Gettin’ Comfortable with Mark Alford: Listen to the full podcast

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It’s no secret that FOX4’s Mark Alford has the gift of gab. He’s made a career of speaking to the people of Kansas City. Whether it’s hard-hitting questions or candid conversation, Mark gets Kansas City’s most influential people to open up. He doesn’t just talk; he listens. Now you can listen too.

Mark’s podcast “Gettin’ Comfortable with Mark Alford” is an open dialogue with the men and women who are helping weave the rich fabric we call “HOME.”

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Mark’s top 5 conversations from 2019

Mark is reflecting on 2019 with his favorite conversations that were published this year. Hear snippets from discussions on transgender issues, the Paseo Boulevard controversy and violent crime in Kansas City, as well as more light-hearted chats with Randy Miller and Carl DiCapo in this shorter-style episode.

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Barry Grissom: Former Kansas US Attorney

Former US Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom talks to Mark Alford about some of his most notorious cases as well as the current dynamics between President Donald Trump and the Justice Department. This podcast is full of laughs and stories from Miller’s time in Kansas City and other stations around the country. Follow this link to watch the Facebook Live video.

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Randy Miller: KC Radio ‘Shock Jock’ Legend

Legendary radio comic and former No. 1 Kansas City “Shock Jock” Randy Miller has been fired from at least 5 radio jobs. He’s offensive and he’s funny, usually at the same time. Naturally, he gets FOX4’s Mark Alford to laugh so hard, he did a spit take. Yes, you can hear it. It happens within the first five minutes. This podcast is full of laughs and stories from Miller’s time in Kansas City and other stations around the country. This interview is from FOX4’s 24-hour Facebook Live event in Sept. 2018. Follow this link to watch the Facebook Live video.

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Dana and Parks from 98.1

Ever listen to the radio? FOX4’s Mark Alford sits down with popular talk radio hosts Dana Wright and Scott Parks from 98.1 to discuss their personal lives and transitions between news media jobs. Have you heard about the time Parks called out someone who wrote into the station? Listen to it and much more in this colorful episode. This interview is from FOX4’s 24-hour Facebook Live event in Sept. 2018. Follow this link to watch the Facebook Live video.

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Carl DiCapo

Kansas City legacy philanthropist and pioneer of Italian Gardens, Carl DiCapo talks about everything from the restaurant’s beginnings to having a fountain named after him. Join Mark Alford in his conversation with one of Kansas City’s most influential figures of the mid-1900s to today. This interview is from FOX4’s 24-hour Facebook Live event in Sept. 2018. Follow this link to watch the Facebook Live video.

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CBD Oil with American Shaman

Mark Alford talks CBD oil and much more with the men behind American Shaman, Todd Underwood and Vince Sanders, in the FOX4 podcast studio. This interview is from FOX4’s 24-hour Facebook Live event in Sept. 2018. Follow this link to watch the Facebook Live video.

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Part 2: Fight for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bouldevard

The Paseo Boulevard was a strategically designed artery connecting the burgeoning parks system that helped define Kansas City, Missouri.

Recently, a group of pastors led an effort to rename the boulevard for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They convinced the city council to go along it. Now voters will decide on November 5, 2019 whether it should be changed BACK to the Paseo. Some of those pastors say it’s a racist attempt. You decide in this two-part interview.

In this episode, hear from Vernon Howard and Sam Mann, president and vice president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of the greater Kansas City area.

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Part1: Save The Paseo

The Paseo Boulevard was a strategically designed artery connecting the burgeoning parks system that helped define Kansas City, Missouri.

Recently a group of pastors led an effort to rename the boulevard for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They convinced the city council to go along it. Now voters will decide on November 5, 2019 whether it should be changed BACK to the Paseo. Some of those pastors say it’s a racist attempt. You decide in this two-part interview.

In this episode, hear from Diane Euston, a local historian, Kellie Jones, who lives on the street.

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Larissa Shively-Vitt: Transgender Issues 101

Larissa Shively-Vitt is a transgender woman who smokes a mean brisket, can take apart and reassemble an Apache helicopter, but also, almost took her own life. She gets comfortable with Mark Alford, opening up about her pursuit of happiness.

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Damone Cox and Greg Winship: Center for Conflict Resolution

For more than 20 years, the number one known motive for murder in Kansas City has been arguments, not drug or gun-related violence. The Center for Conflict Resolution is pushing to lower the murder rate in Kansas City by breaking the cycle of anger and teaching children and teens how to resolve conflicts peacefully. FOX4’s Mark Alford sits down with two people from the center to learn more about this problem.

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Frank White: Jackson County Executive

Mark talks with Jackson County Executive Frank White about the controversy surrounding the special assessments of taxes for Jackson County. Rates have been skyrocketing, and residents are demanding to know why.

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Jolie Justus: Kansas City Mayoral Candidate

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Quinton Lucas: Kansas City Mayoral Candidate

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Craig Glazer: “The King of Sting

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Bob Kendrick: President of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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Rick Smith: Kansas City Police Chief

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Gail Worth: Harley Davidson Dealer, Motivational Speaker

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Frank White: Kansas City Royal, Jackson County Executive

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Dayton Moore: Kansas City Royals General Manager

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Jeff Colyer: Governor of Kansas

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“Stretch”: Owner of Grinders in the Crossroads

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Erin Brockovich: Environmental activist, consumer advocate

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Deron Cherry: Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer


Shawn Edwards: Film critic


Ollie Gates: Owner of Gates Bar-B-Q


Kelly Urich: Radio host on 94.9 KCMO


Tech N9ne: Rapper, music producer, and entrepreneur with Strange Music

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