Today on All Souls Forum:
What is the meaning of masculinity in today’s world? What forces shape the role of men in our culture? How should men respond? In 2009 computer engineer Rodney Knott formed ReEngage, a Kansas City non-profit dedicated to helping young males become men.
The Williams Corp. of Tulsa, Okla., in partnership with the Boardwalk Pipeline Partners of Houston, has proposed construction of an interstate pipeline from two separate natural gas shales in western Pennsylvania and southeast Ohio through Kentucky. If built, the pipeline would transport natural gas liquids such as ethane, butane and propane from a developing natural gas exploration market in the northeast United States to an export complex on the Gulf Coast. From there, the natural gas liquids, often called NGL, would be shipped overseas for use in the construction of plastics, synthetics and rubber. The proposed pipeline would cross over the 200 year old Loretto Mother House in Marion County KY
She was born in 1931, and grew up on a farm in Hardin County, Ky., 40 miles from Loretto. In her working years in Louisville, Ky., she founded St. Benedict’s Center for Early Childhood Education; under her leadership, the center built a passive solar energy building in 1997. Now in retirement at the Motherhouse, she is active with Bluegrass Pipeline organizing: she has gone door-to-door educating Marion County residents about the pipeline, and she prints emails and articles for the community daily – to help the “email-less” older Sisters stay current on the issues.
Kathy Wright SL is a Sister of Loretto, a CPA and the Treasurer of the Community. She was born in 1952 and has spent her working years in a variety of educational and social change organizations. As a resident of Ky she has been active in the efforts to stop the Bluegrass Pipeline from transporting dangerous natural gas liquids through Ky. Kathy is a long time member of the Loretto Investment Committee that is currently looking at the bigger energy picture in the U.S. and the need to move away from fossil fuels, including fracking, and shift to cleaner, safer, renewable energy.
The Sentencing Project
Host Margot Patterson talks with Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and author of Race to Incarcerate, a groundbreaking book on how sentencing policies led to the explosive expansion of the U.S. prison population. A second edition was published in 2006 and a graphic novel version in 2013. Mauer is also the co-editor of Invisible Punishment, a 2002 collection of essays by prominent criminal justice experts on the social cost of imprisonment.
Established in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
The Sentencing Project was founded to provide defense lawyers with sentencing advocacy training and to reduce the reliance on incarceration. Since that time, The Sentencing Project has become a leader in the effort to bring national attention to disturbing trends and inequities in the criminal justice system with a successful formula that includes the publication of groundbreaking research, aggressive media campaigns and strategic advocacy for policy reform.
The Sentencing Project
1705 DeSales Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Christmas Behind Bars
Last year Margot sat down with Macy Jones and Deon Hare to talk about what Christmas is like when one is incarcerated. The interview started as a discussion of the change in prison routine on Chritmas but then took a turn into the loss of hope and faith one feels when incarcerated and how faith and hope can be renewed. We replay this interview to remind our listeners that even the worst mistakes we make in our lives need not define who we are going forward. This is a very life affirming story for the Holiday Season.
Episode date : December 9, 2013
On Jaws of Justice Radio
Sociologists and moms, Emily Jones and Anna Ludwig, discuss what the toy isle is teaching children and what can be done to make sure that little girls don’t get the short end of the stick when it comes to their intellectual development.
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