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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.

On Planet Philadelphia Today: the Green New Deal, 4-5 pm Print E-mail
Friday, 01 March 2019
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Do you have questions about the  Green New Deal or GND as it is also known? It raises many issues, both scientific and societal. Listen to Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5 pm today. We’ll be talking today about the Green New Deal – trying to get a better focus on the very many issues it raises with Dr. Mark Hughes, of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and Dan Lashof, Director of World Resources Institute.

​Call (484) 278-1846 to record a comment/announcement for  Planet Philadelphia radio show. We'd love to hear what you think of what you hear on the show.
 
Shows aired live will be available as podcasts shortly after they broadcast. ​ www.planetphiladelphia.com |  @planetphila 
 
 
Today: Planet Philadelphia 4-5, Environment: National and International Perspectives Print E-mail
Friday, 15 February 2019
What are the perspectives of people with both international and national contacts regarding environmental issues? 

​To find out some answers, tune in to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm Friday 2/15/19 on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM Germantown Community Radio and streaming at gtownradio.com​.
​Vinod Thomas, is former senior vice president at the World Bank, one of whose responsibilities is financing to help with climate issues, and author of Climate Change and Natural Disaster (2018).He will talk about the present climate change crisis and solutions that we may be able to take to avert it.


Franco Montalto, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Drexel’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.  He has recently returned from the world climate change conference in Poland, COP24, and has contacts about environmental issues in other countries.  He will discuss “integration” and systems issues in relationship to the environment, as well as some of his own work on urban environmental problems.
 
 
 
Tune in 4-5 Today: Solutions for Waste and Trash, Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Friday, 01 February 2019

Guests on today’s Planet Philadelphia talk 

about innovative ideas to fight our 

waste and trash problems.


• Faye Christoforo and Audrey Kriva are 

 from The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), 

a national organization which supports and 

advises the student-led Zero-Waste movement 

on campuses around the country.  

• Ron Whyte is Project Coordinator of the 

Trash Academy of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. 

He will talk about the Academy’s work.  

 

 

 
There are a lot of good green jobs it turns out. Find out more about that on today's Planet Philadel Print E-mail
Friday, 18 January 2019

Tune in today to Planet Philadelphia. Our guests will discuss the availability, quality, and training needed for green jobs, particularly for those in the energy efficiency field. 


Pat Stanton is Director of Policy for E4TheFuture.  She will discuss  a recent national report on the availability of energy efficiency jobs broken down by state.  

Also on today's show, Walter Yakabosky, Director of Training at ECA's Jobs Training Center will be visiting the station to talk about  training workers to do energy efficiency jobs here in Philadelphia.


Tune in today to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm to WGGT-LP 92.9 FM Germantown Community Radio and streaming at gtownradio.com for important information about our green  energy future.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who supported G-town Radio's recent fund drive.
​We all greatly value your generous donations.

 

Listen to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM the first and third Friday of the month. Shows aired live will be available as podcasts shortly after they broadcast. ​ 

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

 

 

 
Listen to Planet Philadelphia live today at 4-5 PM Print E-mail
Friday, 04 January 2019

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  • Christina Faulkner McDonough: California suffered from multiple big fires this summer. Christina Faulkner McDonough had a close call with the Woolsey fire, and will tell us about her direct experiences. Even though CA is 3,000 miles away we are all connected. The smoke from the fires even reached here Philadelphia and contributed to days of poorer air quality.  
  • Liz Robinson: Philadelphia Solar Energy Association (PSEA) Executive Director, a key advocate for solar energy in Pennsylvania, helping to develop the policy framework that has had many accomplishments. She will talk about environmental issues in the new year. 
  • Karen Krivit: Philly Goat Project Director Karen Krivit and several volunteers talk about this unique community-based program. Don’t throw your  Christmas tree in the trash. Recycle it by feeding it to the goats at the Philly Goat Project at Awbury Arboretum's Agricultural Village.  

 


Listen to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM the first and third Friday of the month. Shows aired live will be available as podcasts shortly after they broadcast.   


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


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Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Planet Philadelphia today, 4-5 pm today Print E-mail
Friday, 21 December 2018

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What better way to celebrate our winter solstice than thinking about planet earth and our place upon it? 


Today we talk with guests Roland Wall. Director Patrick Center for Environmental Research at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia and Allison Acevedo, Esq., Director of Environmental Justice at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) about we can do to understand and/or help avoid problems in our own region caused by environmental issues and climate change. 


Tune in 4-5 pm today to Planet Philadelphia 

 

 

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Podcast: What to do about the climate crisis at our door step? Richard Whiteford and Meenal Raval Print E-mail
Monday, 10 December 2018
Just click on this link:https://www.mixcloud.com/PlanetPhiladelphia/what-to-do-about-the-climate-crisis-at-our-door-step-richard-whiteford-and-meenal-raval/, to listen to the podcast of the latest Planet Philadelphia broadcast on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM Germantown Community Radio and streaming at gtownradio.com 12/7/18

Please visit the Show Archive page to listen to 
podcasts of all the past Planet Philadelphialive radio shows.
 
Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today Print E-mail
Friday, 07 December 2018

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What to do about the climate crisis
Stark warnings from the National Climate Assessment and several other recent reputable reports say we are already in a climate crisis with real harm happening to us today.  Our guests will talk about the crisis and what we can all do to help avert the worst.

  • Climate change expert, Richard Whiteford, will talk about what the National Climate Assessment means for us here in the Delaware Valley.
  • Local environmental activist, Meenah Raval, will discuss PGW’s, deal to move for a new LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility at its Passyunk plant, and why it is a bad idea. 

 

Listen to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM the first and third Friday of the month. Shows aired live will be available as podcasts shortly after they broadcast. ​ 

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

www.planetphiladelphia.com | www.gtownradio.com

facebook |  @planetphila | @gtownradio 

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Listen to the new Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today Print E-mail
Friday, 16 November 2018

Live Guest:

​Roger Clark, Esq., Director of the Clean Energy Fund of the Reinvestment Fund, will be in the studio today to speak with Planet Philadelphia host, Kay Wood, and reporter, Linda Rosenwein, to talk about the Fund’s work to lend to commercial buildings over the last 25 years.  The Fund gives loans for clean and for sustainable energy.  We also will provide information for potential residential loans.

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Listen to the interview about our National Trails System:

Steve Elkinton spoke with Planet Philadelphia host, Kay Wood, recently about the National Trails System. He wrote A Grand Experiment; The National Trails System at 50 in honor of the systems 50thanniversary. He wrote about it’s fascinating complex history from its origins to today in honor of National Trails Systems’ 50thanniversary which was on October 2nd.

 

If you miss a show please check out https://www.planetphiladelphia.com/show-archives for the podcast.

 

 
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