Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Global Roots Radio

The mission of Global Roots Radio is to showcase the diverse ethnic, immigrant and hyphenate communities in the greater Kansas City area through a multilingual magazine show
featuring music and public affairs, language and culture presented by the various guests and guest-hosts.

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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Alex Martinez and Carmen Moreno! April 21, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

Poeticchico AKA Alex Martinez hosts Carmen Moreno to talk about Mexico, art, resistance and more!
soundscapes of a journey and conversations around experiences learned... tune-in <3

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Alex Martinez hosts GRR! Flameco, AIRR and more…. April 14, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

... we are community radio! tune-in! <3

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2019 KKFI Band Auction! April 7, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

Stockyards Brewing Co. Presents: 2019 Spring KKFI Band Auction. .....Ernest James Zydeco Trio, The Sextet, Scotch Hollow, Johnny Lawhorn & The Outshouse Gang joins us and provide live music in support of Community Radio in KC! <3

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Celtic Roots Fest Preview with Gerald Trimble March 31, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

A taste of the Celtic Roots Festival with live music, conversation and many of the featured bands! join GT and Global Roots Radio for two hours of Celtic roots music!

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Nowruz celebration in music and poetry! happy Spring and Vernal Equinox! March 24, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

it may be the 10-year anniversary of the inscription of on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (2009) .... but many Central Asian cultures have been celebrating it for thousands of years!

Happy Spring and Vernal Equinox!

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India Show with Venkat Manda & guests! March 17, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

Stories from Kumbh Mela in India and music from Anoushka Shankar and more! Tune-in!

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Alex Martinez speaks with Advocates for Immigrant Rights, Latino Arts Foundation and more!
March 10, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

Alex Martinez will talk with Diana Yael from Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR) about their upcoming immigrant storytelling slam and what’s going on on the Missouri Legislation

Deanna Munoz from Latino Arts Foundation, Inc. will stop by to chat with us about whats coming up for them.

Did you miss the KC Tenants launch? tune in for the press conference audio.

I'll play some cumbias too, so tune in and dance with us!

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Medea Benjamin in Kansas City!
March 3, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

Activist/author Medea Benjamin was in Kansas City on February 16th as a benefit for KKFI. Hear what she had to say.

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Host Alex Martinez talks with Tara Raghuveer of KC Tenants! (…and more)
February 24, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

Alex Martinez speaks with Tara Raghuveer from KC Tenants to talk about housing insecurity in Kansas City and what is being done about it.

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Carmen C. Moreno calls from Mexico on the fund-drive show!
February 10, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

Carmen C. Moreno calls us from her cultural residency in Mexico to talk about the border crisis, re-connecting with her family and the juxtaposition in conversations about colonization as told by Mexico vs. US.

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