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 Call In Show With MO State Representatives Brandon Ellington and Judy Morgan About The 2016 Legislative Session May 30, 2016 | 9:00 am

Host Keith Brown El talks with 22nd District Representative Brandon Ellington and 24th District Representative Judy Morgan about the recently concluded 2016 Legislative session.


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Why Adoptees Need Access To Their Original Birth Certificates; and Janice Butler of Woman Of Character Ministries
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May 23, 2016 | 9:00 am

The Missouri Adoptee Rights Movement is working to gain access to their original birth certificates. Janice Butler founded Woman Of Character Ministries to help other women that experienced domestic.


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Kristy Childs, Founder/Director of Veronica’s Voice and Juvenile Justice Reforms Pass The Kansas Legislature
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May 16, 2016 | 9:00 am

Veronoica's Voices has opened a residential facility for women trying to transition out of the sex trade, we find out about the struggle to get open. Senate Bill 367 makes improvements to nearly every step of the state’s juvenile justice system in Kansas.


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Who Was Ryan Stokes and Why Did The KCMO Police Kill Him?
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May 9, 2016 | 9:00 am

Ryans's Mother, Sister, Cousin and Best Friend tell who Ryan was, and what he meant to his family, friends and community. Then Attorney Cyndy Short, Ryan's Mother Narene and best friend Lover talk about the questions that still linger and what they feel is needed to get justice for Ryan.


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Risk Factors That Lead To Gun Violence and Gun Fight: The Battle Over The Right To Bear Arms In America
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May 2, 2016 | 9:00 am

Does hunger lead to the kind of desperate situations where violence seems the only solution? Are gun rights perceived differently by blacks and whites?


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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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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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