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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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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The India show celebrates Shashi Kapur! December 10, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Venakt Manda returns with Bollywood music and local events in the Desi community!

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Coalition building, will it happen in Germany? November 26, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

political scientist and feminist, Simone Mazari talks post-German election coalition building and concerns of the people and Gabi selects a mix of German political music!

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Band Auction Closing and New Roots for Refugees. November 19, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Sean McWhirter and Band 13 close out the band auction in the first hour. In the second hour, Si Si Cho from New Roots for Refugees will be in studio.

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New Roots for Refugees! (4-5 pm) November 19, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

New Roots for Refugees farmer Si SI Cho from Burma joins Vladimir Mitton, Juniper Gardens manager, to tell us about the program...tell the stories of farming practices here and back at home and how KC became a new home, from a Burmese perspective!


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Gaspar Sanchez on Diversity in Resistance
November 5, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Indigenous LGBT activist, Honduran human rights defender Gaspar Sanchez spoke in KC on Nov. 2nd and we will share a recording of a part of his talk with you on the show today!

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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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