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.

Upcoming episodes

Brexit: A Psychological Perspective June 28, 2016 | 06:00 pm

In our next interview with Ms. Pythia Peay, author of America on the Couch, we will discuss the United Kingdom's referendum vote on exiting the European Union. A decision that is welcomed by the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Drawing from interviews in her book, we will seek psychological perspectives on America's own recent struggles on the issue of immigration, and that threaten to undermine its core identity as a nation composed of and that traditionally welcomes immigrants from around the world.


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Recent episodes

Affordable Care Act: Myths and Misconceptions
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June 21, 2016 | 06:00 pm

Are health costs skyrocketing? Are insurance companies abandoning the ACA? Some candidates for office claim that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamac are) is destroying our economy and wrecking our health care system. What are the facts? RadioActive Magazine interviews Stephene Moore, HHS, Regional Director, Region VII (MO, KS, NE, IA). Tune-in for an enlightening discussion of the myths and misconceptions surrounding this six year old law.
RAM will also preview the Out Here in Kansas City LGBT film festival with an interview of Jamie Rich, Festival Organizer.


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Fighting the Debt Trap: Why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rules Are Inadequate June 14, 2016 | 06:00 pm

On June 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed rules designed to end payday loan debt traps that have ruined the lives of so many of the vulnerable working poor. Attorney John J Miller discusses why these rules do not go far enough.
We will take a look back to the efforts in 2012 to cap interest rates in Missouri to a reasonable 36%, rather than the shocking common practice of rates running as high as 450%. Find out why these efforts failed in 2012 and why the CFPB rules proposed in 2016 are woefully indequate.


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ReVibnKC: Margaret May of Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
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May 31, 2016 | 06:00 pm

In Episode 4 of ReVibnKC, MiKO talks with Margaret May, the Executive Director of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council. The Ivanhoe neighborhood is an example of how neighborhoods can turn things around! Mrs. May talks about how it all came about and what is happening in this model neighborhood today.


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Revitalizing Innercity Homes
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May 24, 2016 | 06:00 pm

Marvita Oliver interviews Nicole Davis, a recent KC replant from Maryland, in this installment of revitalizing KC's neighborhoods. Ms Davis explains how revitalizing our neighborhoods will help make our children better citizens.


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Radioactive Twofer: Money in Politics & Violence Against Refugees
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May 17, 2016 | 06:00 pm

This two segment program features Mary Lindsay and Tom Huffman discussing the corrosive role that Big Money plays in politics followed by a conversation with Ira Harritt of the American Friends Service Committee about the upcoming community forum entitled Confronting Extremist Violence, The Refugee Crisis and Fear: Faith Responses.


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Diversity and the Law
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May 10, 2016 | 06:00 pm

Join host Brian Noland with attorney Malik James and guests to discuss diversity issues in the law and legal profession, diverse views on President Donald Trump, and more...


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Revitalizing Homes Saves Our Children and Our Neighborhoods
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May 3, 2016 | 06:00 pm

Nicole Davis, a recent KC replant from Maryland is back in town. She finds herself an outspoken observer of KC's key players from our politicians to its organizations that have solutions for the housing issues in KC, like UMKC's Center for Neighborhoods.


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America on the Couch Part 2: Is America Having a Political Nervous Breakdown?
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April 26, 2016 | 06:00 pm

Is America having a political nervous breakdown? Author and journalist Pythia Peay returns for Part 2 of a discussion of her book, America On the Couch: Psychological Perspectives on American Politics and Culture. The discussion will examine the forces behind the Trump phenomena, with a Jungian analysis of the current state of the American psyche, especially focusing on the breakdown of long held American myths.


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America On the Couch: Why Is This Election Year So Crazy?
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April 19, 2016 | 06:00 pm

Author and journalist Ms. Pythia Peay will discuss her book, America on the Couch: Psychological Perspectives on American Politics and Culture. We will explore some important aspects of the American psyche, how our collective psyche is reacting to modern day stresses and strains and the resulting political polarities, including the forces behind the popularity of Donald Trump.


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Revitalizing Kansas City: One Neighborhood at a Time
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April 12, 2016 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host Marvita Oliver interviews Associate Professor Dr Jacob Wagner, Executive Director-Center for Neighborhoods, UMKC. Dr Wagner will discuss the importance of neighborhoods in Kansas City. Neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City region are critical to the health of our metropolitan area and our economy. Neighborhood leaders and organizations provide an important group of engaged citizens seeking to improve the city. However, these organizations often lack capacity, technical and planning expertise, and the resources to implement local action plans. Through the Center for Neighborhoods, we seek to provide a catalyst for positive community change through capacity-building community economic development and neighborhood stabilization and development.


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