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Urban Connections


Urban Connections conducts guest interviews covering issues affecting our local, national, international and global communities from a Black perspective. Subjects include current events, trends, history, education, economics, science, political science, health, race, law and more.






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There’s Nothing Wrong With Black People
March 24, 2018 | 4:00 pm

Live in conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, an award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author, Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, was published by Nation Books and won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

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Dancing Her Blackness
March 17, 2018 | 4:00 pm

Live in conversation with Cat Mahari. She creates work with personal and collective transformational possibilities. A free-style hip hop and house dancer, also trained in modern, ballet, West African, Cuban Son, and Chen taiji, whose work is grounded in the upliftment of the African Diaspora and peoples all over the world. Cat is the founder and director of 31st&Brklyn, a platform for performance art and community engagement.

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KKFI Open House
February 24, 2018 | 4:00 pm

February 2018 marks KKFI's 30th year of being live on-air.

Poet, Activist and Liberation Educator, Lloyd C. Daniel, joins us to celebrate 100,000 watts of people power!

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Harambee City
February 10, 2018 | 4:00 pm

Dr. Nishani Frazier, Associate Professor of History at Miami University, shares insight from her latest book, Harambee City: The Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism.

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Capitalism Is Not The Only Choice
January 13, 2018 | 4:00 pm

Penn Loh, Senior Lecturer and Director of Community Practice at Tufts University, joins us to discuss ways that Americans are redefining economy beyond capitalism.

What if economy is all the ways that we meet our material needs and care for each other?

And what if it's not a singular thing?

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Own Your Glow with Latham Thomas
December 16, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Latham Thomas, aka Glow Maven, is a celebrity wellness/ lifestyle maven and birth doula- transforming not only how women give birth to their babies, but how they give rise to the best version of themselves.

She is the founder of Mama Glow ( a lifestyle brand and highly regarded website offering inspiration, education, and holistic services for expectant and new mamas.

Latham is best-selling author of “Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy,” a go-to wellness guide for expecting mothers.

We are discussing Latham's second book, "Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living And Crowning The Queen Within” debuted September of 2017, Hay House.

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Life of a Jazz Artist
October 28, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Kansas City's own jazz artist extraordinaire and activist, Lisa Henry, joins us to discuss her life as an international musician and passion for jazz in Kansas City.

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Take Note KC
October 21, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Community engagement consultant with Take Note KC, Timothy Holman, Jr., joins us to discuss the educational landscape in Kansas City.

Take Note KC is a 3 year initiative aimed at taking an in-depth look of where we are, how we got here and where we need to go with education in our communities.

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Q&A With Dr. Cornel West, KKFI live broadcast from UMKC School of Law
October 7, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Dr. Cornel West will be answering questions related to his work in a Q&A session, broadcast live on-air at 90.1FM, KKFI, from UMKC School of Law, broadcast live, starting at 3:30pm CST, on KKFI's Every Woman and Urban Connections programs.

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Urban Connections Indivisible KC
February 4, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Urban Connections talks with Emily Regal of the organization Indivisible KC.

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