KKFI Podcast Hub

Welcome to KKFI’s Community Podcasting Hub!  KKFI wants to be your new home for community podcast programming and education.

Podcasting is a growing part of KKFI’s future as we continue our mission to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals and groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or under-represented by other media.

KKFI Produced Podcasts

All Souls Forum

Hosted by Bill Pearce • Listen live Listen live each Tuesday at 7:00pm

The All Souls Unitarian Universalist Forum, Kansas City's longest ongoing conversation, has offered a platform for the discussion of significant issues since 1943.

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Arts Magazine

Hosted by Michael Hogge • Listen live Every Tuesday at 9:00am

Art Magazine wants to cover it all, from professional stage productions to community and eclectic productions. This KKFI program covers the expensive art galleries as well as the small out of the way places where the new trends begin to surface. Program host Michael Hogge wants Kansas City to learn what it takes to be a vibrant arts town.

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Artspeak Radio

Hosted by Maria Vasquez Boyd • Listen live Every Wednesday at 9:00am

ARTSPEAK RADIO is a live radio program on KKFI that airs every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Host Maria Vasquez Boyd serves up information about the visual and literary arts community including live interviews with artists, writers, and performers.

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Cowtown Conversations

Hosted by Joseph Jackson • Listen live Every Thursday at 9:00am

Cowtown Conversations is a weekly public affairs show where we discuss matters that impact our lives as resident's of the Metropolitan Kansas City Area.

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Economics For the People

Hosted by Sirisha Naidu • Listen live Every 4th Thursday at 7:00 pm

Economics For the People takes you on a journey to explore the transformative power of economics when it is harnessed for the working classes, to advance social justice, and to create an inclusive and equitable society. It is an open invitation to participate in collectively shaping and reimagining an economy that prioritizes the needs and aspirations of the working classes, marginalized communities, and individuals of different gender expressions, sexualities, and abilities. The show features diverse voices, experiences and perspectives that often remain unheard in mainstream conversations about economics, markets and numbers.

Cover art by Madhusree.

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EcoRadio KC

Hosted by Richard Mabion • Listen live Every Monday at 6:00pm

EcoRadio KC is a magazine show, including live segments, prerecorded stories, and interviews. The weekly 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.

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Every Woman

Hosted by Fiona Nowling • Listen live Every Saturday at 3:00pm

Featuring a fresh format for feminism since 2018, Every Woman continues on as the preeminent forum for women on the air in Kansas City. Every Woman is produced locally by Fiona Nowling.  After a move in November 2018, the official Facebook page for Every Woman can now be found at this link.

The Every Woman Facebook page.

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Freeze Frame

Hosted by Russ Simmons

Freeze Frame is a weekly show reviewing the latest movies from Hollywood's best films to independent and arthouse movies.
The segment airs at the following times:
Mondays 12:30pm
Tuesdays 9:30am
Thursdays 11:58am
Fridays 10:58am
Saturdays 10:58am

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Heartland Labor Forum

Hosted by Judy Ancel • Listen live Every Thursday at 6:00pm

Heartland Labor Forum is Kansas City's only program about the workplace. It is produced by and for our working people. We have been agitating on the air since 1989. Find out who is busting unions and who is fighting back. We are a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network #laborradiopod

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Jaws of Justice Radio

Hosted by Keith Brown El • Listen live Every Monday at 9:00am

It is the intention of Jaws of Justice Radio to investigate how to achieve justice in America, this includes issues of economic injustice, political injustice and the criminal justice system. We want to put a human face on those caught in the grasp of injustice and those that are part of an unjust system. We strive to dispel the misconceptions created by the news and entertainment industry, politicians and our educational system.

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MOCSA StoryShare

Hosted by Debbie Frederiksen

MOCSA StoryShare is a new storytelling project for anyone who has been inspired or impacted by MOCSA’s mission. Selected stories will be housed on our website and shared on social media beginning in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and will continue throughout the year. Our SAAM theme is "My Moment. Our Momentum."

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Native Spirit Radio

Hosted by Rhonda LeValdo • Listen live Every Sunday at 5:00pm

Native Spirit provides Native American music from across the country. From Powwow music to Native American Church, traditional songs from different tribes, to contemporary style like Rock, Country, Blues, and Country. Native people are producing a lot of music and this show is one of the few they can get showcased on.

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Next Step Forward

Hosted by Jasmine Jones • Listen live Every First Thursday of the month at 7:00pm

“Next Step Forward” is a program highlighting millennials of marginalized groups in the
KC Metro that are using their talents, business, activism etc. to educate and uplift their
communities. Join us for fresh insights, candid discussions, and interviews that will
make you think.

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Paris of the Plains Podcast

Hosted by Matt Hodapp

The Paris of The Plains Podcast is dedicated to producing unheard audio stories from people who have a relationship with Kansas City. We will seek out those narratives that are personal, powerful, but above all surprising and engaging.

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Radio Active Magazine

Hosted by Craig Lubow • Listen live Every Tuesday at 6:00pm

A locally produced program where activist groups in the Kansas City area present interviews, commentary, editorials, and other thought provoking content on a weekly basis.

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Take Two

Hosted by Russ Simmons

The "Take Two" short segment reviews independently made films and art-house movies currently showing in Kansas City. Take Two first went on the air in 2012 and is co-hosted by Russ Simmons, producer of the “Freeze Frame” short segment, and Susan Sanders.

The segment airs at the following times:
Wednesdays 9:30 am
Fridays 12:58 pm
Saturdays at 5:58 pm
Sundays 3:00 am

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The Tenth Voice (LGBTQIA)

Hosted by DJ Nightshade • Listen live Every Saturday at 1:00pm

The Tenth Voice is the Kansas City area's only weekly broadcast created by and for LGBTQIA+ people in our community in the Greater Kansas City area and around the world online. Listeners can tune in each Saturday at 1:00 PM. Each week our team of hosts and producers present interviews, information, music, news and features especially important to Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender & Nonbinary people, Queer, Intersex, Asexual & Aromantic people and Allied collective communities. Since 1989, The Tenth Voice radio show has documented and informed the LGBTQIA+ Kansas City Community.

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Understanding Israel Palestine

Hosted by Jamie Jackson • Listen live Every Friday at 9:30am

This show is inspired by Citizens for Justice in the Middle East, a local group that has advocated for 20 years for a fair and even-handed U.S. foreign policy that recognizes the rights of both Palestinians and Israelis. Our program offers interviews with journalists, scholars, policy experts and activists to offer multiple perspectives, and to clarify the underlying issues that are often obscured by headline news.

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Urban Connections

Hosted by Donna Wolfe • Listen live Every Saturday at 4:00pm

Urban Connections conducts guest interviews covering issues effecting 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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Voices of Kansas City

Hosted by Mará Rose Williams • Listen live Every Wednesday at 6:00pm

“Voices of Kansas City” is a community conversation show produced by The Kansas City Star. This season is brought to you in collaboration with KKFI community radio and Kansas City G.I.F.T., a non-profit supporting Black small businesses in the metro area.

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