Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Friday, 31 July 2015
Guests: Pheadra Cook, local Houston Food Critic
Song of the Day: Kristine Mills performing “Another Day”
Constructing the Home Vegetable and Fruit Garden with Urban Harvest
This class is for anyone who wants to build a vegetable or fruit garden at their home. Each step of the process will be demonstrated or shown in the garden. We will look at choosing a site, choosing soil, an irrigation system, building materials and tools are all part of the class. This learning course will take place tomorrow at 9AM in the University of St. Thomas, STRAKE HALL, Room # 207. Call 713.880.5540 for ticket info.
Houston Shakespeare Festival 2015 at Miller Outdoor Theatre
If it’s the height of summer, then it must be time for the annual Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre produced by the University of Houston’s School of Theatre & Dance. This year’s offerings — Macbeth (tragedy) and The Merchant of Venice (technically a comedy) — will be presented with the usual combination of professional actors and students. Call 281-823-9103 for showtimes.
“FEAR” at Creative Heights
Fears, an exhibit curated by Chimera Magazine, will be on display at Creative Heights gallery in the Houston Heights. Fears was a call for artists to submit work that creatively expresses fear in all of its manifestations, whether physical or psychological. The theme was meant to inspire artists to think expressively about their greatest sources of concern, anxiety, or despair, and, in turn, to invite the audience to consider the question through the perspective of those works as well. Works submitted range in medium from collages, to paint and sculptural pieces. Creative Heights located at 1331 Nicholson St.
Houston, TX 77008 call for times 832-530-4456.
Whispering Bayou at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
The multimedia installation at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston combines visuals and audio with interactive elements to create an understated, contemplative work that presents the opinions of Houstonians about our city. The artists hope that the work will inspire its viewers not to action but to thought. Call 713-284-8250 for more details.
The First Annual Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival is a one-day cultural affair. Free Family-Friendly Event will take place August 1st 2015 at Discovery Green from 4PM to 10PM. This family-oriented festival will be filled with celebrity artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, education, financial literacy, health & wellness and much more.
Airing weekdays at 8 a.m., Open Journal is one of KPFT’s longest running programs.
It has welcomed a eclectic range of subject matter and visitors. From musicians to scholars, activists to iconoclasts, Open Journal’s roster has featured the memorable, the invigorating and the informed.
Open Journal is one of KPFT’s most interactive programs, as everything from its guests to calendar events to the Song of the Day is shaped by listeners. We welcome people in the community making a difference, local musicians and many others to share their passions with listeners.
Have an idea for a local guest? Tweet us @KPFT, send a Facebook message or click here to send a note with your suggestions. No phone guests, please. We’re looking for people willing to come to our studios at 8 a.m., ready for a lively conversation.
Podcasts are programming created specially for listeners in an on-demand format for today’s busy schedules. In the last year, podcasts have surged in popularity. KPFT is seeking everyone – from local hosts and producers to community partners willing to underwrite these efforts.
For hosts and producers, KPFT has studio space and the gear. You can also send materials in remotely, if that works for you. We’re particularly looking for programming focused to local and state arts, politics, music and culture. Ideas welcome.
For community partners, we have long relationships with listeners and an emerging space with which to connect you.
To join in KPFT’s podcast movement, reach out to the Program Director at pd(at)kpft.org.
Want to submit your music to KPFT for airplay consideration? Here’s how to do it:
First, listen to KPFT and check out our program schedule and playlists. Our hosts have freedom to choose music for their shows, and you’ll get a better idea of the diverse kinds of artists that get airplay here.
If you think your music is a fit, send us a CD for the Music Library.
KPFT maintains a music CD library for its program hosts to consider for airplay. New music is added to the New Releases section in the library on an ongoing basis.
CDs added to the music library are available for programmers to consider for their shows, but airplay is not guaranteed. Send new music submissions to:
KPFT Music Library
419 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Currently, the KPFT music library does not accept digital submissions.
In addition to the initial music library copy, if you would like to send extra music CDs as personal copies for program hosts, send separate packages addressed to the attention of the programs in care of the station address above. Again, airplay is not guaranteed. For further assistance, email or call 713-526-4000.
The KPFT playlists archive reflects airplay for music programs as it occurs. Airplay reporting takes place after the fact for applicable formats.
Artists seeking to have their upcoming live music performances at Houston area venues posted on the Weekly Concert Calendar should email the performance information (artist/band name, name of venue, and date of live music performance at venue) to blueshound(at)kpft.org. The weekly deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m.
ON-AIR GUEST APPEARANCES
To request an on-air interview and/or live music performance, contact the programs’ hosts directly via email. On-air guest scheduling is done by the individual program hosts. Some programs that regularly feature guests are booked months in advance. Due to facility restrictions, the KPFT chief engineer has requested that on-air live music performances be acoustic only.
To provide CDs to be used as membership incentives (thank-you gifts for listener donations during KPFT membership drives), contact the Membership Department at 713-526-4000, x314.
Airing at 6 PM on dates Texas is scheduled to execute an inmate, Execution Watch focuses on matters of the death penalty.
During fundraising campaigns, Execution Watch airs on KPFT’s HD3 channel.
Unless a stay is issued, Execution Watch is broadcast live at 6.