ARTSPEAK RADIO with Jennifer Nigro, Jeanette Powers, & Pablo Sanhueza

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Jennifer Nigro with Audio Reader Network, writer Jeanette Powers, and musician Pablo Sanhueza.

Jeanette Powers is an anarchist performance artist who uses poetry and art to question habitual behavior and to dismantle internalized obedience. She heads the artist-driven performing arts venue, Uptown Arts Bar, and is the founding editor of non-profit Chameleon Press. She’s published a bunch of books of poetry, including the newest: Gasconade by NightBallet Press in April 2018. She is an alumni of Osage Arts Community and serves on the board for FountainVerse, an annual small press poetry fest in Kansas City, Missouri. She can most often be found near a river with her hound dog, Olly Mas. Connect with her at or @novel_cliche

Pablo Sanhueza & KC Latin Jazz All-Stars is celebrating their 15th year together. Sanhueza is the bandleader and plays timbales. Other bandmembers are: Evan Hoffman, congas; Trevor Smith, keys, Antonio Reyes, bass, Trevor Turla, trombone, and Daniel Dissmore, trumpet. Sanhueza is a Chilean born-and-raised Latin percussionist. Since coming to Kansas City in 1996, he has raised awareness of Latin American and Caribbean music. In recent years, Pablo has performed with Latin Jazz legends and African drumming masters including Poncho Sanches, Titos Sompa, Dave Valentin, and Bobby Watson, all of whom inspired him in his early years.

Pablo views himself as a village musician who connects with the community through live performances and relationships with youths and local institutuions. He directs Calle Vida, the “street-life band” for the KC Latin Jazz All-Stars providing grassroots dance music.

Jennifer Nigro, Coordinator of Volunteers for Audio Reader Network- The Audio-Reader Network is a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri. We read daily newspapers, magazines and best-selling books on the air and on the internet, 24 hours a day, and we offer automated newspaper readings by telephone. Services are offered free of charge to anyone in our listening area who is unable to read normal printed material.
Audio-Reader offers print-disabled persons the opportunity for greater personal independence by providing access to the printed word and visual information, via electronic media and other technologies.

Radio Reading Service
Audio-Reader’s original program is a Radio Reading Service for anyone who has difficulty reading standard printed material. Broadcasting 24 hours a day from studios at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Audio-Reader uses a large pool of volunteers to read daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and books, as well as news, interviews and other programs dealing with disability and aging issues.

Who may receive Audio-Reader?
Any person whose eyesight or physical condition make it difficult or impossible to read a newspaper or book may receive our broadcasts. There is no charge for service.

How do listeners pick up Audio-Reader?
Audio-Reader is broadcast on the subcarrier of public radio stations across Kansas and Missouri. A specially tuned radio is required to access this broadcast. The radio is loaned free of charge to all eligible individuals. Listeners receive a program guide in large print or Braille.
Established in 1971, Audio-Reader was one of the first radio reading services in the world. To find other audio information services call 800-280-5325.
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