This week on the Heartland Labor Forum it’s The Scrooge Show. Kansas City Jobs With Justice is selling votes for this year’s Scrooge Award. Find out who’s in the running to be named the greediest, cold-hearted CEO, politician, corporation or one-percenter who truly exemplifies the Spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge. Tune in to hear campaign speeches and how you can vote. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadast Friday at 5am.
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 this episode, the Tenth Voice gang talk about the KCAVP Winter Wonder Ball and review historical highlights from the previous year.
Episode date : November 30, 2013
On The Tenth Voice (LGBT)
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.