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.
5th Anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision January 20, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Dan Connolly presents a discussion by Mary Lindsey and Mike Dean of the Kansas City chapter of Move To Amend concerning the 5th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that established that money is speech. Join us for a review of the history of corporate personhood, how the Supreme Court's decision has affected our democracy, and the future of Move To Amend.
“An Edifice Which Produces Beggars Needs Restructuring” January 13, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Join Sharon Lockhart, host of KKFI's Every Woman (Saturday's at 3 p.m., as she interviews Ira Harritt, Exec. Director of American Friends Service Committee, and others on the Martin Luther King Community Forum to be held Monday, January 19th 3:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2310 E. Linwood Blvd, KCMO. Learn what local organizations are doing to change the systemic roots of injustice and to revive a Poor People’s campaign. Find out about the Move the Money Campaign, the plight of budget cuts, the austerity of poverty, and ways we can work together to reduce poverty and create greater economic justice.
Transit Civil Rights & Environmental Justice January 6, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Do you know how the Civil Rights Act of 1964 relates to transit? What is Environmental Justice? How do you recognize when your Transit Civil Rights are violated and what can you do to remedy the situation?
Janet Rogers of Transit Action Network speaks with Marc Brenman, a retired senior policy advisor for civil rights in the office of the US Secretary of Transportation about how civil rights and environmental justice relate to transit. Marc currently writes, teaches and consults on human rights issues.
SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge) December 30, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Join host Mike Nickells as he interviews three members of SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge) and discuss the organization's mission, history, class schedule, and the fine work they do in the greater Kansas City area: Jan Parks, Rene Goldman (former board member), and Bill Wright (former president). SPARK’s philosophy is to provide, at modest cost, learning and fun social experiences for participants. There are no prerequisites, tests or grades for classes. Instructors are members or volunteers who have a strong interest in a particular topic. SPARK partners with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC.) This allows SPARK to have an LLI in a collegiate environment supported by the intellectual and cultural resources of the university.
The Change of Everything Summit December 23, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Some call it Climate Change, some Global Warming, Canadian author Margaret Atwood calls it the Change of Everything. Three very knowledgeable guests (David Mitchell, Craig Wolfe, and Winston Apple) will sit around the table and discuss how our attitude and actions about conquering nature has, is, and will affect our everyday lives.
Synergy Services of Kansas City with Dennis Meier and Robin Winner December 16, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Host Craig Lubow interviews Dennis Meier about the services and history of Synergy Services which began in 1970 as Synergy House, the only shelter for runaway and homeless youth in western Missouri. Through the years, a series of both serendipitous and strategic mergers expanded the organization’s reach to include young children and women victimized by abuse. Some of the topics to be covered include Synergy sevices the public may not be aware of, homelessness in general, youth homelessness, and LGBT homeless issues.
Dennis Meier is a a licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist by profession and has worked at Synergy for 30 years and has been instrumental in developing programs and services for children, youth, and families who are impacted by child abuse and neglect and domestic violence.
The Ferguson and Eric Gardner cases. December 9, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Activists from two local organizations (One Struggle and the Ida B. Wells Coalition) speak about Ferguson and the Eric Gardner case. We'll talk about the local protests that have been and will be happening in the Kansas City area and what these activists have seen during the times they have been Ferguson.
A Date in Court for Anti-Nuke Activists December 2, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Henry Stoever talks about the upcoming court date (December 10th in Jefferson City) of the two protesters (Georgia Walker & Kathy Kelly) who were arrested at the June 1st drone protest that Peaceworks put on at the front gate of the Whiteman Air Force Base. Both protesters are looking at 4-6 months in prison for trespassing on a federal military base. Ann Suellentrop recaps the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability conference which she attended in Tennessee last month and also speaks about what is happening in the nuclear arms debates and policy on an international level.
Three members of NOW (National Organization For Women) present their views November 25, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Sharon Lockhart and Amy Bell, producers of Every Woman heard on KKFI at 3 p.m. every Saturday, join Mary Mosley, the Missouri lobbyist for NOW, in a discussion on the current state of women's rights, a historic perspective, and what still needs to be achieved.
Changes at the Kansas City Area Transit Authority November 18, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Host Janet Rogers interviews Robbie Makinen, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Kansas City ATA and the main architect for the reorganization of the ATA and for the major changes currently happening in the region.