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Every Woman • February 22, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Every Woman • Feb. 22, 2020 • Meet Dr. Word Person!

On this week's Every Woman, we will be talking to Dr. Christina Skelton, a/k/a "Dr. Word Person!" Dr. Skelton is a historical linguist from Austin, TX, and uses fun science to solve problems in language and linguistics. She did her undergrad degree in Classics, with minors in Geology and Biology, from UT-Austin, and received her Ph.D. in Indo-European Studies from UCLA. From there, she did a postdoc as a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows, and now she runs a YouTube channel about linguistics and ancient languages called Dr. Word Person. 

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• February 22, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Tenth Voice • Feb. 22, 2020

Hello everyone! On this month's Trans Talk, we are going to start out with the transgender news of the month, then talk with some special guests, one by phone and one here in the studio – first we will talk to Racheal Cady, an accomplished KC-area freelance lighting and projection designer who is the resident designer for the Unicorn Theatre on Main street for the last 10 years. She is the new chair of the IT committee for the Kansas City Center for Inclusion, and is going to talk about what is going on at the Center, as well as a bit about her personal life being out and proud in the entertainment industry.

And speaking of being an out and proud entertainer, we will then talk with Mazzy Mann right here in the studio. Mazzy is a KC-area performance artist, musician, and co-founder of the UN/TUCK queer/trans collective and band leader of the ten-piece group HANNAH. Mazzy is going to give the 411 for the 1’s and 2’s on the queer/trans music scene in general and more specifically on her upcoming album and live intro on March 8.

Heartland Labor Forum (Repeat) • February 21, 5:00am – 6:00am

Wage Theft: How Do I Protect Myself?

It’s one of the most common crimes in the U.S. today. Its victims lose more to this kind of theft than robbery, burglary, auto theft, and larceny combined, yet government spends less to protect us from it than all other crimes. What’s the crime? Wage theft, and we’ll have two lawyers to talk about it this week

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Heartland Labor Forum • February 20, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Wage Theft: How Do I Protect Myself?

It’s one of the most common crimes in the U.S. today. Its victims lose more to this kind of theft than robbery, burglary, auto theft, and larceny combined, yet government spends less to protect us from it than all other crimes. What’s the crime? Wage theft, and we’ll have two lawyers to talk about it this week

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Making Contact: ‘Remember This House’ • February 20, 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Making Contact: ‘Remember This House’

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwins original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Film Participants include: James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Dick Cavett, Marlon Brando, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and many more

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American Routes • February 19, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

American Routes: Blue Note Records

airs on Wednesday 2/19
We take a deep dive into the vaults of Blue Note Records, the independent label that helped put artists like Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and Jimmy Smith on the map. Flagbearer of trad jazz, bebop and the cool school, Blue Note is still at it after 79 years and has expanded its wheelhouse to include vocalists like Norah Jones, Ryan Adams and Van Morrison. We talk with producer extraordinaire and Blue Note president Don Was about the label’s past and new directions. And we confab with record maven Michael Cuscuna about digging through Blue Note’s back catalog and giving life to unreleased and out-of-print masterpieces. Plus, we hear from Aaron Neville, Jason Moran and Lonnie Smith about their part in the legendary label’s history. It’s a parade of jazz, old and new, borrowed and blue… and then some!

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Artspeak Radio • February 19, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

ARTSPEAK RADIO with Todd Zimmer, Dylan Pyles, Rodrigo Alvarez, & Issac Tapia

Wednesday February 19, 2020, noon - 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www. kkfi.org

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes photographer & Zim's Sauces creator Todd Zimmer, musician/part owner Wise Blood Bookseller Dylan Pyles, and artists/muralists Rodrigo Alvarez & Issac Tapia.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley • February 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm

WMM presents Marion Merritt + Ebony Tusks

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will play tracks from: Antibalas, Sharon Van Etten, Isobel Campbell, Holy Fuck, Caribou, Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Monophonics, Brazzos & O.K., Mukhtar Ramadan Idii, of Montreal, Field Music, Les Amazones d'Afrique, Hailu Mergia & The Walias, Sestetto Basso-Valdambrini, and The Heliocentrics. At 11:30 Mark talks with members of the Lawrence, KS. based hip hop trio, EBONY TUSKS who join us live in our 90.1 FM studios to share details about their new single HDF and their upcoming album, Heal Thyself on High Dive Records.

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Radio Active Magazine • February 18, 6:00pm – 6:30pm

League of Women Voters Centennial

Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, is the Centennial of the League of Women Voters (LWV), founded Feb. 14, 1920.  This episode of Radio Active Magazine celebrates this event with interviews with representatives of four Kansas City Area chapters of the League. The League of Women Voters of Kansas will be represented by their co-President Cille King.  The League of Women Voters of Johnson County, Kansas, will be represented by Donna Lauffer, former president and currently head of the Johnson County League's 100th anniversary celebration, and Amber Stenger, incoming co-president and currently head of their Communications Team. Evelyn Maddox is the current President of the Missouri League and a former co-President of the League of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties.

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Linx Mix • February 18, 10:00am – 12:00pm

The African American Roots of Rock and Roll

Today on Linx Mix, we will be going back in time to see who the real founders of rock & roll were! From Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Blind Willie McTell, up through Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley, you'll hear the African American original cuts, before the songs were covered by white musicians to reach larger audiences in North America. A show not to be missed, catch it live or on archive!

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