Arts & Culture

Art of the Song

Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Sunday at 4:00am

Art of the Song is a one-hour, independently-produced radio show with music and interviews exploring inspiration and creativity through songwriting and other art forms. The program is heard on over 160 stations worldwide. Learn why songwriters and artists create, how they become inspired, and how you can tap into that creative source in every aspect of your life.

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Arts Magazine

Hosted by Michael Hogge   •  Listen live Every Monday at 12:00pm

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 12:00pm

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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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Arts Council of JC, Susanna Lee, & InterUrban ArtHouse

Hosted by Maria Vasquez Boyd

ARTSPEAK RADIO, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org
Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Sarah Van LanDuyt Executive Director The Arts Council of Johnson County, performer/writer/comedian Susanna Lee, and Angi Cain Hedjuk Chief Executor Officer and Wolfe Brack Operations Manager with InterUrban ArtHouse.

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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.

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From Ark to Microchip

Hosted by Dwight Frizzell   •  Listen live At 7pm on the fifth Thursday of the month beginning July 31, 2021. (Fifth Thursdays in 2021 are July, October, December.)

The provocative "From Ark to Microchip" mixes commentary, dramatic re-enactment, original music, historic voices, audio art and sound effects in a pan-historical, pan-cultural milieu. Programs in the program series have received several awards.

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Global Roots Radio

Hosted by Nilufar   •  Listen live Every Sunday at 3:00pm

A Variety show with weekly programs from various immigrant/ethnic communities in the Kansas City area, from their own viewpoint through cultural, musical and original language.

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Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre

Hosted by John Rensenhouse   •  Listen live Every Friday at 12:00pm

Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre presents new performances of classic radio plays of intrigue, mystery, suspense, and comedy from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in rotation with a 10-part original historical drama written by local playwright, actor, and director Forrest Attaway. Featuring local actors and musicians and hosted by actors John Rensenhouse, Cinnamon Schultz, and Walter Coppage.

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Living Voices

Living Voices/Voces Vives

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Living Voices, a short-segment audio series in English and Spanish featuring profiles of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians today, can be heard occasionally during Native Spirit Radio on KKFI 90.1 FM Sundays at 5 PM Central Time

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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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New Dimensions

Hosted by Justine Toms   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at 5:00am

Since 1973 New Dimensions Radio/Media, a not-for-profit membership organization, has been producing and distributing the "New Dimensions" radio series heard worldwide. Each week, this life-long learning program series presents leading-edge thinkers, scientists, artists, healers, ecologists, spiritual leaders, and social architects in award winning, deep dialogues.

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One KC Radio Spotlight

Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at Noon

The One Kansas City Radio Spotlight is collection of programming produced and broadcasted by One Kansas City Radio (KONN-LP 100.1 FM).

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Pacifica Archives

Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault”

Hosted by Pacifica Radio   •  Listen live Every Wednesday at 5:00am

Each week the Pacifica Radio Archives chooses a program "From the Vault" of broadcasts in a half-hour program.

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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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River City Chautauqua

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Patterned after the Chautauquas of the late 19th century, River City Chatauqua includes incisive and informative segments that might include science, philosophy, history, and music.

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Shots in the Night

Hosted by Bill Pearce   •  Listen live Second Thursday of each month at 7 PM

KKFI's Audio Theatre Experience -- humor and drama that is written, performed, recorded and produced locally.

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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.

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Thursday Night Special

Hosted by Various Hosts   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 7:00pm

Thursday nights are special!

Second Thursday: Shots in the Night radio theatre, hosted and produced by various members of Shots In The Night.

Third Thursday: Stand Up! Produced by the KKFI Racial Justice Initiative. Hosted by various guests.

Fourth Thursday: River City Chautauqua, produced is Julie Bennett Hume

Fifth Thursday beginning July 31, 2021: From Ark to Microchip;  producer Dwight Frizzell

Note: These programs may be preempted by special presentations.

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