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 – July 16, 2022

This week’s featured idealist is Summer Clayton, who’s amassed nearly 3 million Tik Tok followers with his “Proud Dad” videos where he talks to children and youth in imaginary 2-way conversations. His messages are uplifting and supportive and filled with kindness/compassion! The Big Interview is with Mark Wilkening, the executive director of Twin Cities-based Bridging,…

Ellie 2.0 July 7 2022

Ellie talks with Pastor Dean Seal of Shepard of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska, MN.

Ellie 2.0 Radio – June 24, 2022

The Dobbs v. Jackson decision broke just before I taped the show, so the Big Interview is with Pastor Dean Sloan of the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Chaska, MN where we talk about how not all religions are anti-abortion. Our featured idealist is Jim Obergefell, who was the named plaintiff in the…

Ellie 2.0 Radio June 18 2022

I begin with our featured idealist, Edie Windsor, who succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act’s provision that prevented domestic partners from securing the same rights as married couples. From there, I talk about the Nativity School of Worcester MA, a Catholic school for middle school boys from…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – June 11, 2022

Our featured idealist is an organization, Sandy Hook Promise, which was created by parents who lost children in the horrific school shooting that occurred on December 14, 2012. SHP works to end gun violence in our schools and in doing so, promotes inclusivity and compassion for all students. The Big Interview is with Cheryl Thomas,…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – May 21, 2022

Ellie 2.0 Radio – May 14, 2022

It’s a live show! The Big interview is with Ken Lawrence and Paul Johnson, creators/curators of The Modern White Man podcast, who talk about their efforts to fight back against white supremacy and fear of “Other.” This week’s featured idealist is Chris Smalls, a former Amazon employee who successfully worked to unionize one of Amazon’s…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – May 7, 2022

A Live Show! We begin with a May 2022 Atlantic Magazine article by Ko Bragg titled, “Tour Guides to a Tragedy,” which details how the town of Philadelphia MS refuses to acknowledge one of the most horrific crimes of the Civil Rights movement—the 1964 murder of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – April 30, 2022

This week’s show begins with a lengthy review of how social media has made America more divided and stupid, based on a May 2022 Atlantic Magazine piece by Jonathan Haidt. The Big Interview is a reprise of my interview with David Liners, a priest-turned-nonprofit founder, who oversees WISDOM in Wisconsin—a collection of religious organizations working…

Ellie 2.0 Radio – April 23, 2022

This week it’s a Live Show where I feature an idealist, Malcolm Nance, a 20-year Navy veteran who engaged in multiple ground combat operations. Nance recently left his cushy media commentator gig with MSNBC and anti-terrorism consulting company to fight for Ukraine. I also talk about how Florida’s governor DeSantis has sought to punish Disney…