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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 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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ARTSPEAK RADIO Where Were You? Valentine’s Edition
February 14, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday February 14, 2018

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes guests/contributors to today's program, Where Were You? Valentine's Edition, astrologer/intuituve/lawyer Quan Tracy Cherry, community activist Lucky Garcia, performer/writer Susanna Lee Lucky Deluxe, poet/police officer Chato Villalobos, and artist/author/performer Rick Stasi.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Joe Williams, Cheryl Eva Acosta, Sandy Van Tuyl, & Joshua Smith
February 7, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday February 7, NOON to 1pm CST
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Founder After Action Network Joe Williams, artist/designer Cheryl Eva Acosta, artist Sany Van Tuyl, and writer Joshua Smith.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO 2018 Winter Pledge Drive
January 31, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday January 31, 2018
Noon - 1pm CST

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd asks for your support during the 2018 Winter Fund Drive- 30 Years of Building Community!!
Please support this on air arts program that gives local artists, spoken word poets, painters, authors, sculptors, arts educators, museums, arts organizations and so many more the opportunity to discuss their art, chapbooks, events, openings, performances, innovations, submissions, and programming. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS PROGRAM NOW IN ITS 6TH YEARBY CALLING 1.888.931.0901 or pledge online at

Guests on the program include, Tammy Ruder with Union Station, ArtsKC Director Development Allison Patterson, Jim Clark Good Samaritan Response Program, and Arts in Prison Leigh Lynch Executive Director.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Nathan Sawaya, Writers Place, Brackenbury, Prospero’s, & Bent
January 24, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist Nathan Sawaya, board President of the Writers Place Anne Gatschet, writer Eve Brackenbury, Prospero's Book owner/writer Will Leathem, & Dan Storm from the stage production of Bent.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Christopher Leitch, Michael Schonhoff, Susana Bruhn, & Christel Highland
January 17, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist Christopher Leitch, KCAI Crossroads Gallery Director Michael Schonhoff, Guildit Founder Susana Bruhn,, and artist Christel Highland.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Jesse Kates, Ryan Wilks, KC Art Angels, & Rocket Grants
January 10, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with poet/musician/singer/songwriter Jesse Kates, KC Art Angels founder Juliare Julie Sterbach, painter Ryan Wilks, and Julia Cole & Mason Kilpatrick with Charlotte Street Foundation Rocket Grants.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with ArtsKC, Cerbera Gallery, & KW Peery
January 3, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with ArtsKC, Cerbera Gallery, & writer KW Peery.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Dan Cameron, Isaac Tapia, Rodrigo (Rico) Alvarez, Caroline Baehner, & Anson Thee Ornery
December 27, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Open Spaces Artistic Director Dan Cameron And KCMO Office of Culture and Creative Services, artists/muralists Isaac Tapia & Rodrigo (Rico) Alvarez, singer/songwriter Caroline Baehner, and performer/artist/musician Anson Thee Ornery.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with V Holecek, Heath Church, GK & Kevin Callahan
December 20, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday December 20, 2017
Host/producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO, Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist V Holecek, musician/singer/songwriter Heath Church, and artists GK & Kevin Callahan.

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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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