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.
January 17, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
On Monday January 17th, 2021, host Richard Mabion will speak about the Kansas Legislature with Zack Pistora, lobbyist for the Kansas Sierra Club. The Kansas Legislature consists of a 125-member House of Representatives and a 40-member Senate. The Legislature convened on January 10th for their annual session and generally adjourns in early May. You can hear discussion of issues the Kansas Legislature will face and how environmental issues will be addressed. And maybe, just maybe, a special guest, tune in!Listen
January 10, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
For the show on Monday January 10th, 2021, host Terri Wilke will speak about the proposed West Gardner Solar Project with Michael Almon, Author at Sustainability Action Network.
NextEra Utility Company has brought a proposal to build a large industrial solar site to the Planning Commissions of Johnson County and Douglas County, Kansas, one of the largest solar sites to be built in the United States.
Hear discussion of how our relationship with renewable energy can impact the environment and the choices we can make to live more sustainably.
December 27, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
The political economy of global warming is discussed by Spencer Graves and Steve Melton, interviewed by EcoRadio regular Craig Lubow. This includes a discussion of bills currently before the US Congress with various proposals for "Carbon Fee and Dividend", as supported by the Citizens' Climate Lobby.Listen
December 20, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
For the show on Monday December 20, 2021, host Brent Ragsdale has done a farm tour at KC Farm School on Gibbs RD in Kansas City KS.
We wish this hour could be only good news of this remarkable place, but recently their greenhouse sustained damage from the tremendous winds that have been terrorizing our countryside.
Tune in to hear all the good at is KC Farm School on Gibbs RD, we haven't been there often enough and are glad to be back!
December 13, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Eco-Radio will host Gary Heisserer, President of the Artistic Committee for the Kansas City Actors Theatre, and Mary Silwance, a longtime Kansas City environmental activist, writer, poet, and a member of the editorial team of Kansas City Voices, to discuss the importance of the creative arts for the environmental movement.Listen
November 29, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
A show about Albert Bates, a member of the intentional community and ecovillage movements, featuring Albert's recorded presentations on The Farm, an ecovillage, advice on how to address the needs of the next generaton, and Biochar, Climate Change and Ecovillages.Listen
November 22, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
EcoRadio KC will feature host Brent Ragsdale bringing Michael Dowd, American progressive Christian minister, author, and eco-theologian known as an advocate of Big History, religious naturalism, sustainability, climate activism, and the epic of evolution.Listen
November 15, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Richard Mabion will speak with John Hickey, the Missouri coordinator for Clean Energy for America, which works to amplify the voice of the clean energy workforce to advocate for just, equitable and rapid decarbonization. John will be talking about President Biden's Build Back Better program, and how it will accelerate clean energy deployment in our country.Listen