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Mark Murphy and Maurice Copeland update Richard Mabion on the smells at 31st and Cleveland. Also, a piece on the nuclear waste in Saint Louis. And is the Bannister Federal Complex being transferred to private hands.


Set Up? Child Porn Files Put On Your Computer Without Your Knowledge…It Does Happen

Dr Michael Taylor’s son was a student at UMKC studying for his classes one evening when he decided to take a break and check out his computer. He came across a zip file he did not recognize and had not downloaded. When he opened the file to see what it was he was flooded with picture of Child Pornography. He was horrified and started to delete the pictures. Within minutes the police were at his door and arresting him. What happened to this young man is a cautionary tale for all of us. This case illustrates when charges of harming children are brought the courts they are tried on emotion rather than the facts.

Today’s host Attorney David Bell talks with Dr Michael Taylor, a constitutional scholar about his son’s case and the violations of his son’s rights in the courtroom and the police station. Since his son has been convicted and sent to prison the two of them have found many more cases just like his.

The Calendar for July 24th

State Representative Brandon Ellington is sponsoring a Violence Prevention Symposium, Saturday, July 29th 4-7pm at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, KCMO. This event will feature speakers and many of the groups working to stop the violence in our community. You are invited to come be part of the solution.
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Momma On a Mission and Corey’s Network are teaming up to support the families of homicide victims with a vigil for all of the unsolved murders in the KC area. They will do so by praying together, lighting candles, and lining 39th Street with the faces and loved ones still waiting for answers for their homicide victims. You can attend and show your support 6 PM Sunday July 30th at 3907 Crackerneck Rd, Independence, MO. About a quarter mile west of Independence Mall on 39th St. For more information you can call 816-834-9161.
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Applications for Camp Choice are being accepted until August 11th for youth 12 to 14 years of age. Camp Choice provides youth with life enrichment experiences to help them make conscious choices that benefit their present and future spiritual, physical, educational and social well being. To apply for this September 8th-10th retreat, get information on cost and financial assistance Contact Janay Reliford-Davis at 816-560-0977 or by email at [email protected] or check out their website campchoicekc.com


Taxi Drivers on Strike! Tune to the Heartland Labor Forum for a special broadcast of Waiting for Lefty, a play by Cliff Odets performed by UMKC Theatre students and faculty.

And then stay for the second half for an interview with Lefty‘s director, Amy Billroth-Maclurg, graduate student/teacher in the MFA program at UMKC Theatre.


British actress Sally Hawkins gives the kind of performance Oscar loves in “Maudie,” a biopic about Maude Lewis, the late Canadian folk artist who gained fame in the 1950s. The story covers her struggle with crippling rheumatoid arthritis, her dysfunctional family, stark poverty in rural Nova Scotia and her awkward marriage to her boorish and sometimes abusive husband, well played by Ethan Hawke.

 

While it never gives us any insight into what made her great, the film’s sincere approach and the terrific performances transform “Maudie” into a touching and very warm character study.

 

From the other end of the cinematic universe comes “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” French filmmaker Luc Besson’s wacky adaptation of a sci-fi comic book series. Dane DeHaan plays Valerian, an intergalactic agent who upholds the law in multiple dimensions, aided by his partner and lover, Laureline, played by Cara Delevigne. The plot and dialogue are derivative and goofy in the extreme, but the movie’s giddy playfulness and impressive visuals should be enough to please fan boys.

 

“The Little Hours” is an adaptation of a couple of bawdy comedic stories from Boccaccio’s 14th century work, “The Decameron.” Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza and John C. Reilly lead the cast in the story of foul-mouthed nuns who have a sexual awakening when a handsome and virile laborer comes to work at the convent. It doesn’t all work, but the talented cast wrings some raunchy laughs from the irreverent material.

 

Also opening this week, “Dunkirk” is the acclaimed WWII epic from filmmaker Christopher Nolan about the evacuation of Allied troops from France. “Girls Trip” is an R-rated, ‘girls gone wild’ comedy from the African-American perspective. Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith star. “Score” is a documentary about some of the world’s great film composers.


Susan and Russ take on the latest film from writer/director Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”), a violent and profane action comedy. Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in our Stars,” “Divergent”) plays the title role, a getaway driver who uses music to help him concentrate and cope with tinnitus. Things get tricky when he double-crosses mob boss Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards) and thugs Jamie Foxx (“Django Unchained”) and Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”).

Take Two: “Baby Driver”
Episode date : July 21, 2017
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Martha Childers, psychotherapist and owner of Childers Counseling Service, Kansas City received 2017 award from SCORE and will join 98 other national winners to compete for three grand prizes. SCORE is a national network of volunteer business mentors. Martha was selected from more than 1,500 applications.


This episode discusses some of the long-term hidden costs of nuclear weapons production discussed in the new movie “Atomic Homefront”, which focuses especially on health problems experienced today in the St. Louis area attributed to nuclear contamination dating from the World War II Manhattan project.

The movie will be shown at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Kansas City, MO, Thursday, July 20, starting at 7 PM.

Ann Suellentrop and Kristen Nolte are interviewed in this episode and will lead a discussion after the movie.

Ann is a mother-baby nurse, who is also active with the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability and serves on the Board for PeaceWorksKC. Kristen’s 16-year-old son son died of cancer suspected as a result of contamination from nuclear waste exposure in St. Louis.

“Atomic Homefront” in Missouri
Episode date : July 15, 2017
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Host David Mitchell talks with Caitlin Dix, Joy Heaviland, and Jacquie Whalen from the Heartland Conservation Alliance about conserving and protecting the water in Kansas City, with a focus on the Blue River. The Heartland Conservation Alliance proactively conserves, protects, and restores natural lands and open space within the Kansas City region, benefitting the community and future generations by improving water quality, creating recreational opportunities, protecting life and property, and preserving our natural and cultural heritage. HCA accomplishes its goals through collaboration with a network of public and private organizations and agencies that share its goals, values, and objectives, and through public outreach and education.
http://www.heartlandconservationalliance.org/


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