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Rebroadcast of May 13th Episode : What do those “fair trade” labels you see on foods, clothing, and other items mean, and how can you get involved in the Fair Trade Movement here?


Makani Themba is executive director of The Praxis Project, a nonprofit organization helping communities use media and policy advocacy to advance health justice. Under her leadership, The Praxis Project has raised more than $20 million for advocacy organizations working in communities of color nationwide.

Makani was previously director of the Transnational Racial Justice Initiative (TRJI), an international project to build capacity among advocates to more effectively address structural racism and leverage tools and best practices from around the world. While at TRJI, she co-authored and edited a “shadow report” on institutional racism and white privilege – the first of its kind.

Makani has published numerous articles and case studies on race, class, media, policy advocacy and public health. She is author of Making Policy, Making Change, and co-author of Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention, a contributor to the volumes Community Based Participatory Research for Health, Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community well Being, We the Media along with many other edited book projects. Her publications have helped set the standard for policy advocacy work and contributed significantly to the field’s current emphasis on media and policy advocacy to address health problems. She has also co-authored with Hunter Cutting is Talking the Walk: Communications Guide for Racial Justice. Her latest book, a collaboration under The Praxis Project with contributions from Malkia Cyril and others, is Fair Game: A Strategy Guide for Racial Justice Communications in the Obama Era.
About The Praxis Project

The Praxis Project is a nonprofit movement support intermediary and an institution of color that supports organizing and change work at local, regional and national levels. Focused on movement building for fundamental change, our mission is to build healthy communities by changing the power relationships between people of color and the institutional structures that affect their lives.

Local to Global Advocates for Justice. Healing what really makes us sick. It is no secret that across nearly every indicator of health status, low income people and people of color are more likely to be sick, injured, or die prematurely. Social determinants – where we live, our race and gender, our employment and income status, even our access to democratic participation are critical factors in our health status. Improving health status will require addressing these root causes through sustained action for change that transforms the current systems of neglect, bias, and privilege into systems – policies, practices, institutions – into a social contract that truly supports health for all.

Our internationally recognized staff employ their broad experience in training, advocacy, policy development, media relations and technical assistance to support local organizations as they work to advance their vision of a healthy, just community.
Maria Whittaker, Program Director
Local to Global Advocates for Justice
KC Food Justice
3156 Wood View Ridge Drive
Suite 206
Kansas City, KS 66103
913 945 1333


Weapons plant, the arrests, and the environmental issues and clean up of the old plant, as well as any new environmental issues that will face the new plant.

The New Weapons Plant is Open!
Episode date : September 1, 2014
On EcoRadio KC
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Did you know that the restaurant industry is the single largest source of sexual harassment charges? Roc United – The Restaurant Opportunity Center, has a campaign to end the tipped minimum wage. Find out about the connection between tips and sexual harassment on this week’s The Heartland Labor Forum, where we will talk to Saru Jayaraman, ROC United’s Executive Director.  This show is part of Women’s Equality Week events. For a schedule just google womens equality greater Kansas city. (http://womensequalitygreaterkansascity.webs.com/events)


Kathe Perez

Kathe Perez
Episode date : August 23, 2014
On The Tenth Voice (LGBT)
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Craig Volland will be our guest to talk about mercury. The second guest would be Dr. Portnoy from Children’s Mercury hospital. He would be talking about the health impacts of Sulfur Dioxide in the air.

Mercury and Sulfur Dioxide
Episode date : August 25, 2014
On EcoRadio KC
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We take you to the dedication celebration of the New National Security Campus on150 Highway and Botts Road which replaces the old Kansas City Plant at the Bannister Federal complex in producing 85% of the components for US nuclear weapons.  You’ll hear the entire ceremony including the keynote speaker, Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy.


The grand opening of the Kansas City Weapons Plant took place on Friday, August 22nd.  Over 50 people protested outside the entrance in what they called a “Dead-ication”, with regard to the over 900 toxins left behind at the old plant.  Henry Stoever, Jim Hannah, and Mark Bartholomew were arrested in an act of civil disobedience.  To hear what went on at the protest, tune in to today’s program.

 

Videos courtesy of KKFI’s Mike Nickels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUJCAnzX590

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RikNcQcq5tU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltIvPywQsRc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7axoGAhHvA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjem_1AqEzI

Dead-ication
Episode date : August 27, 2014
On All Souls Forum
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