Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Global Roots Radio

The mission of Global Roots Radio is to showcase the various ethnic, immigrant and hyphenate communities in the greater Kansas City area. Global Roots is a bi-lingual magazine show
featuring the music and public affairs, language and culture of various ethnic
communities, in their own voice.

Global Roots aims to provide a venue for the many immigrant and second generation communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area to showcase their culture, music and language, in their own

The program invites guests, to air music from their own collections, and speak about their communities in KC and back home. (Engineering and technical expertise provided by KKFI/Global Roots Crew).

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Happy Diwali! October 22, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Bollywood music and more, with Venkat and Lakshmi!

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Stories of KKFI and fall fund drive! October 15, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

sharing the stories of KKFI Community Radio over the years and listening o a mix of music in celebration of KKFI and its fall pledge drive!

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Kansas City Japan Festival! October 1, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

We celebrate Japanese culture here in KC and beyond, with live music and guests from the KC Japan Fest!

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Kansas City Public Library’s RISE program + KS/MO Dream Alliance talks about the DACAmented.
September 24, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Librarian and outreach manager of RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment) Julie Robinson joins us to talk about outreach, education and advocacy through libraries.

Alex Martinez of KS/MO Dream Alliance will call-in from a Rally for DACA Dreamers events to talk about the DACAmented community in KC and the upcoming Oct. 5th renewal deadline.

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Afro-Cuban music with Bird Ellington Fleming! August 27, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Bird Ellington Fleming on Afro-Cuban Percussion music!

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Live from India Fest and happy National Radio Day! August 20, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat and Lakshmi return for an episode of the India Show and bring us sights and sounds in Bollywood music and from the India Festival! We also celebrate National Radio Day with ticket giveaways to the Crossroads Music Fest!

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki in remembrance. August 6, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

On the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, we honor the memories and stories of its survivors both here and far..... and celebrate KC's Japanese community in music and recordings.

wishing everyone peace and love on this difficult anniversary.

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Electronic music and more…. July 29, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Electronic Music from around the world (Sote, Creme de Hassan, Robert Lippok, Askat Jetigen) and in the second hour a re-listen of Jambaroque live!

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live recordings and advocacy that is immigrant KC!
July 23, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

recordings from World Refugee day talent show in the first hour and an interview with Hillary Cohen Singer of Jewish Vocational Service of KC!

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Women of the world part two! July 16, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Moroccan singer Amina Alaoui and other women from Spain, Turkey and North Africa in recordings followed by soprano Victoria Botero's live performance from her upcoming concert "Morena" accompanied by members of her ensemble, including Beau Bledsoe-guitar, oud/John Kizilarmut-percussion/ GT-viola da gamba.

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