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.
River City Chautauqua: Happy 30th Anniversary KKFI! February 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Tune in for another installment of River City Chautauqua. This month marks the 30th anniversary of our host, KKFI Community Radio, Kansas City. We will contribute to the celebration with a show about KKFI and other listener supported radio. Our guests include Rick Frydman, who hosted a long running country music show on KJHK- student run radio at KU, Lawrence and Steve Baughman, a blogger and music workshopper from California. We will hear stories about the formation of KKFI from Bob Suckiel and Bill Clause. We will also enjoy music from Rick Frydman and Steve Baughman and special musical guest Brett Hodges.
River City Chautauqua: Right Here in River City January 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm
This month’s “River City Chautauqua “ explores the theme “Rivers”, including the muddy Missouri. We’ll feature commentary from author Dr. Patrick Dobson, geologist Dr. Terry Berkland, canoeist Tom Bailey and river activist Mark Dubois. Special musical guests Havilah and Kris Bruders will perform as well. Join Julie Bennett Hume and Scott Easterday for another “River City Chautauqua “.
Economic Update – Knowledge, Class and Economics January 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Updates on problems and solutions for workplace discrimination, China's ascending economy, capitalism's drive to income and wealth inequalities, economics of immigration's winners and losers, US capitalism and African-Americans. Interview with co-author Prof. Richard McIntyre on new book: Knowledge, Class and Economics: Marxism Without Guarantees.
A Shortcut Through 2017 January 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm
A Shortcut Through 2017 contains tributes to some of the founding figures of rock & roll, country & southern music legends, award-winning writers, actors, musicians, producers, directors & creators including Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell, Della Reese, Barbara Cook, Walter Becker, Dick Gregory, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Hefner, Adam West, Jimmy Breslin, Liz Smith, Nat Hentoff, Christine Keeler, Chuck Barris, June Foray, Greg Allman, Charles Bradley, Jon Hendricks, Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Tom Petty and Don Rickles.
River City Chautauqua: A Question of Meaning December 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Join us for the next installment of River City Chautauqua featuring speakers and artists on the question of Meaning. Guests are singer-songwriter Sam Baker from Austin, TX, Dr. Lisa King, a linguistics professor from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Dr. John Symons, professor of philosophy from the University of Kansas, and Richard Alwyn Fisher, transcriber and producer, performer from New York City.
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: Radio Noir by Shots in the Night Comedy December 7, 2017 | 7:00 pm
KC's longest running comedy radio theatre presents a "best of" night featuring some of the most popular radio noir shows from the dank dark SITN vault. Black humor was never as funny as this!
River City Chautauqua: American Dream in the 21st Century November 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Join us this Thanksgiving evening! This month's "River City Chautauqua" focuses on the fate of the American Dream in the 21st century. Guest Vi Tran discusses his experience as a Vietnamese immigrant and tells us a bit about his family background and his new play, "The Butcher's Son". Local musicians Brett Hodges will be singing a couple of songs and Betse Ellis and Clarke Wyatt have recorded an improvisational suite entitled "American Dream Suite". Professors Bill Black and Akis Kalaitzidis will discuss the American Dream today and producer and co-host Julie Bennett Hume will discuss Robert D. Putnam's " Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis."