Teresa Wilke and Craig Lubow hosts candidates from the Missouri 5th District and Kansas 3rd District for an environmental “forum” in which they will discuss their environmental vision for the country. Chris Clemons joins us from the Kansas 3rd District, representing the Libertarian party. From the Missouri 5th District, we will have Jacob Turk (R), E.C. Fredland (Constitution), and Maurice Copeland (Green). Emanuel Cleaver and Sharice Davids are not available. The other candidates did not respond to our invitation.

Nontraditional lesbian novels are the theme this month. The first of two books is Canadian author Nairne Holtz’s Femme Confidential, which is discussed with Nairne and Anne Terpstra.The second novel is Alison Solomon’s Timing Is Everything. Alison joins Michelle Pond and host Elizabeth Andersen.

The Viacrucis del Migrante, also known as the Central American migrant caravan, are annual migrant caravans of Central Americans organized by Pueblo Sin Fronteras. Viacrucis caravans have usually been organized since 2010 by the migrants themselves, who set off during Holy Week.  The Trump administration is responding with threats and rhetoric trying to get the Mexican government to stop them and convince the caravaners to turn around.

Host David Bell talks with Rekha Sharma-Crawford about the Flores Settlement that settled the treatment of children caught in the struggle for immigration and explains what the new administration is trying to do to change the agreement.

Rekha Sharma-Crawford is a frequent instructor at the American Immigration Law Foundation Litigation Institute and speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association national conference.  She has also spoken at a variety of seminars about immigration law locally at the Johnson County Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, and Kansas and Missouri Public Defenders. In 2018, the Kansas Bar Association honored Rekha with the Courageous Attorney Award, an award presented from time to time to attorneys who have displayed exceptional courage in the face of adversity; thus bringing credit to the legal profession.

JoJR Calendar of Events 10-22-2018

Corey’s Network invites survivors of murder to their weekly workshops to learn how to deal with grief, the media, investigation, court, and moving forward after a homicide has occurred. This is a workshop, not a grief group. We will be having guest speakers, and will candidly discuss how to survive and thrive after losing someone we love. You should bring something to take notes with and please include only those individuals mature enough in age to deal with issues being covered during the meeting. The next workshop, Beginning the Journey, will be held Monday, October 22nd from 6 to 8 PM at the Church of the Four Corners, 14300 E. US HWY 40, KCMO. The church is located East of the HyVee at 40 Hwy and Noland Rd. For more information and listing of future workshops call 816-834-9161 or email [email protected]
The documentary film, A Jewish Eyewitness in Palestine, will be shown Thursday October 25 at 6:15 p.m. at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO. In the film Anna Baltzer, author and producer, discloses her surprising experiences as a young Jewish American in the West Bank of Palestine. After the film, a panel that includes Palestinian, Jewish, and Arab representatives will respond to audience questions and comments. The event is sponsored by the Social Responsibility Board of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, PeaceWorks-KC, Citizens for Justice in the Middle East KC, and Jewish Voice for Peace – KC. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at the Citizens for Justice in the Middle East website, cjme.org, and Facebook page.
One of the keys to ending commercial sexual exploitation is to end the demand for the commodification of women and children. To end this demand, Veronica’s Voice has put together a male focus group to help us write a curriculum that we will teach men about healthy masculinity and offer on-going support to the men who want to continue in this journey. However, we are constantly seeking to add men from various ages, ethnicity, social classes, educational backgrounds, faith perspectives, sexual identities, and life experiences. If you would like to be a candidate for this focus group, please send an email to [email protected]

This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll do two different takes on the undoing of the American working class. First, Sweat: a play about rustbelt America which opens this week at the Unicorn; then, The Fall of Wisconsin, a book with a searing account of how the state’s progressive tradition was undone at the expense of Wisconsin workers. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Stan Slaughter is Kansas City’s own Eco-Troubadour. Today he entertains the troops with a recount about his songs for a sustainable environment.  Stan is also an internationally famous expert on the process called composting, a process that recycles various organic materials that would otherwise be waste products. Stan turns organic matter into garden gold and he can tell us how. The KKFI Pledge Drive is happening this week and our entire cadre will be on air. We hope all listeners will call.


Backyard Composting Workshop October 15, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Solid Waste Administrative Building, 320 N.E. Industrial Lane, Lawrence KS. To enroll, mail [email protected] or call 785-832-3032.

Thomas Hart Benton Group of the Sierra Club has an ExCom Meeting Tue, Oct 16, 2018 7:00 PM 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64111, Visitors welcome, contact Jim Turner [email protected] or (816) 287-0710

Save lastKCforest asks us to attend the Forest Re-Zoning Meeting Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9 AM – 12 PM Kansas City – City Hall, 26th floor, Council Chamber

Since the Line Creek Forest is not zoned to accommodate a large high school (it’s zoned for agriculture), the Park Hill School District must first get approval from the City Plan Commission before proceeding with construction.

The school district recently submitted a Special Use Permit to the KC Plan Commission for approval, which will be considered on Oct. 16.

All are welcome! And there is no minimum time or number for public comments.

If the Special Use Permit is approved, then the school will be able to continue their development plans. Currently these plans do not include ANY conservation plan for ANY part of their forest acreage.   lastkcforest.com


What’s that sound? Stan Slaughter!
Episode date : October 15, 2018
On EcoRadio KC

The Power of Public Outrage: Laquan McDonald’s Place in History

Jason van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who four years ago shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in the back, was found guilty on October 5th of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery by Chicago jury.

This was the first time in 50 years that a Chicago police officer has been found guilty of murdering somebody while he was on duty.

The McDonald murder was massively covered up beginning with the cops who were on the job with van Dyke, the commanding officers of the Chicago police department, up to the office of the Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Key to the conviction was video footage taken by a police car dash camera. This video was suppressed by thepolice, and the mayor for three years and only revealed after a massive campaign by a number of Chicago grassroots organizations.Nationally, there have been no convictions in the murders of Eric Gardner, Michael Brown, or Trayvon Martin.

Chicago is one of the most segregated cities in the USA. Recently 50 Chicago schools have been closed as well as many mental health clinics. Even the parking meters have been sold in a wave of divestment from the inner-city.

Guest ” Attorney G.Flint Taylor, a graduate of Brown University and Northwestern Law School, is a founding partner of the Peoples Law Office in Chicago, an office which has been dedicated to litigating civil rights, police violence, government misconduct, and death penalty cases for more than 40 years.


Neo-Colonial Regime Kill Peaceful Ambazonian Protesters in Africa

Ambazonia is an English-speaking territory located between Cameroon and Nigeria in
West Africa. Also known as the Southern Cameroons, for most of its recent history it has been under military occupation by the French neo-colonial regime in Cameroon.
A majority of Ambazonians reject the legitimacy of this regime and its military control.
In violation of an agreement to create an equal confederacy between the two autonomous states, French Cameroon has been dismantling and defunding Ambazonian systems, and pillaging its resources since the country was created in 1961.
Since December 2016, French Cameroon military has responded to peaceful protests withforce, killing over 400 civilians. 200 more have been disappeared and are feared dead. More than90 villages burnt down, resulting in 60,000 people fleeing to neighboring Nigeria.

More than 2,500 activist and peaceful protesters imprisoned, some tried in military courts, a violation of international law, and some sentenced for terrorism and other unjustifiable charges. Prisoners include prominent nonviolence advocate Julius AyukTabe and 11 of his senior aides, arrested in January 2018, and unlawfully repatriated. Juliuss appeal hearing just happened last Thursday.

On January 26, 2018″with no extradition treaty between Cameroon and Nigeria, and
without a presiding judge”Nigeria forcibly handed 10 of the prisoners and 37 other
refugees to Cameroon. That was in violation of international law forbidding a country
receiving asylum seekers from returning them to a country where they likely face

This action drew condemnation from Amnesty International, the UNHCR, the U.S. Department of State, and other leading human rights advocates. The Ambazonia Prisoners of Conscience Support Network, or APOCS, was recently formed to address this crisis.

Guest – Sphynx Eben, a founding member of APOCS and also a longtime media organizer with the Indymedia Africa Working Group.



Medical Marijuana On The Ballot In Missouri

There are three ballot initiatives that would legalize medical marijuana for the November 6th election. Amendment 2 is sponsored by New Approach Missouri, Amendment 3 is sponsored by Find The Cure and Proposition C is sponsored by Missourians For Patient Care. All three gained their spot on the ballot through the initiative process. Amendment two and Proposition C were both the result of grass roots organizing while Amendment was funded solely by Dr Brad Bradshaw.

Today host Jamie Jackson talks with Jack Cardetti of New Approach Missouri about Amendment 2 and Mark Habbas of Missourians For Patient’s Care about Prop C. Our efforts to get a spokesperson for Find The Cures, Amendment 3 were unsuccessful.

For more information on New Approach Missouri – Amendment 2
Website – http://www.newapproachmissouri.com/

For information on Find The Cures – Amendment 3
website – https://www.findthecures.com/

Info on Missourians For Patient Care – Proposition C
website – https://www.missouripetition.com/

Some articles that can help you get more information –



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