The Next Friends of Community Media meeting will be on Saturday, February 15th at 2:00 PM – 39th & Main rear door, upstairs.
FCM’s monthly potluck will take place at Spencer’s place at Oak Hall (near All Souls and the Nelson) 4550 Warwick Apartment 508 6 PM. Become involved in this crucial year with the Media – hold it accountable – with other media activists! All are welcome!
Friends of Community Media
Notes from the 1/11/20 video conference meeting
Because of the difficult road conditions due to bad weather, the meeting scheduled for this day has been rescheduled for Saturday 1/18/20, 2:00 PM at the KKFI annex room, 39th & Main rear door.
Spencer Graves , and Tom Crane met at KKFI and Craig Lubow met remotely over computer. The video conference was over Zoom software which worked well allowing video of everyone to be seen and heard. Craig provided music during the conversation.
Spencer briefed us on possibly becoming an affiliate of ProPublica. Potentially, an assistantship could be funded through this source for FCM with a local university. This could possibly be done through NAIRC (National association for computer reporting). Spencer has made contacts but has had no response. This week, he will follow up with results for the 1/18 meeting.
It was suggested that we collaborate with the Kansas City Press Club, and Tom will follow up with them this week.
Proposed for a forum as mentioned earlier – “Media in a Time of War” – with Amy Goodman which could be a fundraiser for FCM and KKFI. Tom will speak with Bill Clause on this to be reported on the 1/18 meeting.
Craig made some contacts for a presentation we had discussed earlier on “Religion and the Media”. Looks like the All-Souls calendar is booked until March. He will follow up on those contacts and speak with Richard about the All-Souls calendar.
Friends of Community Media is scheduled to meet 2 PM tomorrow, Saturday 1/11 but there is a major snow storm coming. Those with snowshoes are welcome to come to a possible video conference Spencer is setting up, with ProPublica. He will send info out to our group. Since some people can’t participate with this, FCM will meet next Saturday 1/18 at the KKFI Annex Room 39th & Main Rear Door at 2 PM.
How the media cover events sparked this performance piece:
“In interviews, 30 leading US media figures and commentators share the deep dilemmas facing journalists in a momentous presidential election year”
This link from the Guardian examines the dilemma facing the media. Will they cheerlead Trump’s lies like they did Bush’s Iraq War invasion?
Potluck meeting to do final planning for the David Barsamian Event on 10/30/19 at Spencer’s place 4550 Warwick Blvd Apartment 508 KCMO 64111. Parking next to the building and on the street.
M.C. Richardson, president of United Minority Media Association has set up another “ascertainment” program to be held at 5:15 at the KKFI Studios 39th & Main (rear door). Sponsored by UMMA, FCM and KKFI, the event invites people from the community to learn about community radio and express their concerns. The program is below.
KKFI, UMMA, AND FRIENDS OF COMMUNITY MEDIA PRESENT – A COMMUNITY RADIO EVENT
KKFI ASCERTAINMENT COMMUNITY FORUM Thursday, October 24, 2019 RADIO STATION’S ANNEX ROOM 39th & Main (rear door) 5:15 PM
PROGRAM – 6p.m.-8 p.m. Refreshments Available
Welcome: M.C. Richardson Coordinator and Consultant
Ascertainment Meaning & Purpose Teresa Wilke & Station’s Mission/Philosophy
Public File Importance and how to Access
M.C. Richardson Bennita Morrow
Host/Executive Co-Host “Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City”, – Urban Connections
Tom Crane President Friends of Community Media, Time Keeper
Speaker’s Five Minute Presentations
With 3 Minutes Q&A
(1)Garrett’s Adult Day Care Program, Tynaise Ward Director
(2) KC Tenants, Diane Charity, Tenant
(3)Save The Paseo, Diane Houston Director
(4)Cosmetologist and Education Institute Consultant, Dr. Annetta Vertreese
(5) Ask Dr. Nelson Network, Dr. Wanda J. Nelson, President
(6) Associated Hairdressers, Cosmetologist and Barbers of State of Missouri, 1ST Vice President Dr. Sue Cartwright
(7)Honorable Martina Peterson Municipal, Court Judge, Kansas City, Missouri
(8) G.I.R.L., Miss E
(9) Community Activist, Linda Brown
(10) MOVE, Muradaheyadeen
(11) LOVE, Dejuana M. Lee, Presiden
(12) ZanCan, Zandra Baheyadeen, Personal Assistant & Conicierge
Requested Potential Speakers
Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council
League of Women Voters
Labor Beacon Newspaper
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL VOLUNTEERS AND AUDIENCE
SIGN UP TO A FUTURE SPEAKER and or SPONSOR
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, AND DECEMBER 25th
AND ENJOY A MOST HAPPY NEW YEAR!
NEXT KKFI Ascertainment Community Forum
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at station 5:15 Doors Open
You are encourage to call Station 816 931-3122
Leave a message to the attention of M.C. Richardson