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 Elaine Giessel  leads a discussion on regional water issues with Attorney Lee Cross, including the EPA’s current efforts to protect water quality nationally and  proposed strategies in Kansas to ensure water for the future. Mandy Cawby of WaterOne of Johnson County will discuss how federal and state efforts might impact local water-providers and how citizens can reduce water usage and protect water quality at home.
Water, Water, Everywhere
Episode date : July 21, 2014
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This week on The Forum, attorney David Cobb, dynamic national spokesperson for Move to Amend gave a rousing one hour talk at UMKC on April 22nd, telling the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution as it pertains to Corporate Personhood. He advances solutions to the overarching power of huge corporations and big money in American politics.


WHEN COPS KILL

On Today’s show we look at the issue of police violence and police killing from the point of view of the officer. Our guest will talk about how law enforcement deals with threatening situations, how they assess safety in those situations and why they use deadly force.

Host Keith Brown El talks with Lance LoRusso, an attorney, former law enforcement officer, and author of the book, WHEN COPS KILL: THE AFTERMATH OF A CRITICAL INCIDENT TAKES YOU THROUGH AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AND THE YEARS AFTER. Mr LoRusso is an attorney for officers whose actions are under investigation by the authorities and the public. Many will see him as defending the indefensible while many others will see him as defending heroes of law and order.
Some of the issues covered in his book are:
What does it mean to be sued as a law enforcement officer?
What will happen during the internal affairs investigation?
Should you speak with the homicide division?
Will the state licensing agency investigate as well?
How will you handle the media coverage and public attention?

To contact the LoRusso Law Firm or get his book check them out online at http://www.lorussolawfirm.net/blue-line-lawyer/2012/12/14/lance-launches-new-book-for-cops/

Nation Inside and Second Chance

We recently ran across a request for formerly incarcerated citizens to call in and record their stories of searching for a job with a conviction. This request came from Nation Inside – Powering Campaigns for Justice.

Nation Inside is a platform that connects and supports people who are building a movement to systematically challenge mass incarceration in the United States. Nation Inside is a community of people dedicated to changing the U.S. criminal justice system by using our collective voices to
spark public dialogue about criminal justice, educating policy makers and
develop strategies for safer and healthier communities. You can find them at http://nationinside.org/ or to listen to some of the stories gathered by Nation Inside go to https://nation_inside.creatavist.com/story/9794

Host Allie Catherine Bush will talk to a representative of Nation Inside about their advocacy and training opportunities as well as Debra Neal of the Second Chance program here in the metropolitan KC area.

The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, with a mission of public safety, launched the Second Chance Program in October of 2008. Unique in this area, the program offers leadership and work that organizes the entire metro social service community to reduce recidivism and support of Missouri Probation & Parole by providing direct service work to connect high risk returning offenders to services.

If you would like to volunteer to be a mentor or want more information about mentoring with Second Chance contact:

Deborah A. Neal
Mentor Coordinator

Second Chance Program
Kansas City Crime Commission
2700 E. 18th Street., Room 207
Kansas City, MO 64127
Email: dneal@kc-crime.org
Office 816-231-0450
Fax 816-231-8828


Denny Larson from Global Community Monitor (www.gcmonitor.org) and Leticia DeCaigny, their agent on the ground in Wyandotte County discuss recent activities with Richard Mabion.

Plus Lou Elder and Star Thomas-Wyse discuss the ecological benefits of hemp and the showing of a documentary on the subject at Unity Village


Join co-host Blair Schulman as he chats with Melaney Mitchell of Subterranean Gallery and Crystal Ann Brown & Bobby Howsare of The Hown’s Den: Nomadic + Domestic Exhibition Space and Kansas City’s domestic gallery spaces.


On this edition of Arts Magazine, director Bill Pelletier joins Michael Hogge to tell us about the Barn Players’ production of Noises Off–  it’s a real door-slammer!

Then, at 12:30, Cheryl Kimmi (Executive Director) and some of the performers will tell us about the 2014 edition of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. Tune in for all this, plus another edition of Russ Simmons’ Freeze Frame, on Arts Magazine, an exclusive production of 90.1 FM KKFI!


Family United Transportation Services

Host Melvin Merritt brings Audra Deja McCleod of Family United Transportation Services back to tell about changes and new services being offered.

Family United Transportation Service provides services to families with loved ones incarcerated in Missouri and Kansas correctional facilities. We believe in family unity and putting families first. In addition to Keeping Families Connected, we also offer exclusive services to senior citizens and others who desire to travel with us for personal needs.

Family United provides transportation to correctional facilities in Missouri and Kansas. Transportation is provided on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (rotational basis) Want to learn more about our services? Please give us a call at (816) 533-5622 or send an email to familyuts@gmail.com.

Cop Watch with Occupy KC

Host Keith Brown El brings Ilea Laubar and Mike Chase of Occupy KC in to talk about a citizens eye on how the KC Police Protect and Serve. From teenagers on the Plaza to street people in Midtown Occupy KC has been observing the way the police do their job. While the Supreme Court says you have the right to record the police don’t always agree.

To get meeting notifications or to get more information

email – joinokc2.0@gmail.com
Facebook – Occupy Kansas City 2.0
Twitter – OccupyKC_2014

Calendar of Events

Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed the Department of Corrections budget line item for new or continuing Community Reentry Grants. All grant contracts terminate by July 31st . That means elimination of 2 million dollars in grant funds for Missouri Probation & Parole offices in communities around the state to assist offenders to learn to read, find employment and housing and get connected with other resources.
You can participation in a Missouri Association for Social Welfare conference call on this issue, Wednesday, July 16th from 10am to 11:30am by calling 712-432-1500 and the pass code is 167856#. For more information contact Christine Woody at 573-690-7662 or email christinemasw@hotmail.com
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The Kansas City Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Support Coalition will conduct a two day grant writing workshop, Wednesday July 16th and Thursday July 17th at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, 1351 E 10th ST, Rm 106. KCMO.
For information on costs, registration and classes offered contact JoAnn Stovall at 816-820-7739 or email stovalljoann@gmail.com or Kelli Moore at 816-531-6050 or email k_moore@dismashousekc.com
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The recession ended officially six years ago. So how’s the recovery been for you? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll talk to Pulitzer prize winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnson for the hour about the recovery that wasn’t and why working people are still flat on our backs. Tune in Thursday at 6pm; rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


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