Bessie’s House – Helping the Homeless in NE KC
Bessie’s House is a loving, Christ-like response to the spiritual, economic, and social poverty across the city of Kansas City, Missouri; with focus on the Old Northeast neighborhood area. They are a passionate group of servant followers of Jesus dedicated to respond to these problems – one person at a time. Bessie’s House serves hundreds of people every month with an introduction to Jesus, a bite to eat, a hot shower and laundry service.
Host Melvin Merritt will talk with Mike Low about the beginnings of Bessie’s House, their move from the house they worked out of for many years and their recent purchase of land in NE area to build a facility that fits their operation and the needs of the neighborhood.
For More info about Bessie’s House and how you can get involved check them out at –
Webpage – http://www.bessieshouse.org/
Phone – (816) 509-2428
Scott Langley – Photojournalist and Human Rights Activist
Scott Langley is a grassroots organizer on a number of human rights and social justice issues, having primarily focused on the death penalty since 1999. Scott is most notably known for his educational and artistic work on the issue as a trained photojournalist, having documented the death penalty for the last 20 years as part of a long-term project that has been exhibited around the world, and was recently reported on by the BBC and NPR. Scott currently travels regularly within the U.S. to speak about capital punishment and about his photography documentary project. He is based in upstate New York.
Host Craig Lubow talks with Scott Langley about what happened to compel him to use his photography to inform the public about the Death Penalty. You can look at the pictures they will be discussing by following along at http://www.deathpenaltyphoto.org/
Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction/
Webpage – http://www.deathpenaltyaction.org/