KU Professor William Lindsey’s primary research interest lies in analyzing how individuals and groups in Tokugawa Japan (1600-1867) constructed and contested social identity and power along lines of ritual and symbol made available through the bricolage of Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, kami worship, local traditions, and individual motivations.


Recorded at The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence on May 22, 2016

The Bannister Federal Complex, which for decades housed the Allied/Bendix/Honeywell nuclear weapons facility, has been found to contain over 2000 toxins, resulting in the deaths of scores of workers, both at the weapons facility and at other federal offices on the premises. Former plant employee, Maurice Copeland brings us up to date.

Toxic Weapons Plant
Episode date : August 22, 2016
On EcoRadio KC

Andre Thurman, Sr. will be our guest AND we’ll be taking your calls.  We’ll be talking race as it relates to this organization and their motto “Keeping Our Community, Safe, Productive and Beautiful.”

Hosts Spencer Graves and Bill Clause will have Erin Richey to discuss the Kansas and Missouri Integrity Investigations, which were published in December 2015 by the Center for Public Integrity. Kansas got an F and Missouri got a D-.

The Criminal Appeals Process With Attorney Kent Gipson

For the past 30 years, Kent Gipson has focused his practice exclusively on representing citizens that have been accused or convicted of crimes at both trial and on appeal. Over the years, he has represented dozens of criminal defendants at trial before a jury. In recent years, the bulk of his practice has been devoted to appellate and post-conviction litigation in both state and federal courts in Missouri and in a few other states. Many observers and commentators have described the post-conviction process in state and federal court as a procedural minefield that lays traps for the uninformed or inexperienced prisoner or counsel. If a mistake is made or a deadline missed early on in the process, this could result in procedural bars in later post-conviction proceedings.

On this edition of Jaws of Justice Radio host Latahra Smith talks with local Appellate Lawyer, Kent Gipson about the criminal appeals process and the appellate system on the federal and state level. He will give us a basic understanding of the appellate system and why it is necessary. We hope to learn how it works and why sometimes it doesn’t work.

121 East Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114
Telephone number 816-363-4400, Fax number 816-363-4300
Website: http://kentgipsonlaw.com/

To End The War On Drugs aka The War Of Terror

In March of 2014 Jaws of Justice Radio broadcast a call in show with Dean Becker about his work trying to dismantle the War on Drug. Today we are going to replay the first half of that show but will not be taking calls.

Dean Becker started his career in law enforcement as a military policeman and continued as a police officer once he returned to civilian life. Since 2002 he has been a member of and speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and produces the 420 Drug War News as well as the Unvarnished Truth out of KPFT in Houston, a Pacifica Network Community Radio Station.

Host Jessica Thomas will talk with Dean about his new book To End The War On Drugs: A Guide For Politicians, The Press and Public, the radio show and dismantling the war on drugs.

“For decades, Dean Becker has given himself over to the cause of sane and sensible drug policies. In ‘To End the War on Drugs’, he explains his passion for reform, and tells us why he’s been willing to make sacrifice after sacrifice to end this country’s disastrous drug war. Along the way, we hear from scores of reformers (and more than a few apologists for U.S. drug policy). But it is Dean’s voice that comes through loud and clear as he makes a strong, compelling case for an end to the War on Drugs.”
– Seattle Police Chief (Ret) Norm Stamper.

For more on his book go to http://www.endthedrugwar.us/ and find out more about the radio show at http://www.drugtruth.net/

Calendar for August 22, 2016

Amnesty KC will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday August 23rd, 7pm at the Downtown Kansas City Public Library, 14 W. 10th St. KCMO, in Room 310. This will be a planning meeting for their upcoming Refugee Rights event. The purpose of the event will be to bring awareness to the global Refugee Crisis, mainly in Syria.

Corey’s Network provides immediate services to families surviving homicide; such as advocacy, connection to community support, and other needs. Corey’s Network and Chuck E Cheese are teaming up to raise funds to help families of murder victims bury their loved one, Thursday, August 25th from 3 to 9 pm at the Chuck E Cheese store, 18701 E 39th Street, Independence, MO. Corey’s Network will receive 15% of all food and game sales with the proceeds going to help bury victims of violence. Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/CoreyLaykovichNetwork/

The Black Archives of Mid America and 1 Struggle KC invites you to learn legal ways to interact with and/or film the police while protecting your rights. Their guest speaker is Mustafa Abdullah, Lead Organizer at the ACLU of Missouri. This event will be Tuesday, August 30th, 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Black Archives, 1722 E. 17th Terrace, KCMO. Please reserve your spot online at http://blackarchives.org/ and click on the events tab at the top of the page.

The Census Bureau has requested comments on its proposed residence rules for the next census, which include a plan to once again count incarcerated people as if they were residents of the facility where they happen to be located on Census Day, rather than in their home county. The deadline for written comments regarding the proposed rules can be emailed by September 1 to Karen Humes, Chief, Population Division at [email protected]

Oscar bait? Susan and Russ chat about a new contemporary Western thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Gil Birmingham. The screenwriter is responsible for last year’s hit thriller, “Sicario.” Pine and Foster play bank robbers who are taking revenge on the financial institutions that ruined their family ranch. Bridges and Birmingham play the cops who are on their trail.

In terms of spectacle and emotional power, few films have equalled the 1959 epic, “Ben-Hur.” Although the new version big screen version is adequate for the uninitiated, it pales by comparison.

Jack Huston steps into the role that won Charton Heston an Oscar, a Jewish aristocrat who is betrayed by his Roman best friend during the days of Jesus in Jerusalem. Purists may balk at some of the changes the filmmakers have made in the story, but visually, the new version delivers.

It may be too early to talk about Oscars, but we may well be mentioning the modern Western “Hell or High Water” at awards time. Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster star in this terrific Texas bank robbery flick that may have the best screenplay of the year. It’s a social commentary and character study disguised as a thriller.

Every frame of “Kubo and the Two Strings” is work of art. The visuals for this stop-motion animated tale about magic in ancient Japan are deserving of the term “stunning.” The story may be too intense and tangled for the very young, but older kids and adults should enjoy its opulent pleasures.

“War Dogs” tries to do for arms smuggling what “The Big Short” did for the economic meltdown. Miles Teller and Jonah Hill star in this comic true story about old friends who get in over their head when they try to cash in on the military’s open bidding for weaponry during the Iraq War. It’s funny, scary and profane in equal measure but relies a bit too much on voice-over narration.

When a improv comic, played by Keegan-Michael Key, gets a job on a popular TV comedy show, the other members of his improv group become jealous and resentful. “Don’t Think Twice” is a bittersweet comedy from writer/director/star Mike Berbiglia about unfulfilled dreams and unused potential. It’s smart and sometimes touching, but not quite as funny as it could have been.

Also opening this week, Daniel Radcliff plays a federal agent who infiltrates a white supremacist group in the thriller, “Imperium.”

Our guests, Victor Hooks and Joyce Williams, are both active in the community.  Our topic will be “Khadijah’s choice” OR you can call in with any topic related to racial diversity.  Join the discussion!

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