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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.

New Developments in Solar Energy Print E-mail
Friday, 17 September 2021

Solar & Agriculture, a good mix? 
And what's happening with solar in PA.

Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM Today 9/17/21 

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  • Dr. Max Zhang is professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at Cornell University and senior author of “Strategic Land Use Analysis for Solar Energy Development in New York State.” His research interests are in area of the integration of power, transportation, building and environmental systems through innovative research and community engagement. He currently is studying land issues for solar and gives his views on best practices for land use of solar installations on agricultural land.
  • Liz Robinson is Planet Philadelphia’s Energy Correspondent and reports on environmental energy news from Pennsylvania’s capital, Harrisburg. Ms. Robinson is a consultant to the PA Solar Energy Industries Association (PASEIA) and was the founding Executive Director of the Energy Coordinating Agency in Philadelphia. In these roles and others, she is conversant with the progress in Harrisburg toward a cleaner and more energy efficient future. She will tell us what is happening in PA in agrivoltaics, solar issues and other environmental legislation. 
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How to fix public transit & cut GHG Print E-mail
Friday, 03 September 2021

Planet Philadelphia


4-5:00 PM today, 9/3/21

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Transportation is one of the biggest climate change gases contributors as well as emitting pollution affecting all our health. Public transportation, which is better for our environment, has significant financial problems, which are being exacerbated by COVID-19. How can we address these environmental, health, and fairness transportation problems? We talk about this with Professor Megan Smirti Ryerson, the UPS Chair of Transportation at the University of Pennsylvania, and with Professor Eric Goldwyn, researcher at New York University on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show today.

 
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Planet Philadelphia 4-5 p.m. today: Carbon capture and the climate crisis Print E-mail
Friday, 20 August 2021

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Is carbon capture part of the answer to decreasing CO2 in the atmosphere and forestall the worst most dangerous effects of the climate crisis? Guests today are Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Peter Winslow, president of A Smart Collaboration. Dr. Wilcox will be talking holistically about developments in carbon capture and how these fit into an overall system of lowering CO2 gases. Peter Winslow will give an update on the transition and cleanup at defunct PES refinery site. 



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4:00 today - Planet Philadelphia today; Religion's take on the climate crisis Print E-mail
Friday, 06 August 2021

 

Morality and Climate Change

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Tune in to Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today for this moving 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. 

 

To hear Planet Philadelphia live,
​tune your radio dial to

WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in NW Philadelphia
or live stream at gtownradio.com
the 1st & 3rd Fridays/month.


​Not in Philly? You can also listen to all the great G-town Radio programing on the
iPhone G-town Radio appor TuneinSimple Radio,
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Tune in 4-5:00 PM Today: Coal may be the new climate cooling mineral! Print E-mail
Friday, 16 July 2021

  

Planet Philadelphia
4-5:00 PM Today

 

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Dr. Nicola Ferralis is a Research Scientist in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and Program Manager for the MIT Energy Initiative Low Energy Carbon Center on Energy Storage. A lot of his work is on technologies related to energy. He will be speaking with us about the opportunities to use coal in far better ways than burning it for fuel as well as environmental issues related to the mining of coal.


To hear Planet Philadelphia live, tune your radio dial to
WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in NW Philadelphia
or live stream at gtownradio.com everywhere
the 1st & 3rd Fridays/month.


​Not in Philly? You can also listen to all the great G-town Radio programing on the
iPhone G-town Radio appor TuneinSimple Radio,
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www.planetphiladelphia.com |  @planetphila 

 

 

 

 
New Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today! Print E-mail
Friday, 02 July 2021

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This is an exciting and transitional time in the future of PGW (Philadelphia Gas Works), Philadelphia’s gas utility company, and of the City. How can this transition happen and provide a sustainable business model for the utility, continued jobs for workers in the gas industry, and reasonable prices for the consumers of the gas company’s products while reducing or eliminating greenhouse gases? Find out ways in which the process of determining the future of city owned PGW can also be helpful to other cities across the nation that are trying to make similar climate friendly transitions.
  • Audrey Schulman and Zeyneb Magavi: are Co-Executive Directors of HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) and Aubrey is its founder.  They have worked on a number of home energy efficiency projects, most recently the environmental problems with natural gas.  They will be talking about microgrid geothermal technology and its potential use for businesses and homes.  This technology currently is being piloted in Massachusetts, where HEET is located. Currently, Philadelphia is considering the use of microgrid geothermal technology as one of the paths forward for PGW.  Aubrey and Zeyneb already have presented to various groups, including the City’s Office of Sustainability, and they will be discussing additional aspects of this possible transition. 
 
  • Peter Winslow is president of A Smart Collaboration, an LLC that promotes collaboration among groups to bring about environmental and socially responsible goals.  He is active in many different environmental justice movements and projects in the Philadelphia area.  As a citizen of the City, Peter will be talking about how he sees the efforts to transition PGW towards a greener future with less greenhouse gas emissions, including discussion of the report commissioned by the utility to study various paths forward.

Tune in to Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5:00 PM today for this and more!  

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New Next Friday: Tranisitioning PGW to a climate friendly future. Print E-mail
Friday, 25 June 2021

Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5:00 PM Friday 7/2/21:

This is an exciting and transitional time in the future of PGW (Philadelphia Gas Works), Philadelphia’s gas utility company, and of the City. How can this transition happen and provide a sustainable business model for the utility, continued jobs for workers in the gas industry, and reasonable prices for the consumers of the gas company’s products while reducing or eliminating greenhouse gases? Find out ways in which the process of determining the future of city owned PGW, can be helpful to other cities across the nation that are trying to make similar climate friendly transitions. guests on this show will be: Aubrey Schulman and Zeyneb Magavi: are Co-Executive Directors of HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team), and Peter Winslow is president of A Smart Collaboration, an LLC that promotes collaboration among groups to bring about environmental and socially responsible goals.

 

To hear Planet Philadelphia live, tune your radio dial to
WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in NW Philadelphia
or live stream at gtownradio.com everywhere
the 1st & 3rd Fridays/month.


​Not in Philly? You listen to all the great G-town Radio programing on the
iPhone G-town Radio appor TuneinSimple Radio,
Streemaor other aps.

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Ocean Challenges & Opportunities Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today Print E-mail
Friday, 18 June 2021

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Hear about our ocean’s challenges and opportunities on Planet Philadelphia. Guests today are Kristian Teleki, the global director of the Ocean Programme at World Resources Institute (WRI), head of the Friends of Ocean Action for the World Economic Forum, and head of the secretariat of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, and Brian and Cindy Wilcoxon how can be used as a zero emissions biofuel. Tune in for this and more on Planet Philadelphia at 4:00 p.m. today.

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Today: Celebrate Our Oceans, Planet Philadelphia, 4-5:00 p.m. Print E-mail
Friday, 04 June 2021

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Understanding the Ocean:
Particular Ecologies and their Importance
Celebrate World
Oceans Day
Planet Philadelphia 
4-5:00 PM Today

92.9 FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia
and live streaming at gtownradio.com.

 

World Oceans Day is June 8 this year!  The ocean is incredibly important to all of us and is environmentally endangered.  Many of us know little about its ecological systems and how they support all life including us. We talk about coral reefs with Director of Science and Management at Blue Finance, Angelique Brathwaite. And we talk with Brian and Cindy Wilcox, co-founders of Marine Bioenergy, Inc. about an innovative technique to farm kelp for biofuels.

 

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Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today: Air Pollution Print E-mail
Friday, 21 May 2021

 

Air Pollution endangers our lives in myriad ways. On today’s Planet Philadelphia we discuss what to do about this big problem in national, international, and local arenas. HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) are much more potent climate change gases than the usual greenhouse gases we hear about—and they’re leaking from many of our refrigerators and air-conditioners. HFCs are starting to be addressed at national and international levels. At a more local level, neighbors are working to curtail natural gas and other air pollution issues that are also affecting our lives. Tune in 4-5:00 PM (ET) today to hear what our guests have to say:

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Avipsa Mahapatra: is the climate lead of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an international campaigning organization committed to investigating and exposing environmental crime and campaigning to protect endangered species and the natural world. She will discuss their campaign against HFCs, a cooling agent, and the investigative work they did to uncover HFC gas leaks in supermarkets.
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Lynn Robinson: is Director of Neighbors Against the Gas Plants (NAGP), a local advocacy group in the Nicetown area of Philadelphia. She is active in environmental and human rights groups. Lynn is a retired Philadelphia public school teacher. She will talk about the efforts of NAGP to eliminate new SEPTA (the organization which runs public transportation in the area) gas plants plus other environmental and air pollution reduction activities in Philadelphia.

Not in Philly? 
You can still listen to all the great G-town Radio
programing on the iPhone G-town Radio app
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