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

Navigating The Criminal Justice System With DR JRenee; and Exoneration and The Lack Of Compensation In Missouri
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February 8, 2016 | 9:00 am

Dr JRenee talks about her new guide to navigating the Criminal Justice System as the accused or an advocate. Reggie Griffin and Anthony Williams have yet to receive compensation for the wrongful convictions that put them behind bars for years.


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Private Corrections Institute – Stopping Private Prisons In Their Tracks and The KKFI On Air Winter Pledge Drive
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February 1, 2016 | 9:00 am

If you need help fighting the for-profit private corrections industry, Private Corrections Institute is there to help. A conversation with Frank Smith about his adventures fighting the private corrections industry.


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A Peek At 2016 MO Legislative Session and An Insiders Look At The MO Department Of Corrections
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January 25, 2016 | 9:00 am

22nd District Representative Brandon Ellington gives a quick rundown of the 2016 MO Legislative session. Caroline McGinness was a GED instructor at South Central Correctional Center, Licking, MO for several years and knows lot about Civil and Human Rights violations in the facility.


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One Struggle KC And MORE2, We Do Not Accept 47 Police Killings in Ten Years and Neighborhood Accountability Boards with Center For Conflict Resolution
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January 18, 2016 | 9:00 am

The KCPD47 rally let the KCPD know not everyone condones past action and that the killing must stop. NABs are one of the tools used by the Center For Conflict Resolution to settle disputes and make victims whole.


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The 2015 Supreme Court Session In Review – A Local Legal Panel Looks Back
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January 11, 2016 | 9:00 am

David Bell, Brian L Leininger and Robin Martinez make up our Panel of lawyers looking back at the 2015 US Supreme Court session.


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Max Parthas – Abolishing The Duly Convicted Exception To Slavery Clause In The US Constitution
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January 4, 2016 | 9:00 am

Max Parthas of New Abolitionist Radio explains how the Duly Convicted Exception has led to the massive Prison Industrial Complex in the US and how that industry created the police state we are facing in the US.


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The Missouri Supreme Court Overturned The Murder Conviction Of Reggie Clemmons – Why And What Happens Now?
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December 28, 2015 | 9:00 am

Chief Justice Breckenridge noted the special master’s finding that “the state’s failure to disclose evidence was prejudicial.” We talk with Jamala Rogers of the Free Reggie Clemmons Committee and hear Reggie's story from him directly


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Sister Helen Prejean – Why She Opposes The Death Penalty and The Invisible Victims on Execution Day
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December 21, 2015 | 9:00 am

Sister Helen Prejean's journey from privileged young white woman to dead penalty activist. We speak with Linda Taylor whose brother was murdered and son was executed for murder.


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Dr Jean McCabe – Risk Factors That Lead To Gun Violence and StopGap Inc – Helping Young People Aging Out Of Foster Care
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December 14, 2015 | 9:00 am

Dr Jean McCabe on how poverty, hunger and gender roles factor in violent behavior. We revisit StopGap Inc and how they help young people aging out of foster care.


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Diane Rust-Tierney of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Revisiting Shelley Metje of Cory’s Network
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December 7, 2015 | 9:00 am

Diane Rust-Tierney, the Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty tells why she feels the death penalty makes us less safe. Michele Matje founded Corey's Network to help families of murder victims navigate the aftermath of tragedy.


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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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