On November 21st, this episode of Jaws of Justice is hosted by Elyse Max and covers the currency clemency campaign for Kevin Johnson. Johnson is scheduled to be executed in Missouri on November 29th. Elyse will speak with Michelle Smith of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Dr. Pam Stanfield, Kevin’s former teacher, and friend, and Robert Riske, of the Philly CHU who is representing Kevin. To learn more about Kevin or to get involved with death penalty abolition in Missouri visit

We’ll play the calendar at the midpoint of our hour.

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 November 21st:

  • The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants has a monthly virtual meeting. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society.   For info call Keith Brown El at 816-377-2873.
  • You can find Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense events at  Open to all, Mothers and others!
  • WED, Nov. 23rd, 9 AM to 1 PM, The Know Joey Foundation will host a free Thanksgiving ingredients giveaway in Missouri and Kansas. The Know Joey Foundation is a local nonprofit dedicated to making a positive impact on young men in the community. This will be the organization’s 15th Turkey Tuesday event. The Missouri free event will be held at 1622 E. 17th Terrace, KCMO. The Kansas event will be on the same day and time at 3211 State Ave. in KCK. Please register for the event on Eventbrite. The event is drive-thru only and families will also need an ID that matches the registration in order to receive their goods, which will include one turkey, canned goods and toiletries and hygiene products.
  • Third District City Councilman Brandon Ellington will host a community dinner in his district on Wed, Nov. 23 from 4 – 6 PM at the Mohart Center at 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. Registration requested at Eventbrite. If you want to learn more, call 816-513-6511.
  • THURS, Nov. 24th, 11 AM – 1 PM. The Salvation Army in Kansas and Western Missouri is hosting one of Kansas City’s largest free Thanksgiving meals on the holiday. The event will be at the Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter Sr. Community Center at 3800 Linwood Blvd, KCMO There is no charge, there is no need to sign up.
  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at

Happy Thanksgiving, thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!

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