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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The Bollywood Edition celebrates father’s day! June 19, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat and Lakshmi share some father-centric Bollywood favorites! + news from the Desi community and live singing on the air!

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The Immigrant’s Song part two with Serdar Tuncten and Gerald Trimble June 5, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Throughout history, people have migrated, bringing their music and combining and absorbing different influences. Many important musical traditions have been the result of this movement. Serdar and Gerald continue their worldwide exploration of some of the styles driven by immigration- lands ranging from Ireland to India, Africa to America and beyond.

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Mundo Nouvo performs live!! May 29, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Members from Kansas City's newest Latin group, Mundo Nouvo, will perform live and discuss the formation and collaboration of their 11-Latin Orchestra comprising of some of KC's finest musical talents!

Can't wait!

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India Returns May 22, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat Manda returns with all things Indian, both here in KC and on the sub-continent.

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Stories of Migration
May 15, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Stories of Migration

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Sofia Khan
May 8, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Sofia Khan spoke at St. Andrew Christian Church in Olathe about refugees in the Kansas City area.

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Persian dance party! (it’s not what you think) May 1, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

nilufar and Amory Bottorff play Persian musical ping pong! let's dance!

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The Bollywood Edition is back! April 24, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Join Venkat Manda and guests for another edition of Bollywood classics and live performances as well as community news and calendar of Desi events!

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Immigrant’s Song – with Gerald Trimble and Serdar Tuncten April 17, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Serdar and Gerald begin with the Turkish roots music and connections salient to their programs, and explore how thus tradition and many others have been shaped by migration of all kinds.

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April 10, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Helen Gebre-Amlak of Ethiopian Connection will have a guest speaker, Harold Glen Fuller, that will talk about Ethiopian presence in the world since 1906, when National Bank of Ethiopia was first founded by Emperor Menelik II.

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