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.
December 5, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
For our show on December 5th, tune in to hear host Richard Mabion speak with his friend and colleague Rich Gutowski. Rich is Founder of Alveare Foundation and Alveare PBC which are focused on regionally placed based community development using Public Benefit corporations as both the tool of cross sector collaboration and the means of providing sustainable long support for community development work.Listen
November 28, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Craig Lubow attended a Water Affordability Conference on November 12, 2022, presented by the Water Sentinels Committee of the Sierra Club . We are playing a segment of that conference that featured Molly Codding who did a presentation on Lead Contamination in the water supply in the schools and the impact of lead contamination on water affordability. Molly focuses on Washington State and Minnesota, with a focus on water on the native reservations. Following this segment, we play a portion of a movie shown to the conference about lead and water affordability across the country and the impact on communities.Listen
November 21, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Terri Wilke speak with representatives of a partnership between a housing nonprofit, Tenants to Homeowners, and Build SMART, a Lawrence, Kansas based company that manufactures and ships the components of homes for assemblage onsite.Listen
November 14, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Tune in to hear host Craig Lubow speak with Abel Russ, Senior Attorney with The Environmental Integrity Project and co-author of the report “Poisonous Coverup: The Widespread Failure of the Power Industry to Clean Up Coal Ash Dumps”.Listen
November 7, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Hear more about an exciting upcoming event, Redesigning Our Communities for Life After Fossil Fuels. This series of virtual and in-person community events is occurring in 6 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Kansas City will host the second event on Saturday, November 12th from 1 to 5 PM on Zoom partnered by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate with the Post Carbon Institute and many local community groups.Listen
October 24, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Richard Mabion will speak with his guest, Zack Pistora, Lobbyist for the Kansas Sierra Club. Kansas is poised to benefit big-time from the billions of dollars Congress allocated for upgrading American infrastructure with the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment Act.Listen
October 17, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Terri Wilke will speak with her guest, Bo Brown on the topic of foraging. Bo is a truly knowledgeable person who has experience actually finding, harvesting and cooking wild plants.Listen
October 10, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Brent Ragsdale will speak with his guest, Amber Dunn. Amber says she’s behind a lot of tables at a lot of events. Her family lives on a 40-acre building-toward-permaculture farm. She is an industrial engineer and consults in permaculture. On our show, Brent and Amber will open with a discussion of agrivoltaics, which combines solar panels with agricultural operations.Listen
October 3, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Elaine Giessel and Debbie Neustadt will join host Craig Lubow to discuss water issues. Elaine and Debbie serve on the Water Sentinels Committee of the Sierra Club. We will talk about Kansas water policy, a Corp of Engineers study of water flow and non-permanent waters, redefining water jurisdiction, and whether wetlands and other waterways are under threat as a result of a pending Supreme Court case that is being argued this week. We will also talk about water accessibility and affordability which presents an environmental equity issue.Listen