Podcast/Archive
“Unfriended,” a unique and original new horror entry gets a few “likes” from Russ.

Susan and Russ weigh in on “Merchants of Doubt,” an insightful documentary about climate change spin doctors.


The show will detail the process of visualizing a community based garden at the Hotel, then the planning, staffing, designing, and implementation phases of such a project, and then we will end with a discussion of the value of business, community, & public school relationships in the environmental world, along with how this kind of project should be done or considered for other such location throughout the entire metropolitan region.
The Host: Richard Mabion
The Guest:
KCK Hilton Inn Manager – Kurt Mayo
KCK Hilton Inn Resource Director – Kate Winkler
Kansas City, Kansas Public School Teacher – Fulece Hughes (Northwest Middle School)
Kansas City, Kansas Public School Teacher – Robby Madden
Kansas City Community Garden Representative – Shea Bergman

The Death In Custody Reporting Act, Why Is It Important?

While the debate about and examination of police officers killing citizens continues, a new law has been passed and signed focusing on the number of citizens dying while in custody. Incarcerated citizens are out of sight and out of mind for the majority of Americans, but they are probably more at risk for death at the hands of authorities than those of us walking around in society. Most incarcerated citizens that die in custody die of neglect, refusal of medical care and abuse by staff. Last year Florida privatized the health care in its prisons and has seen deaths in custody explode to over 250, in part because of denial of services to inmates. The NAACP made this issue one of their legislative priorities and with the help of some in congress from Representative Bobby Scott and Senator Blumenthal were successful in getting the Death In Custody Act passed and signed into law.

On this edition of JoJR host Margot Patterson speaks with Hilary Sheldon, Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy for the NAACP and Representative Bobby Scott of Virginia about the effort to get this legislation passed, why it was necessary and how the information will be used to make changes.

Alex Friedmann of Prison Legal News on Prison Privatization

We replay an interview Keith Brown El did with Alex Friedmann, Associate Director, Human Rights Defense Center and Managing Editor for Prison Legal News about Prison Privatization. This is something that has happened at all levels of government from Federal and State Penitentiaries down to county and city jails. While Missouri does not allow privatization of jail administration many of the services from medical to food service are operated by private corporations.

Alex Friedmann is the Managing Editor for Prison Legal News, a monthly publication that reports on criminal justice and corrections-related litigation and news. He also volunteers in a non-compensated capacity as President of the Private Corrections Institute, a non-profit citizen watchdog group that opposes for-profit prisons and serves as a clearinghouse for information related to the privatization of correctional services. He is further a former prisoner who served ten years in Tennessee prisons and jails, including six years at the privately-run South Central Correctional Facility in Wayne County, Tennessee, which is operated by Corrections Corp. of America (CCA). He committed the crimes of armed robbery and assault with attempt to commit murder in 1987, and the crime of attempted aggravated robbery in 1991. He has completed his prison sentence and entire term of parole, and has taken responsibility for his actions. He is an advocate for prisoners’ rights and criminal justice reform who believes in equal justice for all citizens. He rejects our nation’s practice of for-profit incarceration.

Prison Legal News
P.O. Box 1151, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: 561-360-2523 https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/

Private Corrections Institute
http://www.privateci.org/


Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of local fiddle wizard, Rebecca Pringle.  We’ll hear some her music, plus we’ll chat with The Guess Who’s Burton Cummings in anticipation of his show at Knuckleheads tonight, and we’ll hear a collective poems by some high school kids from Grandview recorded at Saturday’s If I Could Change the World spoken word event sponsored by The American Friends Service Committee and the Writers’ Place.


Rachel Vaughn and Melissa Freiburger discuss the Sunrise Project and the work that they’re doing in Douglas County, Kansas.

www.sunriseprojectks.org

Sunrise Project
Episode date : April 13, 2015
On EcoRadio KC
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The attack on public education has become an onslaught starting from the heights of the American Legislative Exchange Council and subverting institutions from Kindergarten through higher education with the myth that public is bad and a failure. Hear about the corporate takeover of our schools this week on the Heartland Labor Forum, Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


Trauma and adversity exposure disrupts most urban school systems. Trauma Sensitive Schooling prepares an entire school to counter the disruption. Beth Sarver, who coordinates Truman Medical Center’s Resilience Incubator, describes the trauma spectrum and how mindful teaching and learning harness the native resilience in all of us.


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KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, November 17 – 23

November 17, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, November 17 - 23

   This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, November 17 to Sunday, November 23. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the …

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Apocalypse Meow Night One in Review

November 16, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Apocalypse Meow Night One in Review

We headed out to the Record Bar for the first night of the seventh annual Apocalypse Meow.  Meow is a fundraiser for the Midwest Music Foundation to provide assistance to local musicians in need of healthcare.  Besides being a great …

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Halloween at Westport Saloon: Hellfire Hoedown

November 10, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Halloween at Westport Saloon: Hellfire Hoedown

On Halloween, we headed out to the Hellfire Hoedown at Westport Saloon.  The acts featured ranged from rockabilly and hard rock to bluegrass and blues.  We caught the sets from Stay Sick: A Tribute to the Cramps, Electric Lungs, Freight …

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KKFI Jazz Calendar for November 10 – 16

November 10, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
KKFI Jazz Calendar for November 10  - 16

    This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, November 10 to Sunday, November 16. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the …

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Coda: Peculiar Pretzelmen, Love Tusk and Wink Burcham

November 7, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Coda: Peculiar Pretzelmen, Love Tusk and Wink Burcham

Recently Coda hosted a fine night of music featuring the Peculiar Pretzelmen out of LA, Love Tusk from KC and Wink Burcham up from Oklahoma. Burcham is a country singer-songwriter who was accompanied by slide guitar and electric guitar. He …

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Kansas City Jazz Calendar for November 3 – November 9

November 3, 2014 By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Kansas City Jazz Calendar for November 3 - November 9

    This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, November 3 to Sunday, November 9. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event.  …

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