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Russ and Susan take a look at “45 Years,” a haunting drama about marriage. It features an Oscar-nominated performance from Charlotte Rampling as a woman who makes a discover that brings her to believe that her 45 year marriage may have been a sham. It also features a fine performance from Tom Courtenay as her husband who has hidden something from her for decades.

 

TAKE TWO: “45 Years” #FilmReview
Episode date : February 12, 2016
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First, the bad news: The edgy R-rated Marvel superhero movie “Deadpool” is smutty, vulgar, tasteless and perverse. Now, the good news: “Deadpool” is funny, sharply made and Ryan Reynolds is terrific as the X-Men’s snarky, wisecracking antihero. If you’re not easily offended, “Deadpool” could prove to be a shamelessly raunchy guilty pleasure. Just leave the kids at home.

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson return as the fashion world’s dumbest male models in “Zoolander 2,” the sequel to the 2001 comedy that developed a cult following on video. An endless parade of celebrity cameos is the most amusing thing about this long-delayed follow-up that plays like an overextended sketch. Even fans of the original may find it lame.

“How to be Single” is a bawdy R-rated sex comedy that may make you want to shun the single life. A likable cast that includes Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Allison Brie and Leslie Mann give the movie a boost, but this episodic and meandering movie plays out like a de-glamorized episode of “Sex and the City.”

“Where to Invade Next” is the latest documentary from left wing activist Michael Moore. Moore goes a number of other countries to see how they’re coping with –and overcoming- some of the same problems that plague the USA. It’s smart and very informative, but Moore’s preachiness can become a distraction.

“Son of Saul” is the likely winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. This stark and powerful drama from Poland is about a Jew forced to do dirty work for the Nazis at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Things get complicated when he’s ordered to burn the body of a boy who may or may not be his son. Uniquely filmed, “Son of Saul” somehow manages to be simultaneously off-putting and riveting.


Join host Craig Lubow to hear about the state of Civil Liberties in Missouri with his guest Jeff Mittman, Director of the Missouri Chapter of the ACLU.

Civil Liberties in Missouri
Episode date : February 9, 2016
On Radio Active Magazine
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MARC, KCATA and other partners are updating the Smart Moves plan. RideKC will provide better transit access to jobs, support development in activity centers and corridors, and provide intra-city mobility—suburbs and core—throughout the region. Ron Achelpohl, MARC’s director of transportation and environment, will discuss the RideKC plan to redefine transit in the region.


Today’s show includes interviews with a Burns Paiute tribal councilman Jarvis Kennedy and his take on the Oregon standoff going on their tribal lands. Also Haskell student Simona Charles and her connection to the Burns Paiute people and the situation going on. I also do an update on the Kansas City Public Library’s “Frozen in Time” exhibit and my own opinion on the display of certain pictures.


Susan and Russ fill us in on a poke in the eye to old Hollywood that features an all-star cast.

 


Russ covers the latest farce from the Coen Brothers as well as an Oscar-nominated British drama.

 


Navigating The Criminal Justice System With DR JRenee

Most citizens and their families have no idea what they can do to help their a loved one that has been arrested or charged with a crime. What is an arraignment? Should I bail them out? How should they conduct themselves in jail and court? These are questions many of us don’t think about until something bad happens. Advocating for someone in custody

Host Jessica Thomas talks with Dr JRenee, Professor, Author and occasional host of Jaws of Justice Radio about her book Navigating The Criminal Justice System: A Guide For Anyone Going Through The System And The People Who Love Them. The book is based on her own experiences as a troubled youth, the issues she dealt with as a single parent and her subsequent studies.

Exoneration and The Lack Of Compensation In Missouri

As the number of exonerations of wrongly convicted citizens grows the issue of how do we as a society compensate someone for years behind bars when their innocence is proven and they return to society. Some states have developed a financial formula in an attempt to make the person whole. Some states only compensate those who have been exonerated by DNA. In other cases it takes a court case to get any kind of compensation.

Host Latahra Smith talks with two Missouri exonerees, Reggie Griffin and Anthony Williams have yet to receive compensation from the state for the years they spent behind bars. They will talk about their struggle to get their lives back on track and the need for a conviction integrity unit in the state of Missouri.
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Calendar for February 8th 2016

Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters will have their monthly meeting Saturday, February 13th from noon to 2pm at the Waldo Branch Library, 201 East 75th Street, KCMO If you have a loved one that is incarcerated and need advice and support MISD has members that may be able to help.
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The current Douglas County, Kansas Prosecutor and former Jackson County, Mo Prosecutor Amy McGowan has been removed from a case in Douglas County after several acts of misconduct in various Kansas criminal cases. The KC Freedom Project is looking to establish a persistent pattern of misconduct by Ms McGowan. If you or a loved one was charged with a criminal offense in the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, MO or in Douglas County, KS in which Amy McGowan served as a Prosecutor and you feel there were questionable actions by the prosecution in the case please call our complaint hot line number, 816-844-3100 and leave your case details. All complaints will be turned over to the FBI Civil Rights Division for investigation.


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