America On the Couch: Psychoanalyzing the Election

Ken Buch, President of the KC Friends of Carl Jung, and Radio Active Magazine host David Mitchell continue the discussion of this crazy election year, using the book America On The Couch to provide psychoanalytic insights.  Topics of discussion include the phenomena of climate denial and as well as insights about the presidential election.

Patricia McCreary talks “Seniors”

Patricia McCreary on the next Khadijah Show (yes, the White Guy will be there too).  Patricia is the Director of Margaret’s Place, an adult “daycare.”  Find out about the woes of taking care of senior.  Yes, there is a racial component to this show AND we’ll be taking your calls.

Lenny Bruce Life And First Amendment Trial Remembered; and Immigrant Children Forced To Act As Their Own Lawyers

Comedian Lenny Bruce Life And First Amendment Trial Remembered

The great 1950s comedian and rebellious social satirist Lenny Bruce died 50 years ago this month accidently from a morphine overdose. He was certainly driven to death by the various trials prosecutors put him through said Martin Garbis, the young attorney who in 1964 unsuccessfully represented him in a crucial obscenity trial in New York City. Bruce was a groundbreaker, transcending the conventional subjects for humor at every opportunity. He was concerned with vanguard ideas in the mid 50s black power, prison reform, the rights of convicts, the plight of Native Americans, religious and political frauds like Billy Graham and his friend President Richard Nixon, and the right to abortion. He was not taken in by US Cold War ideology. He thought Cuba, that the United States Navy,at the better claim to Guant namo Bay. He refused to support radio free Europe, thinking it hypocritical given the racism and corruption in America. And he said ” the ultimate heresy ” that of communism cooked for you “solid”. Richard Kuh, who as an assistant District Attorney in Manhattan prosecuted Bruce for obscenity in 1964 thought that Bruce crystallized rebellion. He provided not only bone searing talk, but fanfare and a rallying point.

Lenny Bruce was indeed the spiritual father of the cultural radicalization of the 60s. New York Governor George Pataki pardoned Lenny Bruce in 2003 stating that his decision, nearly 4 decades after the conviction, was “a declaration of New York’s commitment to upholding the First Amendment.

Guest – Attorney Martin Garbus represented Lenny Bruce. Martin is one of the country s top trial lawyers, as well as an author and sought-after speaker. Time magazine called him legendary and one of the greatest trial lawyers in the country . The Guardian, declared him one of the worlds finest trial lawyers . An expert at every level of civil and criminal trial, and litigation, he has appeared before the United States Supreme Court in leading First Amendment cases, and his cases have established precedents there and in other courts throughout the country. A case he filed, Goldberg v. Kelly, that resulted in a favorable 5-4 Supreme Court opinion was described by Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan as arguably the most important due process case of the 20th Century . Martin Garbus has written seven books, hundreds of articles, and has taught that the law schools at Columbia and Yale Universities.

Immigrant Children Forced To Act As Their Own Lawyers

Each year, thousands of children are forced to act as their own lawyers in United States immigration courts with no one to explain the chargest against them.. They are thrust against trained federal prosecutors in seeking asylum or other types of relief in proceedings that most adults find often impossible to understand much less navigate effectively.

In contrast to individuals charged with criminal offenses, such as homicide or kidnapping, the government has no obligation to provide court-appointed legal defense for those who cannot afford an attorney in civil cases. Many children in immigration court hail from Central America where they escaped poverty and especially perilous conditions.

Having an attorney can mean the difference between being deported “often putting their lives at risk “and remaining in this country. One survey found that more than half the children representing themselves were deported, contrasted with only one in 10 who were provided legal representation.

A class action lawsuit filed by the ACLU and other civil rights groups is challenging this gross systemic failure.

Guest – Attorney Lauren Dasse, Executive Director of The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Lauren has been representing young people facing deportation for years, and last year gave 7,500 know-your-rights presentations to children in Arizona shelters. Lauren Dasse grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and earned her B.A. in Latin American Studies and Sociology from the University of Arizona. She received her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the CUNY Law Review. She has interned with the Center for Constitutional Rights and Make the Road New York, and participated in the International Women s Human Rights Clinic at CUNY Law.



Swedish Police To Question Julian Assange At Ecuadorian Embassy

Live At The Unicorn Theatre!

The Every Woman Krew broadcasts live from the Unicorn Theatre.  Sponsored by  Women’s Equality Week, we focus on LGBTQ issues of Equality and Voting Rights.

Panelists include Una and Fiona Nowling from the 10th Voice, along with Caryn and Adrienne Richmond.  In front of a live audience, these women share their stories of perseverance through legal blocks of suppression.

Women’s Equality Week

Every Woman has an open house at KKFI and invites Women’s Equality Week Coalition members to discuss why Women will never quit PUSHING BACK & MARCHING FORWARD for Equality.

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Jessica Paige + Ron Megee + Jorge Arana Trio

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Jessica Paige + Ron Megee + Jorge Arana Trio

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Schwervon!, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Kelley Hunt, Under The Big Oak Tree, Thom Hoskins, Jorge Arana Trio, Jessica Paige, The Philistines, Labretta Suede & The Motel 6, Marlene Dietrich & Burt Bacharach, Frank Ocean, Lucius, and De La Soul.

At 10:30 Mark talks with Jessica Paige as part of our Crossroads Music Fest SPOT LIGHT series featuring artists participating in the 12th annual CMF on September 10. Jessica grew up on a Kansas Farm and at a very early age found her passion was music and songwriting. Last year Jessica released her self produced debut album, Sweet Nothings, including her single “Beautiful Life.” Jessica has appeared at the Middle of The Map Fest, Folk Alliance International, American Idol, and she will also be a part of BravoKC: Kauffman Center Turns Five, Live! , at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Friday, September 2 with KC Ballet, UMKC Conservatory of Music, KC Symphony Chamber Ensemble, Lyric Opera Young Artists, Calvin Arsenia, The Grisly Hand, Hembree, DJ Sheppa, and The Phantastics. More info at:

At 11:00 Ron Megee of Late Night Theatre joins us to share all of the details of Late Night Theatre’s Night Of Nights Benefit at The Folly Theater, on Friday, September 9, at 8:00 pm, with The Philistines, Bohemian Cult Revival, Jessica Dressler, Andy Chambers, Chadwick Brooks, Widow VonDu, Ron Megee, Ashley Otis, Genewa Stanwyck, Voler Thieves of Flight, That’s Entertainment, Ray Ettinger, Gary Campbell, Russ George, Damian Blake, Annie Cherry, Katie Gilchrist, Kita Rose, Shan Bear, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, and many more. More info at:

At 11:30 Mark talks with members of Jorge Arana Trio who are releasing their new album Mammoth on Friday, September 23, on Haymaker Records. Jorge Arana Trio will play their first album release concert at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, KCMO, on Friday, September 2, at 9:00 PM, with rock group 34, and Haymaker Records label-mates Riala. On Friday, September 9, at 9:00 PM, the group plays Jackpot in Lawrence, KS with Boston group Bent Knee, and Lawrence doom funk group Hyperbor. The Jorge Arana Trio is Jorge Arana, Josh Enyart, and Jason Nash. They were formed in 2011. The vinyl is pressed in limited edition silver vinyl. It is the sixth vinyl release for Haymaker Records and the third from Jorge Arana Trio. More info at:

Show #645

(Jessica Paige photo courtesy of Colleen Bilzing Photography)

Laurie Lewis

Our guests next week on Art of the Song are Laurie Lewis and her sideman partner, Tom Rozum. Laurie Lewis is a songwriter, fiddler, vocalist, teacher and producer. She almost quit music altogether the year she graduated early from Berkeley High School and moved out of the house. After five or six years of classical violin lessons, she was ready to move on to something new, something that wouldn’t ask her to read music.
Inspired by the artists she heard down the street at the Berkeley Folk Festival… Doc Watson, Jean Ritchie, Reverend Gary Davis and Mississippi John Hurt… She developed a keen interest in folk music and learned to play it by ear. We spoke with Laurie and Tom in our Albuquerque studio.