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The Center for Conflict Resolution

Host Sunshine Smith talks to Brian with the center for Conflict Resolution about the programs they have to teach you how to be a positive force for peaceful change in your community
Note: Due to An accident we will not be able to bring you Sunshine’s interview with Brian about the Mentorship programs at CCR but we will be replaying an interview from December of 2014 on Resorative Justice.

Restorative Justice An Alternative To Incarceration?

Annette Lantz-Simmons joins host Craig Lubow to talk about how restorative justice programs are at work in our community. What kind of offenses are being resolved in this way? Can an act of contrition be more healing to those who have suffered a wrong than punishment of the offender? What is the effect on the offender?

Annette Lantz-Simmons, Executive Director
Center For Conflict Resolution
1734 E. 63rd Street, Suite 305
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone – 816-461-8255
web site – http://ccrkc.org/
Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/CommunityMediationCenter

Momma On A Mission

Monique’s only child Alonzo Thomas IV was shot and killed on April 5, 2014 and no arrests have been made. She has become a Momma On a Mission, who devoted to maintain his legacy, his memory and awareness of his unsolved homicide. Her goal is to seek justice for Alonzo and other homicide victims, be a voice for their families. What has happened to her son can happen to you or someone else, by the same individual who is still living life freely on the streets.

Host Melvin Merritt speaks with Monique Willis, the Momma On a Mission. She will tell how the loss of her son set her on a journey to help other people who have lost loved ones, navigate the law enforcement and justice systems. Momma On a Mission, Inc is willing to help with: Funeral Arrangements, Community Resources, Social Media Campaigns, Counseling Referrals, Networking with your local Police, Networking with your local Government Officials, Creating and Printing Flyers, Billboard Placement, And more…

Phone – 816-499-1214
email – [email protected]
webpage – http://mommaonamissioninc.com/
Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/4MommaOnaMission?fref=ts


They’re both back. Arnold is a time traveling cyborg in “Terminator Genisys” and Channing Tatum is an exotic dancer in “Magic Mike XXL.” Russ lets us know if either is worth our time.


Susan and Russ tackle “Me, Earl & the Dying Girl,” a comic drama about the friendship between teens when one has leukemia.


As Kansas City debates raising the minimum wage, this week’s Heartland Labor Forum asks the question: by how much? Should it go to $15 by 2020? We’ll get the views from UMKC economist Peter Eaton, Jobs with Justice’s Justin Stein, a fast food worker and some arguments from the opposition. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


Robin Martinez spoke at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at a monthly Sierra Club meeting to share the history of the KXL pipeline in South Dakota and the regulatory battle before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission over construction permitting for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

 

Martinez is an attorney in Kansas City with the law firm of Martinez Madrigal & Machicao, LLC. His primary work is on business, real estate, and community economic development issues, but he has been spending a significant amount of time on environmental issues.

In addition to this work, Robin serves as a member of the City of Kansas City’s Environmental Management Commission, where last year he chaired a task force that studied and made recommendations concerning sustainable uses for vacant lots in the City’s urban core neighborhoods.


This week on Arts Magazine, Jeanne Beachwood, the Artistic Director of the Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville company, will join us to discuss what’s new at the theatre and its upcoming relocation.

Then, at 12:30, Nancy Eppert will chat with Michael about some of the Independence Day activities in historic Independence, Missouri. Join us for all this, plus another edition of Russ Simmons’ Freeze Frame, right here on 90.1 FM, KKFI!


KCPD and PTSD – Who Is There To Help?

Host Melvin Merritt talks with Captain Brad Diechler about the KC Police Department’s efforts to help oficers who have had traumatic experiences. How does the KCPD help their officers cope with the aftermath of crime?

Hope House – A Haven For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Hope House services form a safety net of prevention, education and support for thousands of people in the Kansas City area traumatized by domestic violence every year. Residential services are provided through two secure locations in Independence and Lee’s Summit, Missouri and comprehensive outreach services are provided to those not needing secure shelter.

Host Richard Tripp talks with Ilene Shehan from Hope House about their services, who they serve and more.

website – http://www.hopehouse.net/
24-hour Hotline 816-461-HOPE (4673)
Office phone – 816-461-4188
Email [email protected]


Is Ted 2, a film about a raunchy teddy bear bearable? Is “Max” a movie dog? Is “Me, Earl & the Dying Girl,” the big winner at Sundance, worth the hype? Russ weighs in.


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KKFI Jazz Calendar for April 6 – April 12

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