Sunday at 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)
The “Take Two” short segment reviews independently made films and art-house movies currently showing in Kansas City. Take Two first went on the air in 2012 and is co-hosted by Russ Simmons, producer of the “Freeze Frame” short segment, and Susan Sanders.
The segment airs at the following times:
- Sundays at 8:58 am between “Psychic Talk” and the “Coffeehouse Radio Show”
- Tuesdays at 12:02 pm during “Interfaith Voices”
Susan and Russ chat about the pros and cons of Melissa McCarthy’s road comedy, “Tammy.” July 6, 2014 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Susan and Russ chat about the pros and cons of Melissa McCarthy's road comedy, "Tammy."
“Captain Phillips” October 21, 2013 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders chat about Captain Phillips, an American action thriller based on real events surrounding the Somalian pirate takeover of a cargo ship, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi.
“Hannah Arendt” September 30, 2013 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)This week's review is of the biopic Hannah Arendt, a German-Luxembourgian-French drama film about German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa.
“In A World” September 23, 2013 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)This week on Take Two, Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders review In A World, directed by and starring Lake Bell in her feature-length writing, directing, and producing debut. The film follows a young woman doing voice-over work for film trailers.
You get it all in one film – France, crime, comedy, the mob, Tommy Lee, Pfeiffer and De Niro September 16, 2013 | 8:58 am (and Tuesday at 12:02 pm)The Family, also known as Malavita, is a 2013 English-language French action crime comedy film based on a novel by Tonino Benacquista and directed by Luc Besson, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, and Dianna Agron.
Although I don't produce my own show, I participate in other people's shows and I simply love the comraderie. On the "Pioneer Series" for Heartland Labor Forum, I've interviewed women in traditionally male-identified jobs: a female pilot, firefighter, drummer, mail carrier, electrician. For the "Tenth Voice", I interviewed a woman in a gay marriage who shared candidly about the validity as well as travails of seeking recognition for her committed bond. I also wrote and starred with Tom Edmondson in a four-episode soap opera called: "Fatal Femmes and the Derringer Dame". With Bill Clause, I conducted a class in writing comedy for the radio. This effort resulted in a one hour success called "Radio for Laughs". With Russ Simmons, I co-host the "Take Two" spot which involves reviewing independently made films and art-house movies currently showing in Kansas City. This "Take Two" is my newest venture with KKFI.