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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.

Philly’s energy future Print E-mail
Monday, 14 December 2015

Kay Wood, the host of Planet Philadelphia, recently had an op-ed published in the Philadelphia Business Journal about Philly’s energy future. In case you’d like to check it out, here’ the link: The other gas that could transform Philadelphia's economic future

 
Podcast - Planet Philadelphia - Eileen Flanagan Hip-Hop duo City Love – radio show streamed live 12/ Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 December 2015

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Podcast of another exciting Planet Philadelphia radio show as it live streamed 12/4/15. Author Eileen Flanagan talked about her book, her life, and environmental activism. And West Philly Hip-Hop duo, City Love, releases a great new song – “Grow Our Souls.”

Eileen Flanagan is the clerk of the board of Earth Quaker Action Team and a member of Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting. Her newest book, Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope, is about her midlife realization that she was not living in sync with her values and the journey that led her to climate justice activism. A resident of East Falls, her previous book, The Wisdom to Know the Difference, was endorsed by the Dalai Lama. Her website is: http://eileenflanagan.com/

City Love is Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan, a west Philadelphia conscious acoustic duo with hip hop, harmonies. They are educators and musicians who write songs to spread the love, make people move, make people laugh, and foster dialogue about the issues of our times. Their website is: http://www.muchcitylove.com/
 
Tune in to hear Eileen Flanagan talk about her book, her life, and environmental activism and to hear City Love’s great new song on Planet Philadelphia radio show.
 
Planet Philadelphia streams live 4:00 to 5:00 pm on http://www.gtownradio.com/1st and 3rd Fridays of every month. Podcasts of the live shows become available the day after they broadcast.
 
To find out more about Planet Philadelphia go to http://www.planetphila.com.
To make a comment call the listener Comment Line: (484)278-1846
@planetphila | @gtownradioFacebook

 

 
Podcast of Nov 20th Planet Philadelphia - Climate Change + Evangelical Environmental Network Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 November 2015

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Kay Wood spoke with Rev Mitchell C. Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. He was at the White House for the announcement of the Pope Francis’s Climate Change Encyclical. Now he’s speaking to Planet Philadelphia listeners about how we must not let our differences on other issues keep us from acting on climate change, which he says is an urgent threat to our children’s future.

https://www.mixcloud.com/PlanetPhiladelphia/planet-philadelphia-400-nov-20th-gtown-radio-climate-change-evangelical-environmental-network/

Planet Philadelphia is hosted by Kay Wood and streams live at gtownrdaio.com 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Listener Comment Line: (484)278-1846


 
Planet Philadelphia 4:00 Nov 20: Thought-provoking interview with Rev Mitchell C. Hescox, President Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Listen to a thought-provoking interview with Rev Mitchell C. Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network on how to save us all from climate change on Planet Philadelphia, Friday, November 20th at 4:00 on our favorite radio station - Gtown Radio.

Kay Wood will talk with Reverend Hescox - who spent 14 years in the coal industry - about how he’s has been talking to many people around the globe, in his congregation, and Congress, about the moral and economic case for swift climate change action. He was at the Whitehouse for the announcement of the Pope Francis’s Climate Change Encyclical.

Now he’s speaking to Planet Philadelphia listeners about how we must come together to act on climate change and not let our differences on other issues keep us from acting on this urgent threat to our children’s future.

Tune in to hear what Reverend Hescox has to say along with much other interesting information on Planet Philadelphia, Gtown Radio, the sound of Germantown, hosted and produced by Kay Wood. Planet Philadelphia streams live 4:00 to 5:00 pm here on Gtown Radio 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.

Podcasts of live streaming shows will be available the day after they broadcast on Gtown Radio and on planetphila.com. Listener Comment Line: (484)278-1846 | @planetphila | @gtownradio,

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Links – Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show live streamed Nov 6 Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 November 2015
Planet Philadelphia Guests:

Betsy Teutsch, who wrote 100 Under $100 - One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women
http://100under100.org/

Coryn Wolk, Sustainable Transportation Outreach Coordinator
http://cleanair.org/

Here’s some news from the clean energy revolution front:

September blew away the margin for Earth's warmest month on record.
By Andrew Freedman Mashable Oct 22  - The superlatives for September 2015 are remarkable, and are the result of a combination of one of the top three most powerful El Niño events on record in the tropical Pacific Ocean plus long-term, manmade global warming… http://mashable.com/2015/10/21/september-warmest-month-by-far/#88jWqjUNqgqH
 
Study finds the warmer it gets, the more world economy hurts.
By Seth Borenstein AP Oct 22 - With each upward degree, global warming will singe the economies of three-quarters of the world's nations and widen the north-south gap between rich and poor countries, according to a new economic and science study. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/study-finds-warmer-world-economy-hurts-34630229
 
Managing retreat along New York City's coasts.  By Elizabeth Rush - New Republic Oct 26
The United States is 11th on the list of the countries most at risk to sea level rise, finishing just behind the canal-riddled Netherlands, deltaic Bangladesh…  http://www.newrepublic.com/article/123182/managing-retreat-along-new-york-citys-coasts
 
Philadelphia has much to lose if drastic global carbon reductions aren’t made, study says
By Jon Hurdle | October 12, 2015 | State Impact
Tidal sections of the Delaware river could flood large areas of Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania cities in the future unless  policymakers make radical cuts in global carbon emissions, a new study says... https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/10/12/philadelphia-could-avoid-some-sea-level-rise-under-big-carbon-cuts-study-says/
http://choices.climatecentral.org/#12/39.9529/-75.1733?compare=scenarios&carbon-end-yr=2100&scenario-a=unchecked&scenario-b=extreme-cuts 
 
Americans have never been so sure about climate change—even Republicans.
By Tom Randall Bloomberg Business Oct 23 - Maybe it's the pope. Or the freakish year in extreme climate records. It might even be explained by the U.N. climate talks and the bright lights of the presidential election cycle. Whatever the cause, U.S. views on climate change are shifting—fast...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-23/americans-have-never-been-so-sure-about-climate-change-even-republicans

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): Renewables Provide Majority of New U.S. Energy Generation in 2015 - So far, renewable energy projects are the primary source of new U.S. generating capacity in 2015, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. More than 60 percent of new energy generation this year came from biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind projects... http://www.utilitydive.com/news/ferc-renewables-account-for-over-60-of-new-generation-in-2015/408098/
 
The Hydrogen House Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and the pursuit of clean and renewable energy technologies - founded by inventor Mike Strizki in 2011. 
http://hydrogenhouseproject.org/
 
UAE Reiterates Target Of 24% Clean Energy Share by 2021 - CleanTechnica-Oct 29, 2015 - The United Arab Emirates has announced a target to significantly increase its share of low-carbon energy over the next few years. Through its ... http://cleantechnica.com/2015/10/30/uae-reiterates-target-24-clean-energy-share-2021/
 
The Guardian --The Scottish government has granted consent for the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm to be developed off the coast of Peterhead.    Oil and gas giant Statoil will build a 30MW pilot park consisting of five floating 6MW turbines, which could power nearly 20,000 homes. The project will be the UK’s first ever floating windfarm development, with construction set to start next year.    Statoil’s executive vice president for new energy solutions, Irene Rummelhoff, said: “Floating wind represents a new, significant and increasingly competitive renewable energy source…http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/02/worlds-largest-floating-windfarm-gets-green-light-in-scotland
 
Fortune.com - Why Japan wants to transform into a 'hydrogen society' -David Z. Morris  Oct 21, 2015
Japan is making a big bet on an alternative fuel for the future—but will it pay off?
http://fortune.com/2015/10/21/japan-hydrogen-fuel/
 
According to the Council On Foreign Relations – High Hopes for Hydrogen; Fuel Cells and the Future of Energy by Dr. Matthew Mench  - Producing hydrogen now costs less and emits less carbon than ever before. In part, that is the result of the United States’ newfound abundance of natural gas [6], the source of most of the hydrogen produced. But it is also the result of technological improvements in the process of “reforming” natural gas into hydrogen. It now costs around as much to produce a gallon of gasoline as it does to produce the energy-equivalent amount of hydrogen with natural gas. Meanwhile, another method of producing hydrogen—electrolysis, which uses electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen—has seen major cost reductions as well. What makes electrolysis particularly attractive is that when powered by renewable sources such as wind and solar power, it directly emits zero carbon...
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/high-hopes-hydrogen
 
 
Planet Philadelphia radio show streamed live Friday, Nov 6, 2015 Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 November 2015

Planet Philadelphia, November 6th streamed live 4:00,  http://gtownradio.com. Guests: Local author, Betsy Teutsch, who wrote 100 Under $100 - One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women and Coryn Wolk Sustainable Transportation Outreach Coordinator at the Clean Air Council.

https://www.mixcloud.com/PlanetPhiladelphia/planet-philadelphia-radio-show-streamed-live-friday-nov-6-2015/

Planet Philadelphia on Gtown Radio – the sound of Germantown. Hosted and produced by Kay Wood - a mix of environmental news, interviews, music, poetry, and reporting. Tune in to http://www.gtownradio.com/ for Planet Philadelphia streaming live 1st and 3rd Fridays each month at 4:00 to 5:00. 

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Coming up November 6th at 4:00 - Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Monday, 02 November 2015

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Coming up November 6th at 4:00 - Planet Philadelphia – a radio show about our environment on gtownradio.com – Guests: local author, Betsy Teutsch, who wrote 100 Under $100 - One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women and Coryn Wolk Sustainable Transportation Outreach Coordinator at the Clean Air Council.

Tune in to http://www.gtownradio.com/ for Planet Philadelphia streaming live 1st and 3rd Fridays each month at 4:00 to 5:00. 
 
Podcast link to October 16th Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 October 2015

Podcast link to October 16th Planet Philadelphia - listen to:

  • Final part of the Tracy Carluccio interview where she points out the folly of relying on fossil fuel.
  • Reverend Alison Cornish and Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein from PA Interfaith Power and Light about the moral imperative of speaking out on climate change.
  • Green News – surprising analysis from Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Bloomberg Financial News and lot’s of fun tech stuff.

Planet Philadelphia, on gtownradio.com has a great line up of environmental news, interviews, music and more! Listen live on gtownradio.com 1st and 3rd Fridays at 4:00.

https://www.mixcloud.com/PlanetPhiladelphia/planet-philadelphia-oct-16th-radio-show-podcast/

 
Podcast link to October 16th Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 October 2015

Podcast link to October 16th Planet Philadelphia - listen to:

  • Final part of the Tracy Carluccio interview where she points out the folly of relying on fossil fuel.
  • Reverend Alison Cornish and Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein from PA Interfaith Power and Light about the moral imperative of speaking out on climate change.
  • Green News – surprising analysis from Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Bloomberg Financial News and lot’s of fun tech stuff.

Planet Philadelphia, on gtownradio.com has a great line up of environmental news, interviews, music and more! Listen live on gtownradio.com 1st and 3rd Fridays at 4:00.

 
4:00 Today - Planet Philadelphia, great line up! Print E-mail
Friday, 16 October 2015

 

In today’s Planet Philadelphia listen to the final part of the Tracy Carluccio interview where she points out the folly of relying on fossil fuel and more:

  • Reverend Alison Cornish and Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein from PA Interfaith Power and Light about the moral imperative of speaking out on climate change.
  • Green News – surprising analysis from Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Bloomberg Financial News and lot’s of fun tech stuff.

 

Listen in 4:00 today - Planet Philadelphia. 

 Check back to gtownradio.com tomorrow for podcast links and more.

 
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