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EcoRadio KC

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EcoRadio KC is a magazine show, including live segments, prerecorded stories, and interviews. The show is being created by a collective of local community organizers and activists. The group chooses a theme for each show which is then produced and hosted by someone from the team. In addition, we draw upon other members of the community as well as area organizations for their knowledge, experience, and ideas.

EcoRadio KC explores our interdependence with the rest of the world, showing the connections between the ways we choose to live and the health of the whole community of life. As a result, we plan to cover a wide range of topics, including local & regenerative agriculture, energy conservation & efficiency, justice, eco-villages, alternative medicine, indigenous peoples, clean energy, local food systems, biofuels, the need for multicultural participation in social change, global warming & climate disruption, extinction, green building and chemistry, and consumerism. If you have any questions or comments about the show or would like to get involved with the team that produces it, please send an email to [email protected].

 

Upcoming episodes

Habitat Conservation in Your Own Backyard February 18, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Leaders of the Kaw Valley Native Plant Coalition: Courtney Masterson from Native Lands, LLC and Patti Ragsdale from Happy Apple's Farm, join host Brent Ragsdale to discuss how to identify and conserve, or even re-create, native prairie, woodland and wetland habitats in our neighborhoods and communities.


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Recent episodes

What’s Up with Water?
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February 11, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Elaine Giessel will discuss the EPA’s notices concerning the Waters of the United States Act (WOTUS) and EPA notices regarding the hazardous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). EPA will be holding public hearings in Kansas City on the proposed change to WOTUS on February 27 at 4 PM and 28th 9 AM.


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Marty Kraft says wilderness is a corner lot at the corner of 57th and Charlotte Streets
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February 4, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Our guest during the pledge drive is Marty Kraft, a member of the Kansas City Missouri Environment Commission, a Gardener and Environmental Educator honored by the Sierra Club for his lifetime achievements.


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2019 Kansas Legislature Update
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January 28, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Our guest, Zack Pistora, is the Kansas Sierra Club Lobbyist. He will provide listeners with an overview of legislation expected and legislation needed as well as his perspective on the possible reception of the Kansas House and Senate to earth care concerns.


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Diversity in the Environmental Movement
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January 21, 2019 | 6:00 pm

On this edition of EcoRadio KC we look at the representation of people of color within the ranks of those working for a cleaner environment. We'll find out where some of the widest gaps are and look at ways we can all succeed in our efforts for environmental justice. Featuring guests Whitney Tome of Green 2.0, Justine Calma of Grist and Chenaye and James Sutton of Apex Environmental Consulting.


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Extending the Growing Season Locally
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January 14, 2019 | 6:00 pm

How can we get fresh food locally grown in the cold Midwestern winters? On this EcoRadio, we learn about extending the growing and harvest seasons through the months with "r' in them with Cary Rivard, Director of the K-State Research and Extension Center and Mark Gawron, Director of Metro Farms and Food Systems with CultivateKC.


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Past and Future of Electric Mass Transit
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January 7, 2019 | 6:00 pm

It’s a new year! Let's look at our good ol' days so our future can be even brighter! Teresa Wilke will talk with historians about the electric trolley boom in the early 20th century. Our history will help us define our future.


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Educating for Sustainability in Kansas City, Kansas
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December 31, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Guests Alicia Ellingsworth of The Farm School at Gibbs Road and the Kansas City Food Hub as well as Jennifer Thomas of Healthy School/Healthy Community who are working together on initiatives to teach about sustainability and agriculture in Turner.


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Lifelong Advocacy for Health and Climate
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December 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Monta Welch joins host Richard Mabion to discuss her lifelong advocacy focusing on health, environment and climate concerns. Her work continues to bear fruit today locally, statewide and nationally.


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Evidence-Based Practices for Advancing Climate Solutions
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December 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Lindsey Constance, Shawnee Councilwoman, joins host Craig Lubow to discuss evidence-based solutions to climate change. Lindsey helped organize Advancing Climate Solutions, a local workshop for area politicians and environmental activists to initiate local climate actions based on the book "Drawdown". Emily Libla also joins us. Emily is a Program Facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance, leading Drawdown Initiative Workshops across the KC Metro area, with the goal of inspiring community-level action to reverse global warming.


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TOMORROW IS GOOD/SOLAR POWER FOR YOUR HOME
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December 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Robert Rosenberg of the Flint Hills Renewable Energy Cooperative (FHREEC) will speak on the availability and advantages of solar generated electricity. FHREEC, a collective of volunteers who are dedicated to solar energy,is based in Manhattan, KS.


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Programmer
Richard Mabion | Email me

Richard's main objective in the urban arena is to find more ways for people of color to truly understand their Environment. As a grass-roots environmental activist in Kansas City, Kansas. He is presenting his philosophy of environmental organizing to neighborhood groups in low income communities, by recounting his experiences with ongoing projects on energy efficiency and conservation.

He is also searching for ways to teach mainstream America, another perspectives of being being black in America, and loving it!

He is available for speaking engagements....


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Craig Lubow

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.


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