Monday at 6:00 pm
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].
Climate March Update April 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm
The first guest will be Lori Lawrence, talking about the KC participation in the national march in DC. John Kurmann and Manny Abarca will be on to talk about the local march. Also, Kansas environmentalist, Joe Spease spoke at a town hall forum held in Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder's district on April 19th. We'll hear what he had to say.
Town Hall on the Inner City Oil Contamination April 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm
On April 1st, Missouri State Representative, Brandon Ellington held a town hall forum on the contamination resulting from the gas leak at Inner City Oil at 31st and Cleveland. KKFI's Jeff Humfeld was on hand to record the proceedings.
Air Pollution and Criminal Activity: Evidence from Chicago Microdata March 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Erich Muehlegger is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Chair of the Graduate Program at the University of California, Davis, and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economics Research. We'll speak with him about his co-authored paper "Air Pollution and Criminal Activity: Evidence from Chicago Microdata".
Testing the Waters February 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Richard Mabion welcomes students from Harmon and Wyandotte High Schools who have been trained by Friends of the Kaw to test water for pollutants. Also, Olga, from the Clean Energy Project, lets us know about the upcoming "Clean Air Day" in Topeka on March 16th.
Pipeline Updates February 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm
KC Stands up for Standing Rock activists, Kit Kat (on the phone from North Dakota) and Mary Benrud-Gachie join Monique Gabrielle Salazar, author of the new Stand Up: Poems From Standing Rock to discuss all things pipeline. Also, reports from sister community radio stations in Berkley and Ames.
What’s the Matter with St. Joe? February 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm
A recent Reuters report listed Saint Joseph, MO as one of the cities with a water system as bad as Flint, Michigan. We speak with The Ecumenical Environmental Justice Organization about that and other environmental areas of concern in St. Joseph.
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....
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.