Forget the tired cliché that progressive ideas always start on the coasts. When it comes to environmental initiative, this cowtown isn't flyover country. Kansas City is home to not-so-mad scientists who are tinkering with new ways to produce biofuels, to efficiency gurus who are retooling their homes with energy-saving tactics, and to guerrilla gardeners who are turning lawns into organic farms. For months, a collective of environmental advocates has been developing the new EcoRadio KC program to bring a wide range of green ideas and local eco news to the public airwaves. The result: a permanent slot at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday on community radio station KKFI 90.1. For those looking to slim down their eco-impact, consider this a weekly lunch-and-learn.
Tue., Nov. 25, 12:30 p.m., 2008