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Leon Daggitt of the City of Independence, MO tells us what is going on with the city’s look at solar energy.

Independence, Mo – A Shining Example
Episode date : February 23, 2015
On EcoRadio KC
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Radio Active Magazine host Bill Clause will interview Cross Border Network Activist Judy Ancel about the devastating impact the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement will have on working people. The second guest, Richard Mabion, President of the Kansas City KS NAACP, will explain his efforts of combining the struggle for racial justice with the struggle to ameliorate the damage of climate change.

TPP and NAACP
Episode date : February 24, 2015
On Radio Active Magazine
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Michael Duffy, Chair of the KC Redevelopment Authority,
will discuss these controversial decisions and the “border war”
with Kansas.  Do the tax breaks work, and can the system
be reformed to be more fair?


This week on Arts Magazine, actors Andy Massey and Preston O’ffill along with director Guy Gardner will be with us to talk about the Barn Players’ production of Catch Me If You Can.
Then, at 12:30, Andrea Skowronek and Crystal Robins will tell us about the City In Motion Dance Theatre production of Modern Night At The Folly. Tune in for all this, plus the latest edition of Russ SimmonsFreeze Frame!

Maria talks with members of The Writers Place. Located at 3607 Pennsylvannia KCMO, The Writers Place is Kansas City’s literary center that advances and celebrates the craft of writing, it’s a literary community center, library, and gathering place for writers, readers, and the general public.


“Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” an unnecessary comedic sequel, and “Song of the Sea,” an Oscar-nominated animated feature are the subjects of this week’s reviews from Russ.

StopGap Inc – Helping Young People Aging Out Of Foster Care Survive and Thrive

Host Allie Catherine Bush talks with Justine Burton, CEO/Founder of StopGap Incorporated of Lawrence Kansas. They are a grassroots non-profit organization working for youth that age-out of foster care and other at-risk youth.
Their Mission is to empower youth aging-out of foster care and at-risk youth in attaining ownership of their lives by providing them with a foundation of life skills to transition from dependence to independence and compete in society.

The basic life skills offered to most youth as they approach the end of their length of stay in foster care is just what it states: “Basic.” In most cases it is delivered to groups of youth lumped together based on their geographical location, age or what the contracted person feels would be a good mix. Consequently, little attention is given to the educational, emotional, health and behavioral concerns of neither youth’s, nor their risk factors.

Fortunately, there are resources and opportunities available for youth after they leave the foster care system. Yet, there is a deficiency for the basic skills and understanding needed to survive on their own. Unfortunately, some do not have the knowledge or the desire to access this information. While foster care can be of assistance in many cases, it is by no means a cure-all.

What StopGap Inc offers is an eight week program with interactive workshops to give youth a hands-on experience with knowledge of nutrition, housing, budgeting, financial planning, employment prep., and we provide information from the Douglas County Health Dept on sexual and physical education, and Licensed therapist on mental health issues; through the Willow Domestic Violence Center we offer the SAFE Prevention program and Anti Sex-Trafficking, and GED/high school education, vocational, and higher educational goals which will help them attain independence.

Additionally, the outreach program activities will be taught by instructors who are caring, compassionate, and supportive individuals who are knowledgeable in each area of the subject matter.

Contact: Justine Burton, CEO/Founder
1942 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Email: stopgapinc.org@gmail.com
Phone: 785-856-7833
Website: http://www.stopgapincorporated.org/stopgap/

From The Archives – Equal Justice Initiative – Defending Juvenile Offenders

We replay an interview from September 8, 2014 –
Host Craig Lubow will talk with Attorney Charlotte Morrison of the Equal Justice Initiative about how the Justice System treats Juveniles. Do they always have their rights observed? Has Super Predator paranoia created an unjust system?

Charlotte Morrison, Senior Attorney, has been with EJI since 2001. She clerked for Judge Rosemary Barkett on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, is a former Rhodes Scholar with degrees in Philosophy from Oxford University and the University of Montana, and graduated from New York University School of Law in 2000.

The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. They litigate on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.
EJI also prepares reports, newsletters and manuals to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of reforming the administration of criminal justice.

Equal Justice Initiative, 122 Commerce St., Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: 334-269-1803, Email: contact_us@eji.org website: http://www.eji.org


Governors and State legislators are still messing with public education. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll look at how Kansas and Missouri teachers are fighting back. In Kansas they’re putting on their walking shoes and will march to Topeka to protest Brownback’s cuts to public education

Teachers on the March
Episode date : February 19, 2015
On Heartland Labor Forum
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