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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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.
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.
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.
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July 20, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Rohan Grey joins Joe Ballegeer to discuss cryptocurrencies and the future of money. Rohan’s research focuses on the legal design and regulation of money and finance, including digital fiat currency, as well as broader issues of law and political economy. He is the research director of Digital Fiat Currency Institute and a consultant to the UN International Telecommunications Union’s Focus Group on Digital Currency. Rohan is also a research fellow with the Global Institute of Sustainable Prosperity based here in Kansas City. They discuss the challenges cryptocurrencies face in becoming a primary medium of exchange and the benefits of a Digital Fiat Currency.Listen
July 13, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
This episode of Radio Active Magazine discusses two issues: First, Kansas City structural engineer Ralph Jones describes what he thinks residents of Kansas and Missouri should do if they see something that looks to them like a possible safety problem with a structure, e.g., building or bridge. Second, the Kansas City People's Agenda Coalition the services, resources, information and education they provide to Black, Indigenous, Latinx and people from a range of diverse backgrounds in Kansas City. They also discuss their efforts to impact the city budget as it relates to the needs of the community, including recent meeting with the mayor regarding his police ordinances.Listen
July 6, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
This episode of Radio Active Magazine discusses two issues: First, infectious disease expert Doug Samuelson says that we ar in a race between vaccination and mutation. Everyone who can safely take a vaccine has a civic responsibility to protect not only themselves but their family, neighbors and people they don't know by getting vaccinated. Second, we talk with Connor J. Toth of Missourians for Ranked-Choice Voting.Read More
June 29, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Andrei Stoica, Brynn Fitzsimmons, and Nyonu Branch-Watkins of Independent Media Association (IMA, independentmedia.us) describe their efforts to support citizen journalists creating well-researched, contextualized stories that matter deeply to their communities. IMA believes freedom of press means equipping everyday people to tell stories that help us all get free.Listen
June 22, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Radio Active regular Spencer Graves is scheduled to talk this week regarding his proposals for an "International Conflict Observatory" which is a collection of activities to improve human understanding of conflict and thereby facilitate less violent and more constructive management of major conflicts. He is interviewed by Radio Active Magazine leader Craig Lubow.Listen
June 8, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Pat Riehle interviews Janessa Riehle, the Logistics & Volunteer Coordinator for the Community Volunteer Coordination Core on the KC Hotel Initiative. The KC Hotel Initiative is the City of Kansas City's attempt to alleviate the homelesss/houseless population by providing safe and sustainable shelter.Read More
June 1, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
RadioActive Magazine will interview Denise Lieberman of the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition and Missouri legislature representative, Yolanda Young, on a variety of proposed voting bills, Medicaid expansion, the gas tax, and police reform.Listen
May 25, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
PeaceWorks Kansas City board members discuss their upcoming annual Memorial Day peace witness at the Kansas City National Security Campus at 14510 Botts Road in southern KC MO. The facility makes or procures 85 percent of the non-radioactive parts for nuclear weapons. PeaceWorks members who plan to risk arrest by crossing the property line at the plant explain why they are doing this civil disobedience.Read More
May 18, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Spencer Graves will interview Joe Ballegeer and Mathew Forstater from the Economics Department of the University of Missouri at Kansas City about Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the post-pandemic economy. MMT is a school of economic thought that insists that any country with its own sovereign currency, like the United States, should NOT worry about a federal budget deficit. Unlike a family or a state or local government, the US federal government can never run out of money. Instead, the federal government should worry about inflation and the capacity of the economy to produce and to increase its productive capacity.Listen