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Host Craig Lubow welcomes Professor John Fleeger to discuss the BP oil spill.

From Professor Fleeger:
. I’m currently an Adjunct Professor at UMKC, teaching in the Environmental Sciences Program. I’m also an Emeritus Professor at Louisiana State University where I am currently studying the recovery of coastal wetlands following the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill. My research interests are in marine and estuarine ecology with emphasis on benthic communities. I’ve also conducted research and teach in the area of environmental toxicology.

Also, Eric Kirkendall and Leticia DeCaigny return to discuss the event they have this week regarding Diesel Emissions in the metro area.

The BP Oil Spill six years later
Episode date : May 23, 2016
On EcoRadio KC
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Why Adoptees Need Access To Their Original Birth Certificates

In the US, 48 states continue the practice of sealing adopted children’s original birth certificates (the OBC) upon finalization of the adoption. In all but 4 of those 48 states, adult adoptees do not have unrestricted access to their OBC like all other people do at the age of 18. Right now, only Alaska, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Alabama allow unrestricted equal access to all adoptees over the age of 18. In Rhode Island, they have restored access to all adoptees over the age of 25.

There are groups that have been working to change the law in Missouri with HB647 that would allow the adopted adult to apply for their OBC and receive a copy of it by paying the same fee that they do for their amended birth certificate. They faced opposition from Catholic Charities and Lutheran Family Services who put up HB1112, a “Mother May I” bill that would require that the adopted adult get a court order and go through the same process that is currently set in place for records.

Host Elisa Brietenbach talks with Lynne Dickinson-Snyder, an adoptee about the fate of the bill and why she feels adotees should have the right to their Original Birth Certificate.

Resource – http://www.adoptionbirthmothers.com/

Keep your eye on our upcoming episodes as we hope to bring the Missouri Adoptee Rights Movement on in the future to tell about their efforts to open this process up to adoptees and their birth parents.

Janice Butler of Woman Of Character Ministries

Janice Butler’s estranged husband held her hostage at gun point, ending with him being fatally shot by Kansas City police officers. Janice believes she was spared to share with others her experience of becoming the victor, rather than victim. She founded Woman Of Character Ministries to help other women that experienced domestic abuse regain their lives.

Host Melvin Merritt talks with Janice Butler about her experience with domestic abuse and how it lead her into her work with other women that are recovering from abusive relationships.

Janice E. Butler – 816-529-5095
website – http://www.womanofcharacterministries.com/index.html
email – [email protected]


Three Oscar winners (George Clooney, Julia Roberts & Jodi Foster) join forces to bring a financial thriller to the big screen. Clooney plays a cable TV financial ‘expert’ who is taken hostage on the air by a disgruntled viewer who lost all of his money by following the pundit’s advice. Russ and Susan have different takes on this suspense flick.


The ‘buddy comedy’ gets a new treatment in an old way with “The Nice Guys.” The writer/producer/director team that brought you the “Lethal Weapons” movies reunite for a foul-mouthed action comedy set against the sleazy backdrop of 1977 Hollywood. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are terrific as a pair of mismatched private detectives who get in over their heads when working on the case of a murdered porn star. The movie is overlong and the mix of humor and violence doesn’t always work. But Crowe and Gosling are money. They may not really be playing nice guys, but the pairing is certainly a nice one.

If you’ve never heard of the mobile video game Angry Birds, you’re probably still using a rotary dial phone. In the animated big screen adaptation, “The Angry Birds Movie,” Kansas City’s Jason Sudeikis provides the voice of Red, a furious flightless bird who battles invasive pigs. The loopy humor and frenetic action are clearly aimed at the younger movie-going demographic. It’s a harmless, well-animated farce that may not be inspired, but it’s no turkey.

“Pelé: Birth of a Legend” is a family sports drama that focuses on the early years of Brazilian soccer superstar, Pelé. It shows how the poverty-stricken youngster worked his way out of the Brazilan favela (fav-ella) to lead the Brazilian team to the World Cup championship at age 17. While it’s an inspiring story, it’s given a very pedestrian treatment.

Also opening this week, Seth Rogan and Zac Efron return for more crude hijinks in “Neighbors: Sorority Rising.” This time they’re joined by Chloë Grace Moretz and Selena Gomez who prove girls can be raunchy, too. Oscar winner Susan Sarandon plays a smothering mom who interferes with daughter Rose Byrne’s life in the aptly named comedy, “The Meddler.” Tlida Swinton plays an aging rock star whose vacation with her hunky young boyfriend is invaded by her former lover Ralph Fiennes and his daughter Dakota Johnson in the erotic thriller, “A Bigger Splash.”


 


Who is calling the shots?

Noam Chomsky Speaks
Episode date : May 15, 2016
On Paragon Radio
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ON tonight’s program, we welcome Vicki Richmond and Larry O’Donnell from Healthy Rivers Partnership. Their mission is “To connect people to their rivers and rivers to their communities”. They will discuss their work and also a few upcoming events, including boat tours and the Missouri River 340 Race.

Healthy Rivers Partnership
Episode date : May 16, 2016
On EcoRadio KC
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Maria talks with artists/writers Anthony “AO” Oropeza, Mario Mora, Jason Sierra and Andie Paloutzian. Oropeza and Mora will attend and display their work at Planet Comicon -Kansas City’s largest comic con and pop culture expo. Planet Comicon will be held at Bartle Hall 301 W. 13th St. KCMO and runs Friday May 20 through Sunday May 22. For more information visit www.planetcomicon.com

Anthony “AO” Oropeza, “I love comics. I wanted to create my own one day. I didn’t know how much work it would be. Comics for me are a great mix or art, story and graphic design. I now know the effect a well-drawn comic book and comic book character can have on a book and a story. I am thriving for a better book and a better story each and very publication. It makes it tough for the studio is that our book is about a Latin main character. It’s also bilingual, it is different. Anything different will succeed if the story is good. My goal is to create great stories and combine them with great art-with that combo, the books will succeed in all languages.”

www.amigoman.com/html/2016-planetcomicon.html
Booth #1234 Artist Alley Friday – Sunday May 20-22
New book released – The Big Tuna Luna is Introduced in Issue #1.

Mario Mora is a full time freelance illustrator and comic creator, he is the writer and illustrator of the indie comic Pagan Zoetrope, as well as a handful of other self published poetry and children’s books. He is a graduate of UCM, and has worked in various studios around the Kansas City area for the last 18 years. On weekends he mentors students on weekends for the Scribbler’s Co. program in KCK. He also recently curated the Chicano Art Exhibit at Hallmark headquarters, KCMO. In this spare time, he also runs a one man podcasting effort. Mario will be at Planet Comicon table 2134.
www.theartisanrogue.com
Twitter:@theartisanrogue

Jason Sierra uses different mediums of expression, working in commercial art, graphic design, illustration, poetry and music. Sierra hosts, Drink and Draw at the minibar the last Wednesday of every month at minibar 7pm to 10pm. His POP poetry book is due out in August through Prospero’s. His work currently is at the Bite and Mattie Rhodes. www.chicosierra.com .

Story Center Program Manager, Andie Paloutzian with the Woodneath Library Center talks about upcoming events. Woodneath Library Center is located at 8900 Flintlock Rd. KCMO 816.883.4900
www.mystorycenter.org


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