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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East Hill Singers – Inmates and Community Singing Together
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January 14, 2019 | 9:00 am

he East Hill Singers is a unique, internationally know prison chorus located at Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, KS. Founded in 1995, the chorus has grown in size and prominence to include up to 50 inmate singers and 50 volunteers. Leigh Lynch, Executive Director, will be in the KKFI studio and the East Hill Singers were taped by KKFI at a Conceived in Liberty concert.


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Philadelphia Judge Rules Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Reargue Case; and Anti-War Movement Gains Traction Amid Perpetual War January 8, 2019 | 9:00 am

A Philadelphia Court judge ruled that Mumia Abu-Jamal can reargue his appeal in the case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. American wars undertaken in the Middle East have been raging for an historically unprecedented 17 years.


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Legal Wrap Up of 2018 with David Bell and Robin Martinez
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January 7, 2019 | 9:00 am

Local Attorneys David Bell and Robin Martinez give us their picks of the important legal decisions of 2018.


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From Slave To Criminal In One Amendment – The 13th December 31, 2018 | 9:00 am

It’s a time of polarized attitudes about mass incarceration. Today’s show explores the history of racial inequality in the US, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.


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Coming Home From Prison Ain’t Easy – A Call In Show
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December 24, 2018 | 9:00 am

We will talk about resources for those coming out of prison. Call in with your stories of re-entry and reintegration into society. Got comments on the newly passed criminal justice reform act? Call in - 816-931-5534


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Fredrick Martin – After Conviction; and Martin Henn – Under The Color Of Law
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December 17, 2018 | 9:00 am

Fredrick Martin on what can be done by those who have been falsely convicted to aid in their own appeals process. Martin Henn talks about his book, Under The Color of Law and the ASPA the American Service Members Protection Act.


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The Myths And Inequities Of The Bail Bond System, Bad Policy?
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December 10, 2018 | 9:00 am

The Bail Bond System is just bad public policy, that is unnecessary and does little to keep our streets safe. We will look at the system and efforts to change it across the nation and in our community.


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Replay – A Conversation With Wyandotte County Prosecutor Mark Dupree Sr.
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December 3, 2018 | 9:00 am

Replay of our January 2018 Interview with WYCO Prosecuting Attorney Mark Dupree Sr about his fresh approach that is focused on equitably charging and prosecuting crime, being proactive, attacking violent crimes and crimes that affect the standard of living in the community.


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Can Court Watching Hold the Judiciary Accountable? and The Fully Informed Jury Association
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November 26, 2018 | 9:00 am

Two approaches for citizens wanting to hold the Courts accountable. Citizen Court Watch Programs can force transparency in court proceedings. Being a juror is another way to protect other citizens from an overreaching government and unjust laws.


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The Dayroom Club by Patty Prewitt, Broadcast Premiere Of The Award Winning Play
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November 19, 2018 | 9:00 am

The Dayroom Club is a look into the day to day routine and the humanity of the women that are incarcerated at the Women’s Correctional Center in Vandalia, MO.


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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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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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