Radio Active Magazine
A locally produced program where activist groups in the Kansas City area present interviews, commentary, editorials, and other thought provoking content on a weekly basis.
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Bill Clause is a cultural worker volunteer who has been part of the Kansas City performing arts scene for decades. He remains active as producer of RadioActive Magazine; Shots in the Night Comedy Radio Theatre; and helps produce River City Chautauqua.
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.
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.
Lynn is a U.S. Navy veteran of the Cold War. She has taught English in Japan, and was a communication instructor at Park University. Her hobbies are making jewelry and art, doing Afro-Brazilian drumming, and volunteering at KKFI. She loves interviewing people for Radio Active, because it gives her an opportunity to learn new things and share that knowledge with listeners.
I was weaned on the Top 40 of the '60s and came of age in the rock and roll hey day of the '70s. Music was an escape, an education and a driving force in the attitudes and ideals that make up who I am today.
Graves was raised on a farm in Cheyenne County, KS, four miles from Nebraska and 26 from Colorado. He serves on multiple committees and is an Associate Programmer with Radio Active Magazine.
Susan was born on a dark and stormy night in Detroit, MI, when Detroit was a great city. She is a family therapist, filmmaker and and a contributor to Radio Active Magazine, interviewing really interesting people. She says life is like an empty canvas: Every day she gets up and paints it in a beautiful way.
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January 26, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
For much of her young life, Itto Outini, a native of Morocco, was homeless, illiterate -- and blind.Read More
January 19, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Internationally-known activists will join PeaceWorks-Kansas City board members Kristin Scheer and Ann Suellentrop to discuss this historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which activists believe is the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons. Ray Acheson is a member of the International Steering Group for ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Dr. Timmon Wallis is the author of “Warheads to Windmills”.Listen
January 5, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
The Wyandotte County, Kansas District Attorney’s office has asked the Vera Institute of Justice to help them understand and address racial inequities in the local criminal legal system. Join host, Bob Grove, D.A. Mark Dupree, and staff from the Vera Institute of Justice to discuss what they have learned and where they go from hereListen
December 29, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
This episode of Radio Active Magazine features a discussion among four journalists representing local news outlets in Kansas City. Each will describe their particular foci and why they think people in Kansas City should value the news they report. This will include highlighting at least one of their most important recent stories.Listen
December 1, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Authors Winston Apple and Larry Bradley join host Bob Grove to discuss the state of our democracy. Against a background of pandemic, the 2020 election has seen record numbers of advance, mail-in and onsite voters challenged by new voter id laws, voter roll purges, and polling place closures.Read More
November 10, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Radio Active Magazine host David Mitchell interviews Greg Razer, newly elected Missouri State Senator, District 07. The senator discusses Amendment 3 and other closely watched races, plus a discussion of need for infrastructure funding in Missouri.Read More
October 13, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Live Theater in the Time of Covid: Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, KC Fringe Festival & Just Off Broadway Theatre
Three local thespian leaders, Cheryl Kimmi, KC Fringe Festival, Linda Williams, Just Off Broadway Theatre, and Karen Paisley, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre discuss the challenge of keeping live theater funded during the dark times of Covid-19.Read More
September 29, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
What have public health authorities locally, nationally, and internationally done well in managing the current public health crisis, and what could be improved to help us manage this current pandemic and similar problems in the future? This episode of Radio Active Magazine features a discussion on these and related issues with Professor Edward Ellerbeck, Chair of the Public Health Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Dr. Doug Samuelson, President and Chief Scientist of InfoLogix, Inc., and author of multiple articles related to this question, including "Preparing for Biological Crises: Some Lessons to Be Learned", which appeared last June building on a related article that appeared in 2008.Listen
September 22, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Lauren Bonds, ACLU-Kansas Legal director, joins host Craig Lubow to talk about issues in police accountability. The discussion will include the difficulties in holding individual officers accountable in the employment setting, criminal prosecutions, and civil suits, and some possible solutions. We also discuss the potential impacts on Civil Liberties in America resulting from the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the looming appointment of a new justice by President Trump.Read More
September 15, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
The mission of the Giving Grove is provide healthy calories, strengthen community and improve the urban environment through a nationwide network of sustainable little orchards to dramatically increase access to healthy food.Read More