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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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Local playwrights Cynthia Hardeman, Michelle T. Johnson and Teresa Leggard share insights and experience July 19, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Local playwrights Cynthia Hardeman, Michelle T. Johnson and Teresa Leggard talk about their upcoming Fringe production and their experiences as Black Women playwrights.
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Food Fight! continues…Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First
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June 28, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Eric Holt-Giménez has been Executive Director of Food First since 2006. He is the editor of the Food First book Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems: co-author of Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice with Raj Patel and Annie Shattuck; and author of the book Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture and of many academic, magazine and news articles
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Teresa Leggard, writer, editor, poet and playwright
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June 21, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Teresa Leggard is a writer, editor, poet and playwright. She’s also a member of The Writers Place, Kansas City’s own literary community center. Her upcoming plays “The Birthday” and “To Bed” will be staged at the KC Fringe Festival this July, as part of the productions Girl on Girl and More 4Play.
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Shicagolyn Scroggins of Stand With Women/Organizing for Action discusses women living “Paycheck to Paycheck”
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June 14, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Shicagolyn Scroggins of Stand With Women/Organizing for Action discusses women living "Paycheck to Paycheck".

From Maria Shriver`s groundbreaking multi-platform "The Shriver report: A Woman`s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink"- in partnership with the Center for American Progress comes on HBO Documentary film about the story of our time, told through the life of one woman,

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Pat Clarke, PAC 20 and community discuss Black On Black Crime Summit held at Southeast Fieldhouse, June 6th
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June 7, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Pat Clarke of PAC 20, (People's Action Committee of 20), and a coalition of community members, organizations, law enforcement and 5th district councilman Michael Brooks organized and facilitated the Black On Black Crime Summit on Friday, June 6th at the old Southeast (High School) Fieldhouse, Swope Parkway and Meyer Blvd., in Kansas City. Pat Clarke and other Summit participants discuss Friday's event on Urban Connections.
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Food Fight! Local Greater Kansas City Food Activists March Against Monsanto 2014
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May 31, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Food Fight! Local Greater KC Food Activists march against Monsanto 2014.
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Dr. Lori Blankinship, ND, discusses “Food As Medicine” with co-host Sharon Valleau
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May 24, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Dr. Lori Blankinship, ND, returns to discuss "Food As Medicine" with co-host Sharon Valleau
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Mathew Forstater, Professor of UMKC Economics & Black Studies
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May 10, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Discussion with Mathew Forstater, Professor of Economics and Black Studies and Director, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, Department of Economics, University of Missouri —Kansas City
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Alexis Baden-Myer, Political Director, Organic Consumers Association
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April 26, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Food Fight! continues with Alexis Baden-Mayer; lawyer and activist who has worked in Washington, DC, as the political director of the Organic Consumers Association since 2005. She has contributed to some of the organizations most successful projects, including the Millions Against Monsanto campaign.
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Jasmine Jones, Miss Black Missouri USA 2014 discusses her mission and journey
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April 19, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Jasmine Jones, Miss Black Missouri USA 2014 discusses her journey as she vies for the title of Miss Black USA 2014
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Interview with John Peck, ED, Family Farm Defenders
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April 12, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Family Farm Defenders is a national grassroots organization with members in all 50 states. It is our belief that healthy safe accessible food is a basic human right and that all communities should be able to control their own food/farm system.
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GMO foods….What’s On Your Plate? Conversation with Dr. Lori Blankinship April 5, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Dr. Lori Blankinship, with co-host Sharon Valleau, returns to discusses GMO foods on Urban Connections,
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Alvin Sykes, human rights activist, founder of Emmett Till Justice Campaign March 22, 2014 | 4:00 pm

As president of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign, Alvin Sykes was instrumental in the introduction of legislation to set up a permanent cold case unit in the Justice Department to probe civil rights era homicides
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House of Restoration, at risk home for girls, celebrates Women in Jazz March 15, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Denisha Jones, CEO, House of Restoration, not for profit home for at-risk girls honors Angela Hagenbach in their 2nd annual celebration of Women in Jazz.
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To Extend or Not to Extend…unemployment benefits, discussion led by Victoria Chase, local community organizer March 1, 2014 | 4:00 pm

To Extend or Not to Extend...unemployment benefits, discussion led by Victoria Chase, local community organizer. More than a million Americans lost their unemployment benefits on 12/28/13. How are they to survive?
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Food Fight! Charity Hicks, of EAT4Health and Maria Whittaker, Local to Global Advocates for Food Justice February 22, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Charity Hicks, Policy Fellow with Everyone at the Table for Health (EAT4Health) and Maria Whitaker, Program Director, Local to Global Advocates for Justice discuss local to global food issues. The Food Fight! continues on Urban Connections....
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Brian Foster, 100 Black Men of Greater KC: “Real Men Giving Real Time” February 8, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Brian Foster, President, 100 Black Men of Greater KC: "Real Men Giving Real Time"
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Food Fight! Interview with Local to Global Advocates for Justice founder Maria Whittaker January 25, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Maria Whittaker, founder, Local to Global Advocates for Justice
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Representative Brandon Ellington, MO House of Representatives, 22nd District November 16, 2013 | 4:00 pm

On Urban Connections, November 16, 2013, Representative Brandon Ellington, Missouri House of Representatives, District 22
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Urban Connections guest_ Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II November 9, 2013 | 4:00 pm

On Urban Connections, Saturday, September 28, 2013, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, 5th District, Missouri Democrat
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Michelle T. Johnson_Diversity Diva and Playwright November 2, 2013 | 4:00 pm

Michelle T. Johnson, Diversity Diva and Playwright
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Larry Lester, author, Negro Leagues Baseball historian October 19, 2013 | 4:00 pm

Larry Lester, author and Negro League Baseball historian
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White Buffalo Poetry and Blues, a mix of poetry, story and song (rebroadcast of Oct. 3rd Local Showcase) October 5, 2013 | 4:00 pm

White Buffalo Poetry and Blues Traveling Troupe on Urban Connections, Sat., Oct. 5th. Rebroadcast of KKFI's Local Showcase, Thur., Oct. 3rd.
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Urban Connections: Into the Lion’s Den with Poet/Educator Lloyd Daniel September 21, 2013 | 4:00 pm

Urban Connections, September 21st, 2013, poet/educator Lloyd Daniel discusses the art, craft and science of writing poetry
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Urban Connections: Infant Mortality discussion with Mother & Child Health Coalition September 7, 2013 | 4:00 pm

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. On Saturday, September 7th, Urban Connections' guests will be Pat Martin, Mary Jean Brown, and Anne Biswell, members of the staff of Mother & Child Health Coalition, who will talk about infant mortality, and what’s being done about it our community.
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Urban Connections today: Book of Gaia dynamic female vocal ensemble performs live August 17, 2013 | 4:00 pm

Urban Connections today features Book Of Gaia, female vocal ensemble that includes Angela Hagenbach, Nedra Dixon and Pamela Baskin-Watson, performing live!
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On Urban Connections Allen Rostron, UMKC Professor of Law and Constitutional Scholar discusses Supreme Court rulings June 29, 2013 | 4:00 pm

Today on Urban Connections, UMKC Law Professor and Constitutional Scholar, Allen Rostron discusses recent Supreme Court rulings affecting racial minorities. Rostron, who joined UMKC's School of Law faculty in 2003, teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, tort law, products liability, and conflict of laws.
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Jazz & Poetry at KKFI: Angela Hagenbach, Glenn North, Phyllis Becker, Jose’ Faus, Al Ortolani May 25, 2013 | 4:00 pm

Urban Connections, Saturday, May 25th, 4pm: Jazz & Poetry at KKFI: Angela Hagenbach, Glenn North, Phyllis Becker, Jose' Faus, Al Ortolani
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Local poets Stanley Banks and Janet Banks: Blues Issues and On the Edge of Urban March 23, 2013 | 4:00 pm

This week on Urban Connections public affairs program, local poets Stanley E. Banks and Janet M. Banks discuss and share selections from their latest published works: Blues Issues by Stanley Banks and On the Edge of Blue by Janet Banks
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Donna Wolfe | Email me
A biography of Donna will be available soon.
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