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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.

Listen to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 today: I Love Thy Hood, and more Print E-mail
Friday, 16 October 2020

Tune in to Planet Philadelphia  4-5:00 PM today (Friday 10/16/20) for our conversation with Matthew George, the creator of the project to clean up trash Germantown and spur more community engagement.

 

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Matthew George. Photo credit: Linette Kielenski 

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New Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM Today: A Free Press, the Environment, and Voting Print E-mail
Friday, 02 October 2020

Pre-election Show
Information for Environmental Choices
Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM Today, (10/2/20)

Tune in today to hear our Planet Philadelphia guests talk about the importance of reporting on our environment and how it can inform the citizenry on environmental positions of federal and state candidates when voting:

 

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Sharon Friedman is Professor and Director of the Science and Environmental Writing Program in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Lehigh University. Sharon will be talking about the state of environmental journalism, what makes for good journalism in this area, and how to evaluate environmental media.

 

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Liz Robinson is the founder of the Energy Coordinating Agency and the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance. Liz has been our correspondent from Harrisburg (capital city of PA). She will be reporting on the environmental/climate platforms of our presidential candidates and of our state legislature.

 

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Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00PM today: Promoting Environmental Goals Print E-mail
Friday, 18 September 2020

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Although the stories in this show are about the Philadelphia region or Pennsylvania, we think the process by which these stories evolve, plus their successes and failures in promoting environmental goals, is instructive to the country as a whole and potentially abroad.

Tune in to hear these guest and more on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5:00 PM today:

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Peter Winslow is president of A Smart Collaboration, an LLC which promotes collaboration among groups to bring about environmental and socially responsible goals. 

 

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Robert B. McKinstry is a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Law and a Fellow of the American Bar Institute.  His specialty is environmental climate change and sustainability law and policy. 

 

 

 

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New Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 pm today. Labor & the Environmental Movement Print E-mail
Friday, 04 September 2020

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Turbine Inspector by Dennis Schroeder/NREL 

 

Today's episode of Planet Philadelphia, Friday, September 4, at 4 pm, will focus on labor and the environmental movement, featuring Dr. J. Mijin Cha, Assistant Professor at Occidental College in the Urban and Environmental Policy Department and Fellow at the Worker Institute at Cornell, and Peter Handler, group leader of the Philadelphia Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). 

 

Planet Philadelphia  environmental radio show airs
4-5:00 PM EST 1st and 3rd Friday each month at

WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia & at gtownradio.com.

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4-5 Today on Planet Philadelphia: Agencies controlling our electr Print E-mail
Friday, 21 August 2020

Governmental Actions affect our energy supply. Hear how on Planet Philadelphia, 4-5:00 PM today.

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Photo credit: Concentrated Solar by Dennis Schroeder/NREL
 
 

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Many Ways to Create a Sustainable World Print E-mail
Friday, 07 August 2020

Listen to Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5:00 pm today to hear about contemporary approaches to sustainability, one for businesses and communities, the other based on world-wide research with guests:

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Karl Schmidtis professor of Practice in Sustainable Engineering at Villanova University.  He will be discussing modern approaches to sustainability in business settings and how he prepares his graduate student engineers to provide sustainable consulting to businesses and townships.  He is the director of the RISE (Resilient Innovation through Sustainable Engineering) program at Villanova.

 

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 Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is the vice president of Communication and Engagement for Project Drawdown.  This project does world-wide research on current techniques that are working to lower greenhouse gases and could be scaled up. Their initial findings came out several years ago and listed 100 techniques.  They have recently published an update, The Drawdown Review, which Katherine will discuss. 

 

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New Planet Philadelphia Today: Who Gets Heard? 4-5:00 PM Print E-mail
Friday, 17 July 2020
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Some communities and their members don’t get heard on environmental issues by the general public. Here are some attempts to bring attention to that fact and/or to provide alternative approaches to the environment for their members. Tune in to 92.9 FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia and live streaming at gtownradio.com on July 17th to hear:

•    Sarah Shanley Hope is the Executive Director of The Solutions Project in Oakland CA which serves as a national advocacy organization and grantmaker for climate solutions and energy.  The Project invests in front line communities and leaders of color to amplify their stories and solutions.  She will be talking about a recent report from their agency on media coverage of women in clean energy.  She will be in conversation with Chandra Farley below, with whom she often works.


•    Chandra Farley is the Just Energy Director of the Partnership for Southern Equity in Atlanta GA.  The Partnership advances policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for metropolitan Atlanta and the American South.  She will be discussing her community-based work to promote the environment, especially for women of color – how the stories of this community and their solutions work need to be part of the media’s conversation.

•    Howard Bailey, is a Germantown Philadelphia resident and consultant.  He has been active in the Germantown Info Hub and many other community organizations.  He also is active in Philadelphia’s Transition Town movement, a world-wide movement (Transition Town) that started in England.  He will be talking about this movement and its attempt to provide a different way for communities to organize and help themselves, which includes in regard to the oncoming environmental crises.



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Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 today Print E-mail
Friday, 03 July 2020

Here's your chance to hear the eagerly awaited Planet Philadelphia interviews with the Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox and Congressman Dwight Evans that had to be rescheduled due to power outages from an extreme storm that rampaged through our communities knocking out power for days for thousands of people. You might want to keep this in mind as you listen to Rep. Evans and Rev. Hescox. Climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme weather all the while hurting our health every day.

 

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 ​US House Representative Dwight Evans

 

 

 

 

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Reverend Mitchell C. Hescox

 

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environmental radio show
​4:00-5:00 PM today, July 3rd, for this and more.




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Tune in 4-5:00 PM Today, Planet Philadelphia: Racism and the Environment Print E-mail
Friday, 19 June 2020
Approaches to Racism and the Environment:

Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM Friday 6/19/20

 

Racism and the Environment, new Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today (6/19/20), Juneteenth. Tune in to hear about some approaches to Racism and the Environment from local community members: Dottie Baumgarten, and Rabbi Julie Greenberg.

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Dottie Baumgarten, is an environmental consultant/educator and owner of Sustainable Choices since 2009. She works primarily for the Philadelphia Water Department but has some education contracts with area schools and also is a volunteer with local environmental groups. She will be talking about the problems people of color experience in environmental and scientific groups related to the environment - what are the barriers to diversity for them because of white culture and how we, as white people can work to eliminate these barriers. 

 

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 Rabbi Julie Greenberg, is the Climate Justice Coordinator of POWER, an interfaith Pennsylvania organization dedicated to social justice through advocacy, organizing, education, direct action and voter engagement.  She also is a Reconstructionist rabbi. She will be talking about a recent hearing to influence the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which regulates our energy providers, to require a larger proportion of PECO’s (our energy provider, which is owned by Exelon) distributed energy be solar. ​​

 

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Tomorrow on Planet Philadelphia: Racism and the Environment 4-5:00 PM Friday 6/19/20 Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 June 2020

We at Planet Philadelphia recognize a number of media sources are not broadcasting on June 19th in honor of Juneteenth. We decided to take a different tack by honoring Juneteenth by exploring some of the painful racial problems in our society and listen to our guests as they propose some possible approaches to make our world more fair for all.

 
Tune in to hear about some approaches to Racism and the Environment from local community members, Dottie Baumgarten, and Rabbi Julie Greenberg. 
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