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.

Upcoming episodes

Floyd Bledsoe – A Kansas Exoneree; and A Veteran’s Town Hall On PTSD 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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Recent episodes

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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HahnScratch – A New Blog Looks Behind The Bars and Professor Alex Holsinger on Developing Effective Programs To Reduce Recidivism
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April 10, 2017 | 9:00 am

Stories of humanity, enlightenment and gardening from behind bars on Matt Hahn's blog HahnScratch. Alex Holsinger, a professor of criminology about his research on the risks of recidivism and what's needed to successfully re-enter society.


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KCMO Ballot To NORMLize Marijuana? and A MO Legislative Update with Representative Brandon Ellington
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April 3, 2017 | 9:00 am

Jeffrey Carry and Jennifer Shockley of the local chapter of NORMAL on the KCMO ballot initiative to reduce penalties on marijuana possession. Representative Brandon Ellington on what is moving, what is stalled and what you can do to help move the MO Legislature.


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Momma On A Mission and Veronica’s Voice – Working To Change Our Community
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March 27, 2017 | 9:00 am

Monique Willis of Momma on A Mission and Kristy Childs of Veronica's Voice are our last two Women shaping the future of our community of Women's History Month 2017.


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Sheri Hall and Jessica Ayala, 2 Poets: Life Like It Is
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March 20, 2017 | 9:00 am

Sheri Hall, Samantha Slupski and Jessica Ayala are 3 Poets who give us Life Like It Is and inspire those who raise families, go to work every day, build communities and so much more.


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Give Yourself Real Love – Women Working To Eliminate Domestic Abuse
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March 13, 2017 | 9:00 am

Today's guests are Mela Robinson, Shay Dean and MissE (The Power Broker) of Giving Yourself Real Love in a round table discussion of Domestic Violence and more.


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Women Making History – Reverend Ester Holzendorf of CSWS and Justine Burton of StopGap Inc
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March 6, 2017 | 9:00 am

Reverend Ester Holzendorf about the Medicaid 23, her refusal of the Governor's pardon and her work with Consolidated Social Work Services. Justine Burton, CEO/Founder of StopGap Incorporated, a grassroots non-profit organization working for youth that age-out of foster care and other at-risk youth.


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The Prison Poets of Lansing and Ricky Kidd’s Poetry Too
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February 27, 2017 | 9:00 am

Present and former Prisoners of Lansing Correctional Facility read poetry produced by the Poetry workshop mentored by Arlin Buyert. We will finish out the hour with some of the poetry of Ricky Kidd who is fighting for his freedom from MODOC for a crime he did not commit.


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Answers For Your Questions on Child Support In Kansas
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February 20, 2017 | 9:00 am

Sheryl Bussell, a Court Trustee in Wyandotte County, Kansas and local Lawyer Phillip Sedgwick tell us about how the Child Support system in Kansas works and answer your questions.


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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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