Jaws of Justice Radio
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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Alverne Z. Bush started as a Programmer for the Jaws of Justice program in 2013. She grew up in KCK, attending area colleges and universities.
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.
Jeff is working as producer of Jaws of Justice Radio broadcast every Monday at 9:00 a.m. He hopes to help other under-served groups and individuals bring their voices and stories to the airwaves in the future.
Programmer biography coming soon.
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.
I am a host for Jaws of Justice Radio and I have served as a reporter for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines in this country and abroad such as, I was an editor with “The Prague Post” and I was a senior writer, then opinion and arts editor at “The National Catholic Reporter” for seven years.
Programmer biography coming soon.
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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.
June 1, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
A live interview of Sheryl Ferguson speaking on the recent protests in Kansas City prompted because of George Floyd's death by the police. At this time, our nation has ignited with the peoples' attention to this social problem. We invite listeners to phone in with their comments. Terri Wilke talk with Maurice Copeland, a retired employee of the Bannister Plant in KCMO. Maurice has been active in speaking openly about the fact the Bannister Plant used hazardous materials that put the workers and community at risk. He was recently told by officers of the National Nuclear Security Administation that he has been banned from the property.Listen
May 25, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
PeaceWork Kansas City’s ninth annual peace witness on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020 will be covered as it occurs! Social distancing will be observed as KKFI listeners hear from speakers from PeaceWorks KC, the Poor People’s Campaign, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and Vets for Peace. Each Memorial Day for the past eight years PeaceWorks KC has memorialized those who sacrificed health and life in the production of nuclear weapons, noting that even if never detonated, nuclear weapons have been lethal by exposure to toxins, and by contamination of soil and groundwater.Listen
May 18, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Protecting children from harm is an important goal, however, the current method used to achieve that goal is in crisis. The impact on children and families can be devastating. Kim Hart is Director of The National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center (NCADRC), a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to preserving the rights of those falsely accused of child abuse through education and defense.Listen
May 11, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
A live interview of Fred Slough by host David Bell. Fred began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney who wanted to try cases to juries. Fred Slough advocates for justice in its broadest context - and that includes both the attainment of what is just and the philosophical discussion of what is just.Listen
May 4, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Teresa Wilke talking with Cooper Overstreet, a criminal defense attorney with The Swain Law Office. Cooper Overstreet is a Democratic candidate for the District Attorney in Douglas County, KS. Host Elisa Breitenbach will talk with Curtis Scott Hansen and his attorney, Matt Radefeld. Mr. Hansen states he is not a criminal, nor has he ever been a criminal!Listen
April 27, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Begin with an interview of Lauren Bonds by host Craig Lubow. Lauren Bonds is the Legal Director of the ACLU of Kansas. She will talk about the lawsuit the Kansas ACLU filed in early April 2020 that asks the the State to protect Kansas inmates from Covid19 and to act quickly. Next, host Margot Patterson will interview Miriam Krinsky, Founder and Executive Director of Fair and Just Prosecution (FJP). She will talk about the need for early prison release because of the coronavirus pandemic but also why prison release is important not only for the health of those housed in jails and prisons but for the good of society.Listen
April 20, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
A live interview of Sheryl Ferguson by host Patricia Bartholome. On December 3, 2019, Kansas City police shot and killed 26-year-old Cameron Lamb, a black male, in his own backyard. Ferguson still has questions and favors local control of the police, believing that might be a better route to affecting police policy.Listen
April 13, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Mumia Abu- Jamal – World’s Best-Known Death Row Inmate; and Keeping The Faith Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Mumia Abu-Jamal is described as "perhaps the world's best-known death-row inmate" by The New York Times. He became widely known while on death row for his writings and commentary on the criminal justice system in the United States. During his imprisonment, Abu-Jamal has published books and commentaries on social and political issues.
Merritt will talk with two clergy, Pastor Morris Brown of the Apostolic Church of God in Kansas City MO and Pastor Paul Lim of the Good News Church of Kansas, in Kansas City KS. to discuss the coronavirus as it relates to church and how people may be affected by inability to come together in their faith.Listen
April 6, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Jaws of Justice programmer Keith Brown El will have a talk with Clifford Miller, an inmate at Western Missouri Correctional Center. Clifford believes he is innocent of the charges that hold him in prison, and he will speak on his experience with the criminal “justice” system.
Next will be a re-play of our show with Qadhafi, aka James Shelby, who has been incarcerated in Missouri for over 22 years. Since his release last year, Qadhafi has been active to better our community. Tune in to hear Qadhafi talk about his insights to the movement as a formerly incarcerated person.
March 30, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Jaws of Justice will feature an interview with two leaders of the More² Criminal Justice Task Force of Kansas City Kansas - David Grummon, Attorney and Khadijah Hardaway, a community leader. Both are working on all the systemic issues associated with the Lamonte McIntyre exoneration. More² is on track to make Wyandotte County a welcoming community.Listen