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.
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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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.Listen
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.Read More
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
September 1, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander joins host David Mitchell to discuss the supposed dangers of voter fraud and compare that to the real danger of voter suppression. Also on the program will be League of Women Voters volunteers from Kansas and Missouri to give instructions on how you can vote in both Kansas and Missouri.Read More
August 25, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Representatives of PeaceWorks Kansas City, including Henry Stoever and Dave Pack, discuss their activities. This includes a virtual PeaceWorks Local Art Fair in addition to their socially distanced Memorial and Hiroshima Day events.Read More
August 11, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Radio Active host Pat Rheile will provide an overview of candidates for office in Missouri. If you are interested in being an educated voter, tune into this program.Read More
August 4, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Kansas City Tenants Board President Tiana Caldwell tells her story of how she became involved in the fight for housing justice when her family experienced homelessness for six months following an eviction and her second cancer diagnosis.Read More
July 28, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
RadioActive Magazine will focus on the foreboding Covid-19 pandemic, including a disturbingly rapid rise of cases here in the metro. Dr. Sanmi Areola, Director of the Johnson County Health and Education Department, and Elizabeth Groenweghe, Chief Epidemiologist with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County provide their expertise on this ever growing threat.Read More
July 21, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
This one hour magazine format features an interesting mix of racism, anti-racism, black stories and white voices, all intended to demonstrate the support of KKFI for Black Lives MattersRead More