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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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 EcoRadioKC@gmail.com.
August 3, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Bob Sommer, environmental activist and Fundraising director for Sierra Club-Kansas Chapter, talks to host Craig Lubow about the environmental grants program by the Sierra Club-Kansas. This program gives grants to educators in Kansas for special environmental projects designed for their students. Two of the recipients, Samantha Swank and Christina McCleary will join us to talk about their projects.
Samantha teaches at Royal Valley High School in Hoyt, Kansas. Her project is "Pollinators' Garden with Interactive Tour." It will focus on teaching students and community members about the importance of native plants and native pollinators.
Christina teaches 4th grade in Neodesha. The projuct is "Bluestreaks in Bloom: An Outdoor Classroom & Gardens." It is designed to teach students about conservation, the water cycle, recycling, pollinator, and the benefits of gardening.
We will finish off the show talking to Olivia Miller. Olivia went to Costa Rica last year to study the leatherback Sea Turtles
This six minute film documents a conservation journey through Costa Rica. The focus of the research is leatherback sea turtles and their nests on the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica. This documentary was made from about twenty hours of editing. The film was recorded in Costa Rica in June 2019 at Pacuare Reserve. This was filmed, edited, and produced by Olivia Miller.
July 27, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Brent Ragsdale talks with both Alex Smith, host of syndicated weekly Radio Ecoshock Show and Giana Amador, co founder and Managing Director at Carbon180. Hear the hows and whys of removing carbon from our atmosphere.Listen
July 20, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Rabbi Moti Rieber is Executive Director of Kansas Interfaith Action (KIFA). At the end of 2019- 2020 Kansas legislative session, legislation to protect our environment did not prevail. The 2020 session was disrupted suddenly by the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March. Much of the business pending at that point, including issues with which KIFA was deeply involved, were simply dropped. Moti Rieber has not dropped his conviction that the people want and need the state to do the right thing.Listen
July 13, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
On this episode of EcoRadio KC we hear from young people who are growing food in Kansas City. We have interviews from kids at the KC Farm School at Gibbs Road who share their experience in this summers' Farm Camp, one of only a few area camps that were able to adapt to hands-on and virtual learning. We also talk with Grow Guerrilla Grow, a new organization dedicated to using vacant lots for food production in areas that need more fresh produce.Listen
July 6, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Dr. Jay Portnoy and Craig Volland join host Craig Lubow to discuss air quality in the Kansas City region and the impact of poor air quality on health. We will discuss the air quality from the annual Flint Hills burning, diesel transportation, open burning, and other activities effecting air quality. We will also focus on the impact of poor air quality, including allergies, asthma, and emphysema.Listen
June 29, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Richard Mabion will discuss the Mighty Mo, from Iowa to St Louis, with
his guests Caroline Pufalt, Sierra Club Grassroots Network Team Activist, Gerald Mestl, who was Missouri River Program Manager with the Nebraska
Games and Park Department before his recent retirement and George Cunningham of Omaha, Nebraska who will talk about the history of the river.
June 22, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
On today's episode, we focus on work being done for more equitable food systems in Kansas City and around the world. You'll hear from Lana Dominguez of Cultivate KC and Max Kaniger of Kanbe's Markets as well as an update from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Big Food Workshop.Listen
June 15, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Terri Wilke will discuss wind energy with Alan Claus Anderson, a Shareholder and Vice Chair of Polsinelli's national Energy Practice Group who has extensive experience representing and advising both public and private domestic and international companies in the energy industry. EcoRadio KC encourages the use of renewable energy sources.Listen
June 8, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Hosts Richard Mabion and Terri Wilke will discuss the Poor People’s Campaign with Mary Akerstrom, who has been involved with the movement since Rev. Barber came to Kansas in 2016. The Poor People’s Campaign calls for educational dialogue and potential future action related to the intersections of systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation. The show will enhance awareness of how ecological devastation affects Poor People. Why do we locate industry that generates pollution near lower income neighborhoods? Why don’t we care? How can that change?Listen
June 1, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Brent Ragsdale welcomes author Dr Daniel Wildcat to speak about ways to alter our crash course with the environment based upon the experience and knowledge of the people with the longest and the strongest connections with the land and its ecosystems.Listen