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).

Playlists HERE

Upcoming episodes

“East meets West” April 9, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

"East meets West" : a performance and "Meta-Mathematical Framework of Integration of Music" : a lecture; Violinist Purnaprajna Bangere joins us to talk about his new project with Grammy Award winner David Lakrishnan on a new project.

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Recent episodes

HOLI! HOLI! HOLI! March 19, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

it's Holi time on the India Show with Lakshmi and Venkat!

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Where Refugee Organizations are Today and How to Help.
March 12, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Sofia Khan of KC for Refugees check in with Nilufar.

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A Celebration of Spring! March 12, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

we celebrate the music of many countries in which spring celebrations signify a major holiday, such as Norouz and Holi!

and an update from KC for Refugees!

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celebrating international women in Kansas City! March 5, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

an interview with Ha Li Mar one of the New Roots for Refugees farmers Kansas City in the first hours, followed en eclectic mix of music by women from around the world!

Happy International Women's Days March 8th! <3

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international folk music from this year’s Folk Alliance Conference and reports on locally held vigil for shooting victims in Olathe. February 26, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Music from Gerald Trimble, Ayllu, Ramy Essam and Sondargo in the first hour and snippets of talks by Asghar Farhadi, Leymah Gbowe and a live report from the peace vigil and march held for the victim of Olathe shooting, two hospitalized men.

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Tet (Vietnamese New Year) February 5, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Megan Bui, of the Vietnamese American Community of Greater Kansas City brings us up to speed on recent Tet activities and other goings on in the Vietnamese community.

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updates on Haiti and the KC connection. January 22, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Jim Grant , Executive Director of Maison de Naissance joins us with updates on their efforts and current affairs in Haiti!

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The Gambia with Paul Ceesay! January 8, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

music and culture of The Gambia!

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Renewal and remembrance through Persian music! January 1, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Happy 2017 (we hope) <3 !

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We celebrate the holidays and end of the year with KC for Refugees!! December 25, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

KC for Refugees founder Dr. Sofia Khan and board member Mandy McKinney join us to talk about the organization helping Refugees in Kansas City! We are happy to celebrate the end of 2016 by sharing their efforts and mission on Global Roots Radio! Hope you'll listen-in with us <3

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