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

Bessie’s House, Helping the Homeless in NE KC; and Scott Langley – Photojournalist and Human Rights Activist
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June 19, 2017 | 9:00 am

Bessie's House needs your help to expand their mission to help the homeless of NE KC. Scott Langley uses his photojournalism to teach people the realities of the Death Penalty and more.


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Missouri’s Parole Board Is Broken…But You Already Knew That
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June 12, 2017 | 9:00 am

Our Guest Attorney Mae Quinn exposed her findings that a parole board member and a DOC employee were playing word games during parole hearings that made a farce of the proceedings.


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Author Lance LoRusso On Police Reaction To Criticism and The KKFI Spring Pledge Drive
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June 5, 2017 | 9:00 am

Host Craig Lubow will talk with Lance about his book BLUE NEWS and why many police and police departments feel under siege from the public they are charged with serving. Call 888-931-0901 to donate to KKFI.


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Veterans Community Project – Tiny Houses and Warriors Best Friend – Service Dogs
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May 29, 2017 | 9:00 am

The Veterans Community Project is determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished only by community for community. Warriors’ Best Friend provides critically needed service dogs free of cost for our veterans and their families saves two lives the veteran and the dog.


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KCMO Human Relations Department Talks Housing Discrimination and Justice Department Report On Deaths In Custody
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May 22, 2017 | 9:00 am

Paul Pierce and Greta Wills of the KCHRD tell about housing discrimination against citizens with criminal convictions. Joshua Aiken of the Prison Policy Institute about the Bureau of Justice Statistics Deaths in Custody Reporting Program.


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Millions For Prisoner’s Human Rights March On Washington
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May 15, 2017 | 9:00 am

We hear from Max Parthas of New Abolitionist Radio, Chrystal Roundtree of IAMWE and Brianna Peril of the IWW about the Millions For Prisoner's Human Rights March and the issues of modern day penal slavery.


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Johnathan Irons – Wrongfully Convicted And Fighting for his Freedom
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May 8, 2017 | 9:00 am

Johnathan Irons, a Missouri Corrections inmate, on the hurdles and dead ends built into the appeals process and the work necessary to over turn a conviction. A Call In Show.


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Floyd Bledsoe – A Kansas Exoneree; and A Veteran’s Town Hall On PTSD
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May 1, 2017 | 9:00 am

Floyd Bledsoe spent 15 years in prison for the murder a his brother, confessed to then recanted and blamed Floyd. Years later Floyd's brother once again confessed in a suicide note. Veterans and their families who are dealing with PTSD are invited to a Town Hall to find out symptoms, resources and tell their stories.


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Kock Industries For Criminal Justice and Prison Reform? and Missouri Felony Stealing Statute Ruled Invalid
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April 24, 2017 | 9:00 am

Mark Holden, general counsel at Koch Industries will discuss their initiatives for sentencing and prison reform in the criminal justice system. Tommy Simmons on what needs to be done to rectify convictions and pending prosecutions under invalidated MO felony stealing statutes.


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A Warrior Against The War On Drugs – Dean Becker Tells How And Why
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April 17, 2017 | 9:00 am

Dean Becker will talk about his book To End The War On Drugs: A Guide For Politicians, The Press and Public and the radio productions that inform people about the War on Drugs. Plus YOUR Phone Calls.


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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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