Today host Jessica Thomas talks with Activist Amber Langston of Show Me Cannabis about their efforts to change marijuana laws in the state of Missouri and the recent conference by the Alvin Brooks Institute at Penn Valley Community College titled Marijuana: A Hook Down A Wrong Road – an honest discussion of marijuana and its implications on employment, scholarships, housing and going to jail. Find Show-Me Cannabis on the web at http://show-mecannabis.com/

In the second part of our show host Melvin Merritt talks with Brother John, local interactive, motivational, storyteller and cultural historian. Brother John’s stock in trade are, African Folktales, Contemporary Tall Tales, Cultural Historical Personalities, Urban Folklore, Parody/Satire and Bible/Inspirational Stories. It is the combination of imagination and education that lights the path out of desperation. You can Contact Brother John at 816-349-2771 or online http://brotherjohnrajpa.com/

Calendar of Events

The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Association of Social Welfare first Friday Forum was to be about the upcoming 2014 MO legislative session but because of the Special Session none of the Reps or Sen are available. Friday, December 6, 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the WESTPORT FLEAMARKET BAR & GRILL, 817 WESTPORT ROAD, KCMO
(Enter the Comedy City room directly from rear parking lot)
Buffet lunch available for $10

So here is the amended line up of speakers:
*Gene Morgan
Gene will discuss the main issues covered in the 2013 session including the gun bill, school transfer law, voter ID, death penalty, and denial of food stamps to drug felons. He will also offer a preview of the 2014 session.

Gene worked in the field of corrections and substance abuse prevention for his entire career, last serving as the President of the Kansas City Community Center from 1990 until his retirement in 2010. Since retiring Gene enjoys teaching classes in the Criminal Justice Department at the Metropolitan Community Colleges.

*Brian Colby
Brian will discuss Medicaid expansion and other health care issues. He will also address the tax bill – HB 253.

Brian is an MU graduate in Political Science and Economics. He previously worked as MASW’s health policy director. Presently works with the Missouri Health Care Alliance.
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Missouri Citizens for Rehabilitation of Errants, Missouri CURE will meet Saturday December 7th, 1pm at The KKFI Offices, 3901 Main St, KCMO. Entrance is off the parking lot on the East side of the building. Enter the double doors and push the KKFI button next to the elevator lobby door. When you are buzzed in take the elevator to the 2nd floor. They will be discussing rehabilitation and treatment of prisoners as well as mandatory minimum sentencing.

ON Jaws of Justice Radio | December 2, 2013 | 9:00 am

Show-Me Cannabis Update and Brother John Local Story Teller and Cultural Educator

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Today host Jessica Thomas talks with Activist Amber Langston of Show Me Cannabis about their efforts to change marijuana laws in the state of Missouri and the recent conference by the Alvin Brooks Institute at Penn Valley Community College titled Marijuana: A Hook Down A Wrong Road – an honest discussion of marijuana and its implications on employment, scholarships, housing and going to jail. Find Show-Me Cannabis on the web at http://show-mecannabis.com/

In the second part of our show host Melvin Merritt talks with Brother John, local interactive, motivational, storyteller and cultural historian. Brother John’s stock in trade are, African Folktales, Contemporary Tall Tales, Cultural Historical Personalities, Urban Folklore, Parody/Satire and Bible/Inspirational Stories. It is the combination of imagination and education that lights the path out of desperation. You can Contact Brother John at 816-349-2771 or online http://brotherjohnrajpa.com/

Calendar of Events

The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Association of Social Welfare first Friday Forum was to be about the upcoming 2014 MO legislative session but because of the Special Session none of the Reps or Sen are available. Friday, December 6, 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the WESTPORT FLEAMARKET BAR & GRILL, 817 WESTPORT ROAD, KCMO
(Enter the Comedy City room directly from rear parking lot)
Buffet lunch available for $10

So here is the amended line up of speakers:
*Gene Morgan
Gene will discuss the main issues covered in the 2013 session including the gun bill, school transfer law, voter ID, death penalty, and denial of food stamps to drug felons. He will also offer a preview of the 2014 session.

Gene worked in the field of corrections and substance abuse prevention for his entire career, last serving as the President of the Kansas City Community Center from 1990 until his retirement in 2010. Since retiring Gene enjoys teaching classes in the Criminal Justice Department at the Metropolitan Community Colleges.

*Brian Colby
Brian will discuss Medicaid expansion and other health care issues. He will also address the tax bill – HB 253.

Brian is an MU graduate in Political Science and Economics. He previously worked as MASW’s health policy director. Presently works with the Missouri Health Care Alliance.
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Missouri Citizens for Rehabilitation of Errants, Missouri CURE will meet Saturday December 7th, 1pm at The KKFI Offices, 3901 Main St, KCMO. Entrance is off the parking lot on the East side of the building. Enter the double doors and push the KKFI button next to the elevator lobby door. When you are buzzed in take the elevator to the 2nd floor. They will be discussing rehabilitation and treatment of prisoners as well as mandatory minimum sentencing.

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