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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 today, Planet Philadelphia: Extreme heat and the PES refinery Print E-mail
Friday, 05 July 2019


Extreme heat is deadly. It's worse when combined air pollution. In some Philly communities people are exposed too both far more than in other communities. This is particularly true for those communities with little to no tree cover. We will explore this urgent issue with Sophie Sakar from the Office of Sustainability. Also on this show, we will find out from Peter Winslow what is up in the fast changing situation with the PES oil refinery.  






Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today, Heat Islands and you Print E-mail
Friday, 21 June 2019


Summer officially starts today and it’s getting hotter. There’s something called the heat island effect that is a threat to our fellow citizen’s health - particularly in some sections of Philadelphia. This is an issue we’ll be exploring as the summer heats up. We’ll be starting  today with Linda’s and my interview with Helena van Vliet and Sadie Francis from a new organization called BioPhilly. This group is dedicated the idea that nature helps us humans in many important ways - including possibly to help deal with heat islands.




Also on this Planet Philadelphia show, we have for you:

  • One of Temple University Professor Fletcher Chmara-Huff, PhD, in the Geography and Urban Studies/ Environmental Studies class projects focusing on Socially Just Climate Futures in Philadelphia. Because climate change will change everything... Students involved in making in this podcast were: Stephen Anderson, Madeline Damore, Evan Loeb, Bryce McGrath, Ritapa Neogi, Travis Spotts  titled “Birds and Weeds” about urban gardening.

  • We will also have Liz Robinson Plant Philadelphia’s Harrisburg energy correspondent telling us what’s happening in our state’s capital. She keeps on top of things and there’s a lot going on in Harrisburg that could affect us all.

So please do tune in to Planet Philadelphia today at 4-5 pm.



Today: Feminism and our rapidly changing environment, Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm Print E-mail
Friday, 07 June 2019

There are many important feminist issues intertwined with the climate crisis, our environmental and society. Today on Planet Philadelphia (4-5 pm EST) we’ll be addressing a couple important issues  that could affect all our lives, man, woman, and child. 
Listen today to hear about women who are working to change the current gender bias in our clean energy industries with Alexandra Kroger, president of the Philadelphia Chapter of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), and The Energy Co-op’s Energy Program Manager. Alexandra will be a live guest in the studio with us today.

Also on the show is an interview with Eve Andrews, staff writer at Grist, about women’s reproductive rights and how they are affected by climate change. This interview opens a very personal and timely discussion for every woman alive today.

Planet Philadelphia, 4-5 pm today: Changes in state climate change and energy policy Print E-mail
Friday, 17 May 2019

Please tune in for Planet Philadelphia, 4-5 pm today: Find out how to be effective in influencing state climate change and energy policies and more.


State Senator Art Haywood: on being an effective citizen at the state level on our environment, along with climate change and other issues at the state level.  


  • Liz Robinson: our Harrisburg correspondent and consultant to the PA Solar Energy Industries Association, on what else is happening in Harrisburg.

  • Additional News: on a compilation of regional state, and city environmental news and selected other topics.


Podcasts are available shortly after the live show airs. Links to Planet Philadelphia podcasts are on Mixcloud and on Soundcloud

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

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Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM today Print E-mail
Friday, 03 May 2019


On Planet Philadelphia 4-5 PM today we will be talking about our energy futures and what is happening here in Philly and  our state. We all have important decisions to make about how our future will look and feel. The issues are complicated. How should we deal with climate change and fossil fuel pollution?

It’s very important for us all to have informed conversations about how we get to a better future. In that regard, our main interview today will be with Emiliy Schapira, the Director of the Philadelphia Energy Authority and their many efforts to help with sustainability in a just way with the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year initiative to advance energy efficiency and clean energy across Philadelphia, while creating over 10,000 jobs.

We will also be bringing you information and interviews with state congressional members on the big decisions facing Philadelphia and Pennsylvania on our transition to cleaner forms of power.

Tune in for all this and more on Planet Philadelphia 


Today: Green New Deal for Philadelphia and will PA get community solar? 4-5pm today on Planet Philad Print E-mail
Friday, 19 April 2019

Guests on Planet Philadelphia today: Picture

Xavier Thomas 


Abby Leedy  

 Sunrise Philadelphia members Abby Leedy and Xavier Thomas tell us about their hopes for a Green New Deal for Philadelphia.



Liz Robinson

Also on this show, Liz Robinson,  Planet Philadelphia’s new Harrisburg  commentator, will update us on the state of the clean energy transformation in PA. Tune in to hear this dynamic conversation on ​Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today.

www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila


About Planet Philadelphia Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 April 2019
Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show that provides analysis on the intersectionality of large global environmental issues and how that can impact people in their daily lives. It is produced and hosted by Kay Wood along with assistance from assistant producer/reporter Linda Rosenwein. The show live streams 4:00-5:00 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month.

Podcasts are available shortly after the live show airs. Links to Planet Philadelphia podcasts on Mixcloudand on Soundcloud

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

www.planetphiladelphia.com | facebook |  @planetphila 
Today on Planet Philadelphia, Nuclear Power - Are Bailouts Needed? Print E-mail
Friday, 05 April 2019



This may be a crucial time for PA to decide which direction its energy policy goes. Tune in to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM Germantown Community Radio and streaming at gtownradio.comto hear why that is.
  • Tim Judsonis Executive Director of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), a nonprofit networking hub for people and organizations concerned about nuclear power. He is chair of the Board of Citizens Awareness Network, a leader in the successful campaign to close the Vermont Yankee reactor.  He also was co-founder of Alliance for a Green Economy in New York.  Tim will talk about his view of the bailout proposal (which has been evolving in an ongoing way) and his thoughts about nuclear power.


Water now and in the future - Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today Print E-mail
Friday, 15 March 2019

Water in times of climate crisis; How we treat our water resources will determine our health and the health of the planet. 



Carol Collier, Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. She served for more than 15 years as executive director of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) before joining the Academy. She will be talking about the environmental issues affecting the Delaware River basin and how these are being addressed to protect our water and the environment.
Temple University professors Dr. Merián Soto and Dr. Fletcher Chmara-Huff will talk about global water issues, and about OASIS, a celebration of World Water Day to be held on 3/22 starting at 1pm. This is a daylong educational symposium and dance presentation by Temple dance students, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. Some of the participating students may be joining in this live interview. 
On Planet Philadelphia Today: the Green New Deal, 4-5 pm Print E-mail
Friday, 01 March 2019
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 
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