Thursday at 7:00 pm

Thursday Night Special

You never know what you might hear in this time slot. It could be a new show audition, a timely current events story or a show from our archives.

The first Thursday of the month features Khadijah and the White Guy, a half hour program about race, followed at 7:30pm, by Shots in the Night Radio Theater.

The second Thursday features Mind The Gap, an hour of UK Underground Dance Music hosted by J Zed.

The last two or three Thursdays of the month are dedicated could be anything!

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Hidden Figures February 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm

-We speak with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of "Hidden Figures", now a major motion picture. Shetterlys book relates the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped send astronaut John Glenn into space.
-After Mildred and Richard Loving were married in 1958, they spent nine years fighting for their right to be together. Their story of love became a foundational fight for civil rights.
-A conversation about the removal of Confederate battle flags and monuments from public spaces.


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Standing Rock Stories: Part 2
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February 9, 2017 | 7:00 pm

MG Salazar returned from Oceti a few days ago and will be telling stories of her adventures, including the unofficial UN hearing she attended and all the latest of the goings on in continuing fight against The Dakota Access Pipeline.


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Voices of Our Future January 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Local poets from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts will share their original poems and discuss their craft and inspiration live on the air. Join them and get deep during the teen poetry hour.


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A Shortcut Through 2016 January 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm

An immersive retrospective of one of the most turbulent years in history, with political upheavals, worldwide economic meltdowns, racist confrontations, terrorist attacks coupled with threats of religious persecution amid the playing out of the incredibly toxic presidential election and an endless parade of those who left big holes in the fabric of our common culture in 2016. Mixed with the music and sounds of the year


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Remembering Richard Adams January 5, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Richard Adams (1920-2016) died Christmas Eve, 2016. The author of several best-sellers, he's chiefly known for the classic fantasies "Watership Down" and "The Plague Dogs." In this interview recorded in 1978, he talks with Richard Wolinsky about these two novels and his history as a fantasy reader.


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Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff December 8, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Updates on Trump gutting estate tax; capitalist outrages; Trump appoints Wall Street billionaires; Green Party victory in Austria; big oil companies' desperation; Pope Francis on equality of opportunity; Portland, OR acts against inequality. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on why women voted for Trump.


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Peace Journalism Perspectives Plus the Lamplighters Holiday special
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December 1, 2016 | 7:00 pm

The inaugural podcast of Peace Journalism Perspectives was produced for KKFI-FM by the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, MO. Followed at 7:30pm, by Shots in the Night annual Lamplighters Holiday Parade Special.


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Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas With New Friends November 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Leonard Cohen and friends talk about his music and influence


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Thursday Night Special; Kansas City Poets November 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Live from the KKFI studio, Lindsey Martin-Bowen, Wayne Courtois, Ralph Seligman, and Shawn Pavey read select poems and discuss the art of writing Thursday November 17 on 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio. Poems from the anthology,
Gimme Your Lunch Money: Heartland Poets Speak Out Against Bullies and excerpts from Lindsey Martin-Bowen's CROSSIMG KANSAS with Jim Morrison, plus Shawn Pavey's Nobody Steals the Towels from a Motel 6, will be featured on the program.


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For the Love of Radio: For Laughs and for the Serious Minded
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November 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm

The roots of KKFI community radio can be traced to a UMKC communiversity class way back in Fall of 1977. This Thursday Night Special celebrates that history by featuring the creative efforts of two KKFI Communiversity Classes from Fall of 2016: For Laughing Out Loud and Raising Hell on the Radio


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