For the first half of our show for January 25th, 2022, host Bev Livingston, Founder of Mothers of Incarcerated Sons & Daughters will speak with four members, each of who has an incarcerated loved one, a child, sibling, or significant other. They will share the tremendous impact that stems from having a loved one in prison. Certainly, they are missed, and many times for years. During this time, children grow older, adults grow older, situations change. Incarcerated individuals are not easy to see or talk with. Sometimes long travel times are involved. Prison is a hard life to survive, the endless worries of any parent is multiplied when a son, daughter or any other loved one is living in the dangers of prison.
Bev’s guests: Rochelle, Karla, and Linda of Kansas City, MO and Rochele and Alisha of St Louis will share their stories about the effects of incarceration, family, Department of Corrections and Bureau of Prisons Matters with our listeners. Because we are using Zoom, listeners cannot call through to our guests, however, as always, listeners are welcome to call the KKFI station at 816-931-5534 and we will communicate questions and or comments to our guests.
During the second half of our hour, I will speak with Jeffrey D. Korzenik, who is Chief Investment Strategist for one of the nation’s largest banks, where he is responsible for the investment strategy and allocation of over $40 billion in assets. For more than 30 years, Jeff has been known in the investment management industry for the clarity and originality he brings to complex challenges. A regular guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg TV, his insights into the economy, markets, manufacturing, and the workforce are frequently cited in the financial and business press. Jeff is the author of a book on the business case and best practices for hiring people with criminal records, published by HarperCollins Leadership in April 2021. His book: Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community has been published in paperback to increase its accessibility.
We hope you tune in to hear this hopeful discussion. The status of American labor has changed, from not enough jobs to not enough employees. The future of work is to employ any and all persons who are interested in employment.
We hope you will listen. On Jaws of Justice, we examine how to find justice in our society. Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. Please tune in https://kkfi.org/listen/
Calendar for the week of January 24th:
If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can find a vaccine. See the FAQS at https://www.kcmo.gov/city-hall/departments/health/coronavirus
- Legal Aid of Western Missouri can provide free civil legal services to low-income and vulnerable people who live in Jackson CTY MO. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
- For Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense virtual meetings this week, go to https://momsdemandaction.org/events/. All are welcome, mothers and others.
- The 2022 Kansas Prevention Advocacy Event is a celebration of the prevention efforts happening across Kansas taking place January 24th – 26th. There is no cost with registration. There will be advocacy opportunities, peer meet ups and prevention presentations. Connect from anywhere at anytime! Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be on a virtual platform.The Kansas Prevention Collaborative is a service of Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and their goal is to expand prevention efforts to be more inclusive of mental health promotion, suicide prevention, and problem gambling education and awareness.
- Monday Meets: Jan. 24th, 4 PM, Online event. Hosted by The Willow Domestic Violence Center open to everyone on Facebook Live.
- WED, Jan. 26th, 6:30 PM, ACLU of Missouri offers a virtual seminar on disability rights in Missouri. More info at ACLU of Missouri on Facebook.
- WED, Jan. 26th, 7 PM, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is having a virtual meet up to discuss MO Legislative topics. Registration info is on their Facebook page.
- THURS, Jan. 27th, 4 – 7 PM Shop til you drop at Kendra Scott at the Country Club Plaza. They will generously donate 20% of the proceeds to Veronica’s Voice, whose vision is to see all people free from commercial sexual exploitation
- FRI, Jan. 28th, 11 AM, Criminal Justice Coalition Call by EmpowerMissouri. Learn top criminal justice priorities in the state & local regions. You can learn more at https://empowermissouri.org/criminal-justice-coalition/?emci=97ffb645-7279-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&emdi=48aaf5b3-ce7a-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&ceid=8291638
- SAT, Jan. 29th, Veronica’s Voice will be featured on the KMBC 9 / KCWE 29 Community Days series
- A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at blogspot.com. The list is updated daily.
Please take care of yourselves and others.