American Civil Liberties Union – Where Freedom Stands In Kansas Today and A Medical Horror Story In The Missouri DOC

American Civil Liberties Union – Where Freedom Stands In Kansas Today

Host Craig Lubow interviews Micah Kubic director of the ACLU – Kansas Chapter today on “Where Freedom Stands in Kansas Today”. This is the first part of a series of interviews with Micah. The issues include Religious liberty, LGBT rights, and privacy.

ACLU of Kansas
Executive Director: Micah Kubic
3601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
United States
(816) 756-3113 | Fax: (816) 756-0136

Website – https://www.aclu.org/affiliate/kansas

A Medical Horror Story In The Missouri DOC

Florida hired Corizon Health Inc and Wexford Health Sources Inc. to provide health care for their inmates. Just 18 months after the two for-profits started providing medical and psychiatric care in state prisons and The Palm Beach Post linked them to a rapid rise in inmate deaths. In February of this year the Florida Department of Corrections announced that five-year contracts with Corizon Inc. and Wexford Health Sources Inc., valued at more than $1.3 billion, would be cancelled and the contract put out for bid. MO DOC also contracts with Corizon Health Inc to provide medical care for prisoners and there have been similar reports of denial of care in Missouri as well.

Host Keith Brown El talks with Kevin Hammerschimid, a prisoner in a Missouri Correctional facility about his efforts to get proper medical care.

Calendar for September 21st 2015

The Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is examining police and community interactions, and the extent to which disparities in the use of force may persist on the basis of race or color.
The Commission held hearings on Thursday August 20, 2015, at the Bruce R. Watkins Center, where they recorded verbal testimony from community members regarding policing in Kansas City, Missouri.
If you feel you have been racially profiled, denied the opportunity to register your complaint with the Office of Community Complaints or your complaints have not been resolved properly you may still be able to submit your testimony.
The deadline for sumitting written testimony was yesterday Sunday, September 20th. However we are trying to confirm that the dealine has been extended to Sunday, September 27th.
For more information about submitting your complaint contact:
Melissa Wojnaroski
Civil Rights Analyst
(312) 353-8311
[email protected]
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The ACLU of Missouri is hosting a breakfast fundraiser tilted Show Me Justice! Honorary hosts include Mayor Sly James, the Honorable Jolie Justus, Luciana Bardwell, and Brian Williams. The Kansas City breakfast will be Saturday, September 26, 10-11:30 AM, at the Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave, KCMO. To Purchase tickets online or if you have questions about the event, please email Jacob Beaumont, Director of Philanthropy at [email protected]
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The Kansas City Chapter of the US Air Force Academy Association of Graduates is sponsoring, SOARING WITH EAGLES, a unique college and career fair for students 13-18. Professionals from more than 110 companies, government and military organizations will be available for one-on-one discussions of career paths and opportunities. These include: Aviation, Computers, Construction, Data, Defense, Energy, Engineering, Film, Finance, Fitness, Legal, Manufacturing, Medical, Public Safety, Research, Science, Telecommunications, and Transportation. This event will be held Saturday, September, 26th, 9AM to 4PM at the National Airline History Museum, Wheeler Airport (Downtown Kansas City), 201 Lou Holland Drive, KCMO. For detailed in formation, go to http://soaringwitheagles.org/ or call 913-894-8887.


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