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.
KC’s Minimum Wage: The Fight for a Living Wage July 28, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Host Brian Noland joins activist and social worker Alice Kitchen with a special guest to discuss Kansas City's new minimum wage ordinance, the fight to keep it alive, the likely legal challenges it will face from its opponents, and the alleged 'benefits cliff' that could result for single mothers.
Kansas City’s New Minimum Wage: Legal Battles Ahead July 21, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Host Brian Noland and special guest discuss Kansas City's new minimum wage ordinance, its impact and importance Kansas City's economy and overall equality, and the likely legal challenges it will face from its opponents."
Bike Walk KC: Is Kansas City Becoming more Bike and Walk Friendly? July 7, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Are you noticing more bike lanes on the roads? How are some Kansas City kids earning a free bike? What is Bike Share? Is the Kansas City region becoming more walkable?
Host Janet Rogers of Transit Action Network speaks with Eric Rogers and Kristen Jeffers of BikeWalkKC about bicycling and walking in the Kansas City region. Eric is Executive Director of BikeWalkKC and Chairs the Kansas City, MO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Jeff City’s War Against LGBT June 30, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Equality scored a victory last week with the Supreme Court's recent ruling that love is love and same-sex marriage is a right. Now, to continue the fight, we'll discuss the war on equality in Jefferson City and what Missourians of conscience needs to do to fight back. We will explore LGBT employment discrimination and how Jefferson City is trying to stop cities from passing non-discrimination laws.
KC Fringe Festival 2015 June 23, 2015 | 06:00 pm
The eleventh annual KC Fringe Festival will be begin July 16th. Radio Active host Craig Lubow will host KC Fringe Executive Director Cheryl Kimmi , who will outline this year's line-up of live theater, live music, independent films, graphic arts, and youth events. KKFI's Bill Clause will be on hand to talk about the KKFI fundraising entry into this year's festival, a live sketch comedy production entitled The Baby Boom Generation: The Greatest Story Over Told.
Our Inability to Get to Work by Transit June 9, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Why can't we get to 82% of the jobs in the Kansas City region by transit and what are we doing to improve the situation?
In 2012 a nationwide report by The Brookings Institution evaluated 100 cities and the ability to get to work by transit. Kansas City came in 94th. It was reported that we could only get to 18% of the jobs in the region by transit within a 90-minute timeframe.
Host Janet Rogers of Transit Action Network, talks with Lou Austin, Chairman of 3 Trails Village CID, Karen Clawson, Transportation Planner at MARC, and Chuck Ferguson, Chief Planning Officer at KCATA about this equity issue and a new RideKC Transit Plan with the goal of doubling access to jobs by transit.
One Struggle KC: Una Lucha KC June 2, 2015 | 06:00 pm
One Struggle KC and Una Lucha KC were formed in the wake of national and global events that inspired their founding members to act. A coalition of community activists seeking to harness the energy of Ferguson, Missouri, One Struggle KC aims to connect the struggles of many communities, locally and globally, particularly communities of color affected by anti-black racism and state violence.
Brandon Ellington and Ms E Discuss Voice of the People May 26, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Hosts Amy Bell and Sharon Lockhart interview Missouri Representative Brandon Ellington from Kansas City's East side (District 022) and Mrs E on their Voices of the People initiative, an effort to educate urban citizens' on their rights.
Inequality and the Law May 19, 2015 | 06:00 pm
Radio Active Magazine hosts Brian Noland and Malik James discuss inequality and the law, specifically how the legal profession is one of the least racially integrated professions in the country. This inequality has led to disparity in law enforcement, judicial outcomes, and mass incarceration.
Craig Lubow is a criminal defense and family law attorney in Kansas. Craig has been a progressive activist since the early 1970s, starting in the War Resisters’ League. Craig serves on the executive committee of the Kanza Group of the Kansas Sierra Club.