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We will discuss “Jam on the Vine” by LaShonda Barnett for Black History Month. Annette Billings, Stuart HInds, and Mercedes Lewis will join Elizabeth Andersen in discussing this novel during Black History Month. We will be inviting LaShonda to participate either during the show or in an interview beforehand.

THE BOOK:
In LaShonda Barnett’s novel, Ivoe Williams is a black lesbian journalist from Texas who comes to Kansas City in the 1920s to start a newspaper. Barnett, who was born in Kansas City, spoke at the Plaza Library here this past April about her book. For information on the book, please check outwww.jamonthevine.com/

THE AUTHOR AND BOOK CLUB PANEL:
LaShonda Katrice Barnett: www.lashondabarnett.com/

Annette Billings is known as “the Maya of the Midwest” to many of her readers. She is an award-winning poet, playwright and actress from Topeka, Kan., and she recently published her first collection of poetry, A Net Full of Hope. She recently retired from a long career as a nurse to become a full-time writer.

Stuart Hinds is the curator and a co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. This past June Camp Magazine had an interesting article on StoryCorps OutLoud. the LGBT-focused oral history initiative and GLAMA: www.campkc.com/campkc-content.php?Page_ID=2419

Mercedes Lewis is on the board of directors of the Golden Grown Literary Society as the director of events. Mercedes served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Her bio can be found atwww.goldencrown.org/resource/collection/CFF2F010-7810-4639-AE81-02A8C66B5A2D/GCLSBoard_2015-v2.pdf

Host Elizabeth Andersen has two degrees in English literature; founded and participated in lesbian book clubs for a dozen years and was the only lesbian in a gay men’s book club. She has served on the LIKEME Lighthouse LGBT community center board, the production team of Kansas City’s LGBT film festival, and has house managed at women’s music festivals. She taught English composition at two universities and has been a full-time copy editor for more than 30 years.

Radio Book Club creator Sandra Moran:
Sandra Moran was an award-winning novelist who passed away Nov. 7, 2015, as the radio book club was set to begin. Sandra co-hosted on The Tenth Voice radio show and was invited to take over hosting the second week of every month. Sandra had picked themes, authors, and guests seven months in advance and was very excited about her radio book club. A lovely tribute to her was written by her dear friend and author Ann McMan in Lambda Literary: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/rem/11/10/in-remembrance-sandra-moran/Sandra Moran


Laticia DeCaigny and Eric Kirkendall discuss the Moving Forward Coalition’s endeavors with regard to moving goods and the associated diesel fuel pollution with Richard Mabion. Also, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and former host of the If You Love This Planet radio program which aired on KKFI, Dr. Helen Caldicott will be in Missouri this week for a symposium on radioactive contamination. Gwendolyn Verhoff of St. Louis Community College will give us the details.

Moving Forward
Episode date : February 15, 2016
On EcoRadio KC
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Russ and Susan take a look at “45 Years,” a haunting drama about marriage. It features an Oscar-nominated performance from Charlotte Rampling as a woman who makes a discover that brings her to believe that her 45 year marriage may have been a sham. It also features a fine performance from Tom Courtenay as her husband who has hidden something from her for decades.

 

TAKE TWO: “45 Years” #FilmReview
Episode date : February 12, 2016
On Take Two
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First, the bad news: The edgy R-rated Marvel superhero movie “Deadpool” is smutty, vulgar, tasteless and perverse. Now, the good news: “Deadpool” is funny, sharply made and Ryan Reynolds is terrific as the X-Men’s snarky, wisecracking antihero. If you’re not easily offended, “Deadpool” could prove to be a shamelessly raunchy guilty pleasure. Just leave the kids at home.

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson return as the fashion world’s dumbest male models in “Zoolander 2,” the sequel to the 2001 comedy that developed a cult following on video. An endless parade of celebrity cameos is the most amusing thing about this long-delayed follow-up that plays like an overextended sketch. Even fans of the original may find it lame.

“How to be Single” is a bawdy R-rated sex comedy that may make you want to shun the single life. A likable cast that includes Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Allison Brie and Leslie Mann give the movie a boost, but this episodic and meandering movie plays out like a de-glamorized episode of “Sex and the City.”

“Where to Invade Next” is the latest documentary from left wing activist Michael Moore. Moore goes a number of other countries to see how they’re coping with –and overcoming- some of the same problems that plague the USA. It’s smart and very informative, but Moore’s preachiness can become a distraction.

“Son of Saul” is the likely winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. This stark and powerful drama from Poland is about a Jew forced to do dirty work for the Nazis at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Things get complicated when he’s ordered to burn the body of a boy who may or may not be his son. Uniquely filmed, “Son of Saul” somehow manages to be simultaneously off-putting and riveting.


We have been told for years that he Democrats and President Obama wants to take our guns away even though in seven years the only thing he has done is strengthen enforcement of laws already on the books. Are there sensible actions we can take to curb gun violence? What is being proposed besides arming everyone? Are we safer in the old west than we are today? Are we less safe on our streets and in our homes than we were 20, 30 or 40 years ago? Why has the gun rights folks blocked any research into this whole issue?

Host Jeff Humfeld is joined by Dr Rex Archer, Director of the KCMO Health Department, Judy Sherry of Grandparents Against Gun Violence and Loren Stanton of the NE Kansas chapter of the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence. They will talk about who is dying from guns, the need for more research and what they are doing to enact common sense legislation that still protects the rights of law abiding citizens. Then in the second half of the show we will open the phone lines for your questions and comments.

Dr Rex Archer
Health Department
2400 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, Mo. 64108
816-513-6008
http://kcmo.gov/health/

Judy Sherry
Mo and KS Grandparents Against Gun Violence
816.942.9447
http://www.moksgagv.org/

Loren Stanton
NE KS Chapter – Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence
913-991-4940
http://www.bradycampaign.org/

JoJR Calendar for February 15th 2016

The KC chapter of Mothers in Charge, Healing Support Group will meet Thursday February 18th from 5-7 PM at the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose Center, Suite 124 W, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. The first hour will be sharing of experiences and in the second hour therapists and others who can help navigate the emotional and legal terrain will be available. For more information you can find them on the web at kcmothersincharge.org or call them at 816-912-2601.
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The Writers’ Place and the Johnson County Library, will present a reading sponsored by Arts in Prison, Inc. of poetry by inmates and former inmates incarcerated at Lansing Prison. This event will be held 6:00 PM, Tuesday, February 16th at Johnson County Central Library, 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park , KS. A reception will follow the reading, and all are invited. For info, contact Arlin Buyert at arlin85@att.net or 913-909-2915.
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The current Douglas County, Kansas Prosecutor and former Jackson County, Mo Prosecutor Amy McGowan has been removed from a case in Douglas County after several acts of misconduct in various Kansas criminal cases. The KC Freedom Project is looking to establish a persistent pattern of misconduct by Ms McGowan. If you or a loved one was charged with a criminal offense in the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, MO or in Douglas County, KS in which Amy McGowan served as a Prosecutor and you feel there were questionable actions by the prosecution in the case please call our complaint hot line number, 816-844-3100 and leave your case details. All complaints will be turned over to the FBI Civil Rights Division for investigation.


Join host Craig Lubow to hear about the state of Civil Liberties in Missouri with his guest Jeff Mittman, Director of the Missouri Chapter of the ACLU.

Civil Liberties in Missouri
Episode date : February 9, 2016
On Radio Active Magazine
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This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we look at two successful grassroots citizen campaigns in Kansas City. First in the wake of BNIM’s withdrawal from the Crossroads project, we will take a look at the pros and cons of tax increment financing. It’s called TIFF: Arrested Development? Next, we look at how workers and local activists finally got public and government attention on the toxic health impact of Kansas City’s nuclear weapons plant. That part is called Honeywell-Not Well. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.


MARC, KCATA and other partners are updating the Smart Moves plan. RideKC will provide better transit access to jobs, support development in activity centers and corridors, and provide intra-city mobility—suburbs and core—throughout the region. Ron Achelpohl, MARC’s director of transportation and environment, will discuss the RideKC plan to redefine transit in the region.


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