Podcast - Urban Connections

This podcast tracks the audio archives for the “Urban Connections” show. Urban Connections conducts guest interviews covering issues affecting our local, national, international and global communities from a Black perspective.

Joseph “Joey” Thomas and LaDonna Adams of the Know Joey? Foundation on Turkey Tuesday and other programs of empowerment

The Know Joey? Foundation is the brain child of Kansas City area entrepreneur, Joseph  "Joey" Thomas.  Thomas wanted to create a non-profit that benefited young men of Kansas City's inner-city communities. A well known and successful owner of local area barbershops, Joey  recognized the challenges young men face growing up...

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Sankofa: rebroadcast of guest Lewis W. Diuguid on how trending conservative political rhetoric leads to acts of violence

Sankofa (a principle derived from the Akan people of Ghana that one should remember the past to make positive progress in the future), Urban Connections program originally broadcast with guest Lewis Diuguid, Saturday, August 6, 2022. Lewis W. Diuguid is a certified diversity facilitator, news media consultant, author, freelance writer and...

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PeaceWorks KC showcasing local art and artists, “working for a world of peace without war and its weapons”

The PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair, happens Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25, at Theis Park, south of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, along Oak Street, and Cleaver Boulevard in Kansas City. The hours: 10am-6pm Saturday, Sept. 24, and 10am-5pm Sunday, Sept. 25. PeaceWork KC envisions "A healthy world of justice and peace...

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Gregory S. Cooke, educator, documentary filmmaker, WWII historian on relocating African Americans to the main pages of American and global history

Gregory S. Cooke, MA, is a career educator, documentary filmmaker, and World War II historian, dedicated to helping "relocate African Americans from the margins to the main pages of American and global history.” He is the Founder of the Basil and Becky Educational Foundation (BBEEF), and a recipient of the...

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Iconic Kansas City Jazz artist Mother Mary Moore on celebrating the life and legacy of Charlie “Yard Bird” Parker and her own legacy

Iconic Kansas City Jazz artist, poet and activist Mary "Mother MaryMoses" Moore on celebrating the life and legacy of Charlie "Yard Bird" Parker. She is also celebrating her own legacy. She is celebrating her 78th birthday, September 5, 2022. She says, "My Journey has been with GOD the whole time since...

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Author, activist Lewis W. Diuguid on the “Great Replacement Theory” and other hard-right ideas

Independent journalist, author, lecturer, educator Lewis W. Diuguid talks about the "Great Replacement Theory" and other hard-right ideas. Lewis Diuguid is a St. Louis native and worked more than 39 years as a journalist with The Kansas City Star, rising to vice president of community resources responsible for the newspaper's philanthropic...

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