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 multilingual 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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World Cup fever! <3 June 17, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

join us in a musical celebration of the 32 nations playing at world cup 2018!


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organizing and mobilizing within cultural diversity in under-represented communities: a conversation with Ana Ramirez! May 27, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Raised within an indigenous Mayan culture, Ana Yesenia Ramirez has pursued an education in Anthropology and Latin American Studies and has been engaged in the way of outreach and education with minority communities and youth in the Northeast neighborhoods of KC. A recent transplant to the area, we are feeling fortunate for her time on the show today to talk about activist anthropology, participatory research, access and activism.

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ambient, synth, experimental and archival field recordings from around the world! May 20, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

join us for two hours of experimental, noise, ambient soundscapes/sound-escapes of rare, ear-opening and heartwarming recordings from around the world! <3

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Noise/Experimental/Underground from Around the World! April 22, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

DJ Piper Harrow joins us for a two-hour tour of noise/underground/experimental world sounds...songs reflecting current events and uniting sounds <3

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India show with Venkat and Lakshmi! April 1, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Indian show featuring Bollywood music, and news from the greater KC Desi community!

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A celebration of Africa with guest-host Genevieve! March 25, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

DJ Ken (Kenya) and DJ Fizz (Tanzania) join us to share music and celebrate some popular songs of the continent!

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Live from KC Folk Festival with Olivia Fox and Grassfed! February 18, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Live broadcast from KC international Folk Festival with Olivia Fox Trio and Grassfed!

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The Andean Cosmovision’s concept of Pachakutec: The Storytelling Project
February 11, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Exploring intimate and imaginative relationships through the Andean Cosmovision's concept of Pachakutec, or time/space reversal. UMKC performers, Amado Espinoza and Karen Lisondra join us live to explore the masks, music, and organic theatre,

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Turkey and the Kansas City branch of the Dialogue Institute January 21, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

The Dialogue Institute in KC and a conversation about recent happenings in Turkey.

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Happy winter solstice! December 17, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

happy winter solstice! hangout with us and listen to cold, dark, long night sounds from around the world!

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