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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.

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!
 

 
Podcast: Inspiring conversation on climate change and morality 12/1/17 Planet Philadlephia Print E-mail
Friday, 01 December 2017
When we recorded this discussion, I was very moved by the level of knowledge, spirit, and the passion and urgent concern all expressed as was the tenor of the whole event.
 
  • Quaiser Abdullah Ph.D., Imam at Quba Institute and professor of Adult and Organizational Development, Temple University
  • Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, from Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center, and Sustainability Assistant to the President of Chestnut Hill College
  • Reverend Mitchell C. Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network
  • Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, co-chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light

This conversation is important for all to hear in our divisive time.

Music in this show: Rocco Granata 09 Earth
 
TODAY - Very special Planet Philadelphia - 4-5:00 pm gtownradio.com - 12/1/17 Print E-mail
Friday, 01 December 2017
This moving climate change and morality discussion will stream online toady 4-5:00 pm here on gtownradio.com. The discussion about the common threads among the religions is especially inspirational and refreshing in our divisive time.

  • Quaiser Abdullah Ph.D., Imam at Quba Institute and professor of Adult and Organizational Development, Temple University
  • Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, from Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center, and Sustainability Assistant to the President of Chestnut Hill College
  • Reverend Mitchell C. Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network
  • Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, co-chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light
 
About: Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with able assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, streaming on GTown Radio 4:00-5:00 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month.

Podcasts available shortly after broadcast on http://www.planetphiladelphia.com/podcasts, and https://www.mixcloud.com/PlanetPhiladelphia/.
 
 
 
Today Great New Planet Philadelphia, 4-5:00 pm, G-Town Radio Print E-mail
Friday, 17 November 2017

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Great guests today. Join Planet Philadelphia host, Kay Wood, and reporter, Linda Rosenwein, today for another new and exciting Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show streaming on-line at 4-5:00 pm on gtownradio.com.

 
 
  • Colette Pichon Battle, Esq. - Nationally acclaimed Executive Director of the U.S. Human Rights Network, Ms. Pichon Battle has worked to advance human rights in the post-Katrina, post- BP Gulf of Mexico disaster focusing on Global Migration, Community Economic Development, Climate Justice, and Equitable Disaster Recovery.  She will speak about all of this on the next Planet Philadelphia.
  • State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila. - on this show Rep. Bullock tells Planet Philadelphia listeners about the new legislation she's introduced in Harrisburg to make solar energy more accessible to low-income and disadvantaged Pennsylvanians, HB 1799. She also tells us about more events in our wonderful city showing how we are leaders in urban climate change preparedness.
  • Are you thirsty? Billy Hanafee will tell us about bottled water and why there’s nary a free water fountain to be found. He has a plan he calls an ecosystem for finding and sharing water in Philadelphia called PHLASK to help deal with the situation here in Philly.

Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with able assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, the first and third Friday of every month. Shows will be available as podcasts on the Planet Philadelphia site, http://www.planetphiladelphia.com/podcasts, shortly after they broadcast. Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show.

 
Tune in this Friday to the new Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 pm 11/3/17 Print E-mail
Monday, 30 October 2017
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Join host Kay Wood, and tune into the new Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show streaming on-line 4-5:00 pm at gtownradio.com this Friday, 11/3/17, for some great listening:

  • Land-use, climate change, and soil carbon loss; Jonathan Sanderman, Ph.D. Associate scientist with the Woods Hole Research Center.
  • The state of Philadelphia school buildings; Councilman Derek S. Green, and Jerry Roseman,  Director of Environmental Science and Occupational Safety and Health with the PFT.
  • Imagine Philadelphia’s Energy Future in the year 2014 with Adam Garber, Deputy Director of PennEnvironment. This project was funded in part by The Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP).
This and more on Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00pm this Friday, 11/3/17.

Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with able assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, the first and third Friday of every month. Shows will be available as podcasts on the Planet Philadelphia site (http://www.planetphiladelphia.com/podcasts) shortly after they broadcast. Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show.
 
 
Today, 10/20/17: A new Planet Philadelphia, 4-5:00 p.m. Print E-mail
Friday, 20 October 2017

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Listen to the new Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show streaming today on-line 4-5:00 pm at gtownradio.com and learn about how we here at home are thinking about and dealing with our many environmental challenges and opportunities.
  • Sustainability Director, Christine Knapp, the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.
  • Ryan Kuck, Executive Director of Greensgrow, the provocative act of urban farming.
  • Planet Philadelphia Yards and Gardens Report: Professional gardener Cyane Gresham.
  • Roger Eardley-Pryor, project and workshop on imagining Philly’s energy future.
  • Caleb Staten, insights on humanity and hopes for the future.

This and more on Planet Philadelphia, the incisive environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with able assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, the first and third Friday of every month. Shows will be available as podcasts on the Planet Philadelphia website (http://www.planetphiladelphia.com/podcasts) shortly after they broadcast. Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show.
 
 
 
Podcast: Greener, cleaner, more prosperous future Philadelphia, Planet Philadelphia on GTown Radio, Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 October 2017

Philadelphia is making big efforts to ready our fair city for a greener, cleaner, more prosperous future. Listen to Planet Philadelphia host, Kay Wood, find out how these big efforts are coming along on this Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show streamed on GTown Radio 10/6/17. 

 

Guests:

  • Emily Schapira, Exec. Director, Philadelphia Energy Authority,  on investing in clean energy and energy efficiency to drive job creation in Philadelphia, including Solarize Philadelphia.
  • Nicolas Esposito, Director of Philly’s Zero Waste and Litter Action Plan, a plan to move us toward becoming a zero-waste city by 2035.
  • Also, Leslie Cerf, Volunteer Coordinator at Awbury Arboretum, talks about the beautiful accessible green resource in our midst.

Music List:

Big Yellow Taxi; Joni Mitchell
October; U2
The Energy Blues; School House Rock
Peaceful Waters; Gordon Lightfoot
My October Symphony; Pet Shop Boys

 
Today - 4:00 Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Friday, 06 October 2017
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Philadelphia is making big efforts to ready our fair city for a greener, cleaner, more prosperous future. Listen to Planet Philadelphia host, Kay Wood, find out how these big efforts are coming along on today’s new Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show streaming on-line 4-5:00 pm at gtownradio.com. These guests and more today:

  • Emily Schapira, Exec. Director, Philadelphia Energy Authority,  on investing in clean energy and energy efficiency to drive job creation in Philadelphia, including Solarize Philadelphia.
  • Nicolas Esposito, Director of Philly’s Zero Waste and Litter Action Plan, a plan to move us toward becoming a zero-waste city by 2035.
  • Also, Leslie Cerf, Volunteer Coordinator at Awbury Arboretum, talks about the beautiful accessible green resource in our midst.

Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with able assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, the first and third Friday of every month. Shows will be available as podcasts on the Planet Philadelphia site (http://www.planetphiladelphia.com/podcasts) shortly after they broadcast. Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show.

 

 

 
Planet Philadelphia streamed 9/15/17 - listen to the podcast Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 September 2017
• Dr. John Goodenough, inventor of the lithium-ion battery (used in all our smart phones, many electronic home devices, and some electric cars), will discuss his recent announcement of the potential for the first all solid-state battery. This research is so revolutionary that Newsweek described it as having the potential to “save the planet”.

• Michelle Kondo of the U.S. Forest Service on the new collaboration between the Schuylkill Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, and the USFS that will connect primary care pediatric health and wellness with nature.

• Cyane Gresham, professional gardener, on our yards and gardens in September.

• Maya Van Rossum, the Delaware River Keeper, comments on DRBC fracking regulations.

2nd Anniversary Planet Philadelphia, GTown Radio 9/15/17Listen to the podcast:

https://www.mixcloud.com/PlanetPhiladelphia/2nd-anniversary-planet-philadelphia-gtown-radio-91517/

 
Special 2nd Anniversary Planet Philadelphia Show: The future of energy storage - streaming today 4-5 Print E-mail
Friday, 15 September 2017
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