How is it that the richest nation has one of the most broken education systems in the world? What’s working around the world and in small pockets in our country? Dr. Bernard Franklin is President of Junior Achievement of Mid-America and has been Special Assistant to the VP of Student Affairs for KSU and Chancellor of PVCC.
Episode date : December 4, 2013
On All Souls Forum
Host John Kurmann discusses the background and ecological impact of the Christmas Holiday Buying Season with Sarah Baird of the Center For the New American Dream, presents an interview from last September conducted by Craig Lubow with Bill McKibben, and updates us with the latest news on the Tarsands Pipeline.
Episode date : December 2, 2013
On EcoRadio KC
Today host Jessica Thomas talks with Activist Amber Langston of Show Me Cannabis about their efforts to change marijuana laws in the state of Missouri and the recent conference by the Alvin Brooks Institute at Penn Valley Community College titled Marijuana: A Hook Down A Wrong Road – an honest discussion of marijuana and its implications on employment, scholarships, housing and going to jail. Find Show-Me Cannabis on the web at http://show-mecannabis.com/
In the second part of our show host Melvin Merritt talks with Brother John, local interactive, motivational, storyteller and cultural historian. Brother John’s stock in trade are, African Folktales, Contemporary Tall Tales, Cultural Historical Personalities, Urban Folklore, Parody/Satire and Bible/Inspirational Stories. It is the combination of imagination and education that lights the path out of desperation. You can Contact Brother John at 816-349-2771 or online http://brotherjohnrajpa.com/
Calendar of Events
The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Association of Social Welfare first Friday Forum was to be about the upcoming 2014 MO legislative session but because of the Special Session none of the Reps or Sen are available. Friday, December 6, 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the WESTPORT FLEAMARKET BAR & GRILL, 817 WESTPORT ROAD, KCMO
(Enter the Comedy City room directly from rear parking lot)
Buffet lunch available for $10
So here is the amended line up of speakers:
Gene will discuss the main issues covered in the 2013 session including the gun bill, school transfer law, voter ID, death penalty, and denial of food stamps to drug felons. He will also offer a preview of the 2014 session.
Gene worked in the field of corrections and substance abuse prevention for his entire career, last serving as the President of the Kansas City Community Center from 1990 until his retirement in 2010. Since retiring Gene enjoys teaching classes in the Criminal Justice Department at the Metropolitan Community Colleges.
Brian will discuss Medicaid expansion and other health care issues. He will also address the tax bill – HB 253.
Brian is an MU graduate in Political Science and Economics. He previously worked as MASW’s health policy director. Presently works with the Missouri Health Care Alliance.
Missouri Citizens for Rehabilitation of Errants, Missouri CURE will meet Saturday December 7th, 1pm at The KKFI Offices, 3901 Main St, KCMO. Entrance is off the parking lot on the East side of the building. Enter the double doors and push the KKFI button next to the elevator lobby door. When you are buzzed in take the elevator to the 2nd floor. They will be discussing rehabilitation and treatment of prisoners as well as mandatory minimum sentencing.
Episode date : December 2, 2013
On Jaws of Justice Radio
On a special Thanksgiving edition of Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll be trotting with the turkeys as we hold a celebratory Thanksgiving Music Special, featuring music with a message for our modern day. Thursday at 6PM, rebroadcast Friday at 5AM.
This week, Russ Simmons gives us a sneak peek at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence, Delivery Man starring Vince Vaughn, Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaghey and Jared Leto, and Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Host Richard Mabion opens the phones to listeners to discuss a wide range of environmental issues.
Survival 2013 – Richard Tripp Of COPP and Harvesters With Ellen Feldhausen
Host Keith Brown El talks with Richard Tripp about Care of Poor People’s Survival 2013 event on Saturday November 30th. COPP has been hosting this event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for over 20 years. With the economy in the 4th year of a downturn the need is greater than ever and the resources are scarcer than ever. Find out how you can help get KC’s poor and homeless ready for the cold weather to come.
Please join us at our Winter Survival 2013 to feed and provide
necessary items for the poor and homeless in Kansas City.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Noon – 4:00 PM
Hope Faith Ministries • 705 Virginia Ave. • Kansas City, MO
WHAT IS NEEDED
• Volunteers: encourage your friends, family, neighbors, religious and social
groups to get involved.
• New and used winter clothing, blankets and shoes for men, women and
• Personal care items: shampoo, soap, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and
diapers for babies.
• Cooked food for the pot luck dinner: hot dogs, ham, chili, baked beans,
casseroles, pies, cakes, cookies, are just some of the items we need.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
• Please go to www.coppinc.com to sign-up to be a volunteer at this year’s event.
• Financial donations are also needed – every dollar makes a difference!
• For donation drop-off or pick-up, contact Richard Tripp.
Jon Schuley, Volunteer Coordinator
In the second half of our show Allie Catherine Bush talks with Ellen Feldhausen of Harvesters. We find out how Harvesters works with donors and volunteers to provide food to the needy year round.
Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.
As this area’s only food bank, Harvesters is a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products. We’ve been helping people in need since 1979 by
Collecting food and household products from community and industry sources
Distributing those products and providing nutrition services through a network of nonprofit agencies
Offering leadership and education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to alleviate hunger
Our network includes more than 620 nonprofit agencies throughout our 26-county direct service area, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons. Our network provides food assistance to as many as 66,000 different people each week. Harvesters is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, serving all 50 states.
3801 Topping Ave., Kansas City, MO 64129
Phone: 816.929.3000 Fax: 816.929.3123
Calendar November 25, 2013
Missouri State Representative Brandon Ellington and Voices of the People are sponsoring a Community Thanksgiving dinner and give away Wednesday, November 27th, from 4-7pm at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Brush Creek Blvd, KCMO. For more information call 816-651-0044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Johnson County Christmas Bureau invites you to join them as they progress through the Holiday Shop process. They need in-kind and monetary donations, and volunteers to serve 13,000 low-income Johnson County residents at holiday time!
The Holiday Shop will be located in the donated space of the former Marshall’s at The Great Mall of the Great Plains, 20090 W. 151st St., Olathe, KS at northeast corner of the mall. For more information on volunteering or scheduling a visit contact Barb McNeile at email@example.com or call 913-341-4342 or check out their website www.jccb.org
The monthly meeting of the Criminal Justice Task Force will be Monday December 2nd from 6:45 to 8:45PM at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 NE Chouteau Drive, KCMO. They are asking that you bring non perishable food items or canned goods for the Good Shepard Back Pack Program that provides food for needy children to take home with them from school. If you are interested in more information contact Robin Johnson at 816-468-7894.
Episode date : November 25, 2013
On Jaws of Justice Radio