Is the third time the charm for Lego’s animated franchise? Well, even though the novelty is wearing a bit thin, “The Lego Ninjago Movie” is, for the most part, cheeky, colorful fun.


Jackie Chan leads the voice cast as Master Wu, who serves as mentor and inspiration for a group of wisecracking ninjas who protect their city from a none-too-bright evil warlord. Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Olivia Munn and Justin Theroux lend voice support.


It plays a bit like a video game hyped up on caffeine. Adults may find the whole enterprise too noisy and familiar, but the kids who know the toys and the video games should revel in the zippy action.


The decadent comic book spy movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was an over-the-top surprise hit in 2015. The word “over” can apply a lot to, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” as well. It’s overlong, overly silly and an exercise in overkill.


Four Oscar winning actors get mired in a plot so absurd that it makes James Bond look austere by comparison.


Also opening this week, Jake Gyllenhaal stars in “Stronger,” a true story about a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. “Rebel in the Rye” is a drama about author J. D. Salinger and his relationship with socialite Oona O’Neill. Nicholas Hoult and Zoey Deutch star. “Friend Request” is a teen horror flick involving social media. “Dayveon” is a drama about an orphaned boy who falls in with gang members in rural Arkansas. “Zoology” is a Russian drama about a woman who suddenly sprouts a tail. “Trophy” is a documentary about big game hunting. “Lost in Paris” is a whimsical French comedy about a librarian and a bum. Ben Stiller stars in “Brad’s Status,” a comic drama about a man who compares his life to that of his ultra successful friends.

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s new horror allegory “mother!” provides meaty roles for Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer. But how good is this controversial thriller? Susan and Russ give us the lowdown.

TAKE TWO: “mother!”
Episode date : September 22, 2017
On Take Two

The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.

Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director and Rachel Myslivy, Assistant Director of Climate + Energy Project join host Richard Mabion.

Climate + Energy Project
Episode date : September 18, 2017
On EcoRadio KC

Help is available for inmates exiting prisons and Journey to New Life is one program in Kansas City. Susie Roling joins host Craig Lubow to discuss the services offered by Journey to New Life, including housing assistance, job search help, social services, drug counseling, health and dental services, etc.

Help for inmates exiting prison
Episode date : September 19, 2017
On Radio Active Magazine

JoJR is sorry that Bob Jones of Gentlemen of the Roundtable was not available for broadcast, we will endeavor to reschedule with him. Please listen as Kansas Legal Services extend their interview.

The Who, What and where of Kansas Legal Services

Kansas Legal Services is a statewide non-profit corporation, devoted to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of important legal and mediation services. They strives to erase the causes of poverty and mitigate its effects by helping people achieve and keep up self-sufficiency. Kansas Legal Services now has eleven legal services and two mediation services offices located across the state. It also maintains a wide retainer contract system with assistance from members of the Kansas Bar Association. They help their clients handle issues arising from abuse and stalking, consumer issues, disability, discrimination and much more.

Host Teresa Wilke talks with Valerie Baul, Paralegal, Mediator & Educator, Judy Turner, Paralegal, and William Schmidt, Low Income Taxpayers Clinic (LITC) Director about what Kansas Legal Services does, how to access services and their upcoming fund raiser.

KLS website – https://www.kansaslegalservices.org/
KC Office on Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/Kansas-Legal-Services-Kansas-City-Office-134626140044617/
KC Address – 400 State Avenue, Suite 1015Kansas City, KS 66101
KC Phone: 913-621-0200

Gentlemen Of The Roundtable

Gentlemen of the Roundtable is an brother hood where men can get help other men restore themselves, their communities, minds, spirit, & mental state. They work with Men returning to society from prison and those at risk of incarceration.
Gentlemen of the Rountable Mission

Host Margo Patterson talks with Bob Jones about the mission of Gentlemen of the Roundtable helping men returning from prison reintegrate into society and their plans for the former Catholic grade school they are renovating.

Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/Gentlemen-of-the-Roundtable-GRT-117822265040642/
Webpage – http://gentlemenoftheroundtable.weebly.com/

Missouri Labor faces an existential crisis in the passage of a so-called Right to Work bill, but they’re fighting back with teams of determined volunteers, armed with petitions aimed at repeal. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to campaign organizers Jessica Podhola and Brian Simmons about how they stopped enactment of Right to Work. Then we talk to the KC Star’s Jason Hancock about the dark money flowing to the anti-union crowd. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Wednesday September 20, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist Amy Fisher, performer Christopher Steinauer, and artist Rachalle Gardner-Roe.

Christopher Steinauer- Variety Show for Planned Parenthood
Hosted by Kevin King and Sally Spurgeon
Friday September 22 from 7pm – 9pm
The Buffalo Room 817 Westport Rd. KCMO

Join us for a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood!!
The show starts at 7pm and is only $7 at the door!!
Featured acts include the hilarious improve groups, The Jerries and Ham Kitty!!
Musical acts include the talented Shawna Pena-Dowing, Chioma Anyanwu, and Jen Appell!!
Emcee KKFI’s very own Maria Vasquez Boyd
Come out and enjoy local talent and feel good while doin’ it because all proceeds for the night will go to Planned Parenthood!!

Yo! Producing an event ain’t easy, which is why we are excited to announce Whim Productions as our producing partner!! Give them a “like” and see what Whim has in store! Whim Productions is a theatre company based in KC that produces new works, the annual “Alphabet Soup: Stories from Queer Voices,” LGBTQ+ short play festival and the “Bard on Booze” drunk Shakespere Productions. They are proud to help us produce this benefit for Planned Parenthood!! Thank YOU Whim Productions!!

Artist Amy Fisher Hope Floats: Surviving and Thriving After Family Violence
Art @ Suite 100 hosts its fourth annual fundraiser for SAFEHOME and Rose Brooks Center, at Art @Suite 100, 4010 Washington St. Ste. 100, KCMO 64111 on Saturday September 23 at 6pm – 9pm. Art by Jill Huxtable, Amy Fisher, Ruthie Becker, and writer Lori Hooten. Special appearances by Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker, District Attorney Steve Howe, and Family Court Commissioner Martina Peterson. Featured Artwork, Artistic contribution, and auction / raffle hosting by Jilli Nel and Karla Hull. Music by the Accidental Project; Flowers by Flloralsmart / Roses Only. Brought to you by the professionals of Suite 100, 4010 Washington, and fine sponsors in the KC Metro area.

Hope Floats: Surviving and Thriving After Family Violence Saturday Sept. 23, 6pm – 9pm
Art at Suite 100
4010 Washington St. Suite 100 KCMO 64111

Rachalle Gardner-Roe
The project is called Femin • Is and the visual component consists of portraits derived from a series of interviews that Gardner-Roe continues to publish on the KC Art Pie podcast. Each participant collaborated to create their portrait by selecting a text of personal or historical significance. Through writing, Gardner-Roe used the submitted poetry, essays, mantras, and more to create imagery reflecting portraiture conceived not of photographic likeness, but rather, an expression of identity through values and ideas.

This process allowed the Gardner-Roe to further learn, beyond the direct interviews, what inspired and influenced the women who came before her as well as those working alongside her. The goal is to present a body of work that dives beyond the superficial and aspires to this: May we be defined by that which we hold dear and hold to be true.

Portraits of individuals include: Philomene Bennett, Shea Gordon, Cyncha Jeansonne, Elisabeth Kirsch, Janet Kuemmerlein, Jennifer Lapke Pfeifer – Rightfully Sewn, Ke-Sook Lee, Linda Lighton, Paula Rose, Rosy’s Bar & Grill – Joyce Downing, Linda Kay Davis, Carol Smith, Tamara Severns, The Wild Women of Kansas City – Geneva Price, Millie Edwards Nottingham, Lori Tucker, and Gloria Vando Hickok

Rachelle Gardner-Roe is a local artist who see all her work as works in lace – literally, abstractly or sculpturally. As a medium that can reference history, sensuality, or domestic kitsch, the essence of lace lay in the connections of countless individual threads coming to create interdependent networks shaping endless possibilities of pattern.

The Writers Place
3607 Pennsylvannia KCMO 64111

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