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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.

How do you figure? The Social Cost of Carbon, Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 p.m. today Print E-mail
Friday, 07 May 2021

 

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4-5:00 p.m. today!

The social and environmental harm pollution causes hasn't generally been taken into account in decisions about how to structure our society. Planet Philadelphia guests today tell us how they hope to change the old way of doing business. Our interviews explore why the SCC, its calculation and its amount are important. As examples, would a higher cost of SCC persuade decision makers to lower air pollution, support alternatives to fertilizer, use greener electricity, or conserve natural habitats?
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Dr. Tamma Carleton: is a professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management of the University of California Santa Barbara.  She is the co-author of a recent working paper “Updating the United States Government’s Social Cost of Carbon” to be published in a forthcoming book of energy and environmental policy proposals of the Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago.  She will discuss the importance of the SCC and a two-step process to return the United States government’s SCC to the frontier of economics and climate science.

 

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Dr. Richard Bradbury: is the head of the “people conservation science” team at the Centre for Conservation Science of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and honorary research fellow at Cambridge University.  He will discuss research on the economic value of intact ecosystems and the economic benefits of protecting nature – calculations which rely, in part, on the social cost of carbon.

 

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Implications of Carbon Costs: The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM Friday Print E-mail
Friday, 30 April 2021
Sometimes economic implications of environmental issues determine policy decisions and outcomes. One of the economic variables affecting these decisions is the amount used for the social cost of carbon (SCC), which has been controversial.  Our interviews explore why the SCC, its calculation and its amount are important. As examples, would a higher cost of SCC induce decision makers to lower air pollution, support alternatives to fertilizer, use greener electricity, or conserve natural habitats? 

Tune in to Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5:00 PM Friday5/7/21 and explore these issues with guests: 
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Dr. Tamma Carleton: is a professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management of the University of California Santa Barbara.  She is the co-author of a recent working paper “Updating the United States Government’s Social Cost of Carbon” to be published in a forthcoming book of energy and environmental policy proposals of the Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago.  She will discuss the importance of the SCC and a two-step process to return the United States government’s SCC to the frontier of economics and climate science.

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 Dr. Richard Bradbury: is the head of the “people conservation science” team at the Centre for Conservation Science of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and honorary research fellow at Cambridge University. He will discuss research on the economic value of intact ecosystems and the economic benefits of protecting nature – calculations which rely, in part, on the social cost of carbon.
​Planet Philadelphia is a radio show about our shared environment
Listen 4:00-5:00 PM EST the first and third Friday a month on 
WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and/or live stream at gtownradio.com. 
Also aired on Villanova University’s radio station, WXVU,
Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM. ​


Podcasts are available shortly after live broadcast on 
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Celebrate our earth with Planet Philadelphia, 4-5:00 PM today Print E-mail
Friday, 16 April 2021

Listen to our wide ranging discussions with these guests:

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Tykee James: is the Government Affairs Coordinator for the National Audubon Society and co-founder of May 2020 Black Birders Week.  He will reflect on the importance of the natural world and the experiences of people of color in this sphere.

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Rachel Cleetus: is the Policy Director of the Climate and Energy Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists.  She will reflect on Biden administration’s recent climate proposals in the jobs and infrastructure initiative.

 

 

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Coming up on Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Friday, 09 April 2021

 Reflections on Paths for Progress for Earth Day, Planet Philadelphia, 4/16/21


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Ben Franklin Bridge - Photo by Fredy Martinez on Unsplash

 

Earth Day is April 22 this year.  Our reflections include those of a birder/naturalist who goes out into the field and a policy advocate. Listen to our wide ranging discussions with these guests on Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM Friday 4/16/21:

  • Tykee James: is the Government Affairs Coordinator for the National Audubon Society and co-founder of May 2020 Black Birders Week.  He will reflect on the importance of the natural world and the experiences of people of color in this sphere.
  • Rachel Cleetus: is the Policy Director of the Climate and Energy Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists.  She will reflect on Biden administration’s recent climate proposals in the jobs and infrastructure initiative.

Planet Philadelphia is a radio show about our shared environment produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with assistance from assistant producer/reporter Linda Rosenwein. Listen to Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4:00-5:00 PM EST the first and third Friday a month on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia or live stream at gtownradio.com. Also aired on Villanova University’s radio station, WXVU, Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM. ​Podcasts of Planet Philadelphia shows are available shortly after live broadcast on planetphiladelphia.com show archives page and now also on SpotifyAnchorGooglePocketCastsBreakerRadioPublic.

 

 
Innovative land use strategies. New Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today Print E-mail
Friday, 02 April 2021

In this show we examine some innovative strategies in how we use our land such as “enhanced rock weathering” and urban agriculture with guests:

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• Dr. David Beerling: works as a soil researcher at The University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, is Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation and Sorby Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield, UK.

 

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• Ash Richards and EmmaKate Martin: are in Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Ash is Philadelphia’s first Director of Urban Agriculture and is responsible for running the City’s FarmPhilly program. EmmaKate supports the Community Gardens in the Park Friends Network, coordinates the Junior Farmers program, and provides technical assistance for the other urban agriculture projects in FarmPhilly. 
 

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EVs & the grid & transition to clean energy, Planet Philadelphia 4:00 today! Print E-mail
Friday, 19 March 2021

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Matteo Muratori, Ph.D.is Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation at the federal level and Senior Engineer and Team Leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  He will be discussing EV/grid integration and it’s relationship to the environment. 

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Liz Robinson: is Planet Philadelphia’s Energy Correspondent.  She reports on environmental energy news from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital. Ms. Robinson is a consultant to the PA Solar Energy Industries Association (PASEIA) and was the founding Executive Director of the Energy Coordinating Agency here in Philadelphia. In these roles and others, she is conversant with the progress in Harrisburg toward a cleaner more energy efficient future. Shewill tell us the latest energy news in Harrisburg, and what this could mean. Since Pennsylvania is the third largest fossil fuel energy producer in the country, these developments affect everyone.


​Planet Philadelphia is a radio show about our shared environment
Listen 4:00-5:00 PM EST the first and third Friday a month. Also aired on Villanova University’s radio station, WXVU, Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM. ​


Podcasts are available shortly after live broadcast on 
planetphiladelphia.com show archives page for the full broadcast
or listen to individual interviews on 
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What should we do to keep the power on? New Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 pm today Print E-mail
Friday, 05 March 2021

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New Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5:00 pm today, 3/5/21


What should we do about grid stability across the nation to be more resilient in the face of growing challenges from extreme weather and growing demand? And how is Pennsylvania's, or even Philadelphia's, grid equipped to deal with severe weather events? Guests today:


•  Karen Miu, Ph.D.: is professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Eng ineering at Drexel University. She works on distribution networks, infrastructure and power systems. She will be telling us generally how the grid works and implications for grid stability. Recent developments involving interactions with customers and their energy choices as they use the grid is another component of grid stability, one which introduces behavioral elements.


•  Emily Shapira:  is President and CEO of Philadelphia Energy Authority, which works with Philadelphia on energy issues. She will discuss the stability of our grid in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia compared to that in the various states where there have been recent rolling blackouts. She will also talk about the steps towards resilience that need to be taken to make the grid more stable.


Tune in to about this and more!


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Planet Philadelphia is a radio show about our shared environment. 

Listen 4:00-5:00 PM EST the first and third Friday a month on 

WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and/or live stream at gtownradio.com. 

Also aired on Villanova University’s radio station, WXVU,

Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM.  


Podcasts are available shortly after live broadcast on 

planetphiladelphia.com show archives page for the full broadcast

or listen to individual interviews on  

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www.planetphiladelphia.com | facebook |  @planetphila 






 
4-5:00 today: Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells on Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Friday, 19 February 2021

Pennsylvania has the highest number of abandoned oil and gas wells in the nation, but there are myriads of these wells all around the country.  The issue of abandoned wells is largely unknown to the general public.  What are the problems/dangers of these wells and what can we do about them?  What is the position of our government representatives on tackling this situation?

Tune in to hear about this and more: 

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Adam Peltz is a Senior Attorney in the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Energy program.  He focuses on oil and gas regulation and policy and serves as a public advocate on oil and gas development issues, with a focus on well integrity.  Adam is responsible for managing multi-stakeholder efforts concerning oil and gas development to improve environmental outcomes through enhanced regulation and better industry practices. 

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Linda Rosenwein, Ph.D.: is Planet Philadelphia’s reporter and assistant producer.  She will give the second half of a summary on green investing.  

Planet Philadelphia is a radio show about our shared environment

Listen 4:00-5:00 PM EST the first and third Friday a month

Also aired on Villanova University’s radio station, WXVU,

Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM.  


Not in Philly? 

You can still listen to all the great G-town Radio

programing on the iPhone G-town Radio app

TuneinSimple Radio, or other aps.


Podcasts are available shortly after live broadcast on 

planetphiladelphia.com show archives page for the full broadcast

or listen to individual interviews on  

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www.planetphiladelphia.com 


 

 
Is carbon capture necessary? Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today Print E-mail
Friday, 05 February 2021


 

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On Planet Philadelphia today: We talk carbon capture with Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, who was recently appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the DOE in the Biden/Harris administration. 
Tune in for this and more at 4:00 PM EST.

 

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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Podcasts are available shortly after live broadcast on

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or listen to individual interviews on

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www.planetphiladelphia.com

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How to fix our troubled transit, Planet Philadelphia 4-5 today Print E-mail
Friday, 15 January 2021

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Planet Philadelphia
4-5:00 PM today, 1/15/21


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 airs on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and live streams at gtownradio.com the first and third Fridays a month. Also aired on Villanova's radio station, WXVU, Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM. ​

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