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

MO Advisory Committee On Civil Rights Report; and Developing Effective Programs To Reduce Recidivism
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April 25, 2016 | 9:00 am

MO Civil Rights Commission of DOJ reports back on how KCPD and the JACO Prosecutor's Office handles citizen's complaints. UMKC Professor Alex Holsinger on developing effective programs to reduce recidivism.


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What Are Privatized Probation Services? and What Role Do Prosecutors Play In Overcrowded Prisons?
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April 18, 2016 | 9:00 am

Alex Friedmann, Associate Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and managing editor of Prison Legal News on Privatized Probation. Chris Perry, Program Director of the Over-Criminalization Project of the Center for Prosecutor Integrity about Prosecutor misconduct


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The Long Term Effects of Domestic Abuse; and Stonewalling Police Reforms In The MO Legislature
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April 11, 2016 | 9:00 am

Etterlene DeBarg on her experiences as a victim of domestic abuse and the long term effects of that abuse. Reverend Wallace Hartzfeld SR and Reverend Ester Holzendorff of the Human Dignity and Economic Justice Coalition about obstruction in the MO Legislature.


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Poets From Prison In Lansing, Kansas Read their Poetry
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April 4, 2016 | 9:00 am

Arlin Buyert, director of the Prison Poetry Program will be in studio to talk about the program, and Arts in Prison. He will also introduce you to the poets who are reading.


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A Conversation With Richard Tripp; and Jamala Rogers, Human Rights Activist And Author
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March 28, 2016 | 9:00 am

Veronica's Voice has been working to help victims of Prostitution escape and heal since 2000. Jamala Rogers is an author and activist in St Louis and will bring us to date on what is happening there.


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Domestic Violence and Child Custody and Why Are KCMO Municipal Judges Against Senate Bill 572?
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March 21, 2016 | 9:00 am

Barry Goldstein a nationally recognized domestic violence author and advocate addresses child custody. Judge Ardie Bland tells why the KCMO Municipal Judges testified against a bill meant to curb the excess of the Ferguson MO Courts.


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Just What Is Elder Abuse? and Momma On A Mission – Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.
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March 14, 2016 | 9:00 am

The Mid-America Regional Council’s Department of Aging Services fights Elder Abuse. Momma On a Mission, Inc is an advocacy program for the families of homicide victims.


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Is 2016 The Year Missouri Legalizes Cannabis? A Call In Show.
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March 7, 2016 | 9:00 am

Our guests discuss two ballot initiatives legalizing cannabis for medical and/or recreational use in MO, call in with your comments and suggestions.


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Part 4 – The System Is Destroying Our Children’s Lives, But Some Do Survive, A Call In Show
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February 29, 2016 | 9:00 am

Today the topic is Andre's plans for his future and the future of those he is helping. If you have a reentry story please call in with your comments and questions.


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The Fully Informed Jury Association, Get Informed; and Why The Incarcerated Must Aid In Their Own Defense
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February 22, 2016 | 9:00 am

Krysten Tynan of the Fully Informed Jury Association Talks about jury nullification and the rights and responsibilities of juries. Formerly incarcerated citizens Anthony Williams and Tomy Simmons talk about the importance of taking an active interest in ones own own case.


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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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Lee Moore | Email me

I first became interested in the media during the early to mid 1980’s as an International Economics major at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. I truly loved the news. To me, it was special to be “in the know” about many of our society’s key issues. I was re-introduced to media through my friend and cousin, Keith Brown, El, a programmer for the KKFI Jaws of Justice Radio Show.


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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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Macy Jones

Macy is part of the Jaws of Justice Radio collective.


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