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Susan and Russ check out “Woman in Gold,” the latest Helen Mirren vehicle, about a woman who attempts to reclaim art stolen by the Nazis.


Russ thinks “Ex Machina,” a new sci-fi effort is the year’s best so far. “The Water Diviner,” Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, and “Little Boy,” a new faith-based offering are also covered.


Sharon Lockhart and Amy Bell open up the phone lines to talk about the word feminism, food stamps, and Hillary Clinton. A truly engaging discussion with plenty of opinions to go around.

Feminist Topic Call-in Show
Episode date : April 18, 2015
On Every Woman
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“Unfriended,” a unique and original new horror entry gets a few “likes” from Russ.

Your Fusion Funkmeister chats with original Miracle, Warren “Pete” Moore.

Warren “Pete” Moore (born November 19, 1939, DetroitMichigan) is an African American soul singer, record producer, and songwriter, notable as the bass singer for Motown group The Miracles from 1955 onwards, and is one of the group’s original members. He is also a 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and a BMI and ASCAP award-winning songwriter,[1] and was the vocal arranger on all of the group’s hits.[2]

It’s a Miracle!
Episode date : April 21, 2015
On Tuesday MidDay Medley
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Susan and Russ weigh in on “Merchants of Doubt,” an insightful documentary about climate change spin doctors.


The show will detail the process of visualizing a community based garden at the Hotel, then the planning, staffing, designing, and implementation phases of such a project, and then we will end with a discussion of the value of business, community, & public school relationships in the environmental world, along with how this kind of project should be done or considered for other such location throughout the entire metropolitan region.
The Host: Richard Mabion
The Guest:
KCK Hilton Inn Manager – Kurt Mayo
KCK Hilton Inn Resource Director – Kate Winkler
Kansas City, Kansas Public School Teacher – Fulece Hughes (Northwest Middle School)
Kansas City, Kansas Public School Teacher – Robby Madden
Kansas City Community Garden Representative – Shea Bergman

The Death In Custody Reporting Act, Why Is It Important?

While the debate about and examination of police officers killing citizens continues, a new law has been passed and signed focusing on the number of citizens dying while in custody. Incarcerated citizens are out of sight and out of mind for the majority of Americans, but they are probably more at risk for death at the hands of authorities than those of us walking around in society. Most incarcerated citizens that die in custody die of neglect, refusal of medical care and abuse by staff. Last year Florida privatized the health care in its prisons and has seen deaths in custody explode to over 250, in part because of denial of services to inmates. The NAACP made this issue one of their legislative priorities and with the help of some in congress from Representative Bobby Scott and Senator Blumenthal were successful in getting the Death In Custody Act passed and signed into law.

On this edition of JoJR host Margot Patterson speaks with Hilary Sheldon, Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy for the NAACP and Representative Bobby Scott of Virginia about the effort to get this legislation passed, why it was necessary and how the information will be used to make changes.

Alex Friedmann of Prison Legal News on Prison Privatization

We replay an interview Keith Brown El did with Alex Friedmann, Associate Director, Human Rights Defense Center and Managing Editor for Prison Legal News about Prison Privatization. This is something that has happened at all levels of government from Federal and State Penitentiaries down to county and city jails. While Missouri does not allow privatization of jail administration many of the services from medical to food service are operated by private corporations.

Alex Friedmann is the Managing Editor for Prison Legal News, a monthly publication that reports on criminal justice and corrections-related litigation and news. He also volunteers in a non-compensated capacity as President of the Private Corrections Institute, a non-profit citizen watchdog group that opposes for-profit prisons and serves as a clearinghouse for information related to the privatization of correctional services. He is further a former prisoner who served ten years in Tennessee prisons and jails, including six years at the privately-run South Central Correctional Facility in Wayne County, Tennessee, which is operated by Corrections Corp. of America (CCA). He committed the crimes of armed robbery and assault with attempt to commit murder in 1987, and the crime of attempted aggravated robbery in 1991. He has completed his prison sentence and entire term of parole, and has taken responsibility for his actions. He is an advocate for prisoners’ rights and criminal justice reform who believes in equal justice for all citizens. He rejects our nation’s practice of for-profit incarceration.

Prison Legal News
P.O. Box 1151, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: 561-360-2523 https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/

Private Corrections Institute
http://www.privateci.org/


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