Khadijah and the White Guy premier their weekly timeslot.

Now on Weekly!
Episode date : April 28, 2016
On Khadijah & the White Guy

Kansas Riverkeeper’s Laura Caldwelland some area youth, will be talking about their water testing experience, and Dawn Buehler will be highlighting the Kansas RiverKeeper’s and their upcoming river fun outings..

Plus on This Week in Water:

Houston, we have a problem–too much pavement.

The U.S. is buying water from Iran–and it’s pretty heavy stuff.

China wants to build floating nuclear power plants. What could possibly go wrong?

The EPA has called on water providers across the country to post information about locations of risky lead pipes–and some states are balking.

When oceanographer Patricia Yager went to study the Amazon River in Brazil she got more than she expected.

Here’s why the water on your nightstand tastes funky in the morning.

How’s the Water?
Episode date : April 25, 2016
On EcoRadio KC

Is America having a political nervous breakdown?  Author and journalist Pythia  Peay returns for Part 2 of a discussion of her book, America On the Couch: Psychological Perspectives on American Politics and Culture.  The discussion will examine the forces behind the Trump phenomena, with  a Jungian analysis of the current state of the American psyche, especially focusing on the breakdown of long held American myths.

The process of normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba is ongoing. Lewis W. Diuguid, Kansas City Star journalist, and Bette Tate-Beaver, Executive Director of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), recently visited Cuba. They will be sharing their observations of Cuba today and changes that opening doors may bring.

MO Civil Rights Commission of DOJ Reports Back

Host Keith Brown El talks with Latahra Smith of the KC Freedom Project about the draft report from the MO State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights investigation into how KCPD and the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office handles citizen’s complaints. Keith and Latahra are joined by Anthony Williams of Missouri Prisoner Advocacy Consulting who adds some of his own experiences with the system.

KC Feedom Project, P O Box 9504, KCMO 64133
website – http://kcfreedomproject.org/
Latahra Smith – 816-456-9776

Missouri Prisoner Advocacy Consulting, PO Box 23, Columbia, Missouri 652105
Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/mopacllc/?hc_location=ufi
Anthony Williams – 314-406-1712

Developing Effective Programs To Reduce Recidivism

Host Margot Patterson to Alex Holsinger, a professor of criminology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, about his research on the risks of recidivism and what those leaving prison need to successfully re-enter society. Professor Holsinger works with state and local agencies to develop effective treatment programs for offenders re-entering society.

JoJR Calendar for April 25th 2016

The Human Dignity and Economic Justice Coalition will meet with Mayor Sly James, Monday, April 25, commencing @ 12:00 noon and concluding at 1:30 pm at the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2310 E. Linwood Blvd, KCMO. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting and invite others to come as well. They will be discussing KCMO budget priorities and more. Rev., Dr. Wallace S. Hartsfield Sr., is the Convener.
The KCMO branch of the NAACP with the Sierra Club and Sustainable Sanctuaries are hosting an Environmental Justice Forum, Tuesday, April 26th 6:30pm, at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Cleaver II Blvd, KCMO. Kendra Glover, National NAACP Program Manager of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program, will present the NAACP’s Coal Blooded Report followed by a panel discussion dealing with coal plants in urban communities.
The 12th Annual Troost Festival will be held from 10am to 8pm, Saturday, May 21st on Troost Avenue between Linwood and 31st ST. If you would like to help plan and present this years festival the committee meets daytime on Wednesdays at 1pm and Evenings at 7:30pm at 3101 Troost Ave, KCMO. There is still Plenty of room for vendors and exhibitors. This year’s theme: “Everyday People. Living Together”

Ice Cube and Common lead the cast in the third (or fourth, if you count “Beauty Shop”) in the comedy franchise. This time out, the barbers and hairdressers are concerned about rising gang violence in their Chicago neighborhood. Susan and Russ chat about the mix of comedy, social commentary and soap opera in this production. Other cast members include Eve, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall and Nikki Minaj.

Someone must have watched the Pixar/Disney films “Brave” and “Frozen” and then decided they should do a very gloomy amalgamation of those stories. The result is “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” a sequel to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman.” A great cast, terrific production values and impressive costumes almost save this murky and violent fairy tale…but it never achieves any real magic.

Kansas City native Don Cheadle wrote, produced directed and stars in the involving biopic “Miles Ahead,” a fantasia on the life of jazz legend Miles Davis. Yes, the story is highly fictionalized, but it serves to create what feels like an authentic portrait of the troubled artist. Cheadle’s work is first rate on all counts, demonstrating that the gifted actor has been paying attention. Like jazz, it’s a creative riff on the melody of Davis’ eventful life.

Do you like movies that creep you out? “The Invitation” is a well-acted and unsettling horror thriller that is as affecting as it is disturbing. A man and his girlfriend are invited to a dinner party at his ex-wife’s house. It doesn’t take long for them to discover that someone has ulterior motives. If you enjoy slowly building suspense, then this is one invitation you may want to accept.

“April and the Extraordinary World” is a wildly imaginative French sci-fi animated tale from France. A family of scientists gets caught up in a wild adventure in an alternate steampunk world of the 1940s. The beautiful hand-drawn animation and Jules Vern-like story make for an entertaining concoction.

Also opening this week, Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey play the title roles in the comedy “Elvis & Nixon” which purports to illuminate the meeting of the King of Rock and Roll and the 37th President. Tom Hanks stars in “A Hologram for the King,” the story of an American businessman trying to navigate the culture of Saudi Arabia.

Hear faith leaders share wisdom from their faiths’ traditions about how to respond to violence, fears and the refugee crisis. Should our responses be grounded in moral faith-based values? Do we need to respond to violence with more violence? Come and join the discussion.

Panel members include:
Alan Edelman, Associate Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and Jewish Faith Director on the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council.
Zohra Hussaini, a devout Muslim, and a nurse practitioner, whose family immigrated from Afghanistan in the early 80’s
Rev. Dr. Anton Jacobs, a retired UCC pastor, author and Christian Protestant Faith Director on the GKC Interfaith Council.
Bhaswati Ray, a GKC Interfaith Council At-Large Director of the Hinduism faith

The panel will be moderated by Ira Harritt, KC Program Coordinator of the American Friends Service Committee

The program is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, the GKC Interfaith Council and Rockhurst University Voices for Justice.

For information contact AFSC at 816 931 5256 or [email protected]

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