Puppies On Parole with George Lombardi
Host Jessica Thomas talks with George Lombardi, Director of the Department of Corrections for Missouri about the Puppies On Parole program he has instituted across the correctional institutions in Missouri. This program has been developed as a way of saving dogs that would otherwise be euthenized and training them to be loving pets and service dogs for those in need of assistance. This program also give inmates training that can be used when released and has made the institutions safer and inmates calmer.
Josh Ruebner Author of “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.”
On the second half of our show host, Margot Patterson interviews Josh Ruebner about his work as national advocacy director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and his new book “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.” Ruebner works to end United States military aid to Israel and on other policy initiatives. He co-founded Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel in 2000, which has since merged with Jewish Voice for Peace. Ruebner is a former Analyst in Middle East Affairs at Congressional Research Service, a federal government agency providing Members of Congress with policy analysis.as national advocacy director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
Calendar of Events
he monthly meeting of the Criminal Justice Task Force will be today, Monday, March 3rd from 6:45 to 8:45PM at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. They are asking that you bring non perishable food items or canned goods for the Good Shepard Back Pack Program that provides food for needy school children. For more infomation call Robin at 816-468-7894.
Billy Moore,who spent time on death row in Georgia, and whose sentence was commuted to life after the victim’s family members advocated for him not to be executed, will be the Speaker at the Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty meeting, at 6:30PM, Tuesday March 4th, at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church 4501 Walnut, KCMO.
The KC-Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Support Coalition and Access To Recovery III meeting will be Thursday, March 6th, at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, room 106 located at 1351 E 10th Street KCMO. They will be assigning committees and working on grant proposals. If your organization is providing recovery services and you want to find out more contact Ladell Flowers at (816) 531-6050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Association for Social Welfare’s First Friday Forum will be Friday, March 7th 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd, KCMO. This month’s Forum will be an examination of the death penalty with State Senator Jolie Justus and Don McClain of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
A showing of the documentary MAMA C: URBAN WARRIOR IN THE AFRICAN BUSH, followed by a discussion with Charlotte “Mama C” O’Neal who is visiting from Tanzania will be Saturday, March 8th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut St, KCMO. Children in 5th grade and above are welcome and should be accompanied by an adult.