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This podcast tracks the audio archives of Artspeak Radio, a program about the thriving visual arts and literary community in the Kansas City area. Hosts Maria Vasquez Boyd and Blair Schulman interview local artists, writers, and performers and let you know what’s going on with an arts events calendar.
 
This podcast tracks the audio archives for “Eco Radio KC” show. EcoRadio KC explores our interdependence with the rest of the world, showing the connections between the ways we choose to live and the health of the whole community of life.
 
This podcast tracks the audio archives for the “Heartland Labor Forum” radio show. The Heartland Labor Forum is Kansas City’s only program about the workplace. It’s radio that talks back to the boss! Whether you’re a union member or your workplace isn’t organized, Heartland Labor Forum (HLF) has stories for you, guaranteed to inspire, educate, or enrage you.
 
Conversations and musical interludes with artists, industry professionals and supporters of the Americana/Global Roots Music scene. This podcast is curated by Diana Linn, Member of Folk Alliance International and the Americana Music Association and Host of the Tasty Brew Music Radio show on 90.1 FM KKFI, Kansas City's Community Radio Station.
 
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Bridge Street Theatre Presents “Back Stage” James Taylor-Director Linda Taylor-President of the Board August 18th @ 8pm August 19th @8pm August 20th @ 8pm 100 S. Bridge St. Smithville, MO. 64089 The post Arts Magazine Show: Bridge Street Theatre of Smithville, Missouri & appeared first on KKFI.By KKFI 90.1 FM
 
Since the recent passing of Hedy Harden, we continue to celebrate her history. Hedy was the Chair of Missouri CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabiliation of Errants). One of the reasons for Hedy’s notable accomplishments is the unabashed need for advocacy for those in Missouri’s jails and prisons AND for those who have been released […] The post MI…
 
Brad Pitt is a charismatic, Oscar-winning actor. His considerable efforts and some outstanding stunt choreography aren’t enough to save the over-the-top action comedy, “Bullet Train.” Pitt plays an assassin sent to Japan to recover a mysterious briefcase on the world’s fastest train, only to find himself confronting an assortment of colorful bad gu…
 
Christina Haswood represents the 10th District, which includes Baldwin City and southeastern Lawrence, in the Kansas House. She is Native American, a graduate of Haskell INU and Arizona State, who earned a master’s in public health from KU Med Center in 2020. She will discuss progress in establishing the Indigenous Community Center, whose mission i…
 
Last month over 4,000 rank and file labor activists met in Chicago for the biannual Labor Notes Conference. There were 250 workshops teaching how to make good trouble, plenaries with luminaries like Amazon’s Chris Smalls, the new Teamster President Sean O’Brien, and even Bernie Sanders made an appearance. The Heartland Labor Forum was there. We […]…
 
The Federal Reserve is trying to slow inflation by raising interest rates. At the same time corporate profits are at an all-time high. We’ll ask UMKC economists if our monopolized economy is really what’s driving inflation. Then, what do you know about the border wall between the US and Mexico? In his book More Than […] The post Inflation and Monop…
 
Guests Vickie Miller-Director/Secretary & Jessi Ball – Miss Viola Swamp August 4th-7th August 12th-14th For more show time and casting information: https://bluespringscitytheatre.com/ The post Arts Magazine Show: Blue Springs Theatre presents ‘Miss Nelson Is Missing & I Never Saw Another Butterfly’ appeared first on KKFI.…
 
File the animated action comedy “DC League of Super Pets” under the ‘pleasant surprises’ category. Krypto, Superman’s dog, puts together a crew of rescue pets to save his master and the other members of the Justice League when their lives are threatened by a super evil guinea pig. Okay, okay, I thought this one would […] The post Freeze Frame: “DC …
 
Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, August 3, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes writer Cathy Maxwell, Emily Becker Mid-Continent Public Library Community Relations Specialist, artist Pepe Mar, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Erin Dziedzic, Director of …
 
For our show on July 25th, host Craig Lubow will speak with Hannes Zacharias. Hannes Zacharias has some 40 years of experience in administering government at the Federal, State, County and local level. Hannes’ career in public service began in 1979 as Asst. to the Director of Travel and Tourism for the State of Kansas. […] The post ROLLING DOWN THE…
 
Monday, July 25th, David Bell speaks with Jason Kander, an American attorney, author, veteran, and politician. A Democrat, he served as the 39th Secretary of State of Missouri, from 2013 to 2017. He had previously served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013 https://www.jasonkander.com/ A former Army Captain who […]…
 
Jordan Peele’s ambitious and inventive sci-fi horror entry “Nope” is one part brilliant and three parts frustrating. It’s as if M. Knight Shyamalan had decided to remake Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” with the goal of creeping us out. Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer play proprietors of a horse training ranch who attempt […] …
 
Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Ollie Hall and Abby Bland to the show. OLLIE HALL, Ollie Hall joins us to talk about his 2-CD album release, SONGS OF THE PLANETS a collection of digital recordings […] The po…
 
Carol Curt Enos discusses the discovery of a missing copy of Shakespeare’s “First Folio,” and its implications concerning the mysteries surrounding the life of the Bard of Avon. This presentation was recorded at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence, KS, on April 24, 2022 — one day after Shakespeare’s 458th birthday. The post Implicat…
 
Max Alvarez of the Real News has a new book, The Work of Living. In it, he dives deep into the lives of essential workers and how they survived being essential. He’ll be here this week on the Heartland Labor Forum. Then, in 1969, an NLRB lawyer’s testimony undid 20 years’ of labor-friendly law on […] The post Max Alvarez-The Work of Living and Revi…
 
Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes designer/artist/shop owner Ezra October and gallery owner Haunter Darren, Darkwood House Gallery, EZRA OCTOBER ETHETTON -I am a tailor and fantastical costume designer, mixing…
 
For our show on July 18th, host Richard Mabion will speak with Bart Maffrey. Bart Maffry founded Outside the Box Developers with the hope of adding solar to housing developments. It has become much more as solar, energy storage, EV operations and high-performance design will converge to create many advantages and cost savings, leading to […] The po…
 
Pi Jacobs draws inspiration from her unconventional upbringing in the Land of Weed and Wine aka Northern California. Blending roots-rock swagger and storytelling soul, her music has drawn comparisons to Tom Waits, Dolly Parton and Lucinda Williams. She has been heard on NPR, Austin Music TV, Americana Highways and regularly on radio stations across…
 
The troubled life of former Kansas City Royals first baseman Willie Aikens gets the inspirational biopic treatment with “The Royal.” It’s currently showing theatrically at the Screenland Armour and is available on multiple streaming platforms. Amin Joseph plays Aikens who clung to his dignity after serving years in prison on drug charges. “The Roya…
 
When a Heartland Labor Forum programmer became pregnant, she began investigating maternity and family leave to find out how her pregnancy would impact her financial health. Turns out pregnancy in Missouri can be downright harmful to a family’s financial health. Find out more on this week’s Heartland Labor Forum. Then, the national AFL-CIO wants to …
 
The Forum is on its summer hiatus, so, in its stead we present a recent presentation by Dr. Kathy Rose-Mockry, past Director of KU’s Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity. She has had a career devoted to advocacy for a wide range of areas, including gender equity, mentoring, resilience, women in STEMM, disability […] The post Gay Rights –…
 
Audrey Crabtree-Executive Director Donald John Paul Jones III- Hip Hop Musical Pete Blakley- Author of ‘The Plume Tree’ Wendy Thompson- Producer of “The Clinic” Nancy Marcy Cia Mitchelle The Strong Black Girl A Motivational Musical Through Monologue Brandon Jenson “Little Orphan Annie: A Sixway Adaptation Elliot Brest For more info you can visit Kc…
 
For our show on July 11th, host Terri Wilke will speak with several local purveyors of bulk household products so that consumers can simply refill the empty containers we already have. Zero waste is a set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are […] The post ZERO WASTE I…
 
Monday, July 11th, the crew of Jaws of Justice is going to air a tribute to Hedy Harden, the chairperson of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE), who was from St Louis. https://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/services-for-human-rights-activist-edna-harden-on-july-9/article_235e6810-fd6f-11ec-9901-d7d6bd90ccfe.html#:…
 
We interview 9 to 5’s Ellen Bravo and Rethinking Schools’ Larry Miller about their new novel based on their lives as labor activists. Then after years of inaction to expand Medicaid by the Missouri Legislature, the voters took matters in their own hands and passed it. But it’s still a fight to get Medicaid to […] The post Ellen Bravo and Larry Mill…
 
When comedian Taika Waititi wrote and directed the 2017 Marvel epic “Thor: Ragnarok,” he injected the Avengers series with a playful, irreverent twist, emphasizing humor as well as action. He made Thor a bit of a goof. Still heroic, but also flawed and fearful. Watiti employs that same template with its follow-up, “Thor: Love and […] The post Freez…
 
Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Mary Silwance, Jose Faus, and Nik Douglas reading their musical collaborations. MARY SILWANCE is an Egyptian immigrant living in Kansas City. She mothers three daughters who d…
 
Bill Clause joins Hogge to discuss his retirement, work after KKFI. Later, Cast member of “The Adams Family” talks Rockhurst High School presentation. The post Arts Magazine Show: Bill Clause and Rockhurst High School presents “The Adams Family” appeared first on KKFI.By KKFI 90.1 FM
 
Artspeak Radio, July 6, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes photographer Jim Barcus, Bruce Young, & Christian Stanley. JIM BARCUS – I grew up on the hard streets of Des Moines, Iowa before dropping out of beauty school. Nothing could be further […] The …
 
For our show on July 4th, we bring you the most recent Climate Hour episode produced by Bob Grove. The clothing you are wearing right now has a surprisingly large impact on our environment and climate systems. The fashion industry is responsible for 8.1% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Today’s combination of petroleum-based textiles and […] The…
 
Monday, July 4th, the crew of Jaws of Justice is going to air The Dialogue News Show #118, Police Reform in the Aftermath of George Floyd. The Dialogue News Show is a weekly radio program produced by News Anchor Barry Barometer on WCAA 107.3 FM, Grand Street Community Radio in Albany, NY. This is a […] The post WHAT TO THE SLAVE IS THE FOURTH OF JU…
 
“Minions: The Rise of Gru” is the fifth movie in the hit animated “Despicable Me” franchise. The kids are already tuned in, but the makers of this origin story cleverly place the action in the 1970s to give adults a cagey nostalgia hit. We learn how Gru met the yellow fellows and how he fulfilled his aspirations […] The post Freeze Frame: “Minions:…
 
Dr. Barbara Schowen will present her paper, “The Colonial Legacy: How the Culture of the Early Colonies is Still With Us.” She examines the origins and characteristics of the Virginia, Massachusetts, New Amsterdam, and South Carolina colonies and how these characteristics are still evident many centuries later in the Tidewater, Yankeedom, New Nethe…
 
An amendment to the Kansas Constitution on the ballot for the August primary would explicitly end abortion as a constitutional right. Dr. Melinda Lavon, owner of Bloom Midwifery in Lawrence, will examine the implications of this vote. (Note: this presentation was recorded May 29, 2022, prior to the announcement of the Supreme Court decision to […] …
 
President Biden signed The Postal Service Reform Act April 6th. It will provide much needed financial and operational changes to the US Postal Service. Learn what improvements to your service may result as well as to the quality of life of our postal workers. Then, we’ll focus on a new type of union, a tenant […] The post The Postal Reform Act and …
 
Monday, June 27th, host David Bell returns with part 3 of his trauma series to speak with Erik Hulse, a retired police officer who now teaches mindfulness and meditation to first responders. Trust Erik to understand the stress imposed on police officers and other first responders. First, there is the traumatic event that called the […] The post TRA…
 
Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1FM KKF Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Nico Gray and Audrey Crabtree Executive Director with KC Fringe Festival, Marissa Starke and DuRon Netsell and artist/musician Anson the Ornery. NICO GRAY & AUDREY CRABTREE, Ex…
 
Host Craig Lubow will talk to Steve Melton about climate change. The discussion will include carbon tax and dividend, economic impact of climate change, and the impact of climate change on human rights and global conflict. Steve has been an activist with the Citizens Climate Lobby in Kansas City. The post Citizens Climate Lobby speaks on climate ch…
 
The leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court tells us that overturning women’s right to abortion is likely, and soon. Meanwhile anti-abortion politicians in Kansas put an amendment on the August 2nd ballot aimed at ending the Kansas Constitution’s protection of a woman’s right to control her own body. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum […] T…
 
Debbie Cole is a classically trained violinist with over 35 years of experience as a musician. She plays “by ear”, is proficient in and is a fan of multiple genres of music. In 2014, she started playing the acoustic guitar; it proved to be a pivotal point in her musical growth. Playing the guitar led to the discovery of her actual voice and empower…
 
The life of rock n’ roll legend Elvis Presley gets an over-the-top, almost operatic treatment with Baz Luhrmann’s phantasmagorical two-hour and forty-five-minute biopic, “Elvis,” Tom Hanks plays his Svengali-like manager, Col. Tom Parker, narrating the story from his selfish, opportunistic perspective. Austin Butler is excellent as the naive but ex…
 
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