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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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Donald Trump IS NOT a Populist!
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June 20, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Donald Trump has often been characterized as a “populist”. Author and civil rights activist Devin Burkhart argues that this analysis is not accurate. In a lecture given at the United We Stand Conference in Kansas City in May 2017, Burkhart describes the populist history and tradition and contends that the Trump election really had little to do with true populism, but rather relied on a darker and more sinister tradition.
Devin Burghart is president of Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin began as a research analyst with the Coalition for Human Dignity in Seattle, and was co-author of Guns & Gavels: Common Law Courts, Militias & White Supremacy in 1996.


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The Psychology of Denial: Part II
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June 13, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host David Mitchell conducts the second interview of Dr Connie Campbell, co-founder and president of Human Interactions. Dr Campbell has 25 years experience as a learning specialist and psychometrist. Dr Campbell will explain the psychology behind "true believers" on both the left and the right who ignore sound scientific evidence that disagrees with an already decided world view, providing insight into those who reject climate change despite well established scientific analysis


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The 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty+ What’s happening in Kansas City, Missouri, public schools?
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June 6, 2017 | 06:00 pm

An interview with Bryce Lockwood, one of the survivors of the 1967 attack by Israel against the USS Liberty that killed 34 and injured 171 crew members. Lockwood will discuss this first with Radio Active listeners and again June 22 to the VFW of Lenexa, KS.

The rest of the episode will update listeners about problems with the Kansas City, Missouri, school district and efforts to improve it.


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A River Runs Through It: Poorest Zip Codes Suffer High Water Shut-Off Rates
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May 30, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host Amrita Burdick does an in-depth report of challenges Kansas City urban citizens face with skyrocketing water rates. Amrita interviews one KC water customer who had a $500 water bill. She also interviews a UMKC professor who did a study of KC water rates and how they compared depending on the zip code one lives in. And she also interviews a community activist who is fighting the rising water rates in her neighborhood


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Denying Reality: The Psychology of Climate Denial
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May 23, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host David Mitchell interviews Dr Connie Campbell, co-founder and president of Human Interactions. Dr Campbell has 25 years experience as a learning specialist and psychometrist. Dr Campbell will explain the psychology behind "true believers" on both the left and the right who ignore sound scientific evidence that disagrees with an already decided world view, providing insight into those who reject climate change despite well established scientific analysis.


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Mark Holland, Mayor/CEO of WyCo-KCK Unified Government
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May 16, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Mayor/CEO Mark Holland joins Craig Lubow to discuss economic development and redevelopment, housing, mixed income integration, homelessness, LGBT youth, foster care transition, new jobs in Wyandotte County, and the Affordable Care Act.


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Judy Ancel: Educator, Activist, Organizer & All Around Hell Raiser
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May 9, 2017 | 06:00 pm

This RadioActive episode features an interview with one of KC's premiere social activists, Judy Ancel. Judy does more than talk the talk...she walks the walk and does the hard work of organizing for a better world.


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Transcending Politics;: Voices from the March/Community of Reason
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April 25, 2017 | 06:00 pm

This episode of RadioActive Magazine asks the question: should science inform your politics...or is your mind already made up?


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The Challenges Facing Democrats: Geoff Gerling, Executive Director, Jackson County Democrats April 18, 2017 | 06:00 pm

The Challenges Facing Democrats: Geoff Gerling, Executive Director, Jackson County Democrats
Geoff feels a commitment to the policies championed by the Democratic Party, in particular, equal rights, health care reform, labor rights, clean energy and environmental protection. He is also a believer in community engagement and activism, keeping our elected officials "in the know" about the communities they represent and holding them accountable come election time.


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Incarcerations and the Media
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April 11, 2017 | 06:00 pm

This episode features a presentation made by Spencer Graves to the April 1, 2017, meeting of the NAACP of Johnson County, KS. Graves said that the incarceration rate in the US today is five times what it was in the mid 1970s. The change, he claimed, was driven by changes in the editorial policies of the mainstream commercial broadcasters to focus on the police blotter. The public got the impression that crime was out of control, when there had been no substantive change in crime. Politicians responded to this change in perception, and many people of color have been victimized by this change. Graves claims we can fix this and many similar problems if 3.5 percent of the US population stops watching mainstream commercial broadcasters and supports instead noncommercial investigative journalism with transparent funding that puts everything they produce on the web in the public domain.


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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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