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This November election in Kansas is the most important in the past half-century or more. Dr. Loomis is Professor of Political Science at KU and will give us some late-campaign analysis.


Give Yourself Real Love

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we have asked Ms E of Give Yourself Real Love to come back in and tell us more about their work in the community. For a number of years now G.Y.R.L. has been holding a series of public forums for victims and abusers to talk about how they became embroiled in domestic violence.

Host Melvin Merritt will talk with Ms. E, Latahra Canady Smith & Natasha Raising Leaders Sears, all members of G.Y.R.L. who have experienced domestic abuse about their stories. They will tell about their efforts to open the dialogue between abuser and abused and break down to taboo of discussing what happens behind closed doors.

Contacts G.Y.R.L.

www.voicesofthepeople.org
PO Box 22352, KCMO 64113
816-651-0044
g.y.r.l.votp@gmail.com

Some Local Resources

Sarita Lynne Ministries – Princess House 816-561-0035 http://www.saritalynneministries.com/

Rose Brooks – 816-861-6100 http://www.rosebrooks.org/

Friends of Yates – 913-321-1566 http://www.friendsofyates.org/

MOCSA – The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, serving as the Kansas City rape crisis center.
24-hour Crisis Line in Kansas: (913) 642-0233
24-hour Crisis Line in Missouri: (816) 531-0233
Relay Services: 7 – 1 – 1
http://www.mocsa.org/index.php

CALENDAR 10-27-2014

The UMKC NAACP chapter and Amnesty KC presents Ferguson and Human Rights, Tuesday, October 28, 7-8:30 PM at the Next Space Gallery, 512 E. 18th St, KCMO. Guest speakers will be Danielle McFadden, President and Carly Jones, Vice President of the NAACP at UMKC. They will talk about the NAACP and their recent rally in honor of Mike Brown. The evening will also include an action piece on the End Racial Profiling Act. 
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The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday November 3rd from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. They will be making plans for the upcoming legislative session. The church is also accepting donations of no perishable food for the weekend backpack program for underprivileged students. For information contact Robin Johnson at 816-522-4081 or email: redrob2655@yahoo.com
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The Kansas City Chapter of Missourian’s For Alternatives to the Death Penalty will have vigil on Tuesday October 28 from 5-6pm at 47th and Main, KCMO to protest the pending execution of Mark Christeson by the state of Missouri. You can make and bring your own sign or use one of theirs. The MASW regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, November 4th, from 6:30 to 8pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO. The guest speaker will be retired social worker, Jim Mooney who will address the importance of connecting with the families of murder victims.
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On Monday’s edition of Arts Magazine, Michael Hogge welcomes Tony Mirrcandani and Rania Salem Manganaro, performers in the Kansas City Repertory Theatre production of The Who & The What to discuss the show and the Rep season, now in full swing.

Then, at 12:30, dancer Billie Mahoney will join us. Her Fall Tap Jam is coming up and she has many stories to tell! All this and much more on your Monday cultural lunch and brunch, right here on 90.1 FM KKFI!


Craig Lubow and a panel of guests continue their discussion from August 5th on immigration. Topics include the legislative status of immigration reform, issues relating to the refugee crisis of the children from Hondures, and immigration issues that impact the LGBT community. The guests will include Layla Razavi, Angela Ferguson, Angie Williams, and others.


Mike Hendricks has been a columnist and reporter for the Kansas City Star for nearly 30 years, covering business and agriculture. He will update his extensive reporting on the dangers of lightly regulated railroad traffic through Kansas City, potentially exposing adjacent neighborhoods to toxic chemicals.



Host Richard Mabion welcomes back Laticia to discuss what’s going on with the Bucket Brigade, local folks taking air pollution readings in their own neighborhoods.  Richard also speaks with Tom Gordon about  Silver Haired Legislators, and Mary Akerstrom about Turnaround Tuesdays at the Capitol in Topeka.


On this week’s edition of Arts Magazine, Michael Hogge welcomes Jeremiah Enna (Co-founder and CEO) and Tobin James (Associate Artistic Director) to the KKFI studios to discuss the Störling Dance Company production of Parables & Prayers.

Then, at 12:30, Richard Dowling, nationally-known concert pianist, and Jerry Lanese, President of the Kansas City Ragtime Revelry, will talk about their upcoming concert, Gershwin & More.


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