Podcast/Archive

Today’s show includes interviews with a Burns Paiute tribal councilman Jarvis Kennedy and his take on the Oregon standoff going on their tribal lands. Also Haskell student Simona Charles and her connection to the Burns Paiute people and the situation going on. I also do an update on the Kansas City Public Library’s “Frozen in Time” exhibit and my own opinion on the display of certain pictures.


Susan and Russ fill us in on a poke in the eye to old Hollywood that features an all-star cast.

 


Russ covers the latest farce from the Coen Brothers as well as an Oscar-nominated British drama.

 


Navigating The Criminal Justice System With DR JRenee

Most citizens and their families have no idea what they can do to help their a loved one that has been arrested or charged with a crime. What is an arraignment? Should I bail them out? How should they conduct themselves in jail and court? These are questions many of us don’t think about until something bad happens. Advocating for someone in custody

Host Jessica Thomas talks with Dr JRenee, Professor, Author and occasional host of Jaws of Justice Radio about her book Navigating The Criminal Justice System: A Guide For Anyone Going Through The System And The People Who Love Them. The book is based on her own experiences as a troubled youth, the issues she dealt with as a single parent and her subsequent studies.

Exoneration and The Lack Of Compensation In Missouri

As the number of exonerations of wrongly convicted citizens grows the issue of how do we as a society compensate someone for years behind bars when their innocence is proven and they return to society. Some states have developed a financial formula in an attempt to make the person whole. Some states only compensate those who have been exonerated by DNA. In other cases it takes a court case to get any kind of compensation.

Host Latahra Smith talks with two Missouri exonerees, Reggie Griffin and Anthony Williams have yet to receive compensation from the state for the years they spent behind bars. They will talk about their struggle to get their lives back on track and the need for a conviction integrity unit in the state of Missouri.
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Calendar for February 8th 2016

Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters will have their monthly meeting Saturday, February 13th from noon to 2pm at the Waldo Branch Library, 201 East 75th Street, KCMO If you have a loved one that is incarcerated and need advice and support MISD has members that may be able to help.
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The current Douglas County, Kansas Prosecutor and former Jackson County, Mo Prosecutor Amy McGowan has been removed from a case in Douglas County after several acts of misconduct in various Kansas criminal cases. The KC Freedom Project is looking to establish a persistent pattern of misconduct by Ms McGowan. If you or a loved one was charged with a criminal offense in the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, MO or in Douglas County, KS in which Amy McGowan served as a Prosecutor and you feel there were questionable actions by the prosecution in the case please call our complaint hot line number, 816-844-3100 and leave your case details. All complaints will be turned over to the FBI Civil Rights Division for investigation.


It’s the last weekend of KKFI’s Winter Fund Drive, and J Zed‘s whipped up a frenzy of musical talent in the bag this week from the likes of Après, Doorly, Redlight, ANOTR, the forthcoming EP from Letherette, PLUS an extra-special DISC 2 segment in the middle of the show this month featuring tracks from KKFI’s exclusive production called “Collaborations”. You can expect to hear from Angela Hagenbach & the KKFI Jazz Band, as well as a fresh genre blend from the likes of Bobby Watson & Grupo Aztlan with the T.J. Martin Trio. J Zed’s also got some incredible thank-you incentives this week with your $75 donation, so stay tuned and LOCK IN!


Jenny Mendez, Latino Cultural Arts Director for the Mattie Rhodes Center for over fourteen years, joins Maria live in the studio to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901 to support 90.1 FM KKFI- Kansas City Community Radio.

Rocket Grants Program Coordinator, Julia Cole joins us to talk about Traces and Trajectories, an exhibition celebrating six years of the Rocket Grants Program. Charlotte Street’s La Esquina Gallery (1000 W 25th Street) will host Traces and Trajectories, an exhibition examining the six-year history of the Rocket Grants program in Kansas City. Traces and Trajectories, curated by Melaney Ann Mitchell and Blair Schulman, will open Friday, February 5th with a reception from 6-9PM, and will be on display through March 4th.
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Paul Richardson, Generator at The KC Wordshop and Lead Organizer at Louder Than a Bomb – KC, joins us live in the studio.The WordShop is a space devoted to creativity based in the written word, community building through sharing of stories, and a renaissance in language arts.

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In the second half of the program, singer/songwriter/musician Rick Malsick performs live music from his new CD release, Philodendron.


Craig Volland is Agriculture Chair of the Kansas Sierra Club. He will discuss how the Post WWII “Feed the World” political and economic paradigm transformed America’s food system from diversified & high quality to high tech & low quality.


Borders separate us, but they also define us. Creating your identity means defining what you are in relation to what you are not. This episode is about an artist who walked the border of Kansas City to discover himself and what lies at our boundaries. This story takes us on a journey at the fringes of the Paris of the Plains to uncover what Kansas City is like at it’s furthest edge. This is Charlie Mylie walking on the border…journalist Esther Honig brings us the story…

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