Monday, May 23rd, host Terri Wilke will speak with Stacey Knoell, the Executive Director of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission. Terri and Stacey will discuss racism.

In addition to Stacey Knoell’s work with the Commission, she has also led the third congressional district chapter for the Kansas Interfaith Action organization. She has a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Iowa and a degree in Deaf Communications and Interpreter Training from St. Louis Community College. She received her teaching certificate through Kansas University’s Transition to Teaching Program which specifically recruited math and science teachers for the Kansas City, Kansas School District. Previously, Stacey worked in the public schools as a sign language interpreter at Blue Springs South High school and a math teacher at Fairfax Alternative High School and Central Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas.

We will play our calendar at the midpoint of our hour.

Next, host Melvin Merritt will talk with Bobby Newman, Director of Foundation of Drug Free World about the drugs that plague Kansas City.

There is a lot of talk about drugs in the world – on the streets, at school, on the Internet and TV. Some of it is true, some not.  You need facts to avoid becoming hooked on drugs and to help your friends stay off them.

You have a right to know the FACTS about drugs – not opinions, hype or scare tactics.

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 May 23rd:

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can find a vaccine.  See the FAQS at

  • 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 All are welcome, mothers and others.
  • MON, May 23rd, 1 – 4 PM, Greater KC Coalition to End Homelessness is holding their program overview training. The training is MANDATORY for CoC funded programs and strongly encouraged for ESG programs. This will be an IN-PERSON only training!! At Drumm Farm Center for Children, 3210 S Lees Summit Rd. Independence, MO
  • MON, May 23rd, 7 PM, Loud Light Activists & Advocates Orientation is an Online event. You can learn more about Loud Light’s programs and how you can take action with them! Please RSVP at in order to be sent the zoom link!
  • WED, May 25th 7 PM, on Zoom, is Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Meet Up. Topic is The Death Penalty as an International Human Rights Crisis.   Access the Zoom link at
  • SAT, May 28th, 8:30 AM – Noon, at 4401 W 109th St, Leawood KS, you can join in supporting women’s right to choose an abortion. This is a recurring protest every Saturday morning. It’s recommended to bring water and sunscreen, along with signs.
  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at  The list is updated daily.

Please take care of yourselves and others. .


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