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].
March 1, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Jon Hokenson speaks with Brian Schath of CleanAirNow who will explains efforts to close coal power plants. Then he will speak with Tom Jacobs, Environmental Program Director and Karen Clawson, Principal Planner/Air Quality Program Manager of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). MARC has completed their Regional Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan for the area offers a customized, regional response to climate change, and serves as a guideline to implement the necessary steps to draw down greenhouse gases. It was completed in late 2020. Please tune in to hear MARC’s evaluation of where we go from here.Listen
February 22, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
For our show for February 22nd, host Richard Mabion speaks with the Founders of Urban American Outdoors (UAO), Candice Price and Wayne Hubbard. Urban American Outdoors (UAO) is the first African American owned and produced adventure-sports reality TV show based in the U.S.Listen
February 15, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
We truly appreciate your support for EcoRadio KC and we are happy for the opportunity for listeners to phone KKFI and show us your love! For our program, Dorothy Barnett with Climate Energy Project (CEP), will tell listeners about their Beat the Virus project. What does ecology have to do with the Covid-19 pandemic?Listen
February 8, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Jon Hokenson speaks with Mattie Bell of the Sunrise Movement Lawrence. Sunrise Movement Lawrence is a local hub of the national Sunrise Movement organization. The Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.Listen
January 18, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests on this Mark Luther King Day to discuss the local state of environmental justice.Listen
January 11, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Elaine Giessel, marine biologist and chair of the Conservation Committee for the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club, joins host Craig Lubow to talk about the Monarch Butterfly and its proposed listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.Listen
January 4, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Wonder where your food comes from? Wonder how? KC Farm School on Gibbs Road works to empower individuals and the community to have access to fresh delicious fruits and vegetables. And they are growing? Tune in to learn about them and share their dreams for the future.Listen
December 28, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Hear Loretta Craig’s presentation at the KC Farm School conference, Let’s Grow! Loretta Craig speaks on Linking Human Health to Soil Health. Loretta Craig’s years of research and hands-on observation at Prairie Garden Farm has reaped her discussion on the interconnectedness of all life: and how that holds the key to health, happiness and hope for the future.Listen