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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.

Planet Philadelphia Today: Water challenges facing the city Print E-mail
Friday, 16 August 2019

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Water Dept. Project at Saylor Grove © Kay Wood
Tune in to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today, 8/16/19, on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM Germantown Community Radio and streaming at gtownradio.com.

There are many challenging water issues facing us here in the city; environmental degradation, pollution, aging infrastructure, and climate change. The Philadelphia Water Department's  Marc Cammarata, Deputy Commissioner of the Department’s Planning and Environmental Services, and Kelly Anderson, the Watershed Protection Program Manager of the Department, will discuss the complexities of how the Philadelphia Water Department manages its water supply and works on environmental issues.  Also on this show:
  • Water Project from Temple University Students:  As part of a Geography of Hazards class at Temple, students Gennifer Rollins, Kacey Banford, Marisa Duca, Kirby Kistler, and Kerry Shanahan made this podcast.
  • News and Updates on Water Stories Locally, Nationally, and Globally: your host, Kay Wood, and your assistant producer/reporter, Linda Rosenwein, will discuss water issues that have surfaced since our last show on water (3/15), including the recently initiated “Philadelphia Inquirer’s” yearlong project, the Source on the Delaware Watershed and the city’s “Drinking Water: Master Plan Overview” (March 2019) as well as other national and global water issues.

Don’t miss the next Planet PhiladelphiaThis locally produced radio show about our shared environment airs 4-5 PM the first and third Friday each month on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM Germantown Community Radio and streaming at gtownradio.com.

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

Comment line: (484) 278-1846. 

www.planetphiladelphia.com | www.gtownradio.com
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Facing Fossil Fuel Industries: National and Local Perspectives Print E-mail
Friday, 02 August 2019

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Facing Fossil Fuel Industries: National and Local Perspectives on on Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today at WGGT-LP 92.9FM on the air waves + live streaming on gtownradio.com

 

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How does what is happening with PES (Philadelphia Energy Solutions) have in common with what is happening across the country with the fossil fuel industry? Similar issues and tactics, apparently, occur across the country when fossil fuel industries try to maintain their business.  Find out how by tuning in to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today for dynamic discussions:


Dominic Renfrey, the Advocacy Program Manager for the Center for Constitutional Rights, working with communities on the Gulf Coast around Louisiana who are to stop more pipelines in the Bayou. 


 

Peter Winslow will give us up to date analysis on what is happening at PES (Philadelphia Energy Solutions) the largest refinery on the east coast. There was a fire and closure in June, then more poisonous gas releases in July.  


Don’t miss the next Planet Philadelphia! This locally produced environmental radio show about our environment airs 4-5 PM the first and third Friday each month on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM Germantown Community Radio and streaming at gtownradio.com.


Not in Philly? You can still listen to all great G-Town Radio programing live on  Tunein  (https://tunein.com/) on your phone.


www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila 


 
Stay cool with Planet Philadelphia 4-5 today Print E-mail
Friday, 19 July 2019

Stay cool and listen to Mary Robinson and Julie Greenberg tell us about feminist solutions to climate change. They say we can lower the temperature on extreme weather events like this weekend's heat wave going forward with action now. Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today.

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Mary Robinson: is former first female president of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, Chairperson of the Elders, recent author of “Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future”, and co-host of the “Mothers of Invention” (a podcast on the environment with Maeve Higgins, a comedian), among many other roles. 

 

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Rabbi Julie Greenberg: is the climate justice coordinator for POWER (People Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild) an interfaith social justice group that works on social change and has over 80 member religious/ethical groups that form its coalition. She was trained in organizing in the feminist movement in the 1970’s.

 

 

 

 
Special Planet Philadlephia 4-5 pm Friday Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
New Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm this Friday 7/19/19: Mary Robinson and Rabbi Julie Greenberg, Feminism and Environmental Justice, International and National Perspectives.


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Mary Robinson: is former first female president of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, Chairperson of the Elders, recent author of “Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future”, and co-host of the “Mothers of Invention” (a podcast on the environment with Maeve Higgins, a comedian), among many other roles. Mrs. Robinson has been thinking about and working on feminism and its relationship to climate justice for many years. She will be speaking about this relationship and the work that stems from it.​

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Rabbi Julie Greenberg: is the climate justice coordinator for POWER (People Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild) an interfaith social justice group that works on social change and has over 80 member religious/ethical groups that form its coalition. She was trained in organizing in the feminist movement in the 1970’s. She will speak about feminism and the environment as she sees it, and particularly in the U.S.

Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show that provides analysis on the intersectionality of large global environmental issues and how that can impact people in their daily lives. It is produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with  assistant producer/reporter Linda Rosenwein.
Comment line: (484) 278-1846. 

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4-5 today, Planet Philadelphia: Extreme heat and the PES refinery Print E-mail
Friday, 05 July 2019

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Extreme heat is deadly. It's worse when combined air pollution. In some Philly communities people are exposed too both far more than in other communities. This is particularly true for those communities with little to no tree cover. We will explore this urgent issue with Sophie Sakar from the Office of Sustainability. Also on this show, we will find out from Peter Winslow what is up in the fast changing situation with the PES oil refinery.  

 

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Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today, Heat Islands and you Print E-mail
Friday, 21 June 2019

 

Summer officially starts today and it’s getting hotter. There’s something called the heat island effect that is a threat to our fellow citizen’s health - particularly in some sections of Philadelphia. This is an issue we’ll be exploring as the summer heats up. We’ll be starting  today with Linda’s and my interview with Helena van Vliet and Sadie Francis from a new organization called BioPhilly. This group is dedicated the idea that nature helps us humans in many important ways - including possibly to help deal with heat islands.

 

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Also on this Planet Philadelphia show, we have for you:

  • One of Temple University Professor Fletcher Chmara-Huff, PhD, in the Geography and Urban Studies/ Environmental Studies class projects focusing on Socially Just Climate Futures in Philadelphia. Because climate change will change everything... Students involved in making in this podcast were: Stephen Anderson, Madeline Damore, Evan Loeb, Bryce McGrath, Ritapa Neogi, Travis Spotts  titled “Birds and Weeds” about urban gardening.

  • We will also have Liz Robinson Plant Philadelphia’s Harrisburg energy correspondent telling us what’s happening in our state’s capital. She keeps on top of things and there’s a lot going on in Harrisburg that could affect us all.

So please do tune in to Planet Philadelphia today at 4-5 pm.

 

 

 
Today: Feminism and our rapidly changing environment, Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm Print E-mail
Friday, 07 June 2019

There are many important feminist issues intertwined with the climate crisis, our environmental and society. Today on Planet Philadelphia (4-5 pm EST) we’ll be addressing a couple important issues  that could affect all our lives, man, woman, and child. 
 
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Listen today to hear about women who are working to change the current gender bias in our clean energy industries with Alexandra Kroger, president of the Philadelphia Chapter of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), and The Energy Co-op’s Energy Program Manager. Alexandra will be a live guest in the studio with us today.


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Also on the show is an interview with Eve Andrews, staff writer at Grist, about women’s reproductive rights and how they are affected by climate change. This interview opens a very personal and timely discussion for every woman alive today.
 
 

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Planet Philadelphia, 4-5 pm today: Changes in state climate change and energy policy Print E-mail
Friday, 17 May 2019

Please tune in for Planet Philadelphia, 4-5 pm today: Find out how to be effective in influencing state climate change and energy policies and more.

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State Senator Art Haywood: on being an effective citizen at the state level on our environment, along with climate change and other issues at the state level.  

 

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  • Liz Robinson: our Harrisburg correspondent and consultant to the PA Solar Energy Industries Association, on what else is happening in Harrisburg.

  • Additional News: on a compilation of regional state, and city environmental news and selected other topics.

 

Podcasts are available shortly after the live show airs. Links to Planet Philadelphia podcasts are on Mixcloud and on Soundcloud


Call (484) 278-1846 to record a comment/announcement for Planet Philadelphia radio show. 

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Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM today Print E-mail
Friday, 03 May 2019

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On Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM today we will be talking about our energy futures and what is happening here in Philly and  our state. We all have important decisions to make about how our future will look and feel. The issues are complicated. How should we deal with climate change and fossil fuel pollution?


It’s very important for us all to have informed conversations about how we get to a better future. In that regard, our main interview today will be with Emiliy Schapira, the Director of the Philadelphia Energy Authority and their many efforts to help with sustainability in a just way with the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year initiative to advance energy efficiency and clean energy across Philadelphia, while creating over 10,000 jobs.


We will also be bringing you information and interviews with state congressional members on the big decisions facing Philadelphia and Pennsylvania on our transition to cleaner forms of power.


Tune in for all this and more on Planet Philadelphia 

 

 
Today: Green New Deal for Philadelphia and will PA get community solar? 4-5pm today on Planet Philad Print E-mail
Friday, 19 April 2019

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Xavier Thomas 

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Abby Leedy  

 Sunrise Philadelphia members Abby Leedy and Xavier Thomas tell us about their hopes for a Green New Deal for Philadelphia.

 

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Liz Robinson

Also on this show, Liz Robinson,  Planet Philadelphia’s new Harrisburg  commentator, will update us on the state of the clean energy transformation in PA. Tune in to hear this dynamic conversation on ​Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today.

www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila

 

 
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