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.

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The Future of Civil Liberties in 2019 January 15, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Lauren Bonds, Legal Director of ACLU-Kansas, joins host Craig Lubow to talk about the ACLU-Kansas plans and issues for 2019. Lauren is also serving as interim director for the Kansas Chapter.


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Missouri legislative update and Global and Multicultural Education
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January 8, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Pat Riehle discusses what we might expect from the Missouri legislature this year with Craig Lubow after a brief interview with Matthew Westra of Global and Multicultural Education, who will have their annual Peace Builder Award Luncheon, Saturday, January 26.


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A Terrifying Conversation Featuring James Howard Kuntsler
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January 1, 2019 | 06:00 pm

A terrifying yet informative discussion with James Howard Kuntstler describing the coming political, economic, and ecological abyss we face as a civilization and how we can deal with these problems


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Citizens’ Climate Lobby and carbon fee and dividend
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December 25, 2018 | 06:00 pm

The December 25th edition of RadioActive Magazine features an interview by Spencer Graves with with David Mitchell about the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) and the "Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 (HR 7173). This is a bipartisan bill in the US House of Representatives to implement a "national carbon fee and dividend system" to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions in the face of our climate crisis. This bill taxes fossil fuel companies and returns those taxes in dividends to the public. The fees will increase the prices of fossil fuels, while people receiving the dividends pay the increases from their dividend checks. The result will make vehicles that use less carbon more competitive, thereby using the market to reduce carbon consumption. Simulations suggest that the US should be able to meet its carbon goals after 12 years into this program.


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Updates on Immigration Policies and the Caravan December 18, 2018 | 06:00 pm

Ramon Valdez, program manager for Immigration Law Lab, joins host Craig Lubow to talk about developments in immigration policy.


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Training Teachers For Urban Schools
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December 11, 2018 | 06:00 pm

Brittney McGinley, founding member of the Kansas City Teacher Residency Program (KCTR), joins host Craig Lubow. KCTR works closely with teachers, partners, and staff to build a strong community of educators and advocates for Kansas City's most vulnerable students. Following the interview, Spencer Graves reports on two news events from this month.


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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming
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December 4, 2018 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host David Mitchell interviews retired science teacher David Hakan about the workshop he is conducting based on the book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming.


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Medicare for All: The Road Forward
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November 27, 2018 | 06:00 pm

Wendell Potter (investigative journalist, author, and former insurance company executive) will be featured on this episode of RadioActive Magazine. Wendell Potter testified in Congress about the damage caused by the misinformation he helped create as VP for Cigna--before he left Cigna and became an advocate for Medicare for All.


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Providing Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
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November 20, 2018 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host Patrick Riehle discusses domestic violence with Shanice Gipson, Community Outreach Education, Friends of Yates and Ilene Shehan, COO, Hope House.
Friends of Yates is a participant organization in the collaborative Metropolitan Family Violence Coalition in the Greater Kansas City area. Hope House provides shelter and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.


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RAM Twofer: Conversation with a Libertarian PLUS Voices from No One is Above the Law Rally
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November 13, 2018 | 06:00 pm

This magazine episode includes two very different segments: RAM host Bill Clause interviews the recent libertarian candidate for Kansas Lt Governor Mary Gerlt. Mary explains why she is a libertarian and what libertarians believe and why.

On the same program, RAM guest host Tom Crane captures voices from the "No One is Above the Law" rally that occurred on Thursday, November 8th in protest of President Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions


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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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