Ellie 2.0 Radio

Ellie 2.0 Radio

Saturdays 10-11 AM & Sundays 1-2 PM

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.

Ellie 2.0.

Engaging. Imaginative. Fun. And real.

Every Saturday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and Sunday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST by airwaves or livestream on AM950, the Progressive Voice of Minnesota

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – September 24, 2022

(9/24/22)—We begin with highlighting Goldie’s Bagels in Columbia MO and J. Selby’s in St. Paul for their programs of giving a free meal to anyone who asks for one—nice charity! At Goldie’s there’s a “neighbor account” where customers can contribute; what a great idea! The Big Interview is an encore of my October 2021 interview…

Ellie Krug with Brett – September 23, 2022

Ellie Krug, host of Ellie 2.0 Radio on AM950, joins Brett to discuss her candidacy for school board in Carver County.

Ellie 2.0 Radio – September 17, 2022

A live show! I start by reminding about how I resigned from Lavender Magazine in July because of the publisher’s edict banning “political writing” (e.g., me writing about the need to protect queer kids). Today I note that the back cover of the magazine’s most recent issue has a political ad by MN’s GOP candidate…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – September 10, 2022

(9/10/22)—Our Featured Idealist is Mary Peltola, the congressperson-elect from Alaska, and the first native Alaskan to ever be elected to Congress. The Big Interview is with Katie White, a heart transplant recipient who discovered her artistic bend through a program named, “Art at the Bedside,” while waiting for a new heart at the Mayo Clinic.…

Ellie 2.0 Radio August26 2022

Ellie talks with David Edgerton Jr about increasing diversity in the professional workforce.

Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 20, 2022

It’s a live show! The Big Interview is with 13-year-old Grayson Lee White and his mother, Molly; Grayson is the author of Dotson, a book about Grayson’s journey in understanding that he is transgender and his family’s loving support. Our featured idealist is RIP Medical Debt, created by two former debt collectors who now buy…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 13, 2022

This week, in lieu of a featured idealist, I talk about how a stranger’s compassion and gift of $100 to two refugee teen girls resonated for nearly a quarter century; I also talk about Peace of Mind Dog Rescue in southern CA the helps care for the dogs of aging seniors. The Big Interview is…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 6, 2022

Our featured idealist of the week is Nora Spencer and her North Carolina nonprofit, Hope Renovations, which trains women and nonbinary humans on basic skills for the construction trades and then supports them to increase the number of women in the trades. This week’s Big Interview is with Lloyd Campbell, the newly elected governor for…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – July 30, 2022

This week’s featured idealist is Lorraine Hansberry, who at age 29 became the first black female playwright to have a play, A Raisin in the Sun, performed on Broadway. The Big Interview is with Taylor Lyons, one of the founders of Moms for Social Justice, and who took on the Chattanooga TN school board for…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – July 23, 2022

Our featured idealist is Mary McLeod Bethune, who was born in a South Carolina log cabin in 1875 to parents who had been enslaved. She understood the power of education and would go on to found what eventually became Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach FL. But she was much more—Eleanor Roosevelt declared that Mary…