Wednesday at 12:00 pm

Artspeak Radio

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ARTSPEAK RADIO is a live radio program on KKFI that airs every Wednesday at noon. Host Maria Vasquez Boyd serves up information about the visual and literary arts community including live interviews with artists, writers, and performers. 

Past guests on ARTSPEAK Radio include the following individuals and organizations. Scribe, Bernie Koehrson, The Writers Place, Jose Faus, Carol Kariotis, Lisa Cordes, Shawn Pavey, Main Street Rag, Tara Varney, Glenn North, Matt Jacobs, David Rhoades, Damon Lee Patterson, Jill Downen, Greg Patterson, Seth Johnson, William Peck, Jared Flaming, 2013 Verses and Voices, Mary Ann Haenni, Judith Towse, Molly Kaderka, Norma Cantu, The Artists for Life Project, Darryl Chamberlain, Bluest Aye, Jennifer Leigh Coates, Missi Rasmussen, Alex R. Carpernter, Skye Livingston, Michele Johnson, Justin Beachler, Carla Malone Steck, Janet and Stan Banks, Mark Allen, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Angela Cervantes, Geo Sipp, Daniel Shea, Meghan Henry, Kansas City Public Library, Dr. Phong Nguyen, Tracy Abeln, Julia Cole, The Riverfront Reading, Phyllis Becker, Carl Bettis, Eve Ott, Patricia Lawson, and Silvia Kofler, Thomas Cobian, Sean Starowitz, Carrie Riehl, Emily Kenyon, Summer Osborn, Jen Harris, Woodneath Library, Andie Paloutzian, Jorge Garcia Almodovar, Diego Chi, Ahram Park, Lindsey Martin-Bowen, Sara Miss Conception Glass, Tommy Frank, Rhiannon Ross, Michele Pond, David Arnold Hughes, Sharon Eiker, Madeline Gallucci, Patrick Alexander, Eric Dobbins, Luis Garcia, Cory Imig, Jeanette Powers, Lauren Sobchak, Ari Fish, Miguel M. Morales, Sofiana Olivera, m.o.i. (aka the minister of information, aka Don Wilikson) Sarah Starr, Maril Crabtree, Stephen Roth, and Dave Dalton, Melaney Mitchell, Bobby Howsare, Sandra Moran, Front/Space, Don Simon, Chance Wolf, Suzanne Gladney, MaryFrances Wagner, Greg Field, Jane Booth, Suze Ford Fernandez, David Wayne Reed, Lorenzo Collado, Jessy Terrero, Petra & Kester Horn-Marsh, Eve Brackenbury, Brandon Forrest Frederick, MyArts, Adam Goldberg, Deana Bellamaganya, Ryan Teney, Mihn Du Pha, Eric Lindquist, Jenny Mendez, Teresa Magel, Sarah Hyde-Schmiedeler, Deborah Shouse, Ron Zoglin, Nicole Emanuel, Adam Finkelston, Jay Meara, Danny Orendorf, Laura Isaac, Whispering Prairie Press, Jessica Conoley, Pat Daneman, Marianne Getchell, and Annie Raab.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with MINDDRIVE, Doodles for Dogs, & Megan Crigger April 25, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday April 25, 2018
Noon-1PM CST

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO talks Matt Ziegenhorn Marketing/Events Director with MINDDRIVE, artist/gallery owner Vanessa Lacy, and Megan Crigger, City of Kansas City Missouri Director of Creative Services.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Slupski, Powers, Charlotte Street Foundation, Bach Aria Soloists, and The Rabbit hOle
April 18, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday April 18, 2018
Noon - 1PM

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with poets Samantha Slupski and Jeanette Powers, Charlotte Street Foundation's Mason A. Kilpatrick, Bach Aria Soloists, and The Rabbit Hole owners Deb Pettid and Pete Cowdin.

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April 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Sarah Hyde-Schmeidler with the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Aaron Hamilton founder of ARRE Ent., filmmaker Jon Brick and Roslyn Temple, Women In The Arts founder CJ Charbonneau, and toymaker Donna Moore.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Erica Iman, Nick Ward-Bopp, Mark Allen, and Bense Garza
April 4, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks live in the studio with artist Erica Iman, Nick Ward-Bopp with Maker Village, photographer/artist Mark Allen, and designer/art consultant Bense Garza.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Johnson, Salazar, Marron, & Wilks
March 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday March 28, noon to 1pm CST
KKFI 90.1fm Kansas City Community Radio

On this special program, host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd invited guests Michelle Tyrene Johnson, MG Salazar, Rodolfo Marron III, and Ryan Wilks to share their insight and opinions about cultural appropriation in the arts.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO – Robert Sommer, Stephen Johnson, Charlene Pryor, Wick Thomas and Katie Gilchrist
March 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with author Robert Sommer, artist/writer Stephen Johnson, artist/writer Charlene Pryor, & performers/musicians Wick Thomas and Katie Gilchrist.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Jennifer Nigro, Jeanette Powers, & Pablo Sanhueza
March 14, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Jennifer Nigro with Audio Reader Network, writer Jeanette Powers, and musician Pablo Sanhueza.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Colby K. Smith, Megan Crigger, Heather Collinsworth, & Ian Kloster
March 7, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday March 7, 2018

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Studios Inc. Director Colby K. Smith, Director of Creative Services Megan Crigger, Director of Paper Birch Landing Gallery Heather Collinsworth, and artist Ian Kloster.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO End of February Show
February 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday February 28, 2018
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Mason Kirkpatrick from Charlotte Street Foundation, artist Haley Sellmeyer, and artists/activist James McNamara..

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Artspeak Radio Live with Bill Haw, Taylor Irwin & Martha Gershun
February 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with gallery owner Bill Haw Jr., writer Taylor Irwin, and community activist Martha Gershun.

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Maria Vasquez Boyd | Email me

Maria Vasquez Boyd is a writer, painter, illustrator, radio producer and a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective.

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