Arlin Buyert Got Kicked Out Of Lansing Prison
Arlin Buyert grew up on a farm in Iowa, he flew planes over Vietnam during the war and until recently he taught poetry at the Kansas penitentiary in Lansing, KS. Arlin is also a published poet and has come to understand in his own life and in his work that redemption starts with an understanding of and having an outlet for one’s emotions. When Arts In Prison provided him an opportunity to help others in great need of that outlet for their emotions he grabbed that opportunity and created a program that has published books and performed in public the poetry of the inmates at Lansing. Most important is that having the outlet of the written word has helped many inmates heal their own wounds and refrain from expressing their frustration and anger in a physical way.
Just a few weeks ago Arlin he could no longer teach poetry at Lansing and a book of the prisoner’s poetry that had just been published could not be released. This sudden ousting of Arlin seems to be a combination of miscommunication and a no tolerance policy by the prison authorities. Today host Jeff Humfeld talks with Arlin Buyert about the poetry program at Lansing, the sudden cancellation of the program and an upcoming performance by some of his poetry students, formerly incarcerated at Lansing. That performance titled, Open To The Sky, will be Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30 PM, at the Johnson County Library, 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS.
If you want to let the authorities know they should reinstate the poetry program at Lansing contact –
Governor Laura Kelly
300 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
Secretary of Corrections
714 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66603
K.c. Stark On The Business Of Growing Cannabis
K.c. Stark believes that cannabis has the potential to transform our economy into a sustainable powerhouse, some have even dubbed him the “Steve Jobs of Weed”. He is the founder of the National Cannabis Doctors Association, Founder and CEO of the Cannabis Startup Incubator, Manages KCMJ KCStark Cannabis Community Radio, among other things. He came to Missouri from Colorado to help in the effort to legalize medical cannabis and is now working to help develop the businesses that will supply the industry.
Host Jessica Thomas talks with K.c. Stark about the Cannabis Startup Incubator and his plans for the cannabis industry in MO.
K.c. Stark and Harshman Law Firm are sponsoring the Cannabis Startup Incubator Invitational, FREE Networking Launch Event: open to the public. Must be 21+. RSVP. Join us for our “jazz & juice” kickoff event for the upcoming medical cannabis and hemp markets. Meet national leaders and network, mashup, connect and plan. Celebrate America’s fastest and most exciting industry! The event will be Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM at the Plexpod, 300 E. 39th Street, KCMO. To find out more or reserve your place check out the event page at – https://www.facebook.com/events/311789256186666/
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The JoJR Calendar for the week of March 11th
The 2nd Annual Ex-Offender Job Fair sponsored by KCMO Council members from the 5th and 6th district will be held Wednesday, March 13th from 10am – 2 pm at 9701 Marion Park Drive, KCMO. Be prepared as a variety of local businesses will be there to take resumes and conduct interviews. For more information contact Officer Aaron Whitehead at 816-949-1634 or Officer Mary McCall at 816-672-2828.
Lindy Lou, always thought she could easily give the death penalty. Then she sat on a jury that handed down a death sentence to a man convicted in a double homicide. The documentary film Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2, shows her travels through Mississippi, twenty years later, interviewing her 11 fellow jurors regarding the repercussions of that decision.
Missourian’s for Alternatives to the Death Penalty are bringing Lindy Lou, and the movie to our area for three showings and discussions with Lindy Lou in three days beginning on Monday, March 18th, 7pm at the University of St. Mary, St. Joseph Dining Hall, 4100 S 4th St, Leavenworth, KS, again Tuesday, March 19th, 5 pm at the KC Public Library – Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St, KCMO, finally on Wednesday, March 20th, at Avila University, Whitfield Center, 11901 Wornall Rd, KCMO. For more information contact: [email protected] – 816-931-4177
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