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Planet Philadelphia is a radio show about our environment – where we all live, work, and play – produced and hosted by Kay Wood. You will hear a mix of environmental news, interviews, music, poetry, and reporting on community events. Planet Philadelphia is for the many Philadelphians who care about our planet. There are a lot of important and interesting issues to explore – and this show is the place to do that. Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday from 4:00-5:00pm. Learn more about the host here.

New Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM Today Print E-mail
Friday, 15 May 2020

 

Tune in 4-5:00 PM today for
COVID-19 and the Environment:

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Karen Clay is a professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon as well as an affiliated faculty member at University of Pittsburgh Law School.  She will be talking about her research on the effects of pollution during the 1918 Spanish Flu and its implications for today’s pandemic.

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Christine Knapp isthe Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability. She will discuss the City’s plans to cope with heat stress in the summer months (a growing concern as the climate warms up) in the era of Covid-19 when congestion and crowding might worsen the pandemic.

Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show airs
4-5:00 PM EST 1st and 3rd Friday each month on
​WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia or live stream at gtownradio.com.

Not in Philly?
You can still listen to all the great G-town Radio programing  on  
Tunein Simple Radio, or other aps on your phone or other device.
 


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4-5:00 Today - New Planet Philadelphia: Financial dilemmas and some solutions Print E-mail
Friday, 01 May 2020

 

What is the financial picture in light of oil/gas prices
and the transition away from fossil fuels?

Dilemmas and some solutions today.

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​Kathy Hippleis a financial analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA.org) and a finance professor for Bard’s MBA program in Sustainability.  She has an MBA in Sustainability.  She will talk about a recent report from IEEFA about the long-term economic prospects of oil and gas drilling. 

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Peter Winslow, has worked on a Port Development Plan and on projects for the Department of Defense among others. Peter has talked to us regularly about environmental issues facing Philadelphia city government.  He will be discussing the public banking movement, and specifically the movement in the city to establish a public bank for the city.  City Council has commissioned a report on this topic.
 
Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show airs
4-5:00 PM EST 1st and 3rd Friday each month on
​WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia or live stream at gtownradio.com.

Not in Philly?
You can still listen to all the great G-town Radio programing  on  
Tunein Simple Radio, or other aps on your phone or other device.
 


www.planetphiladelphia.comfacebook |  @planetphila 

 

 

 

 
50th anniversary of Earth Day Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 April 2020

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The Planet Philadelphia crew, host Kay Wood and assistant producer/reporter Linda Rosenwein, on making sense of Earth Day during the Covid-19 pandemic.
https://soundcloud.com/planetphiladelphia/earth-day-editorial

 

 

 
4-5 Today on Planet Philadelphia: NSF Conference; Infrastructure, well-being and equity Print E-mail
Friday, 17 April 2020

 Tune in at 4:00 today to hear about this vital discussion.

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On Planet Philadelphia today listen to some of the many diverse people who took part in a three day workshop on how our future can be more equitable, planning our infrastructure for everyone’s well being. Covid-19 has put a spotlight on how unfairly our society is and what sorts of health and well being comes from plans that didn’t adequately include all voices. This diverse group of researchers from the social, engineering, health, data, and environmental sciences, and practitioners, industry leaders, government agencies, educators, and community organizers are trying to figure out how to do better going forward. This Planet Philadelphia show presents a compilation of interviews conducted throughout the workshop talking about some of the ideas raised and lessons learned. Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities hosted a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded workshop titled ‘How does Infrastructure Shape Equity and Well-being Across the Urban-Rural Gradient?’

 

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Sci-fi Green Solutions: Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 Today Print E-mail
Friday, 03 April 2020

 

Exploring Sci-fi Green Solutions: 
New materials and what they might
do for us here on earth

 

 

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James Tour, Ph.D. is a professor of chemistry, computer science, and materials science and nanogenineering at Rice University. He will discuss a process of making graphene cheaply by a flash Joule heating method. Graphene, the hardest manmade substance, could then be used in a number of ways to lower greenhouse gas emissions, such as in making and using concrete.

 

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Chelsea Heveran, Ph.D., of University of Colorado and Montana State University will tell us about “living building materials”, a new field using living biological matter to make nonorganic objects, including green cement.  

 

Not in Philly?
You can still listen to all the great G-town Radio programing  on  
Tunein  (https://tunein.com/) on your phone or other device.
 

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Tune in 4-5:00 pm today: Pathways to a greener healthier future in PA - Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Friday, 20 March 2020

Mark the first Friday of Spring by learning about real strategies to move Pennsylvania to a greener healthier future on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on your radio dial at 92.9 FMWGGT-LP & gtownradio.com.

 
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Understandably Covid-19 is overwhelming media reporting right now. But for us all to stay safe and have a healthy future there is a much bigger longer term threat killing people, and that is climate change. On Planet Philadelphia  4-5:00 PM today we talk about things we can do right here in Pennsylvania to reach a greener healthier future with State Representative Chris Rabb.
 
 

Not in Philly?
You can still listen to all the great G-town Radio programing  on  
Tunein Simple Radio, or other aps on your phone or other device.
 


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Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00PM today: Staying healthy in times of climate crisis Print E-mail
Friday, 06 March 2020

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How is the medical community addressing the growing challenges?
Caleb Dresser, M.D., Climate and Human Health Fellow working with the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE) to understand and enhance approaches to health risks during and after extreme weather events.

 

 

 

 

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Also: Health impacts of worsening air pollution: Dr. Marilyn Howarth is the Director of Community Engagement for the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Peter DeCarlo PhD, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Health and Engineering.  Pouné Saberi, MD, MPH, President, Board of Directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility

 

Not in Philly?
You can still listen to all the great G-town Radio programing  on  
Tunein  (https://tunein.com/) on your phone or other device.
 

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4-5:00 PM Today New Planet Philadelphia! Progress towards Sustainability Print E-mail
Friday, 21 February 2020

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Today we talk about Philadelphia’s progress towards sustainability. How’s our city doing in transitioning towards sustainability? Also today, what's up with the PES refinery. Will it still be one of the biggest sources of pollution in the city or will we all breathe cleaner air? What are the job prospects going forward?

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Christine Knapp and Adam Agalloco, of the city government’s Office of Sustainability.

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Peter Winslow, has talked to us regularly for the last several months about Philadelphia Energy Solutions, (PES) which is the largest refinery on the east coast. 

 

 
Planet Philadelphia Today: Electric Grid & Climate Change Print E-mail
Friday, 07 February 2020

 

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We have big challenges ahead from climate change. One of the biggest is how to provide electricity when needed with less pollution and harmful green house gasses. How will the grid accommodate renewable energy and energy sources with less greenhouse gas emissions? What is the role of energy storage in moderating fluctuating sources of  energy? Will having more micro-grids add to   stability or will they be disruptive?

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Paul Denholm, is Principal Energy Analyst at
the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
and a member of the Grid Systems Group
in the Strategic Energy Center. 

 

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Robert Wood, P.E., is
Senior Electrical Engineer on microgrids
at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s
Integrated Applications Center.

 

Tune in 4-5:00 pm today to
Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show

to hear about this and more.

 

 

 
Listen 4-5:00 PM today - Dr. Carolyn Kousky, Wharton, & Billy Fleming, Ian L. McHarg Center, climate Print E-mail
Friday, 17 January 2020

Today's Discussion: What is the best policy for the US facing grave risks from climate change?

 

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Billy Fleming (PhD’17) is the Wilks Family Director for The Ian L. McHarg Center at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Most recently, he co-authored The Indivisible Guide—a progressive, grassroots organization with more than 6,000 groups—and co-created Data Refuge, an international consortium of scientists, librarians, and programmers working to preserve vital the environmental data at risk of erasure during the Trump Administration.

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Dr. Carolyn Kousky is Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the Policy Incubator.  Dr. Kousky’s research has examined multiple aspects of disaster insurance markets, the National Flood Insurance Program, federal disaster aid and response, and policy responses to potential changes in extreme events with climate change.

 

Don’t miss the Planet Philadelphia! 
This locally produced radio show about
our shared environment airs on the radio waves
4-5 PM the first and third Friday each month.

 

 
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