Life sometimes hands you lemons, first our guests from ArchCity Defenders had to cancel at the last moment and then our guest who was to tell her story of being arrested for a traffic violation couldn’t answer the phone = LEMONS! We made Lemonade and came up with a show on the fly that addressed the issue of the day, Gun Violence and American Gun Culture. We hope you were enlightened and entertained.
Gun Culture In America Explained
There many differing interpretations of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution that guarantees citizens the right to bear arms. Over the years and especially the last few decades numerous, federal, state and local lawmakers have sought to define what the limits of those rights should be where they live. Those efforts have included the right to open carry, conceal carry and now a bill in congress would make the owning and use of silencers legal (something law enforcement has been against for decades).
Host Teresa Wilke talks with Don Haider-Markel, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Kansas University, in Lawrence Kansas. They will be discussing gun culture in America and why of if guns really are loved by the American people.
Praise and Pass Redux
Praise and Pass Redux iS a feature Produced for THE radio program “SOUND and FURY.” The theme is America’s attitudes towards guns and gun violence. On this episode of SOUND and FURY we react to the mass shooting in Las Vegas (and elsewhere) and attitudes towards guns. Produced by Dave Goodman for I.B.I.S. Radio and the world. Features Senator Cory Booker, Donald Trump, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, President Barack Obama, Pastor Peter J. Peters, Conan O’Brien, Chris Hayes, Senator John McCain, Stephen Colbert, Mel Gibson (clip from “The Patriot”). Music by Frank Loesser, Mark Isham, and Armen Ra. Thanks to CNN for archival news audio.
This piece is a product of the Independent Broadcast Information Service who produce audio segments for station in the US and abroad. They are located in Jamaica Plain, Boston Mass.
The JoJR Calendar for February 19th
The Jackson County Legislature will introduce a resolution pushing Congress to pass the DREAM Act, Tuesday, February 20th at 2:15 PM, in the Jackson County Courthouse, on the Second Floor in the Legislative Chambers, 415 E 12th St, KCMO. Please arrive early enough to allow time for parking and going through courthouse security. You are invited to come and show your support.
On Tuesday, February 20th at 6:00 pm, The Writers Place and the Johnson County Library will present a poetry reading by inmates and former inmates incarcerated at Lansing Prison. This inmate reading will be held at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center located at 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas.
You are invited to join the Dream Fighters Coalition on Thursday, February 22nd, at 801 Valentine Rd, the intersection of Southwest Trafficway and Valentine Rd. They will rally for a Clean Dream Act during the evening commute. Signs will be provided. Restrooms, hot drinks, and a place to warm up will also be available. This is a weekly event every Thursday.
The Black Repertory Theater of Kansas City will present one of the most innovative plays in the history of African American Theater, The Colored Museum, February 15th thru March 4th at ArtsTech, 1522 Holmes Street, KCMO. For more information call them at 816-663-9966 or Check out their webpage http://www.brtkc.org/