Susan Huntoon of Save Our Neighborhoods explains the groups efforts to prevent a landfill from replacing a wilderness area in Independence and QueenMa Nuta Beqsu Moses Amen-Ra (aka) Adenike Amen-Ra talks about the Academy for Cultural Arts and STEMM.

On July 24, Save Our Neighborhoods, a citizens group, filed “Intent to Circulate a Referendum Petition” to the City Clerk regarding Ordinance 18468. This ordinance rezones a 44 acre urban forest and section of waterway in Independence into an industrial district. The City Charter provides for citizens to petition for the rezoning to be referred to the voters to uphold or overturn.

Save Our Neighborhoods will be circulating a petition, door to door, over the next several weeks seeking signatures to put the rezoning on the ballot. We hope the citizens of Independence will help preserve the forest, wildlife habitat, Rock Creek water quality, and the health, safety and general welfare of Independence neighborhoods.

“There is so much more than the neighborhoods of Independence at stake here” said Susan Huntoon a member of Save Our Neighborhoods. Huntoon goes on to say
“It is a matter of wildlife/ecosystem preservation, quality of life and livability for Independence citizens “

Susan Huntoon explains the developer seeking the zone change owns a Demolition and Excavation Company. He has made many representations that he will be a “good neighbor”, as he prepares to bulldoze the forest and bring in construction waste to dump in low or sloping areas. He testified to his virtue as significant evidence to persuade the Zoning and Planning Commission and City Council to rezone our riparian forest.

The facts are that absolutely nothing binds him to fulfill his stated plans. There is no contract or ways to legally force an out of town Demolition and Excavation Company owner to honor his words. All we know for a fact is the City Council, with the exception of Tom Van Camp, voted to rezone an urban forest sitting on a slope next to a stream running through historically residential neighborhoods into an industrial district.

The group realizes, as Lynn Youngblood stated in her analysis (Examiner July 11, 2015) “Once the wild is gone, it won’t come back”, that the destruction of the forest will be final and the habitat will be destroyed, thereby exposing Rock Creek and the neighborhoods to the real possibility of contamination, lower property values, impacted quality of life and ecosystem harm.

Our goal is to get 4000 signatures of Independence voters before August 20, 2015, the deadline for filing the petition per the City Charter. Those who want to help can contact Susan Huntoon at


Academy of Cultural Arts and STEMM Education

Amen Ankh Communications Network Online Radio by Amen Ankh Communications


Susan and Russ consider “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” an unsettling true story about an ill-fated 1970s psychological study.

Russ covers “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” Tom Cruise’s latest, “Vacation,” the re-boot of a classic comedy, “Infinitely Polar Bear,” a Mark Ruffalo drama, and “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” the screen version of a textbook psychology experiment.

One Struggle KC – Remembering Micheal Brown And So Many Others

One year ago, in Ferguson, MO, young Black people, took to the streets, to call attention to the loss of life of Mike Brown. It started a wave of resistance against police violence, that has spread throughout the world. A year later police violence is still an everyday occurrence. One Struggle KC is A coalition of community activists seeking to harness the energy of Ferguson, MO to connect the struggles of many communities, locally & globally.

Host Rebecca Hamilton will talk with Tiffany and Brittany, Core Organizers for One Struggle KC. They will ask that the people of Kansas City and surrounding areas, join with them, Sunday, August 9th, 4:00pm in the Median at 85th Terrace and Ward Parkway (Ward Parkway Mall), as they stand in solidarity with Ferguson, MO, while also calling attention to injustices done in KC. Kansas City cannot be silent and One Struggle KC will teach you how to protest peacefully and stay safe on the line. Findout more at – https://www.facebook.com/events/1635993106615138/

One Sruggle KC – FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/1strugglekc/timeline

MO Sheriff’s Association, Crime Victims Unit

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) believes that law enforcement should be a defender of victims’ rights. The MSA Crime Victims Unit (CVU) exists to be an advocate for victims as they process through the criminal justice system. It is important to CVU that yvictims are treated kindly and with respect in every contact they have during this process. CVU is there to assist victims with all their needs by aiding law enforcement to connect them with caring resources in their community. From their first encounter with law enforcement, and through every stage of the criminal justice process, the experience should be as positive as possible.

Host Allie Catherine Bush talks with Kim Case, an Advocate Case Manager for the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association, Crime Victims Unit about helping victims navigate the system, as well as the training provided to law enforcement by the CVU.

Contact: Kim Case – Advocate Case Manager
Phone: 573-635-5925, ext 113 cell: 573-645-8680
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://msacrimevictimsunit.com/index.html

Calendar of Events

The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday August 3rd, from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. The Criminal Justice Task Force mission is to lobby the Missouri State Legislature for sentencing laws that are fair and humane. For information contact Robin Johnson at 816-522-4081 or email: [email protected]

The Kansas City Chapter of Missourian’s For Altenatives to the Death Penalty will meet Tuesday, August 4th, from 6:30 to 8pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO. They will be discussing vigils for the scheduled executions and the October event with Sister Helen Prejean.

If you are disturbed by the incident at the Adams Mark Hotel where a supervisor hung a slave doll with a plastic trash bag in the employee break room there will be a rally and march from the Missouri Tourist Information Center across from Kaufman Stadium, I-70 and Blue Ridge Blvd, Tuesday August 4th, at 4 PM. Although the supervisor has been fired there are questions about how management allowed this display to hang in the break room for a day and a half.

Mothers in Charge KC will have their membership meeting from 5-6pm on Thursday August 6th at the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose Center, Suite 124 W, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. If you would like to become a member or are looking for more information you can find them on the web at www.kcmothersincharge.org or call them at 816-912-2601.

The Kansas City Chapter of Empower Missouri will host their First Friday Forum, Friday, August 7th,11:30am – 1:00pm at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd, KCMO. This Month’s guests are Ira Harritt and Mary Hladky speaking about the Move the Money Listening Project conducted by the Kansas City American Friends Service Committee.

The KC Area Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide will hold their monthly meeting Friday August 7th, beginning at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Road, KCMO. POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness. They meet to provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

The Green Party took time out from their annual meeting in St. Louis to hold a rally in Ferguson across from the police station on Saturday, July 25th.  KKFI was on hand to record this rally which featured Green Party presidential candidates, Jill Stein and Darryl Cherney.

Rally in Ferguson, Missouri
Episode date : July 29, 2015
On All Souls Forum

Artist Jillian Youngbird discusses her work for Art in the Loop, KCMO. Jillian Youngbird is a multi-media artist living and working in Kansas City. Using mostly recycled or found materials, she creates works dealing with her concerns and curiosity of nature, American history, folklore, and Native American culture. By working in this public format she hopes to bring Native American thought to our Downtown KC community.
Lear more about Youngbird’s work at:
The mission of the Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is to contribute to the visual identity, enrichment, and revitalization of Downtown Kansas City, create new opportunities for artistic development, and expand public interaction with new art of excellence. AILF is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to commissioning public art for Downtown.
AILF seeks to play a proactive role in bringing further attention to Kansas City as a place where exciting and accomplished contemporary art is not just happening but is, in fact, helping to define the city’s identity.

Cassandra Mundt, Community Development Coordinator for The National Toy and Miniature Museum discusses the re-opening of the museum on Saturday August 1, 2015.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures.
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures opened in 1982 as the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City featuring the collections of Mary Harris Francis and Barbara Marshall. Operating in a building on the corner of 52nd and Oak on the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus, the 7,000-square-foot museum had two full-time staff members.
Over the next thirty years with expansions in 1985 and 2004, the museum grew to 33,000 square feet. During that same period, the collection increased to over 72,000 objects. In 2012, the museum embarked on its first public capital campaign to support building and exhibit improvements.
On August 1, 2015, the museum will reopen as The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures with the world’s largest fine-scale miniature collection and one of the nation’s largest antique toy collections on public display.
5235 Oak St. KCMO 64112

Dave Dalton/Hammerspace Workshop is home to Kansas City’s awesome community of makers, crafters and inventors. It’s where you go to exercise your creativity. It’s where you bulk up your knowledge, and work out your designs. Rip a board, sandblast a rusty tool, etch a circuit board, 3D-print a missing piece, or build a robot lawnmower. Wood and metal working, silver and black smithing, welding, molding, casting, soldering, electronics, robotics, rocketry, air brushing, or just fixing a broken doohickey. You can learn to do it all yourself.

440 E 63rd St Kansas City MO 64110
Telephone: (913) 686-6562
Laser Shop: (913) 636-9885
Office Hours: 11am – 7pm Closed Mondays
Member Hours: 6am -11pm 7 Days a Week

Every week since late May, thousands of Hondurans take to the streets in torch marches to protest the theft of millions of dollars of their health care funds by government officials, including the President. The U.S. media barely mentions it. Tune in to the Heartland Labor Forum this week for Honduras: Laboratory of Privatization. We’ll report on the recent trip by The Cross Border Network to investigate. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Tom Klammer interviews Kansas City Native, Richard Rhodes.  Rhodes is the Pulitzer Prize-winnning author  of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, who will speak at the “Remembering Nagasaki: Propagating Hope” event co-sponsopred by PeaceWorks, 2:00 PM, Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Community of Christ Temple, 210 S. River, Independence, MO.
Richard Rhodes
Episode date : July 30, 2015
On Tell Somebody

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