It is the intention of Jaws of Justice Radio to investigate how to achieve justice in America, this includes issues of economic injustice, political injustice and the criminal justice system. We want to put a human face on those caught in the grasp of injustice and those that are part of an unjust system. We strive to dispel the misconceptions created by the news and entertainment industry, politicians and our educational system.
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Craig Lubow is a criminal defense and family law attorney in Kansas. Craig has been a progressive activist since the early 1970s, starting in the War Resisters’ League. Craig serves on the executive committee of the Kanza Group of the Kansas Sierra Club.
I am a native son of Kansas City, Missouri who recently returned to this city after a long expedition, or journey that took me to some of the places in America that are referred to here at KKFI as the “Jaws of Justice!” Once I heard that terminology, I automatically knew this is where I belonged and I have been here every sense.
Margot Patterson is a writer and editor. Most of her experience has been in print journalism, frequently writing on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. In 2019 she and co-hosts Jamie Jackson and Jeremy Rothe-Kushel started “Understanding Israel-Palestine,” a now-weekly program that seeks to provide listeners with a more informed perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than is often available in the mainstream press. She is a long-time contributor to KKFI’s “Jaws of Justice” program and has interviewed a wide range of policy experts, criminologists, law enforcement officials and former inmates on topics ranging from juvenile justice detention, mass incarceration and police training to domestic extremism, human trafficking, solitary confinement and new technologies of incarceration.
Programmer biography coming soon.
Terri loves community radio!
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It is the intention of Jaws of Justice Radio to investigate how to achieve justice in America, this includes issues of economic injustice, political injustice and the criminal justice system. We want to put a human face on those caught in the grasp of injustice and those that are part of an unjust system. We strive to dispel the misconceptions created by the news and entertainment industry, politicians and our educational system. We want to pull back the veil and reveal those that really write our laws and who our justice system is meant to protect. It is our intention to seek out alternatives to the present practice that puts the law before justice, alternatives that are restorative to those that have been wronged and just to those that have offended. In short, we want to inform our society of the realities of the existing systems and in doing so start a dialogue about how to create systems that truly seek justice for all.
The Jaws of Justice Radio group is made up of formerly incarcerated citizens, family members of victims, family members of the incarcerated, lawyers, and justice seeking members of our community. We invite you to join the dialogue.
Jaws of Justice Radio has covered issues of law enforcement, courts, incarceration, homelessness, economic injustice, foster care, death penalty, constitutional rights and more. We are looking for organizations and individuals to tell their story, and more folks that want to learn how to produce radio.
Executive co-producers are Craig Lubow and Margot Patterson.
September 20, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
GUESTS ARE LUCY BLOOM OF VERONICA’S VOICE followed by DAVID GRAHAM, J.D., WHO SPEAKS ABOUT POLYGRAPHS
Host Terri Wilke speaks with Lucy Bloom, Executive Director of Veronica’s Voice. Veronica’s Voice is a local service organization whose vision is to see all people free from commercial sexual exploitation. Following that, host Craig Lubow speaks with David Graham, a Kansas criminal defense attorney, about problems with the polygraph test.Listen
September 13, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Terri Wilke speaks with Lars Leininger of Workforce Partnership, an organization that functions as the local workforce development board serving the Kansas side of the Kansas City metro, serving both job seekers and employers.
There is a Fair Chance Job Fair upcoming on September 16th. Tune in to learn of opportunity!
In the second part of our program, host Margot Patterson speaks with Sharon Brett, Legal Director of the ACLU of Kansas. The ACLU and federal public defenders are warning a private prison company may be trying to avoid President Biden's executive order that bans new contracts with most for-profit detention facilities. They sent a 10-page letter to a White House office and local officials that details violent incidents and inmate rights violations that happened this year at the Leavenworth Detention Center.
Please listen and be open to our messages. On Jaws of Justice, we investigate how to achieve justice in America. TUNE IN TO KKFI 90.1 FM https://kkfi.org/listen/
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
September 6, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Bev Livingston speaks with Jann Coulson of Kairos Outside of Western Missouri. Kairos Outside demonstrates God's grace and love through support for women who have relatives or friends who are or have been incarcerated. Next, host Keith Brown El speaks with his guest, Marvin Cotton from Detroit. Marvin Cotton is listed on the National Registry of Exonerees. Marvin Cotton was exonerated after 19 years, seven months and 12 days in prison for a crime he did not commit. Keith traveled to Jefferson City on August 30, 2021 to participate in a Rally for Justice for inmates Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson. Marvin Cotton was one of the speakers. Tune in to hear all this!Listen
August 30, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host David Bell speaks with Dr. Nicole Price, CEO of Lively Paradox. Dr. Price will challenge our tendency to find an exception to the rule when confronted with examples of systemic racism in the criminal justice system.Listen
August 23, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Terri Wilke speaks first with Yazmin Valdez, Intern with Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation - Kansas City (AIRRKC). Listeners have been introduced to AIRRKC. Yazmin Valdez is our guest to speak more specifically about Safe and Welcoming Wyandotte County. Next, Terri Wilke speaks with Mike Brouwer, Criminal Justice Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) in Douglas County, Kansas.
They commissioned a study of law enforcement pedestrian and traffic stops in Douglas County, and they are not afraid to look at the data. Tune in to learn more.
August 16, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Terri Wilke speaks with Karla Juarez, Executive Director, and Pastor Rick Behrens, Board Member, of Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation, or AIRR, whose mission is to educate, organize, and inspire our Kansas City community to advocate for immigrant rights. Host Margot Patterson will speak with DeRay McKesson, Co-Founder of Campaign Zero, a project dedicated to ending police and state violence.
Campaign Zero’s data-informed platform presents a package of policy solutions to end police violence in America.
August 9, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Craig Lubow speaks with Michelle Smith, Racial Justice Coordinator for Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, MADP, about the cases of Marcellus Williams and Ernest Lee Johnson. Host Melvin Merritt will speak with Kenneth A. Vick, Executive Director at Benilde Hall. The mission of Benilde Hall is to provide services for treating substance use disorder, mental health and homelessness, so individuals may return to the community as responsible, employed and permanently housed contributing members of society.Listen
August 2, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
A Lesson on Giving – the Reciprocity between MISD and Operation Breakthrough and Learning from Our Mistakes – Missouri Senate Bill 53
Host Bev Livingston Speaks with Jennifer Heinemann, Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving at Operation Breakthrough, which for 50 years has provided a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and empowering their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education. They will talk about art by incarcerated Missouri artists that Mothers of Incarcerated Sons & Daughters KC has shared with Operation Breakthrough. After the calendar in the middle of the hour, host Keith Brown El speaks with Latahra Smith of KC Freedom Project and Cliff Middleton, who says his father has been wrongfully incarcerated, about the puzzle Missouri law gives us to seek release for wrongfully convicted individuals.Listen
July 26, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host David Bell Speaks with Tony Sanders, Use of Force Investigator with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Host David Bell speaks with Tony Sanders, Use of Force Investigator with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office about the most important tool in the police officer's arsenal - EMPATHYListen
July 19, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Asking for Change: Advocates for the Homeless, John Krehbiel, Sharilyn Wells and Steve Ozark of Justice Matters in Kansas talk about the need to create homes for the homeless - and not just four walls, but the home of a community of caring friends to each other.Listen