On our program for September 4th, host Terri Wilke speaks with Author and Lecturer Brian Daldorph.  In June of 2018, Jaws of Justice broadcast an amazing interview of Brian Daldorph by local published poet Arlin Buyert. We will begin our hour with a replay of Arlin Buyert’s interview.


At the time, Brian Daldorph was instructing creative writing students at University of Kansas and also founded and held classes for inmates in the Douglas County Jail.  Brian Daldorph is the Editor of Coal City Review which is published by Coal City Press in Lawrence, Kansas.  Coal City Review welcomes submissions of literary poetry and short stories throughout the year. Thanks to Brian’s dedication and the support of the Neptune Foundation, Coal City Press continues to publish and introduce more literary voices each year.  Since 1990, Coal City has published 20 annual reviews and 7 collections of poetry.  Staying true to Brian’s original intent, the review and press publish both new and experienced poets and writers. Contributors are tall, short, male, female, American, foreign, rich, poor, free, imprisoned, discontented, contented, rural, urban, suburban, liberal and not-so-liberal.  The traits they share are curiosity, compassion, insight and fierce commitment to good writing.



Brian has added additional opportunities for creative writing instruction.   Now, Brian also proposes to instruct creative writing at the DARE Center in Lawrence Kansas. The DARE Center offers a place of refuge for people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. The Center provides basic necessities, such as a shower, washer and dryer, coffee, and an inviting place to come in and get off of the street. The DARE Center is completely run by unpaid volunteers.  The Center actively encourages discussion on the issue of homelessness.


We will hear from Brian Daldorph during the second part of our hour, live using Zoom.

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.

Calendar for the week of September 4th:

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil legal services to low-income and vulnerable people in Jackson CTY Missouri. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a very active group of Mothers and others. You can learn where their virtual meetings this week will occur at  https://momsdemandaction.org/events/
  • TUES, Sept. 5th, 11 AM, Writing Group at the DARE Center for the Homeless 944 Kentucky, Lawrence Kansas. “poets, rappers, songwriters and dreamers” If you have questions about the writing group, contact Brian at DARE.
  • WED, Sept. 6th, 9 AM, Kansas Faith + Democracy table meeting is a virtual event hosted by More². See on the More² calendar https://more2.org/calendar/
  • WED, Sept 6th, 5:30 PM, Heartland’s Block Party ​4120 Baltimore, KCMO. There’s a limited number of tickets – reserve today at https://do816.com/events/2023/9/6/power-up-block-party-tickets!
  • FRI, Sept. 8th, NOON is Empower Missouri’s September Friday Forum: The Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, a virtual event. You can join this session to learn how implementing a refundable Working Families Credit would maximize its impact for families and children across the state. Register at https://empowermissouri.org/events/sept23-friday-forum-refundable-eitc/
  • FRI, Sept. 8th, 5:30 PM Free the Innocent Gala, at The Church of the Resurrection “The Foundry”, 13720 Roe AVE, BLDG B, Leawood KS   Register at https://www.miracleofinnocence.org/
  • SAT, Sept. 9th, NOON, Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters monthly session, Plexpod Westport Commons, centrally located on busline, easy to find at 300 E. 39th St KCMO (Annex A) meeting room with convenient parking. Many leave feeling empowered, not alone and overwhelmed.
  • SAT Sept. 9th, 9 AM, Immigration Crisis: What is the state of immigration in the US & KS in the 21st Century is at Shawnee Mission UU Church, 9400 Pflumm. Hosted by League of Women Voters – Johnson County KS both in-person and live streamed.  SPEAKERS: •Mary Sanchez, moderator, is Senior Reporter for Kansas City PBS •Sharma-Crawford is an attorney specializing in immigration •Kim Steinmetz is Director of International and Immigrant Student Services at JCCC •Joan Kelly is Community Integration Director at Jewish Vocational Services. Register on @lwvjoco Events Page to live stream. Also available after the event on a Youtube channel, @LWVJOCOKS4VOTERS
  • SAT, Sept. 9th, 11 AM, Please join The Women in Politics Foundation and the Greater KC Women’s Political Caucus for a Champagne Brunch to launch the new Smithson Endowment Fund Advocating for Reproductive Rights “Reclaiming Rights in the Red States”. The Simpson House, 4509 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO
  • SAT, Sept. 9th, 1 – 3 PM, Kansas City, Missouri’s Reparations Commission Listening Session is at 2310 E Linwood Blvd., KCMO You can go meet the commissioners and let them know your thoughts on reparations!
  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines specific to sheltering are available at https://lawrenceprogressivecalendar.blogspot.com/ It is updated daily.

Stay safe. Be kind to each other. Thanks for listening to Jaws of Justice!

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