Stan Slaughter is Kansas City’s own Eco-Troubadour. Today he entertains the troops with a recount about his songs for a sustainable environment.  Stan is also an internationally famous expert on the process called composting, a process that recycles various organic materials that would otherwise be waste products. Stan turns organic matter into garden gold and he can tell us how. The KKFI Pledge Drive is happening this week and our entire cadre will be on air. We hope all listeners will call.


Backyard Composting Workshop October 15, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Solid Waste Administrative Building, 320 N.E. Industrial Lane, Lawrence KS. To enroll, mail [email protected] or call 785-832-3032.

Thomas Hart Benton Group of the Sierra Club has an ExCom Meeting Tue, Oct 16, 2018 7:00 PM 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64111, Visitors welcome, contact Jim Turner [email protected] or (816) 287-0710

Save lastKCforest asks us to attend the Forest Re-Zoning Meeting Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9 AM – 12 PM Kansas City – City Hall, 26th floor, Council Chamber

Since the Line Creek Forest is not zoned to accommodate a large high school (it’s zoned for agriculture), the Park Hill School District must first get approval from the City Plan Commission before proceeding with construction.

The school district recently submitted a Special Use Permit to the KC Plan Commission for approval, which will be considered on Oct. 16.

All are welcome! And there is no minimum time or number for public comments.

If the Special Use Permit is approved, then the school will be able to continue their development plans. Currently these plans do not include ANY conservation plan for ANY part of their forest acreage.   lastkcforest.com


What’s that sound? Stan Slaughter!
Episode date : October 15, 2018
On EcoRadio KC

The Power of Public Outrage: Laquan McDonald’s Place in History

Jason van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who four years ago shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in the back, was found guilty on October 5th of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery by Chicago jury.

This was the first time in 50 years that a Chicago police officer has been found guilty of murdering somebody while he was on duty.

The McDonald murder was massively covered up beginning with the cops who were on the job with van Dyke, the commanding officers of the Chicago police department, up to the office of the Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Key to the conviction was video footage taken by a police car dash camera. This video was suppressed by thepolice, and the mayor for three years and only revealed after a massive campaign by a number of Chicago grassroots organizations.Nationally, there have been no convictions in the murders of Eric Gardner, Michael Brown, or Trayvon Martin.

Chicago is one of the most segregated cities in the USA. Recently 50 Chicago schools have been closed as well as many mental health clinics. Even the parking meters have been sold in a wave of divestment from the inner-city.

Guest ” Attorney G.Flint Taylor, a graduate of Brown University and Northwestern Law School, is a founding partner of the Peoples Law Office in Chicago, an office which has been dedicated to litigating civil rights, police violence, government misconduct, and death penalty cases for more than 40 years.


Neo-Colonial Regime Kill Peaceful Ambazonian Protesters in Africa

Ambazonia is an English-speaking territory located between Cameroon and Nigeria in
West Africa. Also known as the Southern Cameroons, for most of its recent history it has been under military occupation by the French neo-colonial regime in Cameroon.
A majority of Ambazonians reject the legitimacy of this regime and its military control.
In violation of an agreement to create an equal confederacy between the two autonomous states, French Cameroon has been dismantling and defunding Ambazonian systems, and pillaging its resources since the country was created in 1961.
Since December 2016, French Cameroon military has responded to peaceful protests withforce, killing over 400 civilians. 200 more have been disappeared and are feared dead. More than90 villages burnt down, resulting in 60,000 people fleeing to neighboring Nigeria.

More than 2,500 activist and peaceful protesters imprisoned, some tried in military courts, a violation of international law, and some sentenced for terrorism and other unjustifiable charges. Prisoners include prominent nonviolence advocate Julius AyukTabe and 11 of his senior aides, arrested in January 2018, and unlawfully repatriated. Juliuss appeal hearing just happened last Thursday.

On January 26, 2018″with no extradition treaty between Cameroon and Nigeria, and
without a presiding judge”Nigeria forcibly handed 10 of the prisoners and 37 other
refugees to Cameroon. That was in violation of international law forbidding a country
receiving asylum seekers from returning them to a country where they likely face

This action drew condemnation from Amnesty International, the UNHCR, the U.S. Department of State, and other leading human rights advocates. The Ambazonia Prisoners of Conscience Support Network, or APOCS, was recently formed to address this crisis.

Guest – Sphynx Eben, a founding member of APOCS and also a longtime media organizer with the Indymedia Africa Working Group.



Medical Marijuana On The Ballot In Missouri

There are three ballot initiatives that would legalize medical marijuana for the November 6th election. Amendment 2 is sponsored by New Approach Missouri, Amendment 3 is sponsored by Find The Cure and Proposition C is sponsored by Missourians For Patient Care. All three gained their spot on the ballot through the initiative process. Amendment two and Proposition C were both the result of grass roots organizing while Amendment was funded solely by Dr Brad Bradshaw.

Today host Jamie Jackson talks with Jack Cardetti of New Approach Missouri about Amendment 2 and Mark Habbas of Missourians For Patient’s Care about Prop C. Our efforts to get a spokesperson for Find The Cures, Amendment 3 were unsuccessful.

For more information on New Approach Missouri – Amendment 2
Website – http://www.newapproachmissouri.com/

For information on Find The Cures – Amendment 3
website – https://www.findthecures.com/

Info on Missourians For Patient Care – Proposition C
website – https://www.missouripetition.com/

Some articles that can help you get more information –



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This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll ask: Is work as we know it disappearing as the middle class gets squeezed, and then gigged? We talk to two authors about two books Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America and Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle goes from “La La Land” to outer space with “First Man.” Ryan Gosling plays the ultra-reserved astronaut Neil Armstrong and Claire Foy is his devoted wife, Janet. It’s beautifully produced, but like Armstrong himself, “First Man” is emotionally aloof.


“Bad Times at the El Royale” is half of a great movie. This slick and violent grindhouse exploitation flick is involving and features a great cast, but it wears out its welcome in the bloated second half. It’s overdone and overlong but will be a guilty pleasure for some.


Amandla Stenberg gives a star making performance “The Hate U Give,” a YA offering about an African American teen walking a tightrope between her poor black neighborhood and the upscale white prep school she attends. This social drama has a lot more meat on its bones than most teen movies.


“Colette” is a decadent biopic about the infamous French writer. Keira Knightley plays the author of the semi-autobiographical novels about her bohemian lifestyle that scandalized early 20th century Paris. “Colette” may lack inspiration, but it’s never dull.


“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” is a sequel to the 2015 hit horror movie for kids inspired by R. L. Stine’s novels. Slappy the evil ventriloquist dummy is back to cause mayhem in this well-produced but completely predictable outing.


Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s impressive performance is the main draw of “All About Nina,” the tale of a struggling standup comic with serious sexual, addiction and relationship issues. It’s a decadent but well told story.


Also opening this week, Robert Redford stars as an elderly bank robber in “The Old Man and the Gun.” “Black 87” is an historic Irish thriller set during the Great Famine of 1847. The 18th annual Kansas International Film Festival takes place October 12-18th at the Glenwood Arts in Leawood. More information is available at kansasfilm.com.

The fourth big screen adaptation of the old Hollywood backstage story is both a critical and box office hit. Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) and pop music’s Lady Gaga play romantically linked musicians in “A Star is Born.” Cooper produced, directed and co-wrote the film as well as providing his own music.

Take Two: “A Star is Born” (R)
Episode date : October 12, 2018
On Take Two

Jamie Jackson and Craig Lubow interview Chris Wolfenbarger about Amendment 2 on the Missouri ballot for medical marijuana  from the patient’s perspective.

Missouri National Guard Sergeant Chris Wolfenbarger (retired) talks about why he supports Amendment 2, one of three options on the November ballot, to legalize medical marijuana. Chris was medically retired for wounds received after being injured by a suicide bomber during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. He discusses why the majority of Missouri doctors, nurses, and patient groups support Amendment 2 and not Amendment 3. Chris said that Amendment 2 is also veteran-centric since revenue from medical marijuana sales will go to fund veterans’ healthcare services through the Missouri Veterans Commission. He also discusses why, as a patient, it gives him a sense of certainty and security that the medical community supports Amendment 2.

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