This week on Arts Magazine, Michael Hogge welcomes Olathe Civic Theatre to the studio to talk about their play, The Best Man, a political thriller.

Next up, actors Tony Pulford and Lexi Morris will speak with us about the Coterie Theatre production of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Join us for all this, plus another edition of Russ Simmons’ Freeze Frame, right here on 90.1 FM KKFI, YOUR community radio station!

Reprise of Veteran’s Court Show fro 2011

We replay an interview host Melvin Merritt conducted in December of 2011 with George Johnson about Kansas City’s Veterans Court. He talks about the purpose of the court, programs and assistance offered as a divergence for incarceration.

ACLU Releases A Know Your Rights App for Android

Host Jessica Thomas talks with of the Missouri ACLU about their new Android App.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri launched a smart phone app called the ACLU of Missouri Mobile Justice app — an empowerment tool for those who feel their civil rights are being violated by law enforcement officers.
The Android app, which can be downloaded for free through the ACLU of Missouri website, has three main functions and Know Your Rights information. Record allows citizens to capture exchanges between police officers and themselves or other community members in audio and video files that are automatically sent to the ACLU of Missouri. Witness sends out an alert when someone is stopped by police so that community members can move toward the location and document the interaction. Report gives the app user the option to complete an incident report and send it directly to the ACLU of Missouri for review. Know Your Rights provides an overview of what rights protect you when you are stopped by law enforcement officers.

For More information you can contact:
Sarah K. Rossi, Director of Advocacy and Policy
ACLU of Missouri

The JoJR Calendar for November 17th
Missouri State Representative Brandon Ellington is holding his 3rd Annual Local Celebrity Charity Basketball Game to Feed the Homeless, Wednesday, November 19th, at the De Lasalle Education Center, 3737 Troost Ave, KCMO. Pregame activities are from 5-6 pm and the game is from 6-7:30 pm. Admission is 4 canned goods, a Turkey, or lightly used coats, hats, gloves or childrens toys.
The donations gathered at the Game will be shared with those in need at the Voices Of The People, 8th Annual, Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be held at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd, KCMO, on Wednesday, November 26th with dinner served from 4-6 pm.
Senator Claire McCaskill urges veterans across Missouri to make their voices heard by participating in her “secret shopper” program that allows them to share timely, confidential feedback about their VA health care visits, and helps strengthen oversight and accountability for VA health care facilities. If you or a veteran you know would like to participate in the Veterans’ Customer Satisfaction Program, visit The Senator’s website McCaskill.senate.gov/VCSP and complete the confidential survey. Responses can be submitted after each health care visit.
The First Statewide Missouri Recovery Support Conference, December 8 & 9, Will be held at the University of Central Missouri, Elliott Union, Warrensburg, Missouri. This two-day conference is being sponsored by the Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health, and an alliance of grassroots, faith-based and community-based organizations that are providing recovery supports in Missouri. For more information contact Missouri Recovery Network at www.morecovery.org or call them at 573-634-1029.

Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” makes his filmmaking debut with the new drama, “Rosewater.”

Episode date : November 14, 2014
On Freeze Frame

Russ and Susan give us a sneak peak at the Film Noir offerings at the Alamo Drafthouse.

Sneak Peak on “Film Noir” Festival
Episode date : November 14, 2014
On Take Two

Richard Mabion welcomes Kansas Sierra Club state lobbyist, Zach Pistora back to the program.

The Kansas Update
Episode date : November 17, 2014
On EcoRadio KC

Conventional impressions of presidential history–Lincoln was superb, Pierce was disastrous–hold up to scrutiny.  Others, not so well.  Were Presidents of the Gilded Age subjugated by Congress? Did Reagan end the Cold War?  Was “Obamacare” rammed through without Congress reading it?  Some surprising answers.  Dr. Skidmore, UMKC Professor of Political Science, Fulbright Scholar & Lecturer, relishes question

Russ reviews the latest from filmmaker Christopher Nolan, a zippy Disney animated flick and a documentary about Edward Snowden.


Reentry In Kansas City: An Update

Host Craig Lubow talks with Ron Smith Program Director of Second Change Reentry Program as well as Brittany Peterson and Addie Vobach, Resource Specialists and Client Advocates.

Second Chance identified a need to create collaboration among all locally operating corrections systems and non-profit agencies and the Kansas City Metropolitan Reentry Coalition was born in January of 2009. This coalition, with well over 100 organizational members, has worked systematically to remove barriers with activities such as educating the small business community about benefits of hiring former offenders, educating landlords about public policies and opportunities to rent responsibly to the population, and addressing issues like revising the liquor license city ordinance, with KCMO City Council, that would allow some former offenders the ability to hire some people with felonies. The approach of working with those who are determined most likely to return to criminal activity is one that has been implemented in Kansas, based on research guided practices, and is already demonstrating effectiveness in reducing Kansas recidivism rates.

Program Director, Ron Smith – rsmith@kc-crime.org
Addie Vobach – avobach@kc-crime.org
Brittany Peterson – bpeterson@kc-crime.org

Second Chance Office
2700 E. 18th St., Room 207
Kansas City, MO 64127

Can Murder Be Forgiven? Can A Murderer Be Reclaimed?

Today host Jeff Humfeld speaks with Attorney Elizabeth Unger Carlyle about the case of Leon Taylor, why the courts stopped his scheduled execution and why he is now again scheduled to be executed November 19th. We will also talk about whether the system is unable to reliably find guilt without a doubt and if its failings make a case for the elimination of the death penalty.

Leon Taylor was convicted of the murder of gas station attendant, Robert Newton and the attempted murder of his step daughter in 1994. Since his conviction Leon has turned to Christianity, has become a force for peace within the corrections system and his letter of remorse has prompted the widow of his victim to forgive him.

Attorney Elizabeth Unger Carlyle
6320 Brookside Plaza #516
Kansas City, MO 64113
*Please note that email is not a secure way to send sensitive legal information.

**If you want to find out more and talk with Elizabeth Unger Carlyle you can attend the screening of Potosi: God On Death Row The film features Leon Taylor who is scheduled to be executed on November 19th and also features important thoughts from the family of his victim.

The event is being co-hosted by the Kansas City chapter of the NAACP and Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church who will host the screening Thursday November 13th, 7pm at the church at 2310 Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO.

Calendar For The Week Of November 10th 2014

To Legalize or Not To Legalize, a public forum sponsored by Show Me Cannabis will be Wednesday November 12th from 6-8 pm at the Mary L. Kelly Center, 2803 E 51st Street, KCMO. Speakers will include Missouri State Representative Brandon Ellington, Former ACLU Executive Director, Ira Glasser and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Executive Director, Neill Franklin. You can join the discussion about medical and recreational use as well as the commercial and tax potential of legalization. For more information you can email Amber Langston, amber@show-mecannabis.com
The Greater Kansas City Reentry Team, Quarterly Meeting will be Thursday November 13th, 9-11 AM, at Pioneer Campus Auditorium, 2700 E 18th Street, KCMO. The Guest Speaker will be Stan Pope of Narcotics Anonymus. This presentation is important because over 50% of U.S. prisoners are in custody for drug related offenses and over 80% of persons returning to prison require substance abuse treatment. A media presentation will be followed by panel discussion of Narcotics Anonymus clients and “returning citizens” will be followed by a Question and Answer session.
On October 30th Kansas City Power and Light filed a rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission asking to raise their revenues by almost $121 million dollars a year. This increase would amount to approximtely $14 a month for the average household. You have until Thursday November 20th to comment on this proposed rate hike.
Individuals wishing to comment should contact the Office of the Public Council at 866-922-2959 or by email opcservice@ded.mo.gov they are there to advocate for you with the Public Service Commission.
You can also contact the Public Service Commission directly at 800-392-4211 or by email at pscinfo@psc.mo.gov

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