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.
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 15, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Dave Mitchell will be interviewing Melissa Cheatham, a concerned citizen and member of a panel on the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition, which is developing a policy playbook for local leaders to reduce their communities carbon footprints. The panel is using the book, Drawdown, as one of their primary resources,
along with Midwest cities climate action plans, and other resources for this policy playbook.
The interview will focus on the steps the panel has identified so far that she feels will be most effective in reducing community carbon footprints, when this policy playbook will be issued, and how will it be distributed?Read More
October 8, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Pat Riehle features the Urban Ranger Corps, which prepares at-risk inner city youth for responsible and productive futures through a program of disciplined work experience and service in their community, leadership development and individualized planning for post-High School careers.Listen
October 1, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Wayne Besen joins host Craig Lubow to talk about conversion and ex-gay therapy. Wayne was the founder of "Truth Wins Out" and is the author of the book "Anything But Straight". Wayne talks about the distinction between conversion and ex-gay therapy and the religious impact and economic incentive of promoting such therapies, as well as the harm done to people subjected to these therapies, including both voluntary and involuntary participation.Listen
September 17, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Jeff Cardwell, a board member for the Greater Kansas City American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, joins host Tom Huffman. They are dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. They will be hosting the annual Kansas City Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Swope Park, 6600 Swope Parkway, KC, MO.Read More
September 10, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
This episode of Radio Active Magazine features an interview with members of PeaceWorks Kansas City about their activities, including especially their up-coming UNplaza Art Fair, scheduled for September 21-22 in Southmoreland Park.Listen
September 3, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Dave Mitchell will interview Dr. Caroline Davies, Associate Professor in the UMKC Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences regarding the May 2019, UN report on human initiation of the Sixth Mass Extinction Event, and the transformational steps humanity must take in order to preserve our Living Earth, as well as ourselves.Listen
August 27, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Craig Lubow talks to Playwright LaurenSage Browning about her play "I could take a nap, but killing myself would be more productive." "Nap" tackles the issue of teen suicide, depression, and the guilt of the survivors. You can visit the facebook page of her production company by searching "Cloud 9 Productions". The "Keep the Spark Alive Foundation" is a partner to Cloud 9 Productions for the current tour of "Nap." More information can be found at www.KTSA.org. The play was recently performed at the Fringe Festival in Kansas City in July, 2019.Listen
August 13, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Radio Active host Susan Sarachek interviews grassroots organizer Bob Grove and veteran nurse Kathy Costello about a range of health and mental health issues, including Medicare for All, the absence of adequate care for the mentally ill, and the problem of homelessness for the mentally ill.Listen
August 6, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host David Mitchell will interview Frank Jakob, a Technical Manager with Black and Veatch, who will share his expertise on wind and solar technologies, the current profile of our electrical grid, and an assessment of how the wind and solar revolutions will change the U.S. electrical sector.Listen
July 30, 2019 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host Pat Riehle talks with Peaceworks KC Board members Jim Hannah and Mary Hladkey along with community organizer Diane Burkholder.
Topics include the Memorial Day peace witness to raise public awareness about nuclear weapons production in Kansas City, the arrests of the 17 protesters and subsequent legal proceedings, nuclear proliferation in today's world, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Rememberance event and the upcoming UNPlaza Art Fair.Listen