Co-hosts Brian Noland and Craig Lubow discuss homelessness in the Kansas City area with guests Evelyn Craig, President and CEO of reStart, Inc., Kathy Dean, President of Project Uplift Organization, Inc., Vicki Riddle, Executive Director of Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City, and more. Listen in as we discuss the scope of the problem, the current programs working to reduce homelessness, and what still needs to be done!

Homelessness in Kansas City
Episode date : October 13, 2015
On Radio Active Magazine

A CALL IN SHOW – 816-931-5534

The Miseducation of White Folks.
In this series, we look at how race and economics guide adolescents toward the criminal justice system and how laws help keep them there as adults.

Is The System Destroying Our Children’s Lives?

The institutionalism of profiteering off our children has created the School to Prison Pipeline and continues with a parole system that uses minor infractions to keep our prisons full and profits high. There are millions of stories of exploitation that are ignored or discounted because a conviction means you are a dishonest person and can never be believed. Call in with your story.

On today’s show Host Attorney David Bell talks with Andre Carson, a Client Advocate for KC NoVA, Former CEO and alumni with Reaching out From Within, a non-profit organization focused on mentoring felons and ex-felons re-entering into our society. He has worked and volunteered in Community Outreach for 19 years and is an ex-felon. Today the topic is Reentry and Andre’s struggles. If you have a reentry story please call in with your comments and questions.

A CALL IN SHOW – 816-931-5534

Matt Riggs (aka Eco Elvis) of the Mid America Regional Council, joins us to discuss MARC’s new recycling campaign and other issues that they are working on.

Keeping Things Out of Our Landfill
Episode date : October 12, 2015
On EcoRadio KC

Susan and Russ take on a morally ambiguous drama about the war on drugs.

TAKE TWO: “Sicario” Film Review
Episode date : October 9, 2015
On Take Two

Russ fills us in about a Peter Pan origin story, a documentary about a Nobel Laureate and a searing social drama.

We’ll hear what happened at yesterday’s Global March for Elephants & Rhinos.
Also, Jill Erickson, of the Heartland Conservation Alliance will update us on the Save Our Neighborhoods issue in Independence. and Maurice Copeland lets us know the latest in the Nuclear Weapons business in our area.

Community Updates
Episode date : October 5, 2015
On EcoRadio KC

On this week’s edition of Arts Magazine, Artistic Director Devon Carney and Stager Gilles Maidon will tell us about the Kansas City Ballet production of The Three Musketeers: All For One, And One For All.

Then, at 12:30, Artistic Director Karen Paisley will speak with us about the new season and new location for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. Tune in for all this, plus Russ Simmons Freeze Frame, AND your chance to support your community radio station, KKFI, with your donations.

“The Three Musketeers” & The MET
Episode date : October 5, 2015
On Arts Magazine

Alfredo Lopez, of OFRANEH, The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, and Community Radio activist will be in Kansas City on October 4 & 5th to talk about his people, the Garifuna, Afro-Indigenous Hondurans and their inspiring Resistance to the U.S. Drug War, violent displacement and forced migration to the U.S.  He will be on GRR on KKFI Sunday October 4th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.  He will also speak at the Black Archives of MidAmerica, 1722 E. 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64106 at 5:00 p.m.

In the second hour of the program, Helen Gebre-Amlak brings us more from Ethiopia.

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