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KC’s Poor People’s Campaign Rally, Monday, February 12 February 15, 2018 | 9:30 am

On Monday, February 12th, on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's march to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, StandUp KC and the Fight for $15 rallied on the sidewalks just East of Paseo and across the street for MacDonald's to support the poor people's campaign of 2018. Organizer Michael Enriquez gives an impassioned speech, along with other members of labor, the clergy and civil rights activists. Especially noteworthy are the speeches given by the fast food workers themselves.


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Voices of Resistance: Women’s March, 2018, Lawrence KS
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February 8, 2018 | 9:30 am

KKFI reporter Sharon Gibson recorded voices from the Lawrence KS Women's March, January 20, 2018. This special report includes interviews, speeches, and music.


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Gerrrymandering Explained: History and Current Issues Before the Supreme Court January 18, 2018 | 9:30 am

UMKC Professor Allen Rostron explains the history and issues involved with Gerrymandering


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Martin Luther King bio-JCCC January 7, 2018
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January 11, 2018 | 9:30 am

Ryan Jones, Historian at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, gave the keynote address at a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The address was entitled, “Dr. King at the Mountaintop: a Drum Major for Peace”. It summarized King's life and times.


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Century of Lies – Guest Michelle Alexander December 28, 2017 | 9:30 am

Michelle Alexander on building the movement for racial justice and drug policy reform.


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Kansas democratic party gubernatorial candidates December 14, 2017 | 9:30 am

Last Thursday evening, December 7, the Kansas City Star moderated a Forum for five Democratic party candidates in the 2018 Kansas Governor's race. For an hour and a half, the five candidates gave one-minute responses to questions from the moderators before a live audience of 170 at the Johnson County Central Resource Library in Overland Park. A video and transcript of the complete forum are available at “WorkingJournalistPress.com”. This episode presents 28 of the 84 minutes from this event.


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Net Neutrality December 7, 2017 | 9:30 am

On December 14, 2017, the FCC Comissoners lead by Trump appointee Ajit Pai, will be considering a previous FCC decision that the Internet is a telecommunications service essential to the public need and should be regulated using Title 2 of the 1996 Communications Act. Such a reversal would allow the Internet to function as private information system in which wealthy corporations could pay for increased speed and visibility. Individual voices and small nonprofits such as ART FM would be lost in a deep and distant cyber vortex.


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A Conversation with David Barsamian
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November 30, 2017 | 9:30 am

Tom Crane spoke with David Barsamian in anticipation of his visit to Kansas City and KKFI on December 1. He has a new book with Noam Chomsky on Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy. He is the Director of Alternative Radio, heard on KKFI every Wednesday morning at nine.


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Fighting Hate and Discrimination in Kansas City
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October 5, 2017 | 9:30 am

Panelists include Rabbi Doug Alpert of Congregation Kol Ami, Mahnaz Shabbir of the Crescent Peace Society, Rev. Rodney Williams of NAACP, Rep. Greg Razer, and Attorney Jessica Piedra specializing in immigration law.


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Democracy Now co-host Juan Gonzalez September 28, 2017 | 9:30 am

Democracy Now co-host Juan Gonzalez discusses his latest book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities. The book describes how progressive mayors from around the country and the world are making changes that provide progress in the face of the disastrous policies of Donald Trump.

This is a rebroadcast of the RadioActive Magazine broadcast on September 26.


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