Ellie 2.0 Radio

Ellie 2.0 Radio

Mondays 2-3 PM, Replayed 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 Monday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST by airwaves or livestream on AM950, the Progressive Voice of Minnesota

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – October 19, 2020

This week’s featured idealist is Delores Huerta, who helped galvanize migrant farm workers and who later championed women in politics; there’s so much she’s done to make the world a better place! The Big Interview is with Laura Belin, curator of the blog, Bleeding Heartland, which covers Iowa politics. In my C-Block, I talk about…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – October 12, 2020

It’s a rare live show! The first half includes me sharing about the origins of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and because we are live, we could take calls; one caller shared about being American Indian and how she saw firsthand young Native children being taken from their families and put in “Indian Schools.” It was a…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – October 5, 2020

Our featured idealist this week is Alexander Vindman, who spoke truth to power during last year’s proceedings to impeach President Trump; the Big Interview is an encore interview of Emily Hunt Turner from All Square, a chic grilled cheese restaurant that provides formerly confined humans an opportunity for a second chance. In my C-Block, I…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – September 28, 2020

For those interested in attending the RBG Tribute event on Oct. 3, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/810170443144838 Our featured idealist for today’s show is Franz Jaegerstaetter, the inspiration behind the movie, A Hidden Life—he lost his life because he refused to swear allegiance to Hitler in 1943. The Big Interview is with Leslie Wright, an…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – September 21, 2020

This week I highlight a huge idealist just lost—Ruth Bader Ginsburg; she did so much to change the world for so many people! The Big Interview is with John Anderson, who is walking 8.46 miles everyday for 8 days to inspire others to stand-up to racism. In my C-Block, I talk about the President’s attempts…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – September 14, 2020

Today’s theme is lawyers as idealists. Our featured idealist is Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the family of George Floyd and many other black and brown people who have been harmed through police misconduct. The Big Interview is with St. Paul attorney Rachael Schromen regarding her pro bono and volunteer work. In my C-Block, I…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 31, 2020

This week I highlight the Milwaukee Bucks as idealists for their strike on August 26th, refusing to play and providing a statement about the need for the Wisconsin Legislature to address police violence directed at Black men. The Big Interview is an encore of my August 18, 2019 interview of Dan Blake, a man whose…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 24, 2020

Our featured idealist is Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American who has worked to curb police violence in NYC and on a larger scale, helped to organize the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. The Big Interview is with Michael Fosberg, author of Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self Discovery, who shares about ways to get…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 17, 2020

This week’s featured idealist is Cori Bush, the progressive Democrat who unseated Lacy Clay in Missouri’s 1st congressional district. The Big Interview is with Jillian Chmiel, a champion of domestic violence survivors and presently a therapist with the Sojourner Project in the west metro. (Jillian is also a mentee and “Third Daughter” to me!) In…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 10, 2020

For our first show in a new time slot (2-3 p.m. Mondays), I give first-time listeners an introduction to me and the show’s mission. I then pivot to talking about the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization and its selection of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Colin Kaepernick as recipients of the 2020 Ripple of Hope…