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KPR Presents is an opportunity to showcase high-profile, thought-provoking lectures, discussions and dialogues recorded throughout the region. There are so many fascinating people who come to this area, everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor to syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts. KPR Presents is a great way to share some of those lectures with our listeners. We have also been able to expand the program to cover a broad range of topics, including the Kansas Sesquicentennial, the ...
 
My Dad had me in radio production rooms starting at age ten, so being on-air has always come natural to me. I've been a music DJ all over the U.S. including Phoenix, Denver, Kansas City, San Jose and Buffalo. I even ran some of the top Billboard artists as a record rep with Sony Music, but I realized being on the radio as a talk show host is what I was created to do. Conservatives, liberals, atheists, vegetarians, vegans, gay, straight, sideways; even Giant fans, born and raised as a Dodgers ...
 
Political Misfits brings you news, politics and culture ‒ without the red and blue treatment. We aim to facilitate constructive conversations that take new looks at the stories and topics that mean a lot to us, including corporate misconduct, anti-war efforts, climate change, political hypocrisy, poverty, pop culture, electoral politics and much, much more. Political Misfits airs live daily Monday through Friday from 12-2 p.m. EST and is broadcast on 105.5 FM in Washington, DC, 102.9 FM in K ...
 
Poll after poll, interview after interview, survey after survey, and assessment after assessment consistently show that the students of America do not know the basic history of our country or the essential responsibilities and rights of being an American citizen. 23 minutes of history education in a school day is not enough. Join educator Cindy Schwartz for a deep dive into the reasons why the study of social studies and civics has been sidelined. Because if civics is really dead, then what ...
 
Shag carpeting, talking dogs, grizzly bears and Emilio Pucci commercials. Jim Nolan has encountered them all and survived. These stories, most of which first aired on WBFO Public Radio in Buffalo, relate how his love for his hometown and family was able to overcome the obstacles they set in his way, for example, his father's scrambled eggs and offer to reveal "the secret of math." Warm-hearted and hilarious, Smokey the Talking Dog and other tales from the land of loganberry captures a city a ...
 
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Vijay Prashad, historian, journalist and executive-director of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, talks to us about Secretary Blinken’s recent visit to India, how despite the Biden administration’s focus on human rights and democracy abroad, India has not received any criticisms over Prime Minister Modi’s dubious track record on this…
 
Juan José Gutiérrez, immigration lawyer and executive director of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, talks to us about the 21-point immigration plan the Biden administration introduced this week, which included expedited removals for immigrants, where individuals and families can be expelled from this country without a hearing before an immi…
 
Big Pharma fights 15% global tax rate. How corporations fail to pay their fair share after receiving billions in public funds. Richard Becker, author of "Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire,” and Ariel Gold, Co-Executive Director at Code Pink, talk to us about a report by Human Rights Watch revealing that Israel violated international law during …
 
On this edition of Conversations, Elyssa Friedland talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, “Last Summer at the Golden Hotel.” Friedland is the author of four novels, and her work has also been published in The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, POPSUGAR, and New York magazine, just to name a few. When she is not writing, she is teaching crea…
 
Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months under Espionage Act. How the U.S. continues its war against whistleblowers. Tighe Barry, activist for Code Pink, talks to us about the case of whistleblower Daniel Hale, who was sentenced to 45 months for violating the Espionage Act after leaking documents to the press related to the U.S.’s drone assassination pro…
 
Prime Minister of Iraq visits White House, rejects foreign troops in the country. How the U.S. remains entangled in its military misadventures. Sean Blackmon, co-host of By Any Means Necessary, joins us to talk about the ongoing battle of narratives over the situation in Cuba after protests in the country in the past two weeks, with rallies and pub…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Maxine Bédat talks with host Dan Sinner about “Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment.” Bédat is the founder and director of “New Standard Institute,” a think and do tank dedicated to turning industry into a force for good. She is a former lawyer, an ambassador at the Rainforest Alliance, and has spoken at the …
 
Biden administration places additional sanctions on Cuba. Will we ever see a normalization in relations between the two countries? Angela Arias-Zapata, a PhD Candidate in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University whose work focuses on Colombia and how colonial notions of nature and racial difference shape its narrative infrastructure…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Michelle Miller-Adams talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity.” Miller-Adams is a researcher and professor of political science, the author of two previous books, and a consultant for states and cities about the Promise College Movement.…
 
Medical Debt soars to the tune of 140 billion. What can be done to provide truly affordable healthcare. Mark Sleboda, international affairs and security analyst talks to us about a deal reached between the U.S. and Germany over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and the impact of this agreement in the relations with Russia and the Ukraine, with the U.S. s…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Pam Jenoff talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest work of historical fiction, “The Woman with the Blue Star.” Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the bestsellers “The Orphan’s Tale” and “The Lost Girls of Paris.” She is an authority on World War II history and the Holocaust.…
 
Luis Castillo officially declared winner of Peru election. What this means for progressive politics in the region. Andrew Miller, Advocacy Director for Amazon Watch, talks to us about news that more than 10,000 species of plants and animals are at high risk of extinction due to the destruction of the Amazon, and how some parts of the Amazon are emi…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Jennifer Weiner talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, "That Summer." Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books, including “Big Summer,” “Mrs. Everything,” and the children’s book “The Littlest Bigfoot.” In total, she has over 15 million books in print, published in 39 count…
 
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