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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 Elaine McMilian, Mark Allen, and Julie Valdivia
August 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday August 16, 2017

ARTSPEAK RADIO host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with singer/songwriter Elain McMillan, KC Conjure Shop owner Julie Valdivia, and multi-discipline artist Mark Allen.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO August 2017 Edition August 9, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday August 9, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Jessica Conoley, Kristine Barrett, Debbie Barrett-Jones, Regina del Carmen, Rochelle Wisoff Fields, and Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography members to the program.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Chris Dahlquist, ArtsKC, & Kiosk Gallery
August 2, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday August 2, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist Chris Dahlquist, ArtsKC Director of Development Alison Patterson & Director of Marketing and Communication Susan Franke, also Eric & Erin Dodson who own an artist-run gallery space Kiosk Gallery.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO presents Poets, Printers, & Processors
July 26, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday July 26, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with poet Huascar Medina, Print League KC founders Ani Volkin & Michelle Dreher, writers Arlin Buyert and Adam Rhodes, and artist Neil Goss.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO-Where Were You? Man Lands On The Moon!!
July 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Where Were You? Maria Vasquez Boyd asks the question to individuals who respond with unique answers from their perspective. From historical events to pop culture Where Were You? highlights a landmark in time or a rite of passage through the eyes of individuals. Generations of people experience life differently, thus everyone has a story. Think about it, where were you when man landed on the moon? Cultural anthropologist/author Dr. Richard Anderson, councilman Allan S. Gray ll, and performer/director/host & producer of The Tenth Voice, Philip Blue Owl Hooser answer the question with insightful and interesting personal stories.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Powers, Coleman, & Chamberlain
July 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday July 12, 2017
Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with writer/performer Jeanette Powers, columnist Dan Coleman, and Rocket Grant recipient, artist/educator Darryl Chamberlain.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Frank Lingo, Adri Luna, Rich Brull, Curt McMillan, & Angie Jennings
July 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with author Frank Lingo, artist Adri Luna, make48 co-founders Rich Brull & Curt McMillan, gallery coordinator/curator Angie Jennings & painters Teresa Dirks and Chris Frye.

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June 28, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO Maria Vasquez Boyd premiers, Where Were You? a special program that asks individual to contemplate and respond to a specific historical event through writing then share their stories on air. We begin with performer/entertainer/writer Jade Esteban Estrada, community activist/writer Miguel M. Morales, editor Elizabeth Andersen, and artist and cofounder of GLAM, Christopher Leitch who share their personal stories and perspective of the Stonewall Riots that took place June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO Creatively Speaking
June 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Josie Mai Executive Director of Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO, Margaret Hoang Maker Faire Kansas City Producer, photographer Sharon Rodriguez, and Bill Sundahl KKFI Special Events Coordinator.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Jim Khan, Lynn Benson, Wayne Courtois, and C.L. Cattano
June 14, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Producer/host of ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with poet Jim Khan, artist Lynn Benson, writer Wayne Courtois plus author C.L. Cattano.

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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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