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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 Riverfront Readings
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April 26, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Host/producer for ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd invited members of Kansas City's Riverfront Readings; Eve Ott, Pat Lawson, Silvia Kofler, Randy Ratliff, Rhiannon Ross, and Carl Bettis to write, recite, and discuss poems that reflect their views, opinions, and observations about politics. Recorded at Inkling's Bookstore and Coffeeshop iin Blue Springs, the writers shared, relfected, and discussed their work round robin style.

Many thanks to Eve Brackenbury, owner of Inkling's Bookstore and Coffeeshop for opening her doors to a lovely group of writers!
www.inklingsbookcoffee.com

The Riverfront Readings series of poetry and fiction readings was started in Kansas City, Missouri in 1986 by Philip Miller and Donn Blevins. In those days, the location actually was in the Riverfront area, in the Kansas City Artists Coalition space. Now they are held at The Writers Place in midtown and in other Kansas City locations.

Regular Riverfront readings are usually on the second Friday of the month, starting at 8:00 PM. For specific information, see the Riverfront Readings Calendar.
www.riverfrontreadings.com.
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Riverfront-Readings/206319722741625
Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/RFReadingsKC/

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Poetry Throwdown, Powers, & Wormwood Collective
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April 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Jessica Ayala, Jameson Bayles, Shawn Pavey, Jeanette Powers, Monique Salazar, and Wormwood Collective.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO- April’s Pink Moon
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April 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Jade Esteban Estrada, Shawn Neustadt, Dawn Downey, and KC Storytellers.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Annette Billings, Iris Appelquist, & Crista Siglin
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April 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd, talks with poet and writers, Annette Billings, Iris Appelquist, and Crista Siglin.

Annette Hope Billings is an award-winning author/actress from Topeka, Kansas, whose published books include "A Net Full of Hope" (2015) and "Descants for a Daughter"(2016). Dubbed "Maya of the Midwest" by fans, she also has work included in poetry anthologies, a short story collection, and in numerous publications.
Website: http://anetfullofhope.com/

Iris Appelquist is active in the literary/spoken word scene. Her work has previously appeared in Present Magazine, Pand, Pomegranate, Kill Poet, and In Between Hangovers.

Crista Siglin, "My work is an exploration of the language of narrative. It is an attempt to compare written and sppoken language to visual language, inspect the limitations of both, and discover where the two might start to overlap. In the work, I tend to namipulate the architecture in the scene. Often they bend into unfeasible angles and sometimes tip into perspective impossibility."

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Warren Rosser, Literacy KC, Lawrence Arts Center, and Brent Watkinson
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March 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist Warren Rosser, Deputy Director/Chief Development Officer John Teasdale with Literacy KC, Gallery Director Ben Ahlvers with The Lawrence Arts Center and painter Brent Watkinson.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO- Patrick Dobson, Pablo Sanhueza, Steven Curtis, Diosselyn Tot-Velasquez, and Boris Tudeth
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March 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with writer Patrick Dobson, musician Pablo Sanhueza, community activist Steven Curtis, and performer Boris Tudeth.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO with North, Koch, Thornton, Conway, and Powell
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March 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO talks with poet Glenn North, artist Ada Koch, musicians Heather Thornton, Patrick Alonzo Smith Conway, and President of The Kansas Blues Society Danny Powell.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO- Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Maura Garcia, & Jackie Denning
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March 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Dr. Brett Knape Executive Director of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, dancer/choreographer Maura Garcia, and artist Jackie Denning.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Deaf Cultural Center, and Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery
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March 1, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host /Producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Paul Schofer, President & Chief Executive Officer for the Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Sandra Kelly, CEO, Executive Director for the Deaf Cultural Center, Jenny Mendez Director of Mattie Rhodes Art Center & Anthony Marcos Rea, Cultural Arts Coordinator on ARTSPEAK RADIO.


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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Northtowne Arts Coalition, Sheri Hall, and Ian Staten
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February 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host & producer for ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Northtowne Arts Coalition members Heather Collinsworth, Kelli Votypka, & Valerie Phillips, also poet writer Sheri Hall, and Ian Staten.


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


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