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 live with Sonié Ruffin, Arzie Umali, Michael Baxley, & Paolo Porelli August 31, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Sonié Ruffin and Aezie Umali from the UMKC Women’s Center discuss CommonThreads: Anatomy of the Wound and Michael Baxley Gallery Manger Belger Craneyard Gallery and ceramicist Paolo Porelli joins us live from the KKFI studio.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO with The Rabbit Hole, Gen Goering, Charlotte Street Foundation-Patrick Alexander, & Chico Sierra
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August 24, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Maria talks with Deb Pettid owner/founder of The Rabbit Hole The World's First Exploratorium, illustrator/muralist/scenic artist Gen Goering, multicisciplinary artist, Programming and Studio Residency at Charlotte Street Foundation Patrick Alexander, and poet Chico Sierra.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO live with Midwest Arts Studio, Frank Juarez, Joe Bussell, Larry Thomas, Bruce Burstert & Charlotte Street Foundation
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August 17, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Founder of Mdwest Artist Studio MAS) Frank Juarez joins Maria by phone with artsts/educators Joe Bussell, and Larry Thomas. Artist/gallery owner Bruce Burstert talks about his new gallery in Lexington, MO.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO-Latinos and Baseball: In The Barrios and the Big Leagues, Weaving Influence, Gimme Your Lunch Money: Heartland Poets Speak Out Against Bullies
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August 10, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Maria talks with L. Steven Velasquez, Dr. Gene T. Chavez, Anna Marie Tutera, Becky Robinson, Wayne Courtois, Ralph Seligman, Shawn Pavey, and Lindsey Martin-Bowen.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO chats with Kwanzaa Humphrey, Jen Harris, Dave Abadie, & JC Franco
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August 3, 2016 | 12:00 pm

In the first half, Maria talks with painter Kwanzaa Humphrey and poet Jen Harris. Later in the program, entrepreneur/designer Dave Abadie and JC Franco with Show and Tell join us live.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Brian Williams, Ralph Tomlinson, Andi Meyer, & Andi Paloutzian
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July 27, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Maria talks with Brian Williams Development Director for the Folly Theater, Ralph Tomlinson Adult Services Librarian for Olathe Public Library, Andi Meyer Education Director with Right Between The Ears and Tradewind Arts, and Andi Paloutzian Story Center Progam Manager Woodneath Library.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Sarah A. Chavez, Miguel M. Morales, Art In The Loop, & Harold Smith
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July 20, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Maria talks with writers Sarah A. Chavez & Miguel M. Morales, Art In The Loop with poet Annette Billings, Ann Holliday Progam Director and art/education/curator Jessica Borusky, and in our second half of the program, painter/educator Harold Smith.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Suzanne Gunther, Judith Towse Roberts, Sharon Eiker, Kevin King, & Cheryl Kimmi
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July 13, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Maria talks with photographer Suzanne Gunther, writers Judith Towse Roberts & Sharon Eiker, also playwrights Kevin King & Cheryl Kimmi.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Mo Dickens, Janet Simpson, Joel Barrett, & Randall Jenson
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July 6, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Artist Mo Dickens, Janet Simpson Executive Director of Kansas City Artist Coalition, Writer Joel Barrett, & LGBTQA Activist Randall Jenson join Maria live from the KKFI studio in midtown KC.


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Artspeak Radio LIVE with Steven Curtis, Brian Hearn, Travis Pratt, Casey Hannan, & Michael Schonoff
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June 29, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Director of Community Building and Engagement at Community Housing of Wyandotte County and arts activist/ Steven Curtis, Brian Hearn, Collection Manager for The Collectors Fund-Kansas City Collection, Travis Pratt artist/gallery director for The Bunker Center for the Arts, writer Casey Hannan, and KCAI Crossroads Gallery Director Michael Schonoff join us live from the KKFI studio.


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Programmer
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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