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.
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January 16, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
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January 9, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
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January 2, 2023 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Richard Mabion talks with his guests, Paul and John Grahovac who, along with Rich Gutowski, will continue a conversation about energy retrofits of buildings and homes in the inner city.Listen
December 26, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Ty Gorman joins host Craig Lubow to discuss the lack of transparency at the Board of Public Utilities in Kansas City, Kansas, including the lack of affordable water in Kansas City, Kansas and related cut-offs. Ty is on staff at the Beyond Coal Campaign at the Sierra Club and is also involved in other issues at the Sierra Club.Listen
December 19, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Terri Wilke talks with her guests about the Keystone Pipeline spill that occurred on December 8, 2022 in Washington County, Kansas. You will learn the most recent press release from EPA Region 7 Public Information Officer, Kellen Ashford. Zack Pistora, Legislative Director and State Lobbyist, Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club will discuss when Keystone was built, where it operates now and how it carries the tar sands.Listen
December 12, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
A world filled with extreme temperatures, life-threatening storms, and collapsing food systems asks us to teach and provide the skills our children will need to create the next generation of built environments. We are all aware that planet earth has limits to the expansion we have pushed thus far. We can adapt. We can sustain. We can build a better future.Listen
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