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

St Mark Church: Hope, Peace & Fight for Justice December 19, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Pastor Donna Simon of St Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church, 3801 Troost, tells the story of her journey as a lesbian woman serving as a pastor for an urban Lutheran church. St Mark is well known in the progressive community for its support of such organizations as Stand Up KC, Fight for $15, SURJ (Stand Up for Racial Justice) and CCO (Communities Creating Opportunities).


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Recent episodes

Kansas City on Net neutrality and the FCC
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December 12, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Net neutrality protests were held last Thursday, December 7, in front of Verizon stores in Kansas City, Missouri, and Olathe, Kansas. These were two of reportedly over 700 protests in all 50 states.


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Neighborhood Solar Farm on KC Westside
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December 5, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Radio Active host David Mitchell interviews Gloria Ortiz-Fisher, Executive Director of Westside Housing Organization, about their project to clear the land and build a solar farm in order to provide renewable energy and lower energy rates to the neighborhood residents.


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Election 2018: The Wide World of Missouri Referendums
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November 28, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Guests Gary Peterson, Winston Apple, and Judy Ancel talk about some of the many initiatives that are planned for the 2018 election, including Medicaid expansion, so-called Right to Work, reform of the two party duopoly system, and more. What is the process to get these issues on the ballot? What are the chances these initiatives will pass? Will these progressive issues help turn out the vote for more progressive candidates?

Tune-in for an enlightening discussion


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Jurors as victims in death penalty cases, part 2
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November 21, 2017 | 06:00 pm

“Juror No 2”, as Lindy Lou Isonhood was known, talks about the impact that a death sentence had on her and other jurors in a case in Mississippi in which they reached a verdict to sentence Bobby Wilcher to death for the murder of a woman. This is the second of two parts of the interview with host Craig Lubow.


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David Barsamian in KC Dec. 1 with new book
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November 14, 2017 | 06:00 pm

David Barsamian talks about his new book with Noam Chomsky on "Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy." Barsamian will speak on December 1 at 7 PM at the St. Garabed's Armenian Church, 4400 Wyoming St., Kansas City, MO.


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Weather versus climate
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November 7, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Host Dave Mitchell talks to Dave Mechem, Assistant Professor at KU Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science, about the relationship of climate to weather patterns.


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Magazine Show: More Squared, Whole Person and Moms Demand Action October 31, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Three women activists from Kansas City are interviewed on this magazine format edition of RadioActive Magazine: Lora McDonald from More Squared, the late Candace Minear of Whole Person, and Carol Bates of Moms Demand Action. The More in More Squared stands for Metro Organization for Racial and Economic activism. Whole Person serves the disabled and advocates for disability rights. And Moms Demand Action struggle for common sense gun laws.


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Health problems from Bannister Federal Complex
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October 24, 2017 | 06:00 pm

This episode will feature interviews about health problems experienced by former employees at the Bannister Federal Complex and the current safety concerns facing the community in light of the planned demolition of the Kansas City Plant. For decades workers at Bannister were not warned about the danger to their health from exposure to toxins in the production there of parts for nuclear weapons. Although a 2001 law mandated compensation to workers whose health was damaged, according to a whistleblower at the Department of Labor, officials have deliberately thwarted claims. Maurice Copeland, who worked at the Kansas City Plant for 32 years, explains how many of the workers' claims have been unjustly denied. Wayne Knox, radiation physicist with 50 years experience around nuclear production facilities,outlines the steps that should now be taken to protect the community before the imminent demolition of the Bannister Federal Complex.


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Jurors as victims in death penalty cases
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October 17, 2017 | 06:00 pm

"Juror No 2", as Lindy Lou Isonhood was known, talks about the impact that a death sentence had on her and other jurors in a case in Mississippi in which they reached a verdict to sentence Bobby Wilcher to death for the murder of a woman.


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Net Neutrality, Ghandi’s Gift, and Heartland Conservation Alliance
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October 10, 2017 | 06:00 pm

This special edition for the Fall pledge drive features three segments: Spencer Graves joins us to talk about net neutrality from Washington DC. Second, a replay of an interview that Craig Lubow did with Cynthia Lucas, producer of "Gandhi's Gift". Third, a replay of an interview that Dave Mitchell did with the Heartland Conservation Alliance.


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Programmer
Spencer Graves | Email me

Graves was raised on a farm in Cheyenne County, KS, 4
miles from Nebraska and 26 from Colorado. The US Air Force sent him to
Kansas City in 1970. He's an engineer (Missouri license 015720) with a
PhD in statistics, whose research has led him to focus on improving
media funding and governance, including with KKFI. He serves on
multiple committees and is an Associate Programmer with, especially,
Radio Active Magazine.


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