Tuesday at 06:00 pm
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.
Shepherd’s Center Provides Care for an Aging Population January 24, 2017 | 06:00 pm
RadioActive host Craig Lubow interviews Melissa Byron of the Shepherd's Center of KCK, Rebecca Gordon of Shepherd's Center Northland, and Pamela Seymour of Shepherd's Center Central.
The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas is an interfaith, multicultural nonprofit organization that promotes and supports successful aging. Shepherd's Center provides multiple services that reach more than 1,200 people in Wyandotte County, focusing on health enrichment, education and home services.
Helping the Aging Community in Kansas City Metro January 24, 2017 | 06:00 pm
The services provided by the Shepherd's Centers will be featured when host Craig Lubow talks to Melissa Bynum of Shepherd's Center KCK and Pamela Seymour of Shepherd's Center Central (KCMO). If you are over sixty or have a family member over sixty that could use some community based support services, you won't want to miss this one.
Kansas People’s Agenda in Topeka January 17, 2017 | 06:00 pm
On January 11, roughly 500 people from all over Kansas converged on the state capitol to lobby for "Kansas People's Agenda 2017". Plans for this were discussed in the December 27 episode of RadioActive Magazine. This included a rally that ran from 11 AM until 1 PM, after which participants tried to lobby their state senators and representatives and attend committee hearings.
The agenda included poetry, presentations by activists from all over the state, and music. This episode of RadioActive Magazine includes a selection from the talks and the music.
What is the Future of the Affordable Care Act? January 10, 2017 | 06:00 pm
RadioActive host David Mitchell and guest Missouri State Representative Deb Lavender, D-90, have an in-depth discussion on the future of the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) on both the state and federal levels.
Economy, Kansas Open Meetings Act, and 2017 Kansas and Missouri elections. January 3, 2017 | 06:00 pm
This show will cover three distinct topics: Economics, the Kansas Open Meetings Act, and the upcoming 2017 elections in Kansas and Missouri.
Stephanie Kelton, a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, is also the chief economist for the Democrats on the Senate Committee.
Lawrence Physician Alan Cowles will discuss his concerns that governmental bodies were suppressing public discussion of a $750,000 lawsuit through apparent violations of the Kansas Open Meetings Act. He will also discuss past and future legislation to amend the Kansas Open Meetings Act.
Both Kansas and Missouri will have local elections in 2017. People will be selected to fill posts in municipal, school, and water boards. Kansas will have a primary on August 1 and a general on November 7. Missouri is more complicated. They have elections tentatively scheduled for February 7, March 7, April 4, August 8, and November 8, depending on where you live. For details, check your county election board five weeks before the above dates.
Kansas People’s Agenda 2017 December 27, 2016 | 06:00 pm
“Kansas People's Agenda 2017” is a multi-issue coalition from secular and faith orgs all over Kansas that plans to get over 1,000 people to Topeka on January 11 to ask their Legislators to support what the organizers believe matches the real concerns of most Kansans. It is inspired by and modeled after Reverend William Barber's Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina. Planning sessions in Salina in November and December attracted a total of more than 80 people from all over the state.
More information can be found on the Facebook page for the rally. A skeleton for research on their issues is available on Wikiversity under Category:People's agenda.
RadioActive Magazine: More Squared & The Whole Person December 20, 2016 | 06:00 pm
MORE2 was created in late 2004 as an interfaith social justice organization reflecting different cultural backgrounds, faith traditions, skin colors and economic means, sharing a commitment to transforming our communities by creating a metropolitan area that embraces all people and offers everyone the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.
As people of faith, More squared works to break down barriers that divide us along the lines of race and economic status, believing that what affects any one of us ultimately affects all of us.
Practical Theology and the State of American Democracy December 13, 2016 | 06:00 pm
Dave Mitchell will host Kansas City author and poet, Dennis Weiser. In his book, New Institutes: A Primer of Practical Theology for 21st Century America, Dennis displays astute cultural observation. We will explore his views on the state of American Democracy, as well as the 2016 presidential election.
Helping disadvantaged youth in public schools December 6, 2016 | 06:00 pm
Jeff Shafer and two Americorp volunteers join host Craig Lubow to discuss the work of City Year in the KCMO public schools. City Year utilizes Americorp volunteers to help mentor and tutor youth in five KCMO schools. Students that receive the services from City Year have a significant increase in their graduation rates from High School.
Money and Politics November 29, 2016 | 06:00 pm
Tom Huffman interviews Mike Dean about American Promise and Spencer Graves about Represent.Us. AmericanPromise.net is working with Move to Amend and Wolf PAC to pass local initiatives supporting a constitutional amendment to declare that corporations are not people, and money is not speech. Represent.Us is organizing local initiatives to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act, which is a collection of measures to stop political bribery by overhauling lobbying and ethics laws, end secret money by dramatically increasing transparency. Both movements claimed some successes this Nov. 8.
ReVibn KC: Calvin Muhammad on Revitalizing the Prospect Neighborhood November 22, 2016 | 06:00 pm
RadioActive host Marvita Oliver presents episode seven in her in-depth look at how local activists are working to revitalize the homes and neighborhoods in urban KC. Marvita's guests are Calvin Muhammad and his son Mujaheed Muhammad. Calvin Muhammad is an organizing member of the Kansas City Local Organizing Committee and the Conflict Resolution Coordinator of 10,000 Fearless, an organization that organizes and engages neighborhood revitalization along Prospect Ave.
Radioactive Twofer: Grandmothers Against Gun Violence & Bold Poets November 15, 2016 | 06:00 pm
RadioActive Magazine host Sharon Gibson interviews Judy Sherry of Grandparents Against Gun Violence and Terrence Williams of Bold Poets of Kansas City.