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).

Upcoming episodes

Global Roots Radio celebrates KKFI October 11, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

Join us to uplift and support Community Radio in Kansas City during the Fall Pledge Drive! Support KKFI and Global Roots Radio and donate on

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Recent episodes

The Garifuna of Honduras Plus Ethiopia October 4, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

Alfredo Lopez, of OFRANEH, and Community Radio activist will be on the first hour of Global Roots Radio to talk about his people, the Garifuna, Afro-Indigenous Hondurans and their inspiring Resistance to the U.S. Drug War, violent displacement and forced migration to the U.S. In the second hour of the program, Helen Gebre-Amlak brings us more from Ethiopia.

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Gambia! September 27, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

A journey through Gambia

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Bollywood Swinging September 20, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat Manda returns with a Bollywood Edition featuring old and new favorites! Hindi singers Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and recent visitors to Kansas City - Abhijeet Sawant and Srikant Narayan are featured in this special edition of Global Roots Radio.

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Thailand September 13, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

A journey through Thailand

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Highlights From the 2015 Ethnic Enrichment Festival September 6, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

The 36th Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival took place in Swope Park in August. KKFI was on hand to capture some of it.

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Ethiopian New Year August 30, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

Ethiopian New Year with Helen Gebre-Amlak

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Back to Turkey August 23, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

That popular duo, Serdar Tuncten and Gerald Trimble return to feature Turkish and related music.

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Indian Independence Day August 16, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

Freedom is in the air! Come, traverse the path of Independence of India from British Rule. India became independent on Aug 15, 1947. In our special Bollywood edition of Global Roots Radio program, host Venkat Manda returns with brief glimpses into the freedom struggle and brings you the movie songs that have inspited millions then and since then. Sunday, Aug 16, 2015.

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Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance – 70th Annivesary
August 9, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

On the 70th anniversary of the US Atomic Bomb being dropped on Nagaski, we present a special program remembering both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Dianne Daugherty, an expert in Japanese culture, shares music and culture of Japan. Gayle June, whose mother was present in Nagaski on that fateful day, shares his story. His son Nathan, now in his 30s, reads an interview that he did with his grandmother for a high school project.

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Thailand August 2, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.


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