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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.

Today: Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 pm Print E-mail
Friday, 20 April 2018
 
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Live in Studio: Maya K. van Rossum, Delaware River Keeper for the Delaware River Keeper Network, will discuss her recent book “The Green Amendment:  Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment” with Kay Wood and Linda Rosenwein. She presents a new agenda for environmental advocacy and explains why constitutional environmentalism can work to preserve the environment where legislative environmentalism has failed.

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Also on this Planet Philadelphia we have host Kay Wood's interview with Kathleen Rogers, president of the Earth Day Network, will speak about the development and the activities of the Earth Day Network including plans for this year’s worldwide Earth Day. She will also discuss the Network’s current campaign against the hazards of plastics to our health and environment.

 



 
4-5 pm today - Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Friday, 06 April 2018

Tune in from 4-5 pm today to hear Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show. Planet Philadelphia features guests with different approaches to environmental advocacy:  cognitive/concrete and action oriented versus unsuspecting, and making the invisible visceral.



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Russell Zerbo, Advocate at the Clean Air Council - the work of the Council and the unexpected city-wide things individuals can do to increase breathable air.
 


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Artist Diane Burko's artwork explores the intersection of art and science, focusing on monumental geological phenomena and issues of climate change.


    

  A podcast of the show will be posted a few days after the show broadcasts live. The next Planet Philadelphia will be Friday 4/20/18, 4-5 pm on G-Town Radio. For more information visit https://www.planetphiladelphia.com/


 

 
Today: Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show, 4-5:00 pm; Climate change as a motivating force Print E-mail
Friday, 16 March 2018
 
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Sunrise Today © Kay Wood 3/16/18
 There’s a new Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show today 4-5:00 pm on WGGT 92.9 LPFM, available on your radio dial in NW Philadelphia and vicinity. The show is also simultaneously streamed online at gtownradio.com so people everywhere on the planet can hear Planet Philadelphia too. You wouldn’t want to miss these interesting discussions:
 
  • Rachel D. Valletta, Ph.D. is an environmental scientist and the director of the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP), a four-city educational initiative seeking to engage urban residents more efficiently and effectively in climate change and resiliency education at The Franklin Institute. She spoke with host Kay Wood and reporter Linda Rosenwein about how to talk about climate change in our divisive times.

  • Those of us who think young people are apathetic about politics and our world will be quite surprised and inspired by this interview. Three young activists, Maddy Feldman, Ben Bristol, and Micah Lott - known by friends as Big Wind, spoke with Planet Philadelphia host Kay Wood about how to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. 

Hear these informative interviews and more.


 

 
Today – Climate change education for both youths and adults on today’s new Planet Philadelphia - 4-5 Print E-mail
Friday, 02 March 2018

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Dr. Rachel D. Valletta, in the field at Taylor Valley, Sollar Glacier
Tune in at 4-5:00 p.m. today to WGGT 92.9 LPFM in NW Philadelphia or listen to the live streaming online at gtownradio.com everywhere on the planet to hear the exciting line up on Planet Philadelphia .  
  • Big Wind is a Water Protector, an advocate for indigenous youth and youth environmental activism, and was recently at Standing Rock and other pipeline encampments around the country. They will talk about a movement of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.  
  • Rachel D. Valletta, Ph.D., environmental scientist and the director of the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP), a four-city educational initiative seeking to engage urban residents more efficiently and effectively in climate change and resiliency education at The Franklin Institute.

 
About:
Planet Philadelphia
is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with able assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, streaming live on G-Town Radio and broadcast on low power FM at WGGT, 92.9, available around the NW Philadelphia area 4:00-5:00 p.m. the first and third Friday every month.

Podcasts:
Shows that aired live will be available as podcasts shortly after they broadcast on the Planet Philadelphia podcast page: http://www.planetphiladelphia.com/podcasts, and on Mixcloud, https://www.mixcloud.com/PlanetPhiladelphia/.

Comment Line:
Call (484) 278-1846 to record a comment or event announcement anytime to be aired on Planet Philadelphia radio show.

 
 
Podcast: Planet Philadelphia 2/16/18 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
 

Listen to this Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show about two different ways to grow greener in Pennsylvania that was aired 2/16/18 at 92.9 FMLP in Philadelphia. Host Kay Wood and reporter Linda Rosenwein spoke with Damali Rhett, The Energy Co-op Executive Director, and Dan Koltonuk Heating Oil Program Director about renewable energy.

Another way to grow greener is with planting native plants. Guest John Janick, owner of Good Host Plants, will tell us about many of the amazing insights he learned on his own journey to understanding the importance of planting native plants.

Music on this show:
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
The Heat (The Energy) - The Prodigy
Grow Our Souls - City Love, Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan
Rumba - Dee Yan-Key

Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with able assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, streaming live on G-Town Radio and broadcast on low power WGGT 92.9FM  4:00-5:00 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month.


 
Tune in to 92.9 on your FM dial at 4-5:00 pm today for a new Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Friday, 16 February 2018
Tune in to 92.9 on your FM dial at 4-5:00 pm today for a new Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show and hear about two different ways to grow greener in Pennsylvania. Planet Philadelphia is also simultaneously streamed live online at http://www.gtownradio.com/.
 
Guests on today’s Planet Philadelphia:
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Damali Rhett
, Executive Director of Philadelphia-based The Energy Co-op , will talk about the future of renewable energy in Pennsylvania. Also from The Energy Cooperative is heating expert Dan Koltunuk.

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John Janick
, owner of Good Host Plants, will tell us about many of the amazing insights he learned on his own journey to understanding the importance of planting native plants.



 
About: Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with able assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, streaming live on G-Town Radio and broadcast on low power FM (WGGT, 92.9, available around the Germantown area) 4:00-5:00 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month.
 

 
 
Podcast: Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on G-Town Radio streamed live online and on th Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 February 2018

Is solar beating out fossil fuels purely on the dollars and cents? Zachary N. Goldstein, Co-President of the Wharton Energy Club visited G-Town Radio to talk about the outlook for the business of renewable energy with the Planet Philadelphia team.

What’s the political outlook for renewables in Pennsylvania? Planet Philadelphia host Kay Wood interviewed State Representative Christopher Rabb. Tune in to hear their discussion about his recently introduced House bill to move Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050, his other efforts to make our world more livable and more fair, and leading by example by buying an all electric car.

Music on this radio show:
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Cloudbank - Podington Bear
The World is Changing - Movie Theater

Listen to the podcast here: https://www.mixcloud.com/PlanetPhiladelphia/investing-in-renewable-energy-is-a-good-bet-despite-politics-planet-philadelphia-radio-show/

 


 
Is renewable energy beating out fossil fuels on dollars and cents? What’s the political outlook? Print E-mail
Friday, 02 February 2018
Listen 4-5:00 pm today to the new Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on G-Town Radio streaming online and on your radio dial at low power FM at WGGT 92.9 LP in most of NW Philly.
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Is renewable energy beating out fossil fuels purely on the dollars and cents?

Zachary N. Goldstein, Co-President of the Wharton Energy Club is visiting G-Town Radio today to talk about the outlook for the business of renewable energy with the Planet Philadelphia team. Tune in 4-5:00 pm today for a lively discussion.


 


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What’s the political outlook for renewables in Pennsylvania, otherwise known as the Saudi Arabia of shale gas?

Planet Philadelphia host Kay Wood interviewed State Representative Christopher Rabb just a couple days ago. Tune in to hear their discussion about his recently introduced House bill to move Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050, his other efforts to make our world more livable and more fair, and leading by example by buying an all electric car.

 

 


 
Podcast: Community Resistance to SEPTA Gas Plant, also, Dr. Paul Salaman on Climate Change, Planet P Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 January 2018

Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show: Members of our community and our globe discussing their efforts on behalf of having a healthy environment plus news and more.

https://www.mixcloud.com/PlanetPhiladelphia/community-resistancegas-plant-dr-paul-salamanclimate-change-planet-philadelphia-11918/

  • SEPTA gas plant resistance from the community: Lynn Robinson, Eric Marsh, Kristi Littell.
  • Dr. Paul Salaman, CEO Rain forest Trust - the implications for climate change and review the last year with an emphasis on actions that are currently needed.
 
Music on this radio show:
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Manhattan In January  - Jill Solbule
Rhubarb - Cover - Graham Bole
 
Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with able assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, streaming live 4:00-5:00 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month on GTown Radio streaming online at http://www.gtownradio.com and broadcast on low power fm at WGGT, 92.9, available for your listening pleasure in NW Philly.


Comment Line: Call (484) 278-1846 to record a comment or event announcement anytime to be aired on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show.
 

 
 
Warm up with Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show streaming 4-5:00 pm today Print E-mail
Friday, 05 January 2018
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Here’s an idea for something to make you feel better on this frigid Friday afternoon, listen to a passionate reasoned discussion about morality and climate change on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show which streams online today at 4-5:00pm on G-Town Radio. This is an encore presentation of a multi-faith discussion recorded with 4 religious leaders of 4 different faiths subtly delving into the communalities about climate change among these religions: Quaiser Abdullah Ph.D., Imam at Quba Institute, Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, from Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center, Reverend Mitchell C. Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network, and Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, co-chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light.
 
Thank you to all those great G-Town Radio supporters who helped out with the fund drive!
 

 
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