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On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast we're catching up with Cafe Cà Phê founder Jackie Nguyen ahead of their Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) celebration this weekend in Columbus Park. We talk about the diverse experiences of Asian people, combatting racism, and progress on Kansas City's first Vietnamese coffee shop's brick-and-mortar. Thanks for listening! Donate to Cafe Cà Phê here: And learn more about this weekend's event here:
Welcome back to the Northeast Newscast! On this week's episode, we're diving into the details behind the Northeast News' transition to nonprofit, our move to the EGG, and some of the opportunities this change will bring us in the future. Thanks for listening!
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by John Baccala, spokesperson for the City's Neighborhood's Department. We discuss home repair and paint programs, ways to cut down on illegal dumping, and the strengths and challenges Northeast neighborhoods face. Thanks for listening! 
On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we’re joined by project director Jordan Schiele at Jerusalem Farm as they prepare to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. We discuss how Jerusalem Farm got its start, goals for the next 10 years, services this intentional community offers to their neighbors, and new projects in the works. Thanks for listening!
On this week's episode we're joined by two of Art Garden KC's co-founders, Bethany Alzanadi and Xavier Gayden. The weekly free art festival is back for the season in Pendleton Heights from 11-4 every Sunday. A family and pet friendly event, Art Garden has something for everyone. Art Garden is also launching a new partnership with the Arts Asylum, a cornerstone of Kansas City's creative community. Listen for more details!
This week's episode is a listening session with Downtown Council President and CEO Bill Dietrich on Imagine Downtown KC 2030. The Imagine Downtown KC 2030 plan is designed to serve as the primary vision-setting and policy blueprint for shaping a stronger, better, more resilient community with an unflinching commitment to creating an equitable, inclusive, and vibrant Downtown Kansas City. A slideshow is available with graphics at: 
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast we're joined by Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center's new CEO, Bob Theis. Although he's new to the role, he's been with the organization for 15 years. We discuss Question 2, which voters passed last week, to renew the property tax levy for emergency medical, ambulance, hospital, and public health services for 9 years. Theis also shared updates on Sam Rodgers' Place, which is being constructed behind its Northeast location. The mixed-income multi-family housing complex will also include community space with learning opportunities. Thanks for listening!
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, listen in on a Q&A with KCMO Water Department Director Wes Minder ahead of the April 5 vote to authorize Sewer Bonds. Read more at
229: PH Coffee

229: PH Coffee


Welcome back to the Northeast Newscast. On this week’s episode I’m joined by Eric Rosell, co-owner of PH Coffee at 2200 Lexington Avenue in Pendleton Heights. PH Coffee, which opened in October 2019, has become a hub of activity, art and community. Their new monthly Community Event begins the weekend of April 3. Visit for more info!
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Gathering Table's Rev. Ann Rundquist shares how she got into ministry, the mission her church has to "fill the gaps" for Northeast Kansas City, and the fellowship that's shared around their tables. Rundquist describes herself as the luckiest pastor in the country, and her work's far from over. Everyone is welcome at their services, and help is available to anyone. For more information on Gathering Table, visit
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Publisher Michael Bushnell is joined by Glenn North, Director of Inclusive Learning and Creative Impact at the Kansas City Museum. They discuss the history of segregation and race in Kansas City, misconceptions about Critical Race Theory (CRT), and exhibits and learning opportunities through the Museum.Learn more about the Kansas City Museum, home of the whole story, at
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Publisher Michael Bushnell sits down with Kansas City Police Department Deputy Chief Doug Niemeier to discuss the department's proposed budget.
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Publisher Michael Bushnell sits down with Kansas City Museum's Director of Inclusive Learning and Creative Impact Glenn North for a conversation about Black history in Kansas City.It's a meandering conversation that hits a lot of high points in today's ongoing conversation about race and its part in our history. They cover the African American Heritage Trail, which Glenn was instrumental in putting together, the Green Book for Negro Travelers, and some of the "separate but equal" practices businesses used during the segregation.Thanks for joining us.
On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast we’re joined by Dennis Ellsworth, executive director of the Missouri Sunshine Coalition. We discuss a bill being proposed in the Missouri Legislature that would change the Missouri Sunshine Law, leaving citizens and journalists with less access to government documents.The Missouri Sunshine Coalition is a partnership of civic, business, nonprofit, state agency, and media members who support transparency in government. The group has long promoted awareness of the landmark 1973 Sunshine Law and the benefits it provides to the state’s residents.
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast we're getting to know the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) East Patrol Zone's newest social services specialist. Kevin Wilson grew up in Wyandotte County, and as a Black youth had negative interactions with police. A series of experiences lead him to pursue social work, and then apply for the police academy. Now, he uses those skills to create positive interactions with the community. 
On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we’re joined by Alejandra Perez, Board of Kansas City Parks and Recreation Commissioner and Scholarship Program Director for the Hispanic Development Fund of Kansas City. This year, Perez is working with high school students at Guadalupe, East and Lincoln on scholarship applications, financial aid and preparing for college. She’s also focused on making all of Kansas City’s parks safe and equitable for everyone. Thanks for listening!
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Detective Christina LudwigCoordinator KC Metro Crimestoppers. The Crimestoppers, a service of the Kansas City Metro Crime Commission, allows people to report tips anonymously for a cash reward. Learn more about the Crimestoppers at, and read the Northeast News for a new collaboration.
Welcome back to the Northeast Newscast. This week we’re joined by Missouri State Representative for the 19th District, Ingrid Burnett. Ingrid is a long-time Northeast resident and former educator who represents parts of Northeast, Sugar Creek, Independence and Jackson County in Jefferson City.We talk redistricting, public safety, housing for all, the future of Kansas City's schools, and so much more in our annual update with the Representative. Thanks for listening!
On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast we’re at the Kansas City Museum, hearing from Artist Hasna Sal on her new exhibit, “Into the Light,” which honors victims of human trafficking.Opening Thursday, January 20, 2022 through Sunday, March 27, 2022, the free exhibit features illuminated glass works advocating for victims of human trafficking, and other stories.To confront a growing crisis of human trafficking in Kansas City and Missouri, Hasna created the permanent art installation Into The Light: A Memorial for Victims of Human Trafficking in Lykins Square Park in the Historic Northeast. This installation is the first in a series of interventions to shine light on the perpetrators, violence, injustice, and trauma of human trafficking; to reveal a largely unacknowledged crime in our city; and to illuminate the healing, hope, and redemption of the survivors. “Into The Light” An Art Exhibit Honoring Victims of Human Trafficking is on view when the museum is open to the public (Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Fridays and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sundays Noon to 5:00 p.m.). To experience the full beauty and power of these works, consider viewing on a Thursday evening or close to the end of the day.
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by One Kansas City Radio's Founder and CEO Gunard Polite. The low-powered radio station, which recently moved into the Northeast News studio, unites the multicultural voices in the Kansas City Urban Core through programming and community services that entertain, educate, inform and inspire LIVE at 100.1 FM. They're looking for volunteers to host shows and keep the station running. For more information or to listen to One Kansas City Radio, visit
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Faith Brennan

I really miss hearing Mike on KKFI with Charles Feruzza.

Dec 28th
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