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.
May 31, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
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.Read More
June 7, 2022 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
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.Read More