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.
Jeff City’s War Against LGBT June 30, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Equality scored a victory last week with the Supreme Court's recent ruling that love is love and same-sex marriage is a right. Now, to continue the fight, we'll discuss the war on equality in Jefferson City and what Missourians of conscience needs to do to fight back. We will explore LGBT employment discrimination and how Jefferson City is trying to stop cities from passing non-discrimination laws.
KC Fringe Festival 2015 June 23, 2015 | 06:00 pm
The eleventh annual KC Fringe Festival will be begin July 16th. Radio Active host Craig Lubow will host KC Fringe Executive Director Cheryl Kimmi , who will outline this year's line-up of live theater, live music, independent films, graphic arts, and youth events. KKFI's Bill Clause will be on hand to talk about the KKFI fundraising entry into this year's festival, a live sketch comedy production entitled The Baby Boom Generation: The Greatest Story Over Told.
Our Inability to Get to Work by Transit June 9, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Why can't we get to 82% of the jobs in the Kansas City region by transit and what are we doing to improve the situation?
In 2012 a nationwide report by The Brookings Institution evaluated 100 cities and the ability to get to work by transit. Kansas City came in 94th. It was reported that we could only get to 18% of the jobs in the region by transit within a 90-minute timeframe.
Host Janet Rogers of Transit Action Network, talks with Lou Austin, Chairman of 3 Trails Village CID, Karen Clawson, Transportation Planner at MARC, and Chuck Ferguson, Chief Planning Officer at KCATA about this equity issue and a new RideKC Transit Plan with the goal of doubling access to jobs by transit.
One Struggle KC: Una Lucha KC June 2, 2015 | 06:00 pm
One Struggle KC and Una Lucha KC were formed in the wake of national and global events that inspired their founding members to act. A coalition of community activists seeking to harness the energy of Ferguson, Missouri, One Struggle KC aims to connect the struggles of many communities, locally and globally, particularly communities of color affected by anti-black racism and state violence.
Brandon Ellington and Ms E Discuss Voice of the People May 26, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Hosts Amy Bell and Sharon Lockhart interview Missouri Representative Brandon Ellington from Kansas City's East side (District 022) and Mrs E on their Voices of the People initiative, an effort to educate urban citizens' on their rights.
Inequality and the Law May 19, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Radio Active Magazine hosts Brian Noland and Malik James discuss inequality and the law, specifically how the legal profession is one of the least racially integrated professions in the country. This inequality has led to disparity in law enforcement, judicial outcomes, and mass incarceration.
Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change May 12, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Insightful interview with George Marshall, author of DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT: WHY OUT BRAINS ARE WIRED TO IGNORE CLIMATE CHANGE. Throughout the Anglophone world there is a dangerous political polarization around climate change. In one particularly disturbing US poll, attitudes to climate change were a better predictor of respondents’ political orientation than any other issue- including gun control, abortion and capital punishment. Denial of climate change is not just an opinion, it has become a dominant mark of people’s political identity.
This is no small problem. People with conservative values (some of whom may also vote for center-left parties) constitute the majority in almost all countries. In US surveys people who identify strongly with these values outnumber those who identify with liberal/left values by a factor of 2:1.
Radio Active Magazine: Transit Talk on Vision and Safety April 28, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Host Janet Rogers of Transit Action Network, talks with KCATA’s new CEO Joe Reardon and Vice President of Operations, Sam Desue.
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.