Thursday Night Special

Thursday nights are special!

First Thursday: Jasmine Jones hosts Next Step Forward, a spotlight on millennials of Kansas City who are within a marginalized group, but are using their talents, business, activism etc. to help bring positivity within their communities. This program exists to be a place that is inclusive, safe, fun, inspirational and educational not only for the listeners but for the guest as well.

Second Thursday: Shots in the Night radio theatre; hosted and produced by various members of Shots In The Night. In 2021 SITN has received two awards for podcast productions in the 9th Annual Hear Now Audio Fiction and Arts Festival produced by the National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc.

SITN placed in two categories: Lover’s Red script won first place in the GOLD category; Bank Note in 5 Acts took second place in the SILVER category.

Third Thursday: Rise Up! produced by the Racial Justice Initiative, including Catina Taylor, Betty Le Shackelford, Darnell Hunt, Richard Mabion, and Lesley Pories. The RJI is a creative collaborative resource for challenging the status quo and elevating Black and allied voices to propel change.  We seek to serve as a community resource for unpacking and addressing systemic racism while also ensuring that KKFI operates with highest attention and adherence to the best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Fourth Thursday: We say goodbye to River City Chautauqua; producer Julie Bennett Hume in August.  She will be replaced by Jay Hawkins with Changing Narratives, a program of guest interviews and topics that seek to expand the view that many have about African Americans. Subjects will include current events, mental health, political science, the arts, history and many more.

Fifth Thursday: beginning July 31, 2021: The provocative “From Ark to Microchip”, produced by Dwight Frizzell, 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.

Note: These programs may be preempted by special presentations.

Upcoming Episodes

September 30, 2021 Arts & Culture, Local, News & Public Affairs

From Ark to Microchip

1st Half Hour:
TREE of LIFE: The Music of Evolution
by Michael Henry (Star Trek Online) & Dwight Frizzell (Bridge)

2nd Half Hour:
CAPTURED BIRD: As We are On the Inside
New Songs and Reflections by Young Visual Artists
A KCAI Sound Project

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