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Mike Hendricks has been a columnist and reporter for the Kansas City Star for nearly 30 years, covering business and agriculture. He will update his extensive reporting on the dangers of lightly regulated railroad traffic through Kansas City, potentially exposing adjacent neighborhoods to toxic chemicals.



Host Richard Mabion welcomes back Laticia to discuss what’s going on with the Bucket Brigade, local folks taking air pollution readings in their own neighborhoods.  Richard also speaks with Tom Gordon about  Silver Haired Legislators, and Mary Akerstrom about Turnaround Tuesdays at the Capitol in Topeka.


On this week’s edition of Arts Magazine, Michael Hogge welcomes Jeremiah Enna (Co-founder and CEO) and Tobin James (Associate Artistic Director) to the KKFI studios to discuss the Störling Dance Company production of Parables & Prayers.

Then, at 12:30, Richard Dowling, nationally-known concert pianist, and Jerry Lanese, President of the Kansas City Ragtime Revelry, will talk about their upcoming concert, Gershwin & More.


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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Maria talks with Deana Bellamagany & Adam Goldberg about the MyARTS program.

MyARTS East, 315 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64050

MyARTS Downtown, 1522 Holmes St., KCMO 64108

Metropolitan Youth Arts and Technology for Students (MYARTS) is part of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Arts Initiative through the Anti-Drug Unit of Jackson County, Missouri. MyARTS offers a safe learning environment for youth to explore their creative side while having positive effects on their academic achievement and social growth. Since 2006, the organization has served at-risk youth ages 14 – 19 through an all-year after school program.  Participants apply for an un-paid 72-hour apprenticeship, working through a curriculum designed to give them the foundations of art.  Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the youth are eligible to apply for a paid position, working in one of our five studios.  Youth employees work on various projects throughout the year including artwork for events, gallery shows and clients.  MyARTS conducts jobs for individuals and organizations such as murals, commissioned artwork, photo-shoots, logos & graphic design, matting & framing, and t-shirt jobs.

In 2006 MyARTS opened for programming in Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District. In 2012, MyARTS opened a second location on the Independence square, significantly augmenting its programming capacity. The organization has become not just an afterschool program; it has evolved into a community center serving children and adults with various services. Programming has grown to include weekend and summertime workshops. In 2014, the organization added weekly Comic Book Creation and Teenage Drama workshops for middle school and high school students. MyARTS also opens its doors at the Independence location every 4th Friday for the Showroom Open Mic Night. Performers of all ages and talents read poetry, play music, and tell jokes from 6-9pm. The event is free, and arts activities and refreshments are provided.

Beginning its ninth year of programming, MyARTS has provided youth with the things they need most: a safe place where they are able to build positive mentoring relationships; an opportunity to have a voice through working with MyARTS clientele and through their personal art shows; and the responsibility of paid employment that promotes their own economic development and acts as a springboard to post-secondary opportunities. At the heart of MyARTS is the belief that skills equal power and opportunity. The organization has become a haven for at risk teens from every corner of Jackson County.


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.


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