On April 24th, host David Bell talks with Dr Nicole Price, Author of the forthcoming book “Spark the Heart, Engineering Empathy in your Organization.”  Empathy, often dismissed as a soft skill, is one of the most undervalued skills at our disposal. Recognizing and understanding why another person believes what they believe and values what they value, even if it is different from our own views and thoughts, is fundamental to the criminal justice system.

If you are unable to be empathetic, can you ever be truly effective?


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 April 24th:

  • 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.
  • Check the calendar at for events you can attend.
  • TUES, April 25th, 6 PM, Legislative Veto Session 2023: What to Know, What to Do meets at the JoCo Library – Central, 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS. This will be a community conversation with Kansas advocates hosted by Mainstream Coalition and the League of Women Voters of Johnson County on what to expect and actions you can take during Veto Session 2023. THIS EVENT WILL BE HYBRID If you wish to participate via Zoom, then please choose that option when you fill out the RSVP form. A Zoom link will be sent to the email you provide the day of the event.  More info at
  • THURS, April 27th, 6:30 PM, Take Back The Night gathers at the Gazebo, South Park, 1440 Massachusetts, Lawrence KS. Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center asks us to join the annual Take Back The Night event to show support and solidarity for victim-survivors of sexual violence and fight to end sexual violence.
  • THURS, April 27th, 7 PM, April Membership Meeting is a KCMO Candidate Forum, an online event of the GKC Women’s Political Caucus, who will be inviting Kansas City municipal election candidates to speak on pro-choice issues. More info at
  • THURS, April 27th, 7 PM, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is having their monthly meeting. Learn more about clemency campaigns, legislative updates and pending cases.  To register, go to
  • FRI, April 28th, 4:30 PM, I’m So Glad, a film about the Kansas City roots of Black Gospel will be shown at the Black Archives of Mid-America, 1722 E 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO, free and open to the public
  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at  The list is updated daily.


Please take care of yourselves and others. Thanks for listening to Jaws of Justice.


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