Monday, May 23rd, host David Bell will speak with Dr. Marina G Villani- Capo, an Adolescent Psychologist associated with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.  Dr. Villani Capo worked with Rekha Sharma Crawford to produce Aaliyah the Brave: Empowering Children Coping with Immigration Enforcement.

A one-of-a-kind resource for parents, teachers, social workers, advocates, and lawyers, Aaliyah the Brave helps readers understand the impact immigration enforcement can have on children and what emotions children may feel in the aftermath. When immigration officials come to Aaliyah’s home and take her father, she and her family find themselves coping with a variety of emotions. As they prepare themselves for the legal proceedings in Immigration Court, Aaliyah realizes how brave she is, and the family realizes how important communication about what is happening helps to empower her.

Aaliyah the Brave was written with the support of so many, including Dr. Villani-Capo with hope it become a voice for children everywhere.


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

Calendar for the week of May 30th:

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can find a vaccine.  See the FAQS at https://www.kcmo.gov

SAT, June 4th and SUN June 5th is wear orange weekend!

  • THURS, June 2nd, 10 AM, Missouri Clergy Caucus (special come and see event) is hosted by More² at Kansas City United Church of Christ, 205 W 65 St, Kansas City, MO For more info contact [email protected]
  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at https://lawrenceprogressivecalendar.blogspot.com/ That is updated daily.

Please take care of yourselves and others. Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!


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