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Recent Episodes

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Take Two • April 3, 12:32pm – 12:34pm

Take Two: New on HBO-“The Kitchen” (R)

Since our local cinemas are temporarily closed, this week's episode focuses on a movie new to HBO. "The Kitchen" is a drama set in the 1970s about three women who take over mob in New York's Hell's Kitchen when their husbands wind up in jail. It has been adapted from the DC/Vertigo comic book series. It stars Melissa McCarthy ("Spy"), Elizabeth Moss ("The Invisible Man") and Tiffany Haddish ("Girls' Trip").

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Freeze Frame • April 3, 10:58am – 11:00am

Freeze Frame, Home Streaming Movies: “Coffee & Kareem” (Not rated), “Uncorked” (Not rated), “Disneynature: Elephant” (Not rated), “Disneynature: Dolphin Reef” (Not rated)

As our local cinemas are still temporarily closed, this week’s Freeze Frame will concentrate on new movies that can be streamed at home.

The raunchy Netflix original comedy “Coffee & Kareem” is shamefully wrong-headed and beneath the talent and dignity of its able cast. Ed Helms plays Officer James Coffee, a bungling Detroit cop who’s dating a nurse, played by Taraji P. Henson. The merry mix-ups occur when Officer Coffee tries to impress her son Kareem, played by the precociously foul-mouthed 12-year-old Terrence Little Gardenhigh. When on a spin in the patrol car, the duo witnesses a gangland murder. Young Gardenhigh shows promise, but the obscene dialogue he’s asked to do deliver is contemptable. Here’s hoping that “Coffee & Kareem” is the worst film of the year.

The touching Netflix original “Uncorked” is an uplifting and involving comic drama. Mamoudou Athie plays Elijah, a young man who is introduced to the world of wine when he takes a job at a local liquor store. Things get complicated when decides to leave his family’s barbecue restaurant to become a sommelier. Courtney B. Vance plays his disapproving dad and Niecy Nash is his supportive mom. “Uncorked” is heartfelt, realistic and offers characters you can actually care about.

“Disneynature: Elephant” is a visually dynamic new documentary on Disney+. It follows a small herd of African pachyderms as they travel on their annual trek across the Kalahari Desert in search of precious water. It’s family-friendly and features diverting narration by Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

“Disneynature: Dolphin Reef” is yet another visually engaging family-friendly Disney+ documentary. The focus is on a juvenile bottle-nosed dolphin named Echo and his clan that live near a coral reef somewhere in the Pacific. Natalie Portman’s narration is geared to the kiddies, but it manages to stay afloat for adults.

Cowtown Conversations • April 2, 9:00am – 10:00am

Conversation with Vladimir Sainte, LCSW at TMC as we discuss mental health tips for reducing your children’s stress during this pandemic

Join us as we have a conversation with Vladimir Sainte, LCSW at Truman Medical Center Trauma Department as we discuss mental health tips for children and teenagers during this stressful time.

Ebony’s Bones • April 1, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

When We All Suffer

Tonight's table topic: Does universal suffering supersede our divides?

Host Ebony M. Johnson along with Historian and Professor AJ Lowe, discuss the affects of universal suffering on race, capitalism, politics and more.

We take your calls live!

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Artspeak Radio • April 1, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

ARTSPEAK RADIO with Tim Miller, Amy Farrand, & Lisa Cordes

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

Producer/host Mark Manning talks with Tim Miller from Venice Beach, California, Amy Farrand from Italy, and Lisa Cordes from Midtown Kansas City.

Wednesday MidDay Medley • April 1, 10:00am – 12:00pm

WMM presents Charlie Colborne & Bill Belzer of Miss Boating

Mark plays New & MidCostal Releases from: Miss Boating, Dragon Inn 3, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Calvin Arsenia, Waxahatchee, Psychic TV, Jefferson Airplane, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Two Headed Cow, Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner, Roberta Crane, and more. At 11:15 Mark talks with Charlie Colborne & Bill Belzer about their new band. Miss Boating and their EP, The Vhargon Sidestep released January 1, 2020. Miss Boating is: Charlie Colborne on keyboards, guitar, vocals; Bill Belzer: drums, vocals; Phil Dickey on bass; Aaron Jones on trombone; Tim Gillespie on saxophone.

Linx Mix • March 31, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Female of the Species III

On the final day of International Women's Month, Mixmaster Linc will bring you a joyous celebration of women in song. From Aretha Franklin to Eva Cassidy, and Fanny to Winslow, the selection covers the old and the new, the famous and the obscure. Tune in and join me for a glorious show!

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Law and Disorder • March 31, 9:00am – 10:00am

Now Is The Time To Fundamentally Transform America; and Aging Prisoners And Prisoner Release During Pandemic

Doug Henwood wrote in a Jacobin magazine article last week that . . . things could get very ugly. But it is also an opportunity to emerge from this crisis a better country.

In a letter to New York's criminal justice leaders, Board of Correction interim chairperson Jacqueline Sherman described a jail system in crisis. She said that 12 Department of Correction employees, 5 Correctional Health Services employees, and 21 people in custody at Rikers and city jails had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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EcoRadio KC • March 30, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

KC Can Compost

EcoRadio KC welcomes Kristan Chamberlain, Executive Director, and Heather Nevarez,  Director of Operations of KC Can Compost, an innovative social and environmental enterprise that provides homeless men and women with compassionate relief services, long-term recovery support, and green employment training.