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 – MG Salazar, Open Spaces, UNESCO, and Kevin Peery December 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday December 13, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with writer/community activist MG Salazar, Consuelo Cruz Arts Marketing Coordinator with the Office of Culture and Creative Services KCMO, UNESCO-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Education members Anita Dixon-Director of the Mutual Musicians Foundation, John James-President of the Wendall Phillips Neighborhood Association, & Jacob Wagner-Director of Urban Studies and co-founder of the Center for Neighborhoods at the University of Kansas City-Kansas City and writer Kevin Peery.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO- Where Were You When John Lennon Was Shot?
December 6, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd asks "Where Were You When John Lennon Was Shot?" Guests Kasey Rausch, Phil Kinen, & John Thompson Todd share their perspective on that tragic day.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Cristina Muñiz, Theresa Goodman, Silvia Kofler, & Wormwood Collective
November 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday November 29, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist/painter Cristina Muñiz, certified Yoga therapist Theresa Goodman, writer/Riverfront Reading member Silvia Kofler, and the Wormwood Collective members.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO- Where Were You The Day Kennedy Was Shot?
November 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday November 22, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd asks the question; Where Were You The Day Kennedy Was Shot? Our contributors, Annette Billings, Judy Ancel, Suzanne Gladney, & Hugh Merrill respond with their account on that tragic day on November 22 1963.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Belger Crane Yard, Heather Collinsworth, & Bill Sundahl November 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday November 15, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with KKFI Development Director Bill Sundahl, Tommy Frank & Michael Baxley, and Heather Collinsworth.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO – Kansas City Comic Con, Anthony “AO” Oropeza, and Steven Curtis
November 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday November 8, 2017
Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Kansas City Comic Con Cindi Rogers & Barry Poole, artist Anthony "AO" Oropeza, and community acitvist/organizer Steven Curtis.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO Celebrates Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
November 1, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday November 1, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Dr. Uzziel H. Pecina, Jenny Mendez Director Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, Sarah Hyde Schmeideler Francis Family Foundation Educator with the Nelson Atkins Museum, filmaker Jon Brick & CinemaKC.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO Halloweenish Show
October 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday October 25
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd ushers in soon to be Halloween with guests that include artists/sculptors Cydney Ross, Ari Fish, KC Voices Tom Sullivan & Barb K. Roberts, and hijinx with KC Conjure owner Julie Valdivia & the incorrigible artist Mark Allen.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Koch, Merrill, Simpson, Ruffin, Faus, & Toombs
October 18, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday October 18

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd asks artists to examine topics that instill fervor, passion, defiance, creation, or destruction and sound off in a live discusssion from the 90.1fm KKFI studio. Joining us are artists, Ada Koch, Hugh Merrill, Janet Simpson, Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin, José Faus, and Michael Toombs.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO & KKFI 2017 Fall Pledge Drive
October 11, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd asks you to contribute to the 2017 Fall Pledge Drive and help support YOUR community radio, 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio!! Call 888-931-0901 or pledge online

Guests on the show today include Randy Cohen, Pablo Sanhueza, Erika Lynnette Baker and Halee Maj.

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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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