EcoRadio KC is a magazine show, including live segments, prerecorded stories, and interviews. The weekly explores our interdependence with the rest of the world, showing the connections between the ways we choose to live and the health of the whole community of life.
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Bob Grove is a civil rights and climate activist, performer and political organizer. He grew up among northern Missouri farmers where he developed a passion for the rights of people and for healthy environments in which those rights can live.
Brent Ragsdale is a Mechanical Engineer who aspires to be a part of the energy transition. He has long been aware of the greenhouse gas and environmental crisis, and believes we must reduce our impact on the Earth's biological systems. Not only does he strive to burn less hydrocarbons and make purchasing choices based on his values, but he also shares his knowledge of both the problems and potential solutions with others in an effort to inspire change. Brent volunteers as a co-host of EcoRadio KC, on 90.1 FM, KKFI, Kansas City's Community Radio. He also works as a Business Development Manager with Willdan's Performance Engineering Group in Lawrence KS. He and his wife Patti live in a Passive House type home they built on a 4-hectare farm near Tonganoxie KS where Patti runs a small business growing native plants.
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.
David is a Columbia, Mo. native, son of a college sociology professor, and has lived in K.C. since 1988. He is retired, with a history of a wide variety of jobs, including a career primarily in psychiatric social work. A recognition in the mid-1990’s Kansas City winters were becoming milder led to his dedicated reading on human-induced global warming, and later the Sixth Mass Extinction of Species. These twin-crises pose an existential threat to our Living Earth, offering humanity the opportunity to “grow up”, using our native creativity to move into the Ecological Age. He has a 20-year history of volunteer environmental activism, and has been a humble contributor to Eco-Radio since 2020. He is available for presentations.
Jon is a broadcast journalism major and currently works as a free lance reporter and editor. He lives in Raytown with several dogs.
Richard's main objective in the urban arena is to find more ways for people of color to truly understand their Environment. As a grass-roots environmental activist in Kansas City, Kansas, he is presenting his philosophy of environmental organizing to neighborhood groups in low income communities by recounting his experiences with ongoing projects on energy efficiency and conservation.
He is also searching for ways to teach mainstream America another perspective of being being black in America and loving it!
He is available for speaking engagements....
Terri loves community radio!
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EcoRadio KC is a magazine show, including live segments, prerecorded stories, and interviews. The show is being created by a collective of local community organizers and activists. The group chooses a theme for each show which is then produced and hosted by someone from the team. In addition, we draw upon other members of the community as well as area organizations for their knowledge, experience, and ideas.
EcoRadio KC explores our interdependence with the rest of the world, showing the connections between the ways we choose to live and the health of the whole community of life. As a result, we plan to cover a wide range of topics, including local & regenerative agriculture, energy conservation & efficiency, justice, eco-villages, alternative medicine, indigenous peoples, clean energy, local food systems, biofuels, the need for multicultural participation in social change, global warming & climate disruption, extinction, green building and chemistry, and consumerism. If you have any questions or comments about the show or would like to get involved with the team that produces it, please send an email to [email protected]. Teri Wilke is the executive producer.
September 13, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
EcoRadio KC host Terri Wilke speaks with John Fish Kurmann. John is employed with Bridging the Gap and actively involved with 350.org. 350.org is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.
Bridging the Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by "connecting environment, economy and community". BTG has an active recycling program and currently manages three of KCMO’s recycling centers. BTG is a great source of knowledge on what is recyclable and where to take it for recycling. John is Litter and Green Events Program Associate at BTG. Tune in to learn how to hold large public events without creating large amounts of trash. We hope you tune in!
August 30, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Brent Ragsdale speaks with Larry Davis and Michael Almon, both fully electric vehicle (EV) owners. Larry Davis is a member of the Mid America Electric Auto Association, the Kansas/Missouri chapter of the Electric Auto Association, a national organization of electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts. Michael Almon is the secretary of the Sustainability Action Network. The third Lawrence EV Showcase is September 25th, 2021.
National Drive Electric Week begins September 25, 2021. This nationwide celebration raises awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Are you considering going electric?
August 23, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Eco-Radio will interview Dr. Piotr Naskrecki, First Chair of the Half-Earth Project, on the "Insect Apocalypse" as a part of the human-induced Sixth Mass Extinction of Species. The severe impacts on insect populations from pesticides, habitat loss, and global warming will be discussed, along with the vital role insects play in the health of all of Earth's ecosystems.Listen
August 9, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Jon Honsaker speaks with Clint Brauer of Greenfields Robotics, a company located in Cheney Kansas which provides robots to eliminate weeds from agricultural row crops. Four billion acres of farmland, ready to capture carbon. Today regenerative agriculture depends on Roundup and other chemicals to scale. Consumers want food that is sustainably grown and free of chemicals.
Greenfield Robotics enables carbon farming to scale without chemicals.
Greenfield Robotics plans to realign the interests of farmers and consumers with a food system that is economical and sustainable.
August 2, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Join Climate Hour host, Bob Grove, and guest, Brigadier General Wendell Chris King, to discuss the Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change.Listen
July 26, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Richard Mabion Speaks with Emily Libla of Drawdown of the Heartland: a Pachamama Alliance Community, about New Roots for Refugees and other green happeningsListen
July 12, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Metropolitan Energy Center Shares Thoughts on Building Energy Efficiency and Streetlight EV Charging Stations
On our show for 7/12/21, we will hear from Mary English, Energy Program Manager, Building Performance, and Miriam Bouallegue, Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation, both with Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC).
Eco Radio host Brent Ragsdale talked with Mary and Miriam and discussed two initiatives MEC is working on with Kansas City MO - the building benchmark ordinance and streetlight EV charging stations.
July 5, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
How much transportation do we really need? How does transportation impact civil rights? Are there better ways to live? What does the city of the near future look like? How do we re-imagine transportation? Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss the future of green transportation.Listen