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Our August book is Janet Mock’s “Redefinining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.” The panelists are Una Nowling, Samantha Ruggles, Anne Terpstra, and host Elizabeth Andersen.
With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman’s quest for self at all costs, Redefining Realness is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another—and of ourselves—showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.


The River And The Sea, A Story Of Forgiveness

Author Julia Laughlin will be in Kansas City as part of the Women’s Equality Week Events. Her new book The River And The Sea, A Story Of Forgiveness tells the story of the thirty years it took Julia Laughlin to heal from the horrific attack she suffered at age twenty-one, when she was raped, beaten, and tortured by a serial killer. This book is the culmination of what brought her to healing—reaching forgiveness not only for the perpetrator, but for herself too.

Special guest host Sister Rose McLarney will talk with Julia Laughlin about the book and her journey of healing and how she finally was able to come to forgiveness.

About the book – http://laughlindaughterspublishinghouse.com/about-the-book/
Women’s Equality Week page – http://wegkc.zohosites.com/
Women’s Equality Week FB page – https://www.facebook.com/WomensEqualityGKC/

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Brandon Ellington, Bringing It To The Hood

There has been a lot happen in the last couple weeks with the events in Charlottesille, Virginia and the President’s back and forth comments. However the real work of helping people in need and building unity continues on the ground in Kansas City.

New host Keith Washburn talks with 22nd District Rpresentative Brandon Ellington about two events coming up, a job fair for those with felony convictions and his annual Unity In The Community in Spring Valley Park. hey will also talk about Brandon’s take on what’s in the news.

Flyers for both events below-
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Jobs for felons (2)


Author Maija Devine joins us to discuss how a belief in Chinese zodiac signs still affects women’s lives in Asian countries,


Elaine Geisel joins us to discuss the wonders and perils of the monarch butterflies and whether they should be on the endangered species list.

Kansas City Monarchs
Episode date : August 21, 2017
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Stand Up KC and Sahj Kaya

Stand Up KC and Sahj Kaya
Episode date : August 12, 2017
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Actor Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh go rogue with their independently produced and distributed comic heist movie, “Logan Lucky.” Tatum plays a fired miner who decides to rip off all the cash for a big race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. He recruits a ragtag posse of hayseed thieves for a complicated caper. The terrific cast includes Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Daniel Craig and Hilary Swank. Soderbergh seems to be doing a self-parody of his best-known movie. So, you could call this goofy but entertaining popcorn flick, “Redneck Ocean’s 11.”

 

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, two extremely likable actors, give a big boost to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” an overlong and violent action comedy about a protection agent escorting a hired killer to testify at a trial at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. There’s not a moment of credibility in this over-the-top farce, but it has wild stunts, lengthy car chases and plenty of R-rated mayhem for fans of the genre.

 

“Saturday Night Live’s” Kyle Mooney stars in and co-wrote the offbeat comedy, “Brigsby Bear.” It’s a high-concept, low-key tale about a man, kidnapped at birth and raised in isolation. When he’s freed at age 25, he attempts to complete the story of a children’s TV show he was raised on. It’s odd, but surprisingly sweet.

 

Also opening this week, “Whose Streets?” is a documentary about the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri. “Wind River” is a suspense drama starring Jeremy Renner about mysterious deaths on a Native American reservation. “Paint it Black” is a drama about the difficult dynamic that evolves between a suicide victim’s mother and girlfriend. “Kuso” is a horror film set in the aftermath of an LA earthquake. “Dave Made a Maze” is a horror comedy about a man trapped in a cardboard maze of his own creation. “68 Kill” is described as a punk-rock romantic comedy about a young woman and her boyfriend who decide to rip off her older sugar daddy. Catherine Deneuve stars in the French drama “The Midwife” about the relationship that develops between a woman and her late father’s mistress.


Perhaps the most controversial film of the year, “Detroit” recounts story of the infamous Algiers Motel incident during the 1967 riots in Motor City. Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) re-teams with screenwriter (“Zero Dark Thirty”) to tell the tale of police brutality and murder.

Take Two: “Detroit”
Episode date : August 18, 2017
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We are showcasing three authors who have published original and captivating novels: Jessica Webb for “Pathogen,” a medical thriller”; “RJ Samuel for An Outsider Inside,” a book about an Indian-Irish main character; and Stefani Deoul for “On a Larp,” a young adult steampunk thriller. As an additional bonus on a bonus radio book club show author Fay Jacobs joins Stefani to talk about “On a Larp.” Philip Hooser is hosting while Elizabeth Andersen is in British Columbia. These interviews were recorded in Chicago at the Golden Crown Literary Awards annual convention. 


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