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.
Author and Activist Jeff Clements: Corporations are Not People October 21, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Mike Dean of the the Kansas City Chapter of Move To Amend interviews author and activist Jeff Clements. Immediately, after the 2010 Citizens United ruling, author Jeff Clements published a series of predications about the decision's impact. Four year later, his projections have undeniably come true. Clements will discuss the updates to his book, Corporations Are Not People, and the current state of the opposition to corporate personhood.
A Dose of Reality: Challenges In Paying For Rail in the Kansas City Region October 14, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Why does the Kansas City region fail to qualify for significant federal dollars for most large rail projects, including going the airport? Why can’t Kansas City pay for most big rail projects by itself? What should we do to change the situation? Janet Rogers, co-founder of Transit Action Network discusses the underlying problems we have paying for rail projects with Mark McDowell, a specialist in Finance, a long-term transit advocate working closely with Transit Action Network, and founding member and past Chair of the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance, and Dick Jarrold, Vice-President of Regional Planning and Development at KCATA and former Regional Engineer for the Federal Transit Administration during the design and construction of the initial St. Louis MetroLink project.
Ecological Literacy (Ecoliteracy) October 7, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Sharon Lockhart of KKFI (host of Every Woman, Saturdays at 3 p.m.) interviews Dee Barry and Ben Kjelshus, founding members of the Green Party. The topic is Ecological Literacy, also know as Ecoliteracy. Ecoliteracy concerns understanding the principles of organisation of ecosystems and their potential application to understanding how to build a sustainable human society.
Progressive Youth Organization September 30, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Doug Greer of Friends of Community Media interviews Andreas Herrera of The Progressive Youth Organization of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. P.Y.O. is a youth organization that aims to unite the widest possible section of progressive and revolutionary minded students and working class youth to serve the community and serve as advocates for issues that affect the hardworking people of Kansas City. P.Y.O. website: http://progressivekc.wordpress.com
U. S. Green Party and the American Political System September 23, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Host Sharon Lockhart interviews two co-founding members of the United States Green Party, Dee Barry and Ben Knelshus, and Green Party activist Dave Kingsley concerning the American political process and the need for a vibrant 3rd party alternative.
Kansas City Mixed Roots September 16, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Kristin Chow explores The Kansas City Mixed Roots organization which provides opportunities for education, support, and socialization for multiracial individuals, families, and people in interracial relationships. Guests will be Diane Burkholder, Eric Ross, PaKou Her, and Jalen Anderson.
People Climate March & Corporations Then and Now September 9, 2014 | 06:00 pm
On this installment of Global Warming Corner, David Mitchell discusses the People’s Climate March to be held in New York City and cities throughout the world on September 21. It is anticipated that more than 100,000 will attend the NYC event and David presents his perspective on its’ historical importance and the demands for urgency from workd and business leaders. For more details on the March: www.peoplesclimate.org
Members of the KC chapter of Move To Amend prepare us for the 2nd Annual Groove To Amend event with a radio play that highlights the differences between the historical basis for corporations and how they now function in the United States. The 2nd annual Groove To Amend will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 208 p.m. at the RecordBar (1020 Westport Rd.). Musical performances by Kathryn Lorenzen, The Invisibles, Vertigone & Benjamin Swiller, The Hardship Letters, and The Pedaljets. More more information: www.kcmovetoamend.org
Project I Am: Preventing the spread of AIDS among KC’s young black men. August 26, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Host Kristin Chow interviews guests D. Rashaan Gilmore, along with members of Project I Am's Youth Advisory Board.
The mission of Project I Am is to curb the growing number of new HIV infections among young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM). This mission is in line with national HIV/AIDS strategies to reach an AIDS free generation.
In the Kansas City metro area the fight against HIV/AIDS has always had the community’s best interest at heart. Project I Am estimates that there are approximately 1,200 young black men who have sex with men (MSM) at risk in the Kansas City area, based on recent studies and 2009 Census projections. Project I Am efforts will reach out to these young men. Especially those YBMSM and their partners living primarily in Jackson County, Missouri and Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas.
The project title symbolizes the pride and power that each young man possesses. Our efforts are to allow these young men to use this power to engage, encourage and empower their community’s to join in efforts towards seeing a day with zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS related deaths and zero HIV positive clients not engaged in HIV medical care.
Transit Talk – Special Transportation in the Kansas City Region August 19, 2014 | 06:00 pm
Jameson Auten, KCATA Vice President of Regional Service Delivery, Sheila Styron of The Whole Person and Janet Rogers of Transit Action Network discuss Special Transportation issues in the Kansas City region, including upcoming coordination improvements between the four transit agencies and why, no matter how disabled you are, you can only use the Johnson County Special Edition bus if you live in Johnson County.