Thursday Night Special • December 13, 1:00am – 2:00am
Ebony's Bones is a kitchen table conversation that explores the souls of black folk, as we decolonize and question everything that we've been told to believe.
Tonight's table topic: Black Love.
Host Ebony M. Johnson along with Historian Albert Lowe, discuss how we relate to each other, sex, various types of relationships and more with poet, author and gallery owner, Natasha Ria El-Scari.
Ronkeia Bates takes your calls live!Listen
Heartland Labor Forum • December 13, 12:00am – 12:59am
Roofing is a tough, dangerous job that takes skill. If you don’t have a union, it’s brutal. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll talk to Kevin King, Business Manager of Roofers Union Local 20. They’re celebrating 100 years as a union. Then we’ll find out how our youth can find good jobs in the trades and who is recruiting them.Listen
Cowtown Conversations • December 12, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us as we have a conversation with G.G. Owens of JE Dunn Construction about local Apprentice Construction Programs
Join us as we have a conversation with GG Owens of JE Dunn Construction Company about construction apprenticeship programs available in Kansas City.Listen
Wednesday MidDay Medley • December 11, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-two, of our four-week special: The 119 Best Recordings of 2019. Based on playlists of this little ole radio show, we've compiled representative tracks from our favorite full-length and EP recordings of 2019. This Wednesday, we'll count down #90 through #61 with representative tracks from: Kemet The Phantom, Calvin Arsenia, The Nicole Springer Band, The Depth and The Whisper, The Wires, Approach, True Lions, The Butter Band, Sky Smeed, Miki P, Y god Y, Cuee, Chase The Horseman, Deco Auto, Lovergurl, Digital Leather, Blue False Indigo, Wonderfuzz, Billie Eilish, Rina Mushonga, Bill Callahan, Black Pumas, Better Oblivion Community Center, Ibibio Sound Machine, The National, Lambchop, Lee Fields and The Expressions, Amyl and The Sniffers, Lana Del Rey, and Jamila Woods.Listen
Artspeak Radio • December 11, 6:12am – 6:13am
Wednesday December 11, 2019, noon - 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org
Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd guests include The Whole Person, Milking Christmas, and HumanKind-ness.Listen
Radio Active Magazine • December 11, 12:00am – 12:30am
This episode of Radio Active Magazine will feature host Spencer Graves interviewing Queen Wilkes about the Sunrise Movement in Kansas City and internationally. The discussion will consider the goals and activities of the Sunrise Movement in Kansas City and beyond. The Sunrise Movement is primarily concerned about climate change, which is driven especially by CO2 levels that are already 50 percent higher than what the earth has seen in most recent 800,000 years. Other concerns include increased levels of nitrogen and plastics in the earth's oceans and inland seas. These problems is already starting to degrade the quality of life for a sizeable portion of the earth's population, and they will almost certainly impact everyone still alive 20 years from now. Perhaps the worst possibilities involve climate change contributing to war like the current civil war in Syria that could ultimately expand into a nuclear war. The latter has been documented by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. A nuclear war could produce a nuclear winter lasting several years, during which 98 percent of humanity would likely starve to death if they do not die of something else sooner. Economists say that the most sensible approach to the excess CO2 problem is to eliminate current subsidies for carbon, e.g., petroleum products like gasoline, and instead tax them at a rate of at least $40 per ton of CO2, which translates to an additional 35 cents per gallon of gasoline in the US. Sadly, changes like this have led to riots in Nigeria, France, Peru, and elsewhere. To get around this, the Citizens' Climate Lobby proposes a "carbon fee and dividend" program that would pay a "dividend" to common folk roughly equal to what they need to pay for the increase in the price of carbon, combined with a substantive public education program explaining why this is needed.Listen
Linx Mix • December 10, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
From the Jackson 5 to Mel Waiters, and Honey Cone to Baby Washington, Mixmaster Linc will be bringing you the final installment in the Soul Super Soaker series. I don't think anyone is actually reading this though, so if you are, call me on the studio line at (816) 931-5534 and let's talk about it.Listen
Law and Disorder • December 10, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
President Donald Trump, Ukraine, The Bidens And Impeachment; and The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered A Black Panther
Five years ago in 2014 the Obama Biden administration spent $5 billion to help overthrow the democratically elected government of the Ukraine this fact is omitted in the mainstream press coverage of the current Ukraingate impeachment inquiry.
Jeff Haas's personal account of how he and Peoples Law Office partner Flint Taylor went after Hamptons assassins, and ultimately prevailed over unlimited government resources and an FBI conspiracy.Listen
EcoRadio KC • December 10, 12:00am – 1:00am
“Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal” by Timmon Wallis is a plan to solve the climate crisis by using the resources currently wasted on nuclear weapons. This would also solve the income inequality problem by creating millions of good-paying permanent jobs to manufacture, install and maintain windmills & solar panels. Kansas City’s Extinction Rebellion will begin throwing Friday’s for the Future rallies. Find out more on this episode.Listen
Jaws of Justice Radio • December 9, 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense And Their Be SMART Gun Safety Program; and Ricky Kidd, A Story of Reaching Within – Replay from 2018
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched the Be SMART campaign to raise awareness that responsible gun storage – storing guns locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition – can save children’s lives.
Today we replay a 2018 interview when host Jeff Humfeld spoke to Ricky Kidd as he was going on 22 years incarceration for a crime he did not commit. Ricky spoke about his struggle with the unfairness of his conviction and how he found his talents as a leader and an artist.Listen
Retro Red-Eye Express • December 8, 4:00am – 7:00am
Retro Red-Eye Express airs Saturdays at 10pm, featuring music such as: New Wave, 80s Alternative, Post-Punk, Gothic/Industrial, 90s Electronica, Punk, some 70s Glam Rock, and new music influenced by those genres.Listen
Every Woman • December 7, 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Join us for this week's Every Woman, as we speak about biphobia with two guests, Crystal and Anthony. Biphobia is marginalization, discrimination, fear, and hatred against bisexual persons based upon their sexual preference, and it disproportionately impacts women as they receive discrimination from both the straight and LGT community. We will talk about the history of the bisexual movement, and speak with our guests about what it’s like to be bisexual in America today.
That's at 3pm Central Time, on 90.1 FM, streaming on kkfi.org or various apps on your phones! And be sure to keep up with Every Woman at our Facebook page which you can find right here!Listen
Freeze Frame • December 6, 4:58pm – 5:00pm
Freeze Frame: “Dark Waters” (PG-13), “Waves” (R), “Knives and Skin” (Not rated), “The Aeronauts” (PG-13)
Mark Ruffalo portrays a conflicted corporate lawyer in the sincere social drama, “Dark Waters.” This true story involves mysterious deaths and illnesses in a small community that may have been caused by the malfeasance of a major US corporation. Ruffalo plays Robert Bilott, who waged a 20-year war with DuPont. As a work of social activism, it’s fine. As a movie, “Dark Waters” is modest and somber.
A demanding father puts too much pressure to succeed on his teenage son in the heartbreaking family drama, “Waves.” Kelvin Harrison, Jr. and Sterling K., Brown lead a terrific cast in this realistic, harrowing and touching tale. It’s overlong, but for patient viewers, “Waves” is an intelligent and compassionate work.
If David Lynch had collaborated with John Hughes on a teen drama about female empowerment, it might have looked a bit like “Knives and Skin.” The filmmakers of this quirky tale about a missing high school student deserve kudos for trying something different, but “Knives and Skin” is a bit too meandering for its own good.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in “The Aeronauts” a visually impressive historic tale about a balloon pilot and a meteorologist who risk life and limb in the earliest days of flight. It’s highly fictionalized, but a rousing adventure yarn.
Also opening this week, “Hold On” is a drama about a struggling LA singer trying to save her brother from drugs. “I See You” is a horror thriller starring Helen Hunt. “Frankie” is a drama about the dynamics of a European family starring Isabelle Huppert and Marisa Tomei. “Playmobil: The Movie” is an animated comedy based on the building toys. “In Fabric” is a British horror comedy about a cursed dress. “Daniel Isn’t Real” is a horror flick about a traumatized college student who resurrects his childhood imaginary friend. And, the title tells all in the documentary “Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace.”Listen
Heartland Labor Forum • December 6, 12:00am – 6:00am
The Chicago Teachers Union is a leader in today’s labor movement, not just in bargaining for the common good in education, but also showing the country that unions play a key role in fighting back against cuts in public services and in countering the attack on the working class. Tune in to find out what happened in the CTU’s latest strike.Listen