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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.

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

 

Tune into Planet Philadelphia 
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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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.

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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.

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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.  

 

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