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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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For All The World To See
July 14, 2018 | 4:00 pm

Glenn A. North, Director of Education and Community Programs for The Black Archives of Mid America and 18th & Vine District Poet Laureate, joins us live in studio to discuss visual culture.

For All The World To See is a nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road that examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940’s to the mid 1970’s.

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What is Cancer?
June 30, 2018 | 4:00 pm

Dr. Dineo Khabele, Professor and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at The University of Kansas Medical Center, joins us live in studio for a conversation around cancer, health and the African-American community.

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The Myth of Black (All) Buying Power
June 16, 2018 | 4:00 pm

It has been reported and repeated that blacks in America have 1.3 trillion dollars in buying power.

So, why do so many of us feel powerless?

Jared A. Ball, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies, at Morgan State University joins us live to discuss the myth and propaganda of black and all buying power.

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Critical Resistance
June 9, 2018 | 4:00 pm

Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization, is seeking to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex.

Joining us live is Kamau Walton, member of Critical Resistance since 2010, and has been part of campaigns to stop gang injunctions, fight jail expansion, end solitary confinement & put an end to police militarization.

Kamau is also the Communications Director at the Transgender, Gender-variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP). They are a queer, gender non-confirming Prison Industrial Complex abolitionist.

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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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