Ellie 2.0 Radio
Mondays 7:30-8:30 AM
We’re generally aware of hopeless idealists, but how many of us have ever actually heard from one?
Ellie 2.0 is all about idealism and the journey of one particular idealist—Ellie Krug—as she works to make the world a better place.
Only, there’s a slight complicating factor: Ellie’s a 61-year-old transgender woman.
That simple demographic sometimes makes things particularly interesting. Or daunting.
Where does the “2.0” come in?
Because in another life, when Ellie presented as a man and worked for big corporations as a trial attorney—the nickname was “Killer Krug”—there was no place for idealism.
Today, remade as her “true” female self, Ellie’s become a doer and believer in humanity and the common good. As she likes to say, “Ninety-nine percent of us want to do the right thing; it’s just that most are afraid to do what’s right.”
Usually, Ellie’s not afraid and most of the time, she does what’s right. Come along as she tries to lead the way, traveling America to make our country whole and truly great for all and everyone.
Engaging. Imaginative. Fun. And real.
Every Monday morning from 7:30-8:00 a.m. CST by airwaves or livestream on AM950, the Progressive Voice of Minnesota
Block A: Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center; Block B: Ellie’s unexpected acceptance by Mississippians during her South road trip.
Block A: Harvey Milk, LGBTQ idealist who shook the world; Block B: Ellie’s experience with how a Talking Circle empowered humans and revealed “organizational PTSD.”
Ellie Live from Montgomery, Alabama sharing about local civil rights history; how Court Square in Montgomery represents the worst and the best of America.
Block A: The “Tougaloo 9” who sought to desegregate a white Library in 1961; Block B: Ellie’s upcoming Speaking and Listening Road Trip through the South.
Block A: Emmanuel Mehsah, an immigrant hero who died saving others at a time when President Trump maligned those from “*hole countries”; Block B: Ellie’s experience meeting a true inclusionist in Baltimore.
Block A: Jahkil Jackson, a 10-year-old boy who created blessing bags for the homeless; Block B: Meeting another idealist (Julie the Librarian) through Fate.
About me and how I became and Idealist/Morris Dees Story