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

Lamonte McIntyre, Wrongfully Convicted, 23 Years Imprisoned, How Did This Happen?
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October 16, 2017 | 9:00 am

We hear the WYCO Prosecutor's Press Conference, The statement of the witness that recanted her identification, Lora McDonald of MORE2 and your phone calls.


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Vivid Expressions; A Journey Inside The Mind Of The Innocent – Ricky Kidd
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October 9, 2017 | 9:00 am

Guest host Arlin Buyert, Director of the poetry program at Lansing Correctional Center talks with Ricky Kidd about his poetry, how it has helped him survive and thrive and introduce a new poet, Devin Hurd, who Ricky has been mentoring.


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Gun Culture In America Explained; and International Wrongful Conviction Day
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October 2, 2017 | 9:00 am

Don Haider-Markel, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at KU, will discussing gun culture in America. We talk with family members of the wrongfully convicted in our community and how this happened to their loved ones.


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Families For Justice As Healing; and The Criminal Appeals Process With Attorney Kent Gipson
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September 25, 2017 | 9:00 am

Rebroadcast of 1-9-2017 JoJR - Andrea James of Families For Justice As Healing on formerly incarcerated women working to heal themselves and their community. Local Appellate Lawyer, Kent Gipson on the criminal appeals process and the appellate system on the federal and state level.


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Kansas Legal Services; and Gentlemen Of The Roundtable
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September 18, 2017 | 9:00 am

Find out what Kansas Legal Services does, how to access services and their upcoming fund raiser. Bob Jones tells us about the mission of Gentlemen of the Rountable and their plans for the former Catholic grade school they are renovating


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Christine McDonald, Restoration House and More; and Missouri CURE Conference Preview
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September 11, 2017 | 9:00 am

Nancy Leazer talks to Christine McDonald about her book, Cry Purple and an upcoming PBS special she is featured in. Jeff Humfeld talks with Heddy Hardin and Keith Brown El about the 2017 MO CURE Conference next weekend.


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Mayor Holland of Wyandotte County; Rally For Police Accountability; and KC MIllions For Prisoner’s Rights Rally
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September 4, 2017 | 9:00 am

Mayor Mark Holland on the County Jail, a new Juvenile Justice Facility, Police misconduct and more. MORE2, SCLC and NAACP express their dissatisfaction with citizen killings by the KCMO PD and call for a civilian review board. KC rally in support of the Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March in Washington DC.


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Replay – Who Was Ryan Stokes and Why Did The KCMO Police Kill Him?
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August 28, 2017 | 9:00 am

We talk with Ryan's Mother Narene, Sister , Cousin and Best Friend about who Ryan was, what he meant to his family, friends and community. Then his mother and best friend are joined by attorney Cynthia Dodge tell whaat happened the night Ryan was killed.


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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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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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