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

Deportation Defense Legal Network April 23, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Bob Grove of the Deportation Defense Legal Network (DDLN) will be interviewed by Radio Active host Susan Sarachek.


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The Challenges of Providing Organic Local Food Despite Climate Change April 30, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Lynn Marie Norris will talk to people from Cultivate KC about the benefits of local food, why Cultivate KC supports urban farmers, and the importance of building up our local food system in relation to resilience to climate change. Guests will include:
• Katherine Kelly – Cultivate KC’s executive director and co-founder, and a farmer herself.
• Mark Gawron – The manager of Cultivate KC’s farms and food systems.
• And finally, Dan Krull – The manager of Cultivate KC’s Westport Commons Farm, and a Soil Food Web expert, science and biology enthusiast and herpetologist.


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Refugee Farmers in Kansas City June 11, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Lynn Marie Norris will talk to people from New Roots, a program conducted by Cultivate KC, in partnership with Catholic Charities of NE Kansas, to provide a 4-year farm training business incubation program to help refugees start and operate independent vegetable farms that provide healthy, organic, local produce to feed Kansas City.


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Recent episodes

KC area politician on IT for the National League of Cities and Extinction Rebellion
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April 16, 2019 | 06:00 pm

This episode of Radio Active Magazine will feature a discussion with David Neal, who currently serves on the City Council of Merriam, KS as well as the the Information Technology Committee of the National League of Cities.


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KC Vets for Peace and PeaceWorksKC
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April 9, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences and lifting our voices. This episode will also include a conversation with Ann Suellentrop of PeaceWorks-Kansas City about their activities.


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Acting Locally to Stop Global Warming
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April 2, 2019 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive Magazine host David Mitchell conducts an informative discussion with two local environmental activists, Roeland Park Mayor Mike Kelly and Shawnee City Councilwoman Lindsey Constance. Kelly and Lindsey are both members of the Metro KC Action Coalition and they use the best selling book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Proposal to Replace Global Warming, by Paul Hawking, as a guide.


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Indefinite Detention of Immigrants and Asylum Seekers
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March 26, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Michael Sharma-Crawford, Immigration Attorney, joins host Craig Lubow for a discussion of the process of seeking asylum and a recent Supreme Court decision that allows indefinite detention of convicted immigrants upon release from jail or prison.


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March for Science KC
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March 19, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Radioactive hosts Tom Huffman and Bill Clause discuss activity of the local chapter of March for Science with activists Malory Smith and Emily Daniel.


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“Pre-K for All” on the KCMO April 2 ballot
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March 12, 2019 | 06:00 pm

This episode of Radio Active Magazine is devoted to discussing Mayor James' initiative on the April 2 ballot to fund universal preschool in Kansas City, Missouri. This uses taxing authority restricted to economic development initiatives. This broadcast will combine excerpts from a Feb. 5 presentation by the Mayor and a Feb. 25 press conference by opponents and a live conversation with TJ Berry, Executive Director of the Clay County Economic Development Commission, ending with a brief review of statements on this issue made March 9 by 10 of the 11 candidates for Mayor of KCMO.


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Starting a workers cooperative business
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March 5, 2019 | 06:00 pm

"Darnell Hunt and Jamie Jackson interview Jamila Medley, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance about the benefits of worker cooperatives and how coop businesses are transforming communities. Ms Medley also shares advice for those in the Kansas City area who are planning to start an umbrella organization that will facilitate the creation of worker cooperative businesses."


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Surviving A Natural Disaster in Kansas City
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February 26, 2019 | 06:00 pm

An interview by Lynn Marie Norris with Dante Gliniecki, the Emergency Preparedness Manager for the City of Independence, MO, on how to survive the natural disasters most likely to occur in the Kansas City area - winter storms, tornadoes, and floods.


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Climate Council of Greater Kansas City
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February 19, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Susan Sarachek interviews Bob Grove, President of the Climate Council of Greater Kansas City, on their activities.


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Countering Sexual Assault: A Discussion with MOCSA
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February 12, 2019 | 06:00 pm

RAM host Pat Riehle interviews Victoria Pickering, Director of Advocacy for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault. MOCSA has been an important resource for victims of sexual assault for five decades.


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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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