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Russ covers the brutal Brad Pitt WWII flick, “Fury” and the ensemble drama “Men, Women & Children,” starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner.


Russ and Susan weigh in on the ultra-violent Brad Pitt war drama, “Fury.”

Take Two: “Fury” with Brad Pitt
Episode date : October 17, 2014
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What Is A Grand Jury?

The joke among Defense Attorney’s is that a good (or a not so good) prosecutor could get a Grand Jury to indict a ham sandwich. They are referencing the fact that the process itself is inherently one sided. With the results of the Grand Jury investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by officer Darrin Wilson coming down any day now JoJR felt we needed to help our listeners better understand what a Grand Jury is and how it fits into the process.

Host Keith Brown El talks with Attorney David Bell about Grand Juries, who gets called, who gets to ask the questions, can you have an attorney present to advise you? What is the purpose of a Grand Jury and why the secrecy? David will help us understand what to expect and take your phone calls too.

Calendar of Events for October 20, 2014

The Quarterly Homelessness Task Force Meeting will be Friday, October 24th from 9:00-10:30 at the Mid America Regional Council offices, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, KCMO. This meeting will be full of updates on the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, the Children and Youth’s Investment Plan and more. For more infomation you can contact the MARC offices at (816) 474-4240. ______________________

Blue Hills Community Services is holding a Family Computer Day, Wednesday October 22, from 1-3pm at their offices, 5008 Prospect, KCMO. You are invited to learn or improve your computer skills such as email, safely surfing the web for information or entertainment and more. There will be refurbished desktop and laptop computers for sale to participants with a picture ID PLUS documentation of State or Federal assistance or unemployment. You must register as slots are limited, please call Leigh Blumenthal at 816-333-7870 ext 203 or email her at Leigh@bhcsmo.org
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The Electrical Workers Minority Caucus of IBEW Local #124 and the KCMO Chapter of NAACP are sponsoring the 4th Annual Skilled Trades Forum for those looking to enter a career in the Building Construction Trades and more. The forum will be held Saturday, October 25th from 10am to 3pm at the SE Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St., KCMO. Representatives of many construction union apprenticeship programs will be available with applications and information. Male and female high school Seniors, recent graduates and veterans are especially encouraged to participate.


On this edition of Arts Magazine, host Michael Hogge welcomes Megan Sandberg-Zakian (Director) and Stephanie Roberts (Professor of Physical Theatre) into the studio to discuss the new season of shows of the UMKC Theatre Department and their upcoming show The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Then, at 12:30, Mike Brumet, President of the Tallgrass Theatre Company, will talk about their upcoming show The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Tune in for your recommended daily allowance of culture and theatrical happenings, right here during your lunch hour on 90.1 FM KKFI!


Local Vets Helping Local Vets and More

Host Jessica Thomas with local Veteran Roland Morris of Veteran’s Focus Liaison Committee about helping other veterans access services at the VA. The Committee helps break down veteran’s perception that the VA won’t help and then show them how to make the system work for them.

Some helpful numbers for Vets –
Veterans Focus Liaison Committee – 816-304-6071 (Roland Morris)
Missing In America – 573-528-6930 (Linda Smith)
Kevin Yoder’s Office – 913-621-0832 (Chayne Worley)


October is Stop Mass Incarceration Month

Host Margot Patterson talks with Joey Johnson, a revolutionary who is active with the Stop Mass Incarceration Network in the San Francisco Bay Area. Joey Johnson was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, in August for standing with the courageous resisters there.

You can find out more about the Stop Mass Incarceration Network at http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/

Calendar of Events

The Black Panther Party Legacy Celebration in Kansas City will feature a number of events starting with an exhibition and Q&A session of the Art of Emory Douglas Thursday, October 16 from 6-9pm at Ethnic Arts Gallery,
5930 Troost, KCMO.

Then the Gala Celebration will be Friday October 17th from 6-9pm at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy, KCMO. This event will begin with a meet-and-greet with original members of the Black Panther Party (6-6:30pm), and a reception featuring Harold O’Neal, jazz pianist, dance performances, videos and more. Donations are requested to help defray cost.

On Saturday October 18th A Day of Reflection and Call to Action will be held from 10am-6pm at The Black Archives of Mid-America, 1722 E 17th Terr, KCMO. The public is welcome to attend all or part of the sessions to be held throughout the day.
Finally on Sunday October 19th Honoring Our Community: Focus on KC Community Activists of Yesterday and Today will be held from 4- 6:30pm at St. Mark Child and Family Development Center, 2008 E. 12th St, KCMO. The program will include speakers, awards, and a dance tribute.

These and other connected events can be found on Face Book by entering Black Panther Party Legacy Celebration in Kansas City in the search box.
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The KCMO Human Relations Department, Civil Rights Division is holding their annual Greater Kansas City Housing Summit, Saturday October 18th from 8am to 1pm at Swope Parkway United Christian Church, 6140 Swope Parkway, KCMO. Topics of discussion are employment discrimination, reverse mortgages, tenant/landlord relations and dealing with abandoned properties. Because a continental breakfast and lunch are provided preregistration is requested. You can register at 816-463-9332 or on line www.chesinc.org/housing
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The KCMO Chapter of NAACP and Kansas City Chapter of Missourians for Alternative to the Death penalty are sponsoring a Community Book Club event to discuss the book I Am Troy Davis, Tuesday October 14th 6:30pm, at Bruce Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy, KCMO. You do not have to have read the book to join the discussion Troy Davis’ execution raises about the death penalty. For more information you can contact the NAACP at 816-421-1191 or MADP at 816-202-8692.


Lisa Ousley, Executive Director of After the Harvest, a hunger-relief organization, is a guest on the program to let us know about their autumn efforts to glean food from farms and get them into pantries.

Lisa talks about how they have rescued produce and fruit from area fields and orchards. They coordinate volunteers to pick bags and boxes to deliver to area pantries, and they also contract with farmers to deliver full truckloads to Harvesters for repacking. One truckload can include 44,000 pounds of produce, for example, a delivery of sweet potatoes.

After the Harvest also invites radio listeners to attend their “Harvest Happy Hour” — a time to celebrate the fall harvest with your friends and colleagues — on Thursday, October 23 from 5:00-6:30 pm. There’s no cost to the event that provides beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a wonderful selection of appetizers, but it’s a fundraiser for the organization so attendees will be invited to make a donation. Party for a cause!

Visit the After the Harvest website for more information -

http://aftertheharvestkc.org/


 


Kansas City native Gillian Flynn’s novel “Gone Girl” is the top movie at the box office and Russ and Susan agree that it’s an early Oscar contender.
Take Two: “Gone Girl” Movie Review
Episode date : October 10, 2014
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Why does the Kansas City region fail to qualify for significant federal dollars for most large rail projects, including going the airport? Why can’t Kansas City pay for most big rail projects by itself? What should we do to change the situation? Janet Rogers, co-founder of Transit Action Network discusses the underlying problems we have paying for rail projects with Mark McDowell, a specialist in Finance, a long-term transit advocate working closely with Transit Action Network, and founding member and past Chair of the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance, and Dick Jarrold, Vice-President of Regional Planning and Development at KCATA and former Regional Engineer for the Federal Transit Administration during the design and construction of the initial St. Louis MetroLink project


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