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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Brian Daldorph, Mentoring Prison Poets; and Sahj Kaya, Fighting For The Wrongfully Convicted
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June 18, 2018 | 9:00 am

Brian Daldorph tells of his interest in poetry, the Coal City Review, doing poetry at the jail, and what he gets out of it. Sahj Kaya gives her reasons for starting a not-for-profit to the wrongfully convicted, what they plan to do and how you can help.


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Representatives Judy Morgan and Brandon Ellington On MO Legislature And The Governor(s)
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June 11, 2018 | 9:00 am

Representatives Judy Morgan and Brandon Ellington on this year's legislative session, the bills that passed, the bills that failed and the tale of two Governors.


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Michael Sharma-Crawford – The Intersection Of Criminal Law And Immigration: and Fund Drive
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June 4, 2018 | 9:00 am

Attorney Michael Sharma-Crawford talks about the use of criminal law to justify decisions in Immigration Courts, due process and legal rights of immigrants, documented and undocumented. Pledge Line 888-931-0901


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Prison Uprisings And Slave Labor In Prisons; and Alvin Kirksey-Bey On Isolation In Prison
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May 28, 2018 | 9:00 am

Christian Wade, of IWOC and Karen Miller, a local organizer tell about organizing prisoners and citizens for prisoners human rights and more.


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The National Religious Campaign Against Torture; and Risk Factors That Lead To Gun Violence
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May 21, 2018 | 9:00 am

Reverend Ron Stief, executive director of the Religious Campaign Against Torture talks about US torture programs and much more. Dr Jean McCabe talks about about some of the myths and facts of what contributes to gun violence and suicide.


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Amrine, Griffin and Robinson Exoneration in MO; and Holding Prosecutors Accountable
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May 14, 2018 | 9:00 am

Joe Amrine, Reggie Griffin and Aryan Neal who is still fighting for his freedom talk about the implications of the David Robinson case. Staci Pratt tells about an effort to hold Prosecutors accountable for misconduct.


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Youth Ambassadors – Looking At Poverty Through The Eyes Of Children
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May 7, 2018 | 9:00 am

Paige O'Connor, Executive Director of Youth Ambassadors talks about their mission and new media they have developed to help the youngest children deal with a parent's drug overdose, hunger at home and to Duck, Dodge and Roll when they hear gunfire. Plus your Calls.


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Warrant Clinics and A Personal Warrant Story; and The Pretrial Justice Institute
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April 30, 2018 | 9:00 am

Jamee McClairen tells about being arrested on a warrant she didn't know was outstanding and Judge Ronald Johnson of Grandview tells about their Warrant Amnesty program.


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Guns Are Just One Reason Why Children Die; and The Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform
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April 23, 2018 | 9:00 am

Natalia Pane of Child Trends talks about her study of childhood deaths from guns to poisoning. Randy Shrewsberry of the ICJTR will discuss what reforms are necessary to produce better-trained police, safer streets and fewer deaths and injuries.


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Changing The Role Of Police In Schools; and Mindy Fugarino On School to Prison Pipeline
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April 16, 2018 | 9:00 am

Joseph Wun talks about being profiled by a citizen and the police for appearing to be of Middle-Eastern descent. Mindy Fugarino will give the perspective of someone at the back end of the pipeline looking back at the beginning of the pipeline.


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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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