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

Indivisible KC: Grass Roots Organizing February 28, 2017 | 06:00 pm

What's up with all the sudden raucous citizen participation in congressional town hall meetings and other forms of push back for our elected representatives? Part of the answer lies with the surge of a new nationwide organization called Indivisible.

RadioActive host David Mitchell talks with Indivisible KC activists Anne Becker Schutte and Rachel Norman.


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Recent episodes

StandUp KC and the Fight for $15
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February 21, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host Tom Huffman is joined by StandUp activist Rachel Hogan and a minimum wage worker to discuss the prospects of passing a $15 minimum wage. We will learn the challenge of trying to live on less than poverty level wages.


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United Way and its recipients
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February 14, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Todd Jordan, Wayndotte County United Way, joins host Craig Lubow to talk about how United Way helps other private non-profit organizations. Irene Caudillo, El Centro, and Whitney Justice, Mental Health America of the Heartland, will also join Craig to talk about their organizations.


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Is President Donald Trump a “true” populist? Also, Fighting for Social Justice with Poetry.
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February 7, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Poet, author, book publisher and college professor Dr. Fred Whitehead explains the meaning of the term populism, its place in American history, and how the term applies to today's political climate.


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Kansas City Protesting Trump’s Actions, Late January 2017
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February 2, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Spencer Graves, your host for this Thursday Night Special episode of RadioActive Magazine, gives a brief overview of some of the actions in late January 2017 expressing concern about some of the things done by the Trump administration. This includes his ban on entry for many people from Muslim-majority countries, attempts by several groups of between 10 and 150 people to visit Kansas City offices of members of the US Congress, and a Resource Fair on Sunday, January 29, organized by IndivisibleKC and others.


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Local Voices of Protest & MO/KS Legislative Update
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January 31, 2017 | 06:00 pm

The Kansas City protest rally at Washington Square Park on January 21st, the day following the inauguration of President Donald Trump, attracted over 5,000 local activists. RadioActive Magazine (RAM) was there, collecting a diverse range of views from rally participants.


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Shepherd’s Center Provides Care for an Aging Population
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January 24, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host Craig Lubow interviews Melissa Byron of the Shepherd's Center of KCK, Rebecca Gordon of Shepherd's Center Northland, and Pamela Seymour of Shepherd's Center Central.

The Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas is an interfaith, multicultural nonprofit organization that promotes and supports successful aging. Shepherd's Center provides multiple services that reach more than 1,200 people in Wyandotte County, focusing on health enrichment, education and home services.


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Kansas People’s Agenda in Topeka
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January 17, 2017 | 06:00 pm

On January 11, roughly 500 people from all over Kansas converged on the state capitol to lobby for "Kansas People's Agenda 2017". Plans for this were discussed in the December 27 episode of RadioActive Magazine. This included a rally that ran from 11 AM until 1 PM, after which participants tried to lobby their state senators and representatives and attend committee hearings.

The agenda included poetry, presentations by activists from all over the state, and music. This episode of RadioActive Magazine includes a selection from the talks and the music.


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What is the Future of the Affordable Care Act?
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January 10, 2017 | 06:00 pm

RadioActive host David Mitchell and guest Missouri State Representative Deb Lavender, D-90, have an in-depth discussion on the future of the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) on both the state and federal levels.


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Economy, Kansas Open Meetings Act, and 2017 Kansas and Missouri elections.
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January 3, 2017 | 06:00 pm

This show will cover three distinct topics: Economics, the Kansas Open Meetings Act, and the upcoming 2017 elections in Kansas and Missouri.

Stephanie Kelton, a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, is also the chief economist for the Democrats on the Senate Committee.

Lawrence Physician Alan Cowles will discuss his concerns that governmental bodies were suppressing public discussion of a $750,000 lawsuit through apparent violations of the Kansas Open Meetings Act. He will also discuss past and future legislation to amend the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

Both Kansas and Missouri will have local elections in 2017. People will be selected to fill posts in municipal, school, and water boards. Kansas will have a primary on August 1 and a general on November 7. Missouri is more complicated. They have elections tentatively scheduled for February 7, March 7, April 4, August 8, and November 8, depending on where you live. For details, check your county election board five weeks before the above dates.


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Kansas People’s Agenda 2017
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December 27, 2016 | 06:00 pm

“Kansas People's Agenda 2017” is a multi-issue coalition from secular and faith orgs all over Kansas that plans to get over 1,000 people to Topeka on January 11 to ask their Legislators to support what the organizers believe matches the real concerns of most Kansans. It is inspired by and modeled after Reverend William Barber's Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina. Planning sessions in Salina in November and December attracted a total of more than 80 people from all over the state.

More information can be found on the Facebook page for the rally. A skeleton for research on their issues is available on Wikiversity under Category:People's agenda.


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