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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.
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.
June 5, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
WHAT YOU PLANT MATTERS
On our show for June 5th, host Terri Wilke will speak with her guests, Cydney Ross and Chris Cardwell, both Program Managers with Deep Roots KC. Chris Cardwell joined Deep Roots in April 2023. He leads the Nature Advisors program as well as other outreach programs. Deep Roots KC is teaching people that What You Plant Matters! Why Choose Native Plants?Read More
May 29, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
We rebroadcast an earlier show hosted by Richard Mabion.Listen
May 22, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Host Terri Wilke will speak with her guest, Brien Darby, Executive Director of Cultivate KC. Cultivate Kansas City is a locally-grown nonprofit working to grow food, farms, and community in support of an equitable, sustainable and healthy local food system for all.Read More
May 15, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
FOR THE PRAIRIE
Host Terri Wilke will speak with her guest, Courtney Masterson, ecologist and executive director of Native Lands Restoration Collaborative, AKA Native Lands LLC. On April 27th, 2923, city employees of the Lawrence Kansas Parks and Recreation Department mistakenly sprayed herbicide on a five-acre stretch of prairie behind the Prairie Park Nature Center and many native plants have been destroyed. Rather than protect that piece of prairie, Courtney Masterson is actively engaged with restoration of the damaged prairie plant life. Courtney will tell the tale.Listen
May 8, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
REPAIR OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE; HOME BASE IS WHERE IT STARTS AND ENDS
Host Richard Mabion and Rich Gutowski will speak with guests, Alicia F Smith and Michelle Ramaker of F&S Building Innovations, Inc. They will are going to talk about the mission of Build Smart Institute™, which is to educate and train individuals to become career-ready and advance within construction industry occupations.Listen
May 1, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
EPA ENFORCEMENT NEEDS REINFORCEMENT
Host Craig Lubow will speak with his guest, Eric Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). Previously, Eric served as director of EPA’s Office of Civil Enforcement from 1997 to 2002. Craig and Eric will provide our listeners with thoughts about the EPA’s enforcement mechanisms. EPA enforcement totals in fiscal 2022 were the lowest in decades in key areas.Read More
April 24, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
REDESIGNING OUR COMMUNITIES FOR LIFE AFTER FOSSIL FUELS
Host Brent Ragsdale will speak with his guest, Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow at Post Carbon Institute and the author of 14 books, including POWER: LIMITS AND PROSPECTS FOR HUMAN SURVIVAL. Brent and Richard Heinberg will provide our listeners with a follow up on the event - Redesigning Our Communities for Life After Fossil Fuels, for which he was the keynote speaker.Listen
April 17, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
EARTHWEEK LIVE! CALL-IN SHOW ON ECORADIO KC
Join us on-air through our Earthweek Live! webinar link or call KKFI 90.1 FM’s studio line to share your questions and comments on the “Future of Climate Change”. This special 2023 Earth Festival broadcast will be co-hosted by Terri Wilke, Producer of EcoRadio KC, and Bob Grove, Executive Producer of the Climate Hour.Listen
April 10, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
SAVE THE EARTH AND SAVE THE FUTURE
Host Terri Wilke has guests including Bob Grove and just a few of the many involved with Earth Festival 23. EF23 is an Earth Day endeavor sponsored by Climate Action KC and this year the events will be outstanding.Read More
April 3, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
SING AN AMERICAN TUNE OF AN AMERICAN DREAM
Host Richard Mabion and Rich Gutowski will speak with John Michael, a local businessman. John Michael was born and reared in Kansas City KS and followed his father into the automotive business. John is currently representing an environmental recycling technology trying to relocate to Kansas City KS. Economic development, green job creation and job training are at the forefront of John's efforts. Richard and Rich will be talking to him about Job Training and Workforce Development in the low-income portion of the population so that green jobs can be created where people live and need the opportunity to live in comfortable, affordable homes with pride of ownership. Sounds like the American Dream and it can be available for everyone.Listen