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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.

4-5 pm Today: How should we deal with Climate Change in the Post-IPCC & Pre-Election Era Print E-mail
Friday, 02 November 2018
Our guests address different approaches to climate change in a critical period for the climate according to the UN. Tune in to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm Friday 11/2/18on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM Germantown Community Radio and streaming at gtownradio.com. 
  • Policy and politics: Dwight Evans
  • Media: Chandra Chevannes and Sandra Steingraber on award winning documentary film, “Unfractured”
  • Resiliency for museums and cultural institutions: Joyce Lee and Robert Cheetham
Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, broadcast 4:00-5:00 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month. Listen to Planet Philadelphia live by going to http://www.gtownradio.com or tune to WGGT-LP 92.9 FM.

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4-5 pm Today on Planet Philadelphia: How we’ll face up to climate change + new legal maneuvers. Print E-mail
Friday, 19 October 2018


  • How will we Americans face up to climate change? The federal government is fighting the groundbreaking climate change lawsuit, Juliana v. the US, at every turn. Even so, October 29th is the trial start date. Attorney Phil Gregory J.D./MBA '80, as co-lead counsel on a federal lawsuit brought by a group of young people accusing the federal government of violating their constitutional rights .
  • If our Founding Fathers were alive today they could be charged with felonies according to PA Senate SB 652 and SB 754:  For a Country that was started with protest it seems many states are turning their backs on our history. Jenn Quinn, Legislative and Political Director of the Sierra Club Pennsylvania, and  Elizabeth Randol, ACLU Pennsylvania Legislative Director.
  • Christine Knapp, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability has some breaking green news. She gives the local perspectives on the UN’s recent report Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and what Philly is doing about it.

Listen 4-5 pm EST today to Planet Philadelphia



The podcast is up Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 October 2018



Please listen/share/embed this podcast of the great Planet Philadelphia interviews with Anthony Giancatarino and Peter Winslow when they were live in at G-Town Radio this past Friday, 10/5/18.



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Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm Today, 10/5/18 Print E-mail
Friday, 05 October 2018

Guests today:
Anthony Giancatarino:
The environmental justice claim to stop the  gas plant SEPTA wants to build in Nicetown.
Peter Winslow:
How to Optimize the Energy Efficiency of Buildings with new technology and old.
Preparing For Climate Change: Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm Today Print E-mail
Friday, 21 September 2018


After a summer full of huge fires in the West, and while people in the Carolinas are reeling from Hurricane Florence, Planet Philadelphia is marking the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria with guests telling us some ways to prepare for the ever increasing challenges of the climate change crisis.

Listen to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today 


  • Preparing for climate change refugees: Julia Menzo will talk about the complexities of climate refugees and the  difficulties when there is so much competition for scarce community resources. 
  • Preserving and improving historic buildings in Germantown: Peter Winslow will talk about rehabbing historic buildings in Germantown to not only keep the wonderful historic character of the buildings but also making them more energy efficient.

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4-5 PM Today, Planet Philadelphia: Politics, the Environment and Bipartisanship Print E-mail
Friday, 07 September 2018
Flooded stream in Sullivan County. Photo courtesy of Gary Crane.

The November election is approaching and it’s time to think about how our electoral parties are going to be able to deal with the environment and what people in different parties think about global warming.

  • Judy Wicks: Increasing self-reliance in sustainable local/regional and environmentally responsible economies.

  • ​Gary Crane: A Republican's views on global warming and why he feels that way.

  • Linda Rosenwein: Working towards federal bipartisanship on climate change, particularly through using pricing of carbon emissions. 

Where are we going? Reflecting on Our Future: Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM today Print E-mail
Friday, 17 August 2018

Where are we going? Reflecting on Our Future: Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM today



Power Towards a Just Future parade/rally August 2, 2018 © Kay Wood 

Listen to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM today, 8/17/18, to hear a medley of voices from Philadelphians about our future. Their visions of the future will surprise you, and perhaps inspire you - 92.9 FM WGGT-LP Germantown Community Radio and gtownradio.com. 

Here is some of what you will hear on this Planet Philadelphia; three of Roger Eardly-Pryor’s  wonderful oral history interviews from the “Imagining Philadelphia’s Energy Futures” project funded by the Climate & Urban Systems Partnership at the Franklin Institute (CUSP) and from several people who attended the Power Towards a Just Future parade/rally on August 2nd in Center City.

Eileen Flanagan: Board member of the Earth Quaker Action Team and author of Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope

Kirtrina M. Baxter, M.A.: Community organizer for the Garden Justice League Initiative – a program of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

Tykee James: Legislative Assistant at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Rabbi Mordechai Liebling:  Director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College,  Wyncote


Rev. Alison Cornish, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light


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Actions we can take to fight climate change now - Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today Print E-mail
Friday, 03 August 2018


Hi Everyone,

I did this editorial cartoon back in 2014 on congressional inaction on helping do something about climate change. Not sure anything has improved since then. However, on today’s Planet Philadelphia, we have a number of Temple students who have some pretty good ideas on what we can do right here in Philly to make things better. So tune in 4-5 pm today to Planet Philadelphia at 92.9 M WGGT-LP and gtownradio.com.

Have a great rest of your summer,

Kay Wood

Producer and Host of Planet Philadelphia




On Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM Today, 7/20/18 Print E-mail
Friday, 20 July 2018


Tim Bennett will talk about food waste, one of the more significant contributors to environmental degradation and greenhouse gas emissions.  Tim founded Bennett Compost in 2009 with $100 and a frustration over the lack of composting options in his South Philly neighborhood. Today, Bennett Compost is one of the largest, private residential composting companies in the Northeast collecting food scraps from over 2200 households weekly.  



Sharon Pillar, Consultant for Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) a national nonpartisan organization that advocates for smart policies that are good for boththe environment and the economy, will talk with us about the recently released Clean Jobs PA report. She will discuss the prospects for clean energy jobs in PA and how our state ranks in relationship to other states in this area.


Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with assistance from reporter Linda Rosenwein, 4:00-5:00 p.m. the first and third Friday every month. Shows aired live will be available as podcasts shortly after they broadcast.   


TODAY: Planet Philadlephia -PES Billions back taxes, Art as Social Change, + Gardeners + Storm Water Print E-mail
Friday, 06 July 2018
Photo courtesy of Carnival de Resitance
  • Billions in back taxes:

    Peter Winslow on Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) bankruptcy and their enormous amount of back taxes owed Pennsylvania.


  • Art as Social Change:

    Carnival de Resistance (CdR), a traveling carnival, village, and school for social change exploring healthy cultural and ecological practices and demonstrating fossil fuel free alternatives in an eco-village experiment.


  • Also on this Planet Philadelphia show is our gardening report from professional gardener, Cyane Gresham. She we be talking about what gardeners can do about the increasingly heavy rains we’re getting.

For more information and podcasts go to https://www.planetphiladelphia.com/


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