls of Congress.
Local Showcase | October 11, 2012 | 8:00 pm
The Elders join Mike Murphy during the second hour of The Local Showcase for a special unplugged session. Donations to the fall fund drive during this program will be thanked with passes to this weekend's Weston Irish Fest, featuring (you guessed it!), The Elders!
Heartland Labor Forum | October 11, 2012 | 6:00 pm
Whose Aiming at Our Right to Vote and How to Protect It
Friday, October 12, 2012
If You Love This Planet | October 12, 2012 | 4:00 am
This week’s special guest on If You Love This Planet is Helena Norberg-Hodge, the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote systemic solutions to today’s social and environmental crises.
Between the Lines | October 12, 2012 | 9:00 am
Hugo Chavez Election Victory Consolidates Left Trajectory in Latin America; The ongoing struggle for justice in the case of Rachel Corrie; Justice Party Presidential Campaign Targets Plutocracy and Corruption
This Program will start later this week, due to pitching during Democracy Now!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
WINGS | October 13, 2012 | 2:30 pm
The UK is running tests of a measure that would let police tell domestic violence victims if their spouse has a prior domestic violence record. Conservative women try to balance their party's cuts against victims' rights to legal aid, while Labour pushes against process changes and for fuller funding.
This Way Out (LGBT) | October 13, 2012 | 2:00 pm
A billboarded Michele Bachman supports Minnesota marriage rights (serenaded by Alan Cumming); Ukraine moves on its own "no promo homo" bill, while Russia's top court upholds theirs, there's no luck for marriage equality in Northern Ireland, California's "cure" ban sickens rightwing groups, Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz KO's the closet,
Sunday, October 14, 2012