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].
May 10, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Herbalist and Master Gardener, Lori Trojan, owns Wild Ivy Herb Farm, a 3-acre spot of beauty where a vast variety of culinary and medicinal herbs are grown. There is a long line of humble herbal medicine practicioners whose wisdom has been instilled by generations.
The mission of Wild Ivy Farm is to practice sustainable permaculture strategies in cultivating non-GMO medicinal, culinary and native herbs using organic methods. They offer herb plants, hand-crafted herbal products and interactive workshops about growing, harvesting, preparing and utilizing herbs in a multitude of formats.
May 3, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Jon Hokenson speaks with guests Brien Darby, NEW Executive Director and Mary Nguyen, Director of Community Engagement with Cultivate KC. Cultivate KC is a locally-grown nonprofit that believes that growing and sharing local food nurtures our ability to care for each other and the world in which we live.Listen
April 26, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Eco-Radio, with host Dave Mitchell, will interview Dr. Sarah Ray, author of A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety, and Dr. Barbara
Gilbert, psychotherapist, on the importance of processing the feelings of eco-anxiety, eco-grief, and ways to develop eco-
resilience in the face of our ongoing environmental crises.
April 19, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Tune in to hear about People2People Inc. (P2P Inc.) which makes efforts to give a hand-up, one community at a time. Guests Chris Roesel, Executive Director of P2P Inc, is a former PeaceCorp volunteer, and Jeff Morgan, Founder of Morgan Miller Plumbing and board member of Plumbers Without Borders, have been instrumental with addressing water needs of people around the world. Dr. Ebby Luvaga is an Economics Professor at Iowa State University and Dr. Imali Abala is a Professor of English at Ohio Dominican University contribute to these efforts with their understanding of cultures and need. Please tune in to hear their story of great humanitarian work! You will be inspired with their never-ending desire to help the world!Listen
April 5, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Richard Mabion Speaks with Shea Bergman, Youth and Home Gardens Coordinator for Kansas City Community Gardens – Let’s Get Growin’!
Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) is one of the only gardening organizations in the country dedicated to helping home gardeners have successful gardens. KCCG helps people grow food for themselves in backyards, vacant lots and at community garden sites. With an investment of less than $25, and a little practice...it’s possible to grow nearly $500 of delicious, organic produce each year. This will be a great radio hour!
We hope you tune in!
March 29, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Four students currently enrolled in KU's Environmental Studies Capstone course, Madisen K. Hane, Eleanor Read Walsh, Hannah Nuest, and Sloan M. Sprau have chosen to fulfill their Capstone by creating their own show and we are lucky to broadcast that show March 29th on EcoRadio KC.
Given the crisis that happened during the record-breaking cold temperatures in early 2021, the students want to discuss some of the current problems with our electricity grid, why this kind of crisis is likely to happen more and more due to climate change, and how we can make our electricity grids and the communities that rely on them more resilient.
We at EcoRadioKC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world. We can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future! Let’s hear the voices of our future! This will be a great radio hour! We hope you tune in!
March 22, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Replay from 4/20 when the discussion was the dicamba drift lawsuit with Paul Johnson and Rob Faux. Paul Johnson is an organic farmer and the lobbyist/policy analyst for the Kansas Rural Center (KRC) which is working on local food systems, water, environment and noxious weed law. Rob Faux is a diversified vegetable and poultry producer in northeast Iowa. He is also the Communications Associate in Iowa for Pesticide Action Network (PAN). He has been involved in work sponsored by PAN that includes their drift catcher citizen science project and is working to educate sprayers regarding specialty crops and to develop resources for those who have been subjected to pesticide drift.Listen
March 8, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
For our show for March 8th, host Richard Mabion speaks with Zack Pistora, state lobbyist for the Kansas Sierra Club. March 5th was Turnaround: the last day for non-exempt bills in a house of origin. That means no more new bills, now the legislature’s job is to pass or veto the bills that were brought forward in the session. And what are those bills? Zack will tell us and we can learn how we can be involved.Listen