Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Salty + Out Here Now & The Ordinance Project

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Salty + Jamie Rich, Austin Williams & David Weeda
+ Out Here Now Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: SLIGHTS, Salty, The Sluts, Black Stacey, Old Sound, Ride, Wonderface, Todd Albright, Audra McDonald, Regina Spektor, Grant Davis, The Housemartins, and Joe Jackson.

KC based band Salty, Jonathan “JB” Brokaw on guitar & vocals, Zach Turner on synth & sound terror, Ethan Savage on drums, and Jesslay Huh on bass & texture.

At 10:30 Mark welcomes members of the Kansas City based band Salty, Jonathan “JB” Brokaw on guitar & vocals, Zach Turner on synth & sound terror, Ethan Savage on drums, and Jesslay Huh on bass & texture. The band released their debut album, Preservation Blues, on February 8, 2017. Salty plays The Blind Tiger, 3945 Main Street, in KCMO, on Thursday, June 22, with Radioactivity, Bad Sports, and The Whiffs at 9:00 PM. More info at: http://www.saltykcmo.bandcamp.com

At 11:00 Jamie Rich, Director of the Out Here Now: KC LGBT Film Festival, June 22-29 at Tivoli Cinemas, joins us with UMKC doctoral candidate, Austin Williams who shares plans to produce and direct an upcoming documentary film, THE ORDINANCE PROJECT, telling the story of KCMO Ordinance 65430. As Austin writes, “it was one of the most highly contested pieces of legislation in Kansas City history. It marked a turning point, after which discrimination against gays and lesbians could no longer be ignored, and it demonstrated how homophobia and the fear of AIDS were not only intertwined — they were inseparable.” Next year marks the 25th Anniversary of “sexual orientation” being added to Kansas City’s Civil Rights Ordinance.

Also joining us is David Weeda who now lives in Maine, and was an early activist and organizer in the struggle for LGBT equality in Kansas City, and was Executive Director of The Human Rights Project. The KC LGBT Film Festival hosts a reception Thursday, June 22 at 6:00pm in the Tivoli lobby where you can meet Austin, and David, and unite with community. At 7:00pm, director Josh Howard will introduce the Film Festival’s opening night screening of the, award-winning documentary, THE LAVENDER SCARE. More info on all the films in the festival at: http://www.outherenow.com

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STREAMING LIVE at: kkfi.org

Show #687

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