Jaws of Justice Radio http://www.kkfi.org/program/jaws-of-justice-radio/ This podcast tracks the audio archives for the "Jaws of Justice Radio" show. Jaws of Justice Radio covers issues of law enforcement, courts, incarceration, homelessness, economic injustice, foster care, death penalty, constitutional rights and more. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:18:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Jaws of Justice Radio covers issues of law enforcement, courts, incarceration, homelessness, economic injustice, foster care, death penalty, constitutional rights and more. We are looking for organizations and individuals to tell their story, and more folks that want to learn how to produce radio. KKFI 90.1 FM clean KKFI 90.1 FM kkfi901fm@gmail.com kkfi901fm@gmail.com (KKFI 90.1 FM) law enforcement, justice, incarceration, death penalty Jaws of Justice Radio » Podcast Categories » Podcast – Jaws of Justice Radio http://www.kkfi.org/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/logo-jaws_of_justice-675.png http://www.kkfi.org/program/jaws-of-justice-radio/ Kansas City, Missouri USA Weekly Defending Cops That Kill – Lance LoRusso. Nation Inside and Second Chance, Advocating For Sensible Policy http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/defending-cops-that-kill-lance-lorusso-nation-inside-and-second-chance-advocating-for-sensible-policy/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/defending-cops-that-kill-lance-lorusso-nation-inside-and-second-chance-advocating-for-sensible-policy/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:09:52 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=36234 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/defending-cops-that-kill-lance-lorusso-nation-inside-and-second-chance-advocating-for-sensible-policy/feed/ 0 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, 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? Contact: Molly Robinson, Strategic Vision LLC, Ph: (404) 380-1079, www.strategicvision.biz 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. For more information on second Chance contact: Ron Smith, Program Director rsmith@kc-crime.org 2700 E. 18th St., Room 207 Kansas City, MO 64127 816.231.0450 816.231.8828 (Fax) KKFI 90.1 FM clean 59:49 Family United Transportation Services and Cop Watch with Occupy KC http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/family-united-transportation-services-and-women-entering-lifes-lessons/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/family-united-transportation-services-and-women-entering-lifes-lessons/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:26:20 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=35980 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/family-united-transportation-services-and-women-entering-lifes-lessons/feed/ 0 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 fami... 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 ________________ 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 ________________ KKFI 90.1 FM clean 58:41 Flashing Red Lights in the Rear View Mirror – Cop Stops A Call In Show http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/flashing-red-lights-in-the-rear-view-mirror-cop-stops-a-call-in-show/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/flashing-red-lights-in-the-rear-view-mirror-cop-stops-a-call-in-show/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:19:48 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=35504 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/flashing-red-lights-in-the-rear-view-mirror-cop-stops-a-call-in-show/feed/ 0 What once was "License and Registration Please" has evolved into much more with routine traffic stops now including strip searches and even cavity searches along side of the road. If you listen to the news media, What once was "License and Registration Please" has evolved into much more with routine traffic stops now including strip searches and even cavity searches along side of the road. If you listen to the news media, social media and politicians you would think every one is carrying a gun in one hand and a cell phone camera in the other hand. The paranoia of the motorist, the home owner and the police have made traffic stops and knocks on the door into literal life and death situations. CALL IN SHOW - STUDIO LINE IS 816-931-5534 Today host Jessica Thomas tells her own cop stop story and opens the phone lines for you to give yours as well. Joining Jessica is Co- Host local Attorney David Bell to answer your questions as to what the police can and can't do as well as what you should do if you are stopped. CALL IN SHOW - STUDIO LINE IS 816-931-5534 Calendar of Events KKFI 90.1 FM clean 58:26 Welcome House – Recovery From Addiction and Children Of Incarcerated Parents – Saving Families One Child At A Time http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/welcome-house-recovery-from-addiction-and-children-of-incarcerated-parents-saving-families-one-child-at-a-time/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/welcome-house-recovery-from-addiction-and-children-of-incarcerated-parents-saving-families-one-child-at-a-time/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:15:52 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=35441 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/welcome-house-recovery-from-addiction-and-children-of-incarcerated-parents-saving-families-one-child-at-a-time/feed/ 0 Pat Kelly of Welcom House - Recovery and Return - Pat Kelly Board member of Welcome House joins hosts Liz Henry and Cassandra Mitchell. Welcome House is an organization that helps men start the life long recovery from alcoholism. Pat Kelly of Welcom House - Recovery and Return Pat Kelly Board member of Welcome House joins hosts Liz Henry and Cassandra Mitchell. Welcome House is an organization that helps men start the life long recovery from alcoholism. Pat Kelly and his family have owned Kelly's Tavern for years and today he will also tell us about his work with Welcome House. The Welcome House was founded in 1968 for the sole purpose of educating and rehabilitating the adult male alcoholic/addict with the expressed mission of returning the individual to productive society free of alcohol and drug abuse. Since its inception, the Kansas City facility has served countless thousands of clients areawide. You can find them at 1414 E 27th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, (816) 472-0760 or online http://welcomehousekc.org/ Children Of Incarcerated Parents - Saving At Risk Families When a parent goes to jail the cracks start to open up all around their children and many fall through those cracks and eventually end up in prison themselves. Children of Incarcerated Parents works to keep children in contact with their parent(s), provides them the support they need to overcome the absence of their parent(s) and provide them a safe place to be without recrimination. Host Sunshine talks with Barbara Courtney of the Kansas City Chapter of Children of Incarcerated Parents about their programs that include providing meals during the summer vacation, life skills, parenting classes, video conferences and visits with their incarcerated parents. The COIP mission is to be a support system for children of Incarcerated parents by modeling healthy family interaction The program goal is to reduce the rate of recidivism for the incarcerated parents and to aid in the process of family reintegration. They are located at 6285 Paseo, KCMO 64130, and you can contact them at Phone (816) 517-9504, Email - coip9141@gmail.com and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/childrenip.org Calendar of Events The Kansas City Chapter of Missourian's For Altenatives to the Death Penalty will meet Tuesday, July 1st from 6:30 to 8pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO. ________________ The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday July 7th from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. For information contact Robin Johnson at 816-468-7894 or email: redrob2655@yahoo.com ________________ If you live near the new Police Lab and East Patrol Station construction site and are looking for work you might want to stop by the brightly colored trailer on 26th St just west of Prospect. More than 500 people have since the first of the year and many of them have gotten into training programs that have resulted in jobs. GG Owens, manages JE Dunn’s information trailer, stop by and find out more. This project has received a Federal HUD designation as a Section 3 project, which means, to the greatest extent possible they are required to provide job and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents and businesses. To find out what opportunities are available Call the City’s Section 3 office at (816) 513-6817 or Visit the office at their new location at the Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, 3200 Wayne Ave, Suite 108, KCMO. KKFI 90.1 FM clean 59:44 Just What Is A Hate Crime? and Connecting For Good – Closing The Digital Divide http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/just-what-is-a-hate-crime-and-connecting-for-good-closing-the-digital-divide/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/just-what-is-a-hate-crime-and-connecting-for-good-closing-the-digital-divide/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:07:25 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=35152 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/just-what-is-a-hate-crime-and-connecting-for-good-closing-the-digital-divide/feed/ 0 What Makes A Crime A Hate Crime? - When the Fraiser Glen Miller killed two people at the Jewish community Center and another at the Village Shalom Retirement Home in Overland Park a few months ago it quickly became apparent that these murders were mot... What Makes A Crime A Hate Crime? When the Fraiser Glen Miller killed two people at the Jewish community Center and another at the Village Shalom Retirement Home in Overland Park a few months ago it quickly became apparent that these murders were motivated by hate. What does that mean when the accused is charged and how does the prosecutor determine what charges to bring? Margot Patterson talks with Mark Potok, a Senior Fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center about the anatomy of a hate crime and why there is such a designation. They talked about the numerous groups that are designated as hate groups and how they got that designation as well as the actions that make a crime a hate crime. The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. You can find out more about them at http://www.splcenter.org/ and you can find out about the hate groups in your state at http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/hate-map to Contact them offline: send mail to 400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104 or phone them at (334) 956-8200 or Toll-Free at (888) 414-7752. **If you contact them by mail, please do not send any ORIGINAL documents with your correspondence. They are not able to return these documents to you. Connecting For Good Host Allie Catherine Bush talks with Michael Limatta, Co-Founder and President of Connecting For Good about their mission to close the digital divide. Connecting For Good is a nonprofit organization that has been bridging the Digital Divide since 2011 with wireless networks, low cost refurbished PCs and free digital life skills classes. Why do they do this? Because 25% of Kansas City area residents don’t have broadband Internet access at home. (3-5 Mb), 42% of those who don’t use the Internet have annual household incomes of under $25,000, most of whom live in low income housing, 46% of nonusers are minorities and 70% of Kansas City Public Schools students do not have the Internet in their homes. The basic free digital life skills classes are conducted every week: Thursday & Friday at 10:00 am to noon, 3101 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO. Tuesday & Wednesday 12:30 – 2:30 pm, 2006 N 3rd Street, Kansas City, KS The A Class is a basic introduction to computers and the Internet. The B Class focuses on beginning Internet skills such as e-mail and web browsing. Class size is limited, so you need to make a reservation in advance. Everyone needs to arrive a half an hour early for the A Class, which is required to take the B Class. Participants who qualify may purchase a high quality refurbished computer for as little as $50.00. In addition to these classes, they are conducting additional sessions at various locations throughout the community. Call (816) 559-7077 for information or to register for classes. Calendar Children of Incarcerated Parents summer food program will start Monday, June 30th. Their Harvesters’ Kids Café will serve all children ages 18 and younger free nutrition’s meals. Also, free meals will be provided to individuals’ ages 18-21 that are determined by a state agency to be physically or mentally disabled. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday from 12pm-1pm, and Dinner 4pm-5pm at 6285 Paseo, KCMO. If you have any questions regarding this program please call 816-517-9504. _________________ You are invited to the ACLU of Missouri's Annual Meeting, Saturday, June 28, at their St. Louis office. This is the meeting where members elect the directors and board members to oversee their affiliate. Attendees will also receive an update on the work of the ACLU of Missouri. The 2014 Annual Meeting is open to the public, Saturday, June 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., 454 Whittier Street, St. KKFI 90.1 FM clean 57:12 Housing Help For Returning Citizens and Alcohol Regulation and Alcohol’s Consequences http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/women-entering-lifes-lessons-and-housing-help-for-returning-citizens/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/women-entering-lifes-lessons-and-housing-help-for-returning-citizens/#comments Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:28:07 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=34928 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/women-entering-lifes-lessons-and-housing-help-for-returning-citizens/feed/ 0 Housing Help For Returning Citizens - Host Melvin Merritt talks with Brenda Bellars, Tiffani Painter and Denmon Martinez of Affordable Housing of KC and Tom Norman and Chris Williams of Ike's House, a program that uses the formerly incarcerated and re... Housing Help For Returning Citizens Host Melvin Merritt talks with Brenda Bellars, Tiffani Painter and Denmon Martinez of Affordable Housing of KC and Tom Norman and Chris Williams of Ike's House, a program that uses the formerly incarcerated and recovering addicts to repair housing for themselves and other citizens. Affordable Housing KC helps the chronically homeless find clean, safe housing. They do this by helping clients access health care, mental health issues, transportation and counselling. They are helping the residents build a community inside the houses so they can learn the skills to become part of the wider community. Contact: Affordable Housing of KC, 816-673-1384 or check out website at www.affordablehousingofkc.com Ike's house helps men who are recovering from addiction and/or struggling with reintegrating from prison. This house is self managed by the residents who better understand and support those who are struggling with similar problems. Contact: Tom Norman, 314-727-3399 or email tomdnorman@icloud.com Regulating Alcohol in KCMO and The Legal Consequences of Alcohol Abuse. We replay an show with host Keith Brown El where he talks with Jim Ready of the Regulated Industries Department of KCMO about how the sale of alcohol is regulated in KC and who can get a liquor license. The Keith talks with Martha Means of the KCMO Municipal Prosecutors office about what happens when someone’s alcohol use gets them in trouble with the law. Calendar Children of Incarcerated Parents summer food program will start Monday, June 30th. Their Harvesters’ Kids Café will serve all children ages 18 and younger free nutrition’s meals. Also, free meals will be provided to individuals’ ages 18-21 that are determined by a state agency to be physically or mentally disabled. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday from 12pm-1pm, and Dinner 4pm-5pm at 6285 Paseo, KCMO. If you have any questions regarding this program please call 816-517-9504. ________________ CASA advocates come from many different walks of life. Being a CASA Volunteer doesn’t require any specific background or special education; it only requires the desire to help abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes. So, what does it take to become a CASA Volunteer? Complete an application, set up an interview and take their training. To learn more about being a CASA Volunteer in Jackson County Contact Karrie Duke at 816-984-8204 or email kduke@jacksoncountycasa-mo.org In Johnson and Wyandotte County contact the CASA office at 913-715-4042 or download a volunteer application at www.casajwc.org KKFI 90.1 FM clean 54:41 An Exoneration Story – Innocence Versus The Death Penalty http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/an-exoneration-story-innocence-versus-the-death-penalty/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/an-exoneration-story-innocence-versus-the-death-penalty/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 02:16:44 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=34622 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/an-exoneration-story-innocence-versus-the-death-penalty/feed/ 0 Curtis McCarty - Exonerated off of Death Row - Sentenced to death in Oklahoma for a crime he did not commit, Curtis McCarty spent over 21 years in prison - including 19 years on death row - before being exonerated in 2007. Curtis McCarty - Exonerated off of Death Row Sentenced to death in Oklahoma for a crime he did not commit, Curtis McCarty spent over 21 years in prison - including 19 years on death row - before being exonerated in 2007. His wrongful conviction was the result of prosecutorial and forensic misconduct. Despite evidence of this misconduct, McCarty was re-convicted twice and re-sentenced to death 3 times. It took over 16 years for McCarty to secure proper DNA testing, and another 3 years to win a new trial with this evidence. Since being exonerated, Curtis McCarty has been advocating for repeal of the death penalty all over the world. He knows first-hand the flaws in our death penalty system, and the very real possibility of a state making the biggest mistake of all: executing an innocent person. Host of today edition is local defense attorney Craig Lubow speaking with Curtis McCarty about his fight to prove his innocence before the state of Oklahoma could execute him. Death Penalty Update Cathleen Burnett of Missourians for Alternative to the Death Penalty and Jean Phillips, Clinical Professor, Director Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post Conviction Remedies Univ. of Kansas School of Law will update us on what is happening in Missouri and Kansas around the Death Penalty in the second half of the show. Calendar of Events The Local Chapter of Missouri Cure will be meeting tonight, Monday June 9th from 6 to 8 PM at the Waldo Library, 201 E 75th St, KCMO. Hedy Hardin, the State Chair of MOCURE will be in attendance. They will be discussing plans for the Annual Statewide Convention to be held in Kansas City later this year. _________________ MORE2 (“MORE-Squared”) will hold their 9th Annual Imagine Banquet on Thursday, June 12th, from 6:00-9:00PM at the Marriott Muehlebach Hotel in KCMO. They will be celebrating Missouri's overturning of the lifetime ban on food stamps for those with drug felonies. You can purchase tickets on line at www.more2.org/banquet or call Lora McDonald at (816)277-5912. ________________ The Annual Meeting of Missourians For Alternatives To The Death Penalty will be Saturday June 14th, 12:30 PM, at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St, KCMO. Featured speaker will be Sean O'Brien, Associate Professor of Law at UMKC. For price of lunch and to reserve a spot email info@madpmo.org ________________ KKFI 90.1 FM clean 55:15 Ain’t Nobody Killing Us But Us – Black on Black Crime Summit http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/aint-nobody-killing-us-but-us-black-on-black-crime-summit/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/aint-nobody-killing-us-but-us-black-on-black-crime-summit/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 20:08:32 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=34457 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/aint-nobody-killing-us-but-us-black-on-black-crime-summit/feed/ 0 KKFI ON AIR PLEDGE DRIVE IS ON CALL 888-931-0901 OR DONATE ON LINE WWW.KKFI.ORG - BLACK ON BLACK CRIME SUMMIT - Kansas City has consistently been near the top of the list for murders per 100,000 population for many years now. We take a drop of 5, KKFI ON AIR PLEDGE DRIVE IS ON CALL 888-931-0901 OR DONATE ON LINE WWW.KKFI.ORG BLACK ON BLACK CRIME SUMMIT Kansas City has consistently been near the top of the list for murders per 100,000 population for many years now. We take a drop of 5, 10 or 15 murders from the previous year as good news but the fact is that seldom happens and still leaves us high on the list. There have been a number of programs and efforts over the years to try to effect a permanent change but to no avail. Many families count victims and perpetrators among their own. It is no secret that the majority of murders in our city are young black men killing other young black men. On Today's program host Melvin Merritt talks with Pat Clark, President of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association and 5th District Councilman Pastor Michael Brooks about the upcoming Black on Black Crime Summit that they are hosting. Ain't Nobody Killing Us But Us will be held Friday May 6th, starting at 6 PM CDT, at the SE Fieldhouse Swope Parkway and Meyer Blvd, KCMO. Everyone is invited to start the dialogue about bringing families and the community back together. For more information contact Team Tyson at 816-977-3116 or Councilman Brook's office 816-513-6521 or email michael.brooks@kcmo.org KKFI 90.1 FM clean 38:36 Slavery Was Abolished in the USAhhh….Better Think Again! and Update On Cannabis Legalization In MO and Elsewhere. http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/slavery-was-abolished-in-the-usahhh-better-think-again-and-update-on-cannabis-legalization-in-mo-and-elsewhere/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/slavery-was-abolished-in-the-usahhh-better-think-again-and-update-on-cannabis-legalization-in-mo-and-elsewhere/#comments Sat, 24 May 2014 21:41:27 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=34224 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/slavery-was-abolished-in-the-usahhh-better-think-again-and-update-on-cannabis-legalization-in-mo-and-elsewhere/feed/ 0 Abolishing Slavery in the 21st Century In the first half of our show we talk with Max Parthas, spoken Word Artist and local activist Yohanan EliYah two of the hosts of New Abolitionist Radio. Max and Yohanan are part of the group Move to Abolish 2... Abolishing Slavery in the 21st Century - In the first half of our show we talk with Max Parthas, spoken Word Artist and local activist Yohanan EliYah two of the hosts of New Abolitionist Radio. Max and Yohanan are part of the group Move to Abolish 21st Slavery & Human Trafficking and that of Modern Abolitionists a growing movement to change the Constitution at the Federal and State level to eliminate the slavery exception for those convicted of a crime and take down the prison industrial complex in this country. Some of the goals of the group Move to Abolish 21st Slavery & Human Trafficking and that of Modern Abolitionists: • As abolitionists our goal is to see the immediate and complete abolition of prison for profit/punishment for sale through federal and private corporations. • We want all private prisons abolished. Including private probation companies and all the satellite companies profiting off the prison system in a multi-hundred billion dollar industry. • We want congress to REMOVE the 13th Amendment Slavery Abolition exception clause which allows for the continued existence of modern slavery through the very constitution we die to protect. • We want all individual US states to officially end slavery language in their state constitutions. • We want all 37 states which enacted legislation allowing private international corporations to use prison labor for commercial good and services to abolish such legislation immediately. • We want the abolition of all local, state and federal laws which criminalize a race of people, a culture or an economic condition ; the war on drugs, marijuana laws, anti homeless laws, immigration laws and debtors laws. • We want the abolition of all privately owned youth detention facilities and halfway houses. America incarcerates 2 million children a year with 95% arrested for non violent crimes. It must end now. New Abolitionists Radio seeks to educate the public and agitate for an end of 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking. It is an extension of the group Move To Abolish 21st Century Slavery. The program broadcast live every Wednesday night at 8:00PM EST. Catch Them live on line or find archived shows at http://newabolitionistsradio.blogspot.com/ ____________________ Medical Cannabis Passes In Missouri.....Sort Of Jessica Thomas is back to update us on the Medical cannabis bill that passed the MO legilature, it's limitations, who and how cannabis can be legally grown, as well as when the law goes into effect. She will talk with cannabis patients in the midwest and update some of the happenings across the nation. _____________________ Calendar of Events Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and daughters invites you to Women of Courage 2014, Saturday, June 07, from 3 – 5 pm at St Monica Parish Fellowship Hall, 1616 Paseo Blvd, KCMO. This annual event honors women who have made a difference in our community and whose work promotes strong family ties. For more information contact Beverly Livingston at bev.livingston@sbcglobal.net or call 816-337-5876. ________________ The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday June 2nd from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. For information contact Robin Johnson at 816-468-7894 or email: redrob2655@yahoo.com ____________________ The Kansas City Chapter of Missourian's For Altenatives to the Death Penalty will meet Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:30 to 8pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO. Also the Education Taskforce/Speaker's Bureau subcommittee will meet Friday, May 30, call Cathleen Burnette at 816-206-8692 for location. KKFI 90.1 FM clean 51:19 A Story of Recovery With Former KC Royal Willie Wilson http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/a-story-of-recovery-with-former-kc-royal-willie-wilson/ http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/a-story-of-recovery-with-former-kc-royal-willie-wilson/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 18:01:23 +0000 http://www.kkfi.org/?post_type=program-episodes&p=33887 ]]> http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/a-story-of-recovery-with-former-kc-royal-willie-wilson/feed/ 0 Addiction and abuse of drugs and alcohol crosses every division we construct within our society, wether it be economic, social or political. The addiction of the homeless veteran and the US Congressman is the same and the process for recovery has the ... Addiction and abuse of drugs and alcohol crosses every division we construct within our society, wether it be economic, social or political. The addiction of the homeless veteran and the US Congressman is the same and the process for recovery has the same basic requirements. it is the willingness to admit to ones weakness and the resolve to change ones life that is the starting point. On today's shoe Cassandra Mitchell and Liz Henry talk with Royals Hall of Fame Centerfielder Willie Wilson about his journey into drug and alcohol abuse and his recovery. Willie will talk about how being in the public spotlight effected him and how that spotlight helped and hindered his recovery. In the 2nd Half of the show we will open the phone Lines for your questions and comments - 816-931-5534 KKFI 90.1 FM clean 53:34