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!
Richard Wolff’s Economic Update: “Capitalism and Democracy” March 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Updates on Puerto Rico, slave labor in the cocoa fields, worsening UK inequality, leaders imposing austerity on others, Canada's Girl Guides among tourists to shun US. Major discussions: rising US wage inequality; connection and opposition between capitalism and democracy; key differences between capitalist and worker-coop enterprises.
Peace Journalism Perspectives March 2, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Peace Journalism Perspectives was produced for KKFI-FM Kansas City (90.1FM) by the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, MO. This edition features an interview with Park Prof. John Lofflin about media and the Trump administration, and a segment with Nigerian Prof. Dr. Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob on a peace journalism project in Nigeria.
The Life of Arthur Ashe February 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Tennis great Arthur Ashe first emerged as a world-class athlete with his win over Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon, but his contributions as an activist, author, and humanitarian eventually transcended his sporting success. Whit Sheppard is working on a biography of Arthur Ashe, who died at age 49 of AIDS related pneumonia. And: Philanthropist Doris Buffett, sister of Warren Buffett, has funded a new program that helps first generation college students earn associates degrees in high school. Ann Woolford and Antwan Perry say the initiative is especially helpful for young African American males, who have the lowest national graduation rate.
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.
Standing Rock Stories: Part 2 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.
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
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.
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.