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.
May 16, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Hear the most recent Climate Hour podcast, Urban Permaculture produced 5-1-22 by Bob Grove. Permaculture is an approach to land management that incorporates principles found in healthy ecosystems.Listen
May 9, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Richard Mabion and Rich Gutowski return to speak about their KCK-Paterson NJ conversation with George Riley and Regana Bracey, two Paterson, New Jersey cohorts. This show will be all about Paterson, and its thoughts and efforts to design a local strategy regarding social-economic development possibilities for their service areas.Listen
May 2, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Brent Ragsdale speaks with EMF Consultant Daniel Kopfman, BA EMRS IT, Midwest EMF solutions and Certified Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist Cathy Cooke, BBEC, EMRS, BCHN, about the impact that our modern-day conveniences like wireless communication have on our health and environment.Read More
April 25, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
RECORDINGS FROM THE 2022 CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT including Ulysses Deke Cunningham, Congressman Rev. Emmanuel Cleaver III, Mercedes García Pérez, Head of Global Issues and Innovation of the European Union Delegation to the United States, and Lisa Rodriguez, News Director at KCUR, who moderated a discussion between U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, Kansas 3rd Congressional District, and Brian Platt, City Manager of Kansas City, Missouri.Listen
April 18, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
RICHARD MABION INTRODUCES US TO RICH GUTOWSKI; THEIR TOPIC IS COMMUNITYListen
April 11, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Four University of Kansas students, Sophia Pascente, Kaci Zarek, Lauren Stallings and Neal Niceswanger, have prepared ar episode about our depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer – water essential to agricultural, municipal and industrial development.Listen
April 4, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
We are honored to play the latest Climate Hour podcast: In the Midst of Crises, The Importance of Earth Day - which has been produced by Climate Council of Greater KC and hosted by Bob Grove. Bob and his guests will tell us what is happening on Earth Day, 2022.Listen
March 28, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
For our show on Monday March 21st, host Terri Wilke speaks with Jamie Hofling, Food Waste Reduction Specialist within the Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability Office and Umut Bayramoglu, newly hired Program Manager for Common Ground, the community gardening program in Lawrence Kansas.Listen
March 21, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Richard Mabion speaks with Matt Bunch, Horticulturist for the Giving Grove Program of Kansas City Community Gardens. The Giving Grove’s mission is to provide healthy calories, strengthen community, and improve the urban environment through a nationwide network of sustainable little orchards.Listen
March 14, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Terri Wilke speaks with Rachael McGinnis Millsap, Director, Farm to Institution programming for KC Healthy Kids.
There is an upcoming event Rachael will tell us about: The Eat Local and Organic Expo
April 9, 2022, 9 AM - 4 PM at Johnson County Community College