Monday at 9:00 am

Jaws of Justice Radio

It is the intention of Jaws of Justice Radio to investigate how to achieve justice in America, this includes issues of economic injustice, political injustice and the criminal justice system. We want to put a human face on those caught in the grasp of injustice and those that are part of an unjust system. We strive to dispel the misconceptions created by the news and entertainment industry, politicians and our educational system. We want to pull back the veil and reveal those that really write our laws and who our justice system is meant to protect. It is our intention to seek out alternatives to the present practice that puts the law before justice, alternatives that are restorative to those that have been wronged and just to those that have offended. In short, we want to inform our society of the realities of the existing systems and in doing so start a dialogue about how to create systems that truly seek justice for all.

The Jaws of Justice Radio group is made up of formerly incarcerated citizens, family members of victims, family members of the incarcerated, lawyers, and justice seeking members of our community. We invite you to join the dialogue.

Jaws of Justice Radio has covered issues of law enforcement, courts, incarceration, homelessness, economic injustice, foster care, death penalty, constitutional rights and more. We are looking for organizations and individuals to tell their story, and more folks that want to learn how to produce radio.

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Recent episodes

The River And The Sea, A Story Of Forgiveness By Julia Laughlin; and Brandon Ellington, Bringing It To The Hood
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August 21, 2017 | 9:00 am

Julia Laughlin talks about her journey of healing and how she finally was able to come to forgiveness, thirty years after being raped and tortured. Representative Brandon Ellington on two important events in KC.


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On The Inside Looking Out – The Jackson County Jail And Courts Revealed
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August 14, 2017 | 9:00 am

Ray Johnson talks about the Jackson County Jail, the Jackson County Courts and proving his innocence while locked up. The Dekesha Cornelius talks about her brother's conviction without evidence.


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Non-custodial Parental Abduction and Alienation of Children; and Penny Mill Picnic 2017
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August 7, 2017 | 9:00 am

Custody order doesn't cross state lines and the abduction and alienation of your children. Penny Mill Picnic for kids on the east side of KC.


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Replay of Last Year’s Prisoner Strike and Local Rally In Support of Millions For Prisoners March
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July 31, 2017 | 9:00 am

Replay of a broadcast about the National Prisoner's Strike that began on September 9th 2016. Keith Brown El talks about a local rally in support of the Millions For Prisoner's Human Rights March on Washington to be held August 19th


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Set Up? Child Porn Files Put On Your Computer Without Your Knowledge…It Does Happen
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July 24, 2017 | 9:00 am

Attorney David Bell talks with Dr Michael Taylor, a constitutional scholar about his son's case and the violations of his son's rights in the courtroom and the police station.


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Empower MO Meets New Director Of MODOC; and Michael Liiamatta, New Director of Footprints Inc
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July 17, 2017 | 9:00 am

Ted and Linda Schroeder of Empower MO and Edna Hardin of MO CURE will discuss a meeting with Anne Precythe the new Director of MODOC. Michael Liiamatta the new Director of Footprints Inc on the programs they offer to Veterans and those with substance abuse issues as well as his plans moving forward.


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Jordan Belcher, Author, Publisher, Formerly Incarcerated; and Brandon Ellington – Taking Action In The Hood
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July 10, 2017 | 9:00 am

Jordan Belcher, formerly incarcerated citizen, author and publisher of urban literature at Felony Books. State Rep Brandon Ellington is home for the summer and organizing citizens in his district to fight the problems they face.


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Kansas City Mental Health Crisis Center; and League of Women Voters Of Kansas – Voting Rights for Former Felons
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July 3, 2017 | 9:00 am

Stephanie Boyer, Program manager of the KCMO Crisis Center on what they do and why. Cille King Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Kansas about voting right of formerly incarcerated citizen


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Journey To New Life and Truckers Against Trafficking
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June 26, 2017 | 9:00 am

Audrey Harrell of Journey to New Life talks about their efforts to help men and women returning from prison to overcome the stumbling blocks to rentry into society. Laura Cyrus of Truckers Against Trafficking abtalks about their efforts to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.


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Bessie’s House, Helping the Homeless in NE KC; and Scott Langley – Photojournalist and Human Rights Activist
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June 19, 2017 | 9:00 am

Bessie's House needs your help to expand their mission to help the homeless of NE KC. Scott Langley uses his photojournalism to teach people the realities of the Death Penalty and more.


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Programmer
Jeff Humfeld | Email me

Jeff is working as producer of Jaws of Justice Radio broadcast every Monday at 9:00 a.m. He hopes to help other under-served groups and individuals bring their voices and stories to the airwaves in the future.


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Jessica Thomas | Email me

Programmer biography coming soon.


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Alverne Z. Bush | Email me

Alverne Z. Bush started as a Programmer for the Jaws of Justice program in 2013. She grew up in KCK, attending area colleges and universities.


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Melvin Merritt

Programmer biography coming soon.


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Keith Brown El | Email me

I am a native son of Kansas City, Missouri who recently returned to this city after a long expedition, or journey that took me to some of the places in America that are referred to here at KKFI as the “Jaws of Justice!” Once I heard that terminology, I automatically knew this is where I belonged and I have been here every sense.


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Margot Patterson

I am a host for Jaws of Justice Radio and I have served as a reporter for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines in this country and abroad such as, I was an editor with “The Prague Post” and I was a senior writer, then opinion and arts editor at “The National Catholic Reporter” for seven years.


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