Freeze Frame • January 15, 10:57am – 11:00am
Freeze Frame: “One Night in Miami” (R), “Outside the Wire” (R), “MLK/FBI” (Not rated), “The Marksman” (R)
On the night the Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing crown in 1964, he met up with NFL running back Jim Brown, pop music superstar Sam Cooke and civil rights activist Malcom X. The film “One Night in Miami” is a fictionalized account of that event. Kingsley Ben-Adire, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom, Jr. are all solid in this absorbing movie that marks an impressive directorial debut for Oscar-winning actress, Regina King. It’s a thought-provoking speculation about the cultural, spiritual and political issues that the African American community was struggling with. “One Night in Miami” is entertaining and timely.
“Outside the Wire” is an action-packed sci-fi thriller set in the near future that is nearly undone by some preposterous plot holes. Anthony Mackie plays a cyborg soldier on a mission to stop Ukrainian terrorists from detonating a nuclear device. The movie delivers plenty of violent commotion for action fans, but stumbles with its plot. “Outside the Wire” doesn’t adhere to its own reality, so it’s a frustrating misfire.
It’s been well established that the FBI considered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be an enemy of the state, keeping him under nearly constant surveillance. The documentary “MLK/FBI” tells this ignominious story through a wealth of archival footage and voice-over observations from historians, former FBI agents and civil rights activists. While the film adds nothing new to this story, “MLK/FBI” is a good primer for those who may be unaware of this dark chapter of our history.
Liam Neeson stars in yet another generic action flick. In “The Marksman” he plays an aging Arizona rancher protecting a Mexican boy from a drug cartel. With more plot holes as bullet holes, this marksman misses the target.Listen
Heartland Labor Forum • January 14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
This week, we’ll hear untold stories of working class people who changed history. Then, we’ll find out who is making history in Milan, Missouri, where the Rural Community Workers Alliance is organizing and defending the immigrant workers who process pork for Smithfield.Listen
Cowtown Conversations • January 14, 9:00am – 10:00am
Join us as we have a conversation with Kansas City Mo Councilman Brandon Ellington 3rd District at Large
Join us as we continue our Kansas City Mo City Conversations, our guest is Kansas City Mo City Councilman Brandon Ellington, 3rd District at LargeListen
Wednesday MidDay Medley • January 13, 10:00am – 12:00pm
On the next Wednesday MidDay Medley, January 13, 10 - Noon, on KKFI 90.1 FM, WMM celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929, with music of the movement from: The Staple Singers, Mahalia Jackson, Marian Anderson, Mavis Staples, Pops Staples, Bobby Watson & The I Have A Dream Project featuring Glenn North, Krystle Warren, The Freedom Affair, Calvin Arsenia, The Black Creatures, H.E.R., Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Labelle, Curtis Mayfield, Maceo & The Macks, The Swan Silvertones, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Aaron Neville, Soweto Gospel Choir, International Noise Conspiracy, Tramaine Hawkins, Ella Mitchell, Billy Porter, Solomon Burke, Nina Simone, Pete Seeger, and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion.Listen
One KC Radio Spotlight • January 12, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
The golden scoop is a non-profit organization with a mission to employ and pay individuals who have developmental disabilities.
Brandon Calloway talks about a nonprofit organization called G.I.F.T (Generating Income for Tomorrow) with a goal to raise money and give grants to black-owned businesses on the east side of Kansas City.
Law and Disorder • January 12, 9:00am – 10:00am
Hosts Heidi Boghosian and Michael Smith interviewed some of Michael Ratner's closest friends and colleagues as part of a special broadcast highlighting Michael Ratners legal work and mentorship. The special also marked the upcoming release of Michael Ratners autobiography Moving The Bar: My Life As A Radical Lawyer published by OR Books. In this one hour taken from the two hour fundraiser broadcast, we hear from attorneys including Eleanor Stein, Richard Levy, Ray Brescia, David Cole and Baher Azmy.Listen
EcoRadio KC • January 11, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Elaine Giessel, marine biologist and chair of the Conservation Committee for the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club, joins host Craig Lubow to talk about the Monarch Butterfly and its proposed listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.Listen
Jaws of Justice Radio • January 11, 9:00am – 10:00am
Author Alexandra Clair Speaks About Title Theft; Kristin Colangelo Represents the National Union of the Homeless
Host Teresa Wilke speaks first with Alexandra Clair, author of Illegal Foreclosure, Title Theft, and its Chain of Corruption. Alex explains her experience with title theft and what you can do to avoid it. After the calendar, Wilke talks with Kristin Colangelo of the National Union of the Homeless. Kristin will help us to understand the homeless are not "those people", they are people just like us.Listen
Global Roots Radio • January 10, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
reflection and ideas ....music and thought...you alright out there? we got a long road ahead, so let's listen and talk it out...
Urban Connections • January 9, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Dr. Mathew Forstater, UMKC Professor in Economics, answers the question: "What Is money?" and discusses other budgetary issues.Listen
Every Woman • January 9, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
You won't want to miss this weeks episode of Every Woman as Angela Believes welcomes Kimberly D. Worthy to the program. Kimberly is an internationally recognized media personality and pundit. She is widely known for her witty and entertaining banter with Harvey Levin on TMZ LIVE where she commented on Celebrity News as well as her Educational segments on E.W. Scripps Network "The LIST".
Kimberly has also been seen on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," GSN's "Let's Ask America," and most notably, The FOOD NETWORK's "Worst Cooks In America" and "Worst Bakers In America."
Please tune in to find out what this southern belle beauty did & does to live the life she Is worthy of and more as Kimberly D. Worthy chops it up with us On “Every Woman” Saturday, January 9, 2021 right here on 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio and streaming live at KKFI.ORG.
That's at 3pm Central Time, and be sure to keep up with Every Woman at our Facebook page which you can find right here!Listen
The Tenth Voice (LGBT) • January 9, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Greetings! Rainbow Spirit host M.G. Salazar is taking a break this month, but Rainbow Spirit will return in February. On this week's edition of the Tenth Voice, Una, Fiona, Rachael, and guest Aunt Cathy will be discussing some hot-button political topics in the LGBTQIA+ community. Then Una, Fiona, and Rachael will review the documentary film "Muxes." The Muxe community is an ancient indigenous community of gay, transgender, non-conforming, genderqueer, and intersex persons located in Oaxaca Mexico who are best described as a unique third gender culture. This 2006 documentary gives a unique view into the everyday lives of a native people who walk the divide not just between sex and gender, but also between their native Zapotec culture and Western influence, their traditional beliefs and Catholicism, and acceptance and bigotry.Listen
Take Two • January 8, 12:32pm – 12:34pm
Seventies pop music star Helen Reddy gets the biopic treatment in “I Am Woman.” Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey plays the singer who went through many personal struggles before hitting it big and writing the number one hit “I Am Woman” that became the anthem for the women’s movement.Listen
Freeze Frame • January 8, 10:58am – 11:00am
Freeze Frame: “Silvie’s Love” (PG-13),”Pieces of a Woman” (R), “Stars Fell on Alabama” (PG-13), “Shadow in the Cloud” (R)
Are you a fan of the sweeping melodramatic Hollywood romances of the 1950s that often show up on Turner Classic Movies? If so, then "Silvie's Love" is right up your alley. Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha star in the story of a rocky romance between a wannabe TV producer and a jazz sax player. “Silvie’s Love” echoes those popular, soapy 50s movies that filmmakers like Douglas Sirk made mainly for a female audience. One significant difference is that writer/director Eugene Ashe and his leads are African American, giving the story a unique perspective. The cast is appealing and the score by Fabrice Lecomte is a big help, too. “Silvie’s Love is beautifully shot, lush and lyrical.
Outstanding performances from Vanessa Kirby, Shia LeBeouf and Ellen Burstyn propel the heartbreaking drama, "Pieces of a Woman," the story of how a traumatic home birth affects the lives of a woman, her partner and her mother. It's admittedly hard to endure but is a distinctive acting showcase that thrusts Kirby into this year’s Oscar race.
“Stars Fell on Alabama” is a low budget indie romcom that follows an overly familiar path. James Maslow plays a Hollywood agent who travels to his hometown for his 15-year high school reunion. He talks one of his clients, a starlet played by Ciara Hanna, to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to impress his old friends. The likable cast can’t quite overcome the script’s glaring cliches.
Chloë Grace Moretz stars in the wacky, over-the-top sci-fi horror film, “Shadow in the Cloud.” During WWII, a mysterious female captain flies boards a B-17 bomber on a rainy New Zealand runway. She carries a classified package. She and the crew battle Japanese fighter planes and something far more bizarre. “Shadow in the Cloud” is zippy, well directed midnight movie fodder.Listen