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

Jurors as victims in death penalty cases 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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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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Recent episodes

A Job Guarantee, health problems from nuclear production in KC, and net neutrality
October 3, 2017 | 06:00 pm

This episode of Radio Active Magazine discusses net neutrality, Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), and health problems allegedly associated with the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City. Stephanie Kelton, Bernie Sanders' chief economist and a leading MMT expert, says that the US would have faster, more stable and more broadly shared economic growth with a job guarantee. This episode will explain how this works, why MMT provides a better explanation for the available macroeconomic data on things like Gross Domestic Produce, unemployment, inflation, and capacity utilization and how it relates to net neutrality.

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Democracy Now Co-host & Award Winning Journalist Juan Gonzalez
September 26, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Democracy Now co-host Juan Gonzalez discusses his latest book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities. The book describes how progressive mayors from around the country and the world are making changes that provide progress in the face of the disastrous policies of Donald Trump.

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Help for inmates exiting prison
September 19, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Help is available for inmates exiting prisons and Journey to New Life is one program in Kansas City. Susie Roling joins host Craig Lubow to discuss the services offered by Journey to New Life, including housing assistance, job search help, social services, drug counseling, health and dental services, etc.

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Harvey, Irma & Climate Change: A Discussion with meteorologist Gary Lezak
September 12, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host David Mitchell has a fascinating discussion with weatherman and meteorologist Gary Lezak.

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Feeling the “Bern”: Our Revolution KC
September 5, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host Pat Riehle interviews Paula Sayles, Vice Chair of Our Revolution KC Executive Board. about efforts to keep the Bernie Sanders political agenda viable.

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Living on Poverty Wages
August 29, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host Samm Skare interviews three fast food workers, Mike Hayes, Richard Eiker & Douglesha Nicholson, on the challenges of trying to pay bills and support a family on poverty wages.

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Net Neutrality and Congress
August 22, 2017 | 06:00 pm

This episode of Radio Active Magazine will discuss efforts to discuss net neutrality with people who represent major portions of the KKFI listening area in the US Congress.

KKFI's phone lines will be open for comments by people who want to ask what they can do or discuss want they have done on this issue: The number to call is 816-931-KKFI (i.e., 816-931-5534).

This discussion is supported locally by the Friends of Community Media (FCM) and nationally by “BattleForTheNet.com”.

FCM will host a Forum dedicated to this issue on Saturday, September 16, 4-5:30 PM, in the KKFI Annex, 3901 Main St., KCMO 64111: Park and enter in the rear.

This August 22 episode and the September 16 Forum will provide anyone interested an opportunity to ask questions or discuss what you have done or plan to do to contact your representatives in the US House and Senate about this issue. An easy way for you to get involved is via “BattleForTheNet.com”, if you have not already signed up with them. If you have done that or have questions about how to do that, please call 816-931-5534 August 22 between 6 and 6:30 PM or check “BattleForTheNet.com” and / or come to the September 16 event mentioned above.

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Theatre with a social conscience
August 15, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Cynthia Levin, artistic director of Unicorn Theatre, joins host Craig Lubow to discuss the plays coming to the Unicorn Theatre for the 2017-2018 season and what will happen if the Trump administration succeeds at cutting the funds distributed to the arts community by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Darkness at Noon: Total Solar Eclipse, August 21st, 2017 PLUS Interview with Radio Activist Barry Lee
August 8, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host Pat Riehle interviews Carroll Iorg, amateur astronomer and member of the KC branch of the Astronomical League. They will discuss the goals and structure of the Astronomical League, both locally and nationally, and will also give important details on the total solar eclipse that will occur on Monday, August 21st, including times and best locations for viewing this rare natural phenomena.

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Celebrating Local Music: The Mid West Music Foundation & Mama Ray’s 31 Year Jam Session
August 1, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive Magazine celebrates the KC local music scene with two interviews by local musicians.

Scott Easterday, President of the Mid West Music Foundation's Board of Directors, gives the history and purpose of this local non-profit organization that provides support of area musicians.

Sharon Gibson interviews Mama Ray about her continuous 31 year weekly jam session.

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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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