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. Craig Lubow is the executive producer.

Upcoming Episodes

May 24, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast

PeaceWorks Kansas City annual Memorial Day protest and other activities

Cris Mann, Kristin Scheer, and Charles Carney discuss the plans for a
Memorial Day protest, May 30, at the Kansas City National Security
Campus, 14520 Botts Road, Kansas City, Missouri, which produces 85
percent of the non-nuclear parts used in US nuclear weapons. This
facility has also been called the "Global Insecurity Factory".

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May 31, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast

RightsCon – June 6-10 international online human rights conference & the power of the powerless

RightsCon, the June 6-10 international online human rights conference is described by lead organizers and presenters. This conference will include over 500 different sessions running in all time zones in multiple languages, including one facilitated in part by Radio Active Magazine regular Spencer Graves. Spencer was invited to propose a workshop for this conference based on a presentation he made last October at WikiConference North America in joint with Luisina Ferrante, Education and Human Rights Manager for Wikimedia Argentina, and Patricia Díaz Rubio, Executive Director of Wikimedia Chile.  Patricia said that Wiki Human Rights training in Chile helped people post many images that were used in many Wikipedia articles that broke a conspiracy of silence on abuse of power by Chilean security forces and contributed to the 78 percent approval in a 2020 plebiscite for a process to rewrite the constitution of Chile to replace the one written under the Pinochet dictatorship. 

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June 7, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast

History of voter suppression

Professors Russell Brooker and Michael Smith discuss the history of voter suppression.  Brooker is the author of a chapter on "Black voting rights 1865-2016:  Two Reconstructions and four Mississippi Plans" in a 2022 book on "Much sound and fury, or the new Jim Crow?" He is a professor of political science at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Smith is the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, Sociology, and Criminology at Emporia State and is the editor of that book as well as an author of five of the ten chapters in that book. 

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