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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.

Today: Planet Philadelphia streams 4-5:00 pm on fabulous local radio station GTown Radio, 9/1/17 Print E-mail
Friday, 01 September 2017
 

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Today! 9/1/17 – Start your Labor Day weekend off right today by listening to outtakes from fascinating and informative interviews heard on Planet Philadelphia.

 

 
  • State Representative Donna Bullock – How she became very concerned about the deep and long lasting negative affects of our state’s environmental practices on people in the commonwealth including here in Philadelphia.
 
  • David W Titley, Rear Admiral USN (ret.) is now a Professor of Practice in Meteorology at Penn State School of International Affairs. He speaks about what should be done to address the very real and serious constellation of threat’s posed by climate change to America’s national security.
 
  • Katharine Wilkinson, D.Phil., Senior Writer on the new book DRAWDOWN discusses some surprising results found by researching an array of substantive solutions to global warming and what it might mean if they are scaled up over the next thirty years.
 
Get  in-depth interviews, environmental news, music and more listening to Planet Philadelphia on wonderful local radio station G-Town Radio (http://www.gtownradio.com) 4-5:00 pm EST the first and third Friday of the month.


 
Special Note:
Planet Philadelphia’s 2nd anniversary is September 15, 2017.
To celebrate there will be a very special guest, Dr. John Goodenough, inventor of the lithium-ion battery. He will tell us about the future of batteries to revolutionize energy production and decrease fossil fuel use.
 
 
 
Tune in today, 8/18/17, at 4-5:00pm. Great listening on the POWERful new Planet Philadelphia radio s Print E-mail
Friday, 18 August 2017
On Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show today:
  • Kay Wood and Linda Rosenwein conduct a wide-ranging interview with Terri Burgin, Co-Chair of the Economic Dignity team at POWER, and Anthony Giancatarino, a Fellow at POWER, about what they discovered through drafting their new Green Jobs Report.
 
  • After that riveting interview we turn to the state of climate science here in the US and what effects the current turmoil may have. Host, Kay Wood, speaks with Professor Benjamin Horton, a noted Professor of Sea Level Research, who speaks passionately about the dangers ahead.
 
Host, Kay Wood, and reporter, Linda Rosenwein bring you these in-depth interviews plus news, music and more on your favorite local radio station, GTown Radio, 4-5:00pm today,  Friday, 8/18/17, at http://www.gtownradio.com. The show will be podcast on the Planet Philadelphia site a few days after it airs.

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Listen to 8/4/17 Planet Philadelphia show Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 August 2017
In this Planet Philadelphia episode hear from Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability Deputy Director, Sarah Wu, on Philly’s commitment to fight climate change. Afterwards reporter Linda Rosenwein talks with Rich Freeh and Rupal Prasad, on the city’s energy benchmarking program for large buildings and how it’s doing in its fifth year of implementation. In the final segment, Nate Bellinger, gives Kay Wood an update on an important climate change legal case with national implications. Also there’s some great summer music: Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell; Hot Fun in the Summertime, Sly And The Family Stone; Cruel Summer, Banarama; Summertime, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince; Under the Boardwalk, The Beach Boys. Enjoy the show.
 
 
Today: Planet Philadelphia - Great interviews, news, music and more on your favorite local radio st Print E-mail
Friday, 04 August 2017

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  • Hear about programs in Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability: Sarah Wu, Deputy Director, talks about Philly’s commitment to fight climate change. And Rich Freeh, Senior Program Manager of the Sustainability Office, and Rupal Prasad, Building Performance Program Associate,  speak about the city’s energy benchmarking program.

  • Get an update on an important legal case with national implications from Nate Bellinger of Our Children’s Trust climate change lawsuit.

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TODAY! New Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show coming up and streaming on GTown Radio 4-5:0 Print E-mail
Friday, 21 July 2017

 
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Senator Robert Casey, Jr. will give some insight into what’s happening with Climate Change and the political scene in DC and what we can do about it here at home in Philly.

Also, Michelle Kondo of the USFS  tells us about the new collaboration between the Schuylkill Center, CHOP, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Forest Service which will connect primary care pediatric health and wellness with nature and time spent being active outdoors.
And More:
  • Todd Rogers of Energy Training Solutions, who is an environmental educator and energy auditor for buildings, presents a human-centered approach to lowering energy use. 
  • Christine Dolle, Field Organizer of Pennsylvania Momscleanairforce, on their fourth annual “play in” demonstration and lobbying day in DC with surprising new bi-partisan support.
  • Maya K. van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper, asserts that FERC allows far too many pipelines to go ahead without real regulatory oversight while superseding landowners’ property rights.

Planet Philadelphia show host, Kay Wood, and environmental news reporter, Linda Rosenwein, bring you this and more on the new Planet Philadelphia streaming on your favorite local radio station, GTown Radio, 4-5:00pm Friday, 7/21/17. (http://www.gtownradio.com) Tune in for some great informative radio listening.

For more environmental reporting please tune back in to  G-Town Radio (http://www.gtownradio.com) for the next Planet Philadelphia show: 4-5:00 pm Friday August 4, 2017. Lots of interesting new interviews, news and music.

To listen to Planet Philadelphia shows you might have missed, check out the podcast page on Planet Philadelphia website, http://planetphila.weebly.com/podcasts and/or on gtownradio.com a day or so after they’ve aired on G-Town Radio. Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be broadcast on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show. 

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Exciting Planet Philadelphia Coming right up - 4-5:00 pm this Friday, July 7th on fantastic Gtown Ra Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 July 2017
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Listen to the new Planet Philadelphia to celebrate your newly affirmed fundamental inalienable rights to clean air and water. 4-5:00 pm July 7th GTown Radio.
 
Pennsylvania could be said to now lead the nation in protections for it’s citizens environmental rights. Listen to Planet Philadelphia’s host, Kay Wood, speak with John E. Childe, Jr., Esq about this exciting development. He is the lawyer for The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation, the group that brought the suit that challenged the use of oil and gas lease proceeds for anything other than environmental preservation.  The historic decision upholding the Environmental Rights Amendment (Article I Section 27) The decision is widely believed to have far reaching ramifications. Tune in for that and more environmental news and views Friday July 7th at 4-5:00 pm on your favorite local radio station, GTown Radio.


Also on the July 7th Planet Philadelphia:
 
  • Walter Tsou, MD, the Interim Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Physicians for Social Responsibility on how he sees the effect of the ruling on protecting our health.
  • Sarah Wu Deputy Sustainability Director of the Philadelphia Sustainability Office on Steps in Commitment to Fight Climate Change  - Mayor Kenney, joined by sustainability officials and advocates, announced a series of new steps to fight climate change following the White House decision to reject the Paris Climate Agreement.

To listen to Planet Philadelphia shows you might have missed, check out the podcast page on Planet Philadelphia website, http://planetphila.weebly.com/podcasts and/or on gtownradio.com a day or so after they’ve aired on G-town Radio. Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be broadcast on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show. 

For more environmental reporting tune back in to  G-Town Radio (http://www.gtownradio.com) for the next Planet Philadelphia show: July 21, 2017. Lots of interesting new interviews, news and music.
 
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New exciting Planet Philadelphia streaming live online, G-Town Radio, 4-5:00pm 6/16/17 Print E-mail
Friday, 16 June 2017
 
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May was another month in a record run of planet wide warming. June seems to be set to follow suit. Meanwhile the Energy Department is closing the office working on climate change abroad. But don’t despair – we have lot’s to buck you up today on this Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show.  Tune in today for a great listening experience!

  • Ben Armstrong, PECO’s Manager of Communications,  will talk about renewable energy.

  • Greg Holt from EQAT, Earth Quaker Action Team, a group that’s negotiating with PECO for some additional environmentally friendly actions, will comment.

  • Paula Paul at POWER, the Philadelphia organization who cosponsored the recent the Power Local Green Jobs march with EQAT. Also, people who took part in the event like Bill McKibben, Eileen Flanagan, and George Lakey.

  • Liz Robinson, the Director of the Energy Coordinating Agency, an agency that has been helping promote a sustainable and a socially equitable energy future for all in the Philly region since 1984.

To listen to Planet Philadelphia shows you might have missed, check out the podcast page on Planet Philadelphia website, http://planetphila.weebly.com/podcasts and/or on gtownradio.com a day or so after they’ve aired on G-town Radio. Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be broadcast on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show. 

For more environmental reporting tune back in to  G-Town Radio (http://www.gtownradio.com) for the next Planet Philadelphia show: July 7, 2017. Lot's of interesting new interviews, news and music.
 
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Today! New Planet Philadelphia Friday June 2nd streams online! GTown Radio 4-5:00pm 6/2/17 Print E-mail
Friday, 26 May 2017

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Hear from an award-winning sea level researcher on efforts to limit climate change and what current government funding cuts might mean for the future for such research.


  • Professor Benjamin Horton is currently at Rutgers University but is relocating to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He will talk about doing research on rising sea levels in the wake of climate change. He has been trying to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape such changes in the future. Dr. Horton has won a number of awards for his research. He has deep concerns about the affects of government research funding cuts on the US maintaining it’s current lead in climate research.
 
  • Todd Rogers, of Energy Training Solutions and who is an environmental educator and energy auditor for buildings, will discuss a human-centered approach using group motivational strategies to lower the use of energy.  This approach contrasts with approaches that give information only, deliver external rewards such as bonuses, or focus on lowering costs.  In mid-May, Todd was working in Philadelphia schools using this approach.
 
  • Also, individuals involved in the Power Local Green Jobs march including Bill McKibben, Eileen Flanagan, George Lakey, and people at the POWER Philadelphia organization who cosponsored the march and the campaign will be commenting on the recent march.

 
Tune in to Planet Philadelphia at our wonderful local radio station G-Town Radio 4:00pm www.gtownradio.com to hear these illuminating interviews and more.


Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be broadcast on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show. Planet Philadelphia streams on the internet at http://www.gtownradio.com/ 4:00-5:00 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Fridays each month. The next great Planet Philadelphia will be Friday June 2nd on http://www.gtownradio.com/ for more informative interviews about to live and thrive our beautiful world.

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Podcast available now: Real solutions to global warming, Planet Philadelphia streamed 5/19/17 Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 May 2017
  •  On this Planet Philadelphia Katharine Wilkinson, Ph.D. tells us what Project Drawdown has discovered about the best evidence-based solutions to solve our climate crisis. Drawdown is a coalition of scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and advocates from across the globe that are measuring and documenting solutions to global warming currently in use that will reach the drawdown point, the point when greenhouse gases consistently decline. Dr. Wilkinson is the senior writer of their book “Drawdown” disseminates this information. Drawdown is currently collaborating with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, which represents a population close to one third of humanity.

  • Also hear from people in our community who are very concerned about our climate crisis, 350 Philly activist Katie Blumberh and Rabbi Arthur Waskow Director of the Shalom Center.
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Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be broadcast on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show. Planet Philadelphia streams on the internet at http://www.gtownradio.com/ 4:00-5:00 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Fridays each month. The next great Planet Philadelphia will be Friday June 2nd on http://www.gtownradio.com/ for more informative interviews about to live and thrive our beautiful world.

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Today: Evidence-based solutions to global warming! Planet Philadelphia streaming on wonderful GTown Print E-mail
Friday, 19 May 2017


 On today’s Planet Philadelphia!
  • Katharine Wilkinson, Ph.D. will tell us what Project Drawdown has discovered about the best evidence-based solutions to solve our climate crisis. Drawdown is a coalition of scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and advocates from across the globe that are measuring and documenting solutions to global warming currently in use that will reach the drawdown point, the point when greenhouse gases consistently decline. Ms. Wilkinson is the senior writer of their book “Drawdown” disseminates this information. Drawdown is currently collaborating with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, which represents a population close to one third of humanity.
  • Also on today, hear from people in our community who are very concerned about our climate crisis, 350 Philly activist Katie Blumberh and Rabbi Arthur Waskow Director of the Shalom Center. Tune in to Planet Philadelphia at our wonderful local radio station G-Town Radio 4:00pm http://www.gtownradio.com to hear these illuminating interviews and more.

Planet Philadelphia’s listener comment line is: (484) 278-1846. Record a comment or event announcement anytime to be broadcast on the next Planet Philadelphia radio show. Planet Philadelphia streams on the Internet at http://www.gtownradio.com/ 4:00-5:00 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Fridays each month.  The next Planet Philadelphia will stream on-line June 2nd; so do tune back in to hear fabulous interviews about our world. To listen to shows after they’ve aired, check out the podcast page on Planet Philadelphia website, http://planetphila.weebly.com/podcasts.
 
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