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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: 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."
‘Ghost Suppers & Native Food Ways’ November 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm
This is the season of the Ghost Supper, where tribes in the Great Lakes region honor ancestors and loved ones with traditional and favorite dishes. Lee Sprague is teaching young people how to harvest and eat the foods that once sustained their tribal ancestors. Also: Ashley Atkins Spivey explores the food gathering—from traditional to modern-day--of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Virginia.
Sound Opinions: Tom Petty October 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Tom Petty was a master of the perfect three-chord pop song and an icon of American music. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay tribute to the late Florida rocker. They discuss Petty's tremendous songwriting gifts and revisit their 2003 interview with him on Sound Opinions
River City Chautauqua: Science, Philosophy and Music of Chaos October 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Chautauqua hosts Julie Hume and Scott Easterday present a fascinating one hour Thursday Night Special on the concept of CHAOS (no, we are not talking presidential politics).
Donald Drumpf Theatre + Shots in the Night Halloween Special October 5, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Donald Drumpf Theatre Volume 38 Maria. A storm blows in. An original radio theatre show, with most sounds culled from the previous week, about a fictional, theatrical presidency. Contradictions tell the story, with songs, skits, and clips from political news shows and late-night comedy routines. Plus, Shots in the Night bring their Halloween Special at 7:30pm.