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

A Personal Story; Arrested For A Traffic Violation; and Professor Haider-Markel, Gun Culture In America Explained February 19, 2018 | 9:00 am

Jamee was arrested when she was stopped by police and she did not have her insurance card with her, then the charges were dropped? Don Haider-Markel, Professor of Political Science at Kansas University, talks about gun culture in America and if guns really are loved by the American people.


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A Look At The 2018 MO Legislative Session With Representative Brandon Ellington
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February 12, 2018 | 9:00 am

22nd District Representative Brandon Ellington runs down bills he is sponsoring and how the 2018 session is shaping up. Find out how you can advocate for bills you support and call in with your questions.


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A Travesty Of Justice Continues: The Reggie Clemmons Story
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February 5, 2018 | 9:00 am

Reggie Clemmons talks about his case and how he felt he had to take the plea deal after all these years. Then Jamala Rogers, a long time human rights activist in St Louis who has been very involved with the Free Reggie Clemmons Committee talks about reaction to the plea and where his supporters go next.


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Carl Burris Tells All About Foster Care In Kansas And Gives Recommendations For Change
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January 29, 2018 | 9:00 am

Carl Burris talks about his life in Foster Care, changes he would like to see and his work with Kansas Appleseed to bring about those changes through regulation and legislation


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KCKS NAACP Working To Keep Young People Out of Prison; and Prison Imperialism Program – Exporting The US Prison Industrial Complex
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January 22, 2018 | 9:00 am

Richard Mabion, President of the KCKS chapter of the NAACP on their efforts to break the school to prison pipeline. Nasim Chatha of the Alliance for Global Justice on the USA exportation of our incarceration policies and prison industrial complex across the globe.


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Inequity In School Funding And Student Outcomes; and Changing The Role Of Police In Schools
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January 15, 2018 | 9:00 am

David Foster, an educator explains how inequitable school funding hurts students and contributes to the School to Prison Pipeline. Professor of Law, Michael Kay tells how MOUs can be used to change the role of police in schools and break that pipeline to prison.


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A Conversation With Wyandotte County Prosecutor Mark Dupree Sr.
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January 8, 2018 | 9:00 am

Mark Dupree Sr is in to talk about the issues important to him such as a Conviction Integrity Unit, how Mass Incarceration affects not only families, but the entire community, Transparency with the public and more.


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New Years Day Look Back At Justice in Missouri, Kansas and USA In 2017
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January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am

Jaws of Justice Radio's Yearly look back at important legal decisions, legislation and more in Missouri, Kansas and nationally. Jaws of Justice Radio hosts Lawyers Craig Lubow, David Bell and Robin Martinez take a look back.


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Christmas Morning Coffee with Jaws of Justice Radio – A Look Back, A Look Forward
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December 25, 2017 | 9:00 am

JOJR has Christmas morning coffee with the stories past, present and future....and your feedback too.


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A Family Coping With Murder Of Alexis Mitchell; and Demanding Jails Provide Feminine Hygiene For Female Prisoners
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December 18, 2017 | 9:00 am

Lisa Mitchell, mother of Alexis Mitchell the 16 year old girl killed on December 13th talks about her daughter and the emotional and financial aspects of her murder. A group of citizens are demanding the Franklin County, Kansas County jail provide feminine hygiene products for women in their jail.


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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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