KKFI Program Notes for September 24-30, 2012

KKFI Program Notes for September 24-30, 2012

Program Notes on KKFI radio shows for the week of September 24-30

These program notes provide details to several locally-produced and national shows airing on KKFI 90.1 FM. We hope you’ll agree that having more information about these shows will encourage you to tune in for to an arts & culture program, or a remarkable music and compelling public affairs show.

– KKFI Programming Committee – Mark Andruss (chair), Frank Bradley, Patricia Ingraham, Art McDonnell, Mike Murphy, Gabi Otto, Susan Sanders, Cindy Terwilliger

Monday, September 24, 2012

Will Gladiator Games in St Louis Jails lead To Reforms? The ACLU of Eastern MO Hopes So.
Jaws of Justice Radio | September 24, 2012 | 9:00am

In August of 2012 a string of human rights abuses occurring in St. Louis area jails made headlines. In some Cases guards were forcing inmates to fight each other and betting on the outcome. On the heels of these shocking revelations, the ACLU of Eastern Missouri released a position paper calling for that city to take an innovative approach to dealing with these conditions that can stand as a model for other local and state institutions.

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Missouri Sierra Club Legislative Scorecard
EcoRadio KC | September 24, 2012 | 6:00pm

Sierra Club Legislative Scorecard

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shifting Into A New Era Of Conscious Evolution with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D.
New Dimensions | September 25, 2012 | 5:00am

Hubbard inspires us with a vision of the possibility as we move into a new era of conscious evolution. She says we are at a choice point and describes a tipping point of people who are collectively becoming excited by the changes. By joining together in small groups we are connecting up our creativity and our genius which can ultimately lead us to a life sustaining planet.

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Gay in the Eyes of God: The Series Finale
Inspired | September 25, 2012 | 5:00am

Buddhism & Sexuality
Hinduism & Homosexuality,
Beyond Male & Female

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Heavenly Swag – New discoveries from 2012 AMA Swag Bag
The Tasty Brew | September 25, 2012 | 6:00am

This week's Tasty Brew Edition of Your Tuesday Morning Buzz will share new music discovered in Diana Linn's Swag Bag from her recent trip to the Americana Music Association Awards in Nashville. The featured artist will be Chad Elliott, troubadour extraordinaire and artist from Coon Rapids, Iowa.

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The Russell Tribunal on Palestine & The Chicago Teachers’ Strike
Law and Disorder | September 25, 2012 | 9:00am

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine is holding its fourth and last session in New York City, October 6 through the 7th. This public session focuses on the denial of the Palestinian right to self determination and the role of the US and the United Nations. This tribunal will draw attention to the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories and how Israel continues to act with impunity under international law. There will be many speakers at this event including Ilan Pappe, Noam Chomsky, and Cynthia McKinney. We talk today with Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and poet Alice Walker and Dennis Banks, a Native American leader, activist and author. Both of whom will be speaking at the tribunal.


The Chicago teachers, with deep community support, have won a good victory last week in their ten day strike. their victory, while not complete, defends one of the great gains of the American people, public education, against the neo-liberal goal of supplanting it with private for profit non union charter schools. The teachers strike was about more than wages and hours. They fought against the dismantling of public schools in favor of for profit charter schools, a project that both the democrats from Obama down to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emannuel, champion.

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Anniversaries for the BIll of Rights and the Afghan War
Tell Somebody | September 25, 2012 |

Mike Murphy fills on for Tom Klammer for a look at the health of the Bill of Rights on this 213th anniversary of congressional passage of the historic document with Executive Director of the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri, Gary Brunk.


a look at how the American Friends Services Commitee and other area organizations plan to commemorate the upcoming 11th annivesary of the start of the Afghan war. Mike speaks to Salina, KS artist, Priti Gulati Cox.

...and... Anthony Cage talks about what the heck is gong on with Occupy KC (www.occupykc.net)

... and finally, Bill Drummond of Emerald City updates us on the efforts to save the sycamore trees in the Green Impact Zone. This was discussed last week.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

L.A. Theatre Works | September 26, 2012 | 7:00 pm

Italian shoes, a house in the hills, a gift for stretching the truth, and a petulant assistant to pick the scallions out of his Szechuan noodles - Hollywood producer Davis Mizlansky (Nathan Lane) has it all. But he's about to lose it to the IRS unless he can pull off one more deal. A stellar cast performs this hilarious send-up of modern-day Hollywood. With Simpsons stars Julie Kavner and Harry Shearer

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A Tribute to Ray Bradbury
Bookwaves | September 26, 2012 | 12:00 pm

An interview, conducted in 1991, with the late Ray Bradbury, author of "The Martian Chronicles" and other books..

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Drone Warfare
Alternative Radio | September 26, 2012 | 9:00 am

Medea Benjamin is co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK. She frequently travels to and documents human rights violations in the Third World. She has lectured and written extensively on international issues and has been to Afghanistan a number of times.

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Celebrating Those That Celebrate Woody
Your Morning Buzz: Wednesday | September 26, 2012 | 6:00am

As you no doubt, already know, KKFI is celebrating the music of Woody Guthrie in this centennial year, with a concert on Sunday. Mike Murphy will be featuring the music of Woody, including more from the new Pete Seeger cd, Pete Remembers Woody. Also, some of the special guests that will be at Sunday's performance, including Kasey Rausch, Howard Iceberg, Danny Cox, Kevin Hiatt, Bob Walkenhorst, & others.

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Jimmy Cliff
Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault” | September 26, 2012 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault we hear from a 27-year old Jimmy Cliff, one of the pioneering forces of reggae music, in the form of a 1975 interview recorded at WBAI studios in New York City. Longtime KPFK Reggae Central radio host and author Chuck Foster guides us through the life and music of Jimmy Cliff, starting from his earliest days of hustling songs in Kingston, Jamaica in the early 1960’s, to his latest album Rebirth, released in 2012. Our featured Jimmy Cliff interview from Pacifica Radio Archives focuses on the 1972 release of the Jamaican cult crime flick The Harder They Come (in which Cliff stars), which wasn’t widely released in the United States until after a run of very popular midnight showings in major North American cities throughout 1974 and 1975.

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Protesters in Spain Attempt to “Occupy Congress” in Opposition to Austerity Cuts
Democracy Now! | September 26, 2012 | 8:00am

Tune in Wednesday when we will get a report from Madrid, Spain, where thousands of protesters today attempted to surround the country’s Parliament and 'Occupy Congress' to protest ongoing austerity measures. The manifesto for the #25s claims the people of Spain consider themselves “victims of a large scale scam” carried out by conservative policymakers who want to use the crisis to achieve long-sought cutbacks.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vanishing and Reemerging: Reviving Biological and Cultural Diversity
A World of Possibilities | September 27, 2012 |

The mechanistic world view that has dominated Western thinking has much to learn from healthy, well-balanced biological systems, as well as from indigenous cultures that have a symbiotic relationship with their environment. This weeks show was recorded at a major international conference on biocultural diversity held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in April 2008.

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I Wish I Were Krishna – Lon Milo DuQuette Folk/Rock Musician
Sprouts | September 27, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Lon Milo DuQuette is a stunning combination of sweet music, profundity, hilarity, and love. With a career as a folk/rock musician from the precocious age of 14, through many employment variants including his 15 books and position as US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis, Lon has word and song riches to pour out.

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Making it Our Business: Co-ops on the Rise
Making Contact | September 27, 2012 | 12:30 pm

2012 has been declared the year of the co-op by the United Nations. And the global economic situation is causing more people to consider how worker owned businesses might serve their employees and community better. But forming, and sustaining a co-op isn't easy. On this edition, we go from Chicago, where workers are trying to take over the factory to save their jobs, to the Basque country in Spain, where an entire region has formed a massive co-operative society.

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“Where do we go from here?” with Janet Rogers
All Souls Forum | September 27, 2012 | 6:00pm

Janet will discuss the state of public transit in our metropolitan area, and the controversies surrounding it.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Security By Design: Environmental Security is Homeland Security
Bioneers | September 28, 2012 | 9:30am

The concept of national security is moving beyond bullets, bombs, soldiers and warcraft to encompass the country’s internal resilience, health and environmental sustainability. What’s needed, say two leading environmental visionaries, is the equivalent of a wartime mobilization to create a sustainable planet including a far more decentralized infrastructure.

Global energy strategist Amory Lovins and Oberlin College Professor David Orr advocate sustainability as the strategic imperative and foundation for a new national security narrative. The military is starting to agree

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Closing out the 9/18/87 show plus the Sycamore Slough String Band
Grateful Dead Hour | September 28, 2012 | 10:00pm

The Grateful Dead have penned a lot of classic tunes over the years. On this week's program, they close out the 9/18/87 MSG show with none of them, instead rippin' through a medley of covers from Woody, to Dylan, to Bonnie Dobson, to the Rascals, to Ritchie Valens, back to the Rascals. (okay, the dead do get songwritng credit for Drums & Space.) Also, the Sycamore Slough String Band, an acoustic band playing the music of the Grateful Dead.

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New Books
Heartland Labor Forum | September 28, 2012 | 6:00pm

New Books: The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality with author Tim Noah and Human Rights and Labor Solidarity with author Susan Kang

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Chris Maser
If You Love This Planet | September 28, 2012 | 4:00 am

This week Dr Helen Caldicott talks to Chris Maser, author and international consultant in forest ecology and sustainable forestry practices.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Leading By Giving
WINGS | September 29, 2012 | 2:30pm

Speaking at the International Conference on the Gift Economy, Jeanette Armstrong explained Nsilxcn words for concepts not easily expressed in English: For example, a duty towards the mutually sustaining balance of diversity on the land and in human communities; gift-giving as the essence of humanity; and a type of cultural communication in which leadership means listening, and its challenge is to find a solution that satisfies the most diverse views.

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Michael Burks
Beale Street Caravan | September 29, 2012 | 3:00 pm

This week on BSC we have a very special program for you. W'e're dedicating the entire show to the late Michael Burks as we hear one of his last performances captured live at the 2011 King Biscuit Festival in Helena, Arkansas.

Dick Raichelson tells more about The Real Beale.

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The Crotch-Level Camera”+Kiwi rites+LGBT news (#1278)
This Way Out (LGBT) | September 29, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Adoption rights and religious exemptions advance New Zealand marriage equality; recalling the 1980 CBS-TV program that sensationalized gay San Francisco's "dirty laundry"; Australia's Parliament turns down a civil marriage proposal, similar French legislation is less than equal, Jamaica's Education chief trashes a tolerant textbook, the British producer of a pro-gay Ugandan play gets bailed, Barney thumbs his nose at "Don't Ask" repeal critics, and more LGBT news from around the world.

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Unfinished Portraits Afghan War Memorial Event
Every Woman | September 29, 2012 | 3:00pm

The artist, Priti Gulati Cox is on Every Woman at 3 today Tune in 90.1 fm KKFI

Unfinished Portraits Afghan War Memorial Event | American Friends Service Committee
October 7th will mark the 11th Anniversary of the start of the Afghan war. On October 6th the American Friends Service Committee with other area organizations will hold a memorial event

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ian Moore
Art of the Song | September 30, 2012 | 8:00am

Ian Moore (born August 8, 1968 in Berkeley, California, USA) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. He studied fiddle as a child, but switched to guitar when wrist problems interfered. His music contains elements of folk, rock and roll, world music, and blues.

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