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Planet Philadelphia

By Kay Wood
Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show airs 4:00-5:00 PM EST 1st + 3rd Friday/month on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia + streams on gtownradio.com. Planet Philadelphia started in 2015, with interviews on important under reported environmental topics focusing on their complex intersections, locally and globally. We combine interviews with hundreds of experts and community members including the former first female president of Ireland, Nobel Laureate, security experts, scientists, filmmakers, politicians, and more. www.planetphiladelphia.com
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A new innovative agriculture carbon sequestration process with Dr. David Beerling

Planet Philadelphia

A new innovative agriculture carbon sequestration process with Dr. David Beerling

Planet Philadelphia

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The importance of urban agriculture, Ash Richards and EmmaKate Martin, Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation
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 and pathways to resources for the other urban agriculture projects in FarmPhilly. They will discuss the development and workings of urban agriculture programs in a city with a significant minority and low income population as well as the relationship between these programs and social justice in addition to the environmental benefits. This interview was aired 4/2/21 on Planet Philadelphia, a radio show about our shared environment on 92.9FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia and streamed on at gtownradio.com. www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
26:10
April 3, 2021
A new innovative agriculture carbon sequestration process with Dr. David Beerling
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. He also is Editor in Chief of the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. He talks about soil sequestration of carbon and specifically spreading rock dust on soil, a process known as enhanced rock weathering. This interview was aired 4/2/21 on Planet Philadelphia, a radio show about our shared environment, on 92.9FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia and streamed on at gtownradio.com. For more information go to: www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
21:42
April 3, 2021
PA's transition to clean energy, Liz Robinson
Liz Robinson: is Planet Philadelphia’s Energy Correspondent. Ms. Robinson is a consultant to the PA Solar Energy Industries Association and was the founding Executive Director of the Energy Coordinating Agency. She tells 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 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. www.planetphiladelphia.com| www.gtownradio.com
14:39
March 20, 2021
How will EVs affect our grid? Dr. Matteo Muratori, NREL interview
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 talks about EV/grid integration and it’s relationship to the environment. Aired 3/19/21. 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. www.planetphiladelphia.com | www.gtownradio.com
26:56
March 20, 2021
Emily Shapira, President and CEO of Philadelphia Energy Authority: Grid stability in PA
Emily Shapira: is President and CEO of Philadelphia Energy Authority, which works with Philadelphia on using energy to address justice issues and job development in the city. She discusses 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. 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. www.planetphiladelphia.com | www.gtownradio.com
22:19
March 6, 2021
Karen Miu, Ph.D., Drexel University: Grid resilience in the USA
Karen Miu, Ph.D.: is professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. She works on distribution networks, infrastructure and power systems. She tells us how the grid works generally and implications for grid stability. 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. www.planetphiladelphia.com| www.gtownradio.com
23:37
March 6, 2021
Adam Peltz, Senior Attorney, EDF Energy program. What should be done about abandoned oil and gas wells?
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. What are the problems/dangers of these wells and what can we do about them? We talk about this with Adam Peltz, Senior Attorney in the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Energy program.  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. www.planetphiladelphia.com | www.gtownradio.com
44:23
February 20, 2021
Environmental investing and news report from Linda Rosenwein
Linda Rosenwein gives a distillation of recent environmental news, as well as a brief summary of her research into the current state of environmental investing. From Planet Philadelphia aired 2/5/2021 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. www.planetphiladelphia.com | www.gtownradio.com
11:39
February 6, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, new Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at DOE on Carbon Capture
In this Planet Philadelphia aired 2/5/2021 we talked about carbon capture with Dr. Jennifer Wilcox. We spoke with her just before she was just appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the DOE in the Biden/Harris administration. Dr. Wilcox talks holistically about the recent developments in carbon capture and how these fit into an overall system of lowering CO2 gases. The views expressed are based on her extensive research. 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. www.planetphiladelphia.com | www.gtownradio.com
41:09
February 6, 2021
Dr. Megan Smirti Ryerson talks about transportation systems, the intersection with justice and the environment, and how we might fix these problems
Dr. Megan Smirti Ryerson, UPS Chair of Transportation and a professor in the departments of City and Regional Planning and of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work in in transportation infrastructure planning and demand forecasting and her work supports the design of transportation systems that are safe efficient and resilient. She will tell us about the problems with our current transportation systems, the intersection of these issues with the environment, and how we might fix these problems. Aired on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and live streamed on gtownradio.com. www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
24:33
January 17, 2021
Dr. Eric Goldwyn on urban transportation systems in our COVID-19 era.
Professor Eric Goldwyn, researcher at New York University on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show. He works on transportation planning and technology. He will be talking about work on urban transportation systems in our COVID-19 era and the future. Aired on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and live streamed on gtownradio.com. www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
26:32
January 17, 2021
Energy politics in Harrisburg with Liz Robinson
Pennsylvania is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the US and one of the largest regional sources of electric power. What we do here matters far beyond our borders. Liz Robinson talks with us about initiatives to cool the planet and limit greenhouse gases in Pennsylvania the election. Liz founded the Energy Coordinating Agency in Philadelphia and the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance. She also has helped the Energy Coop transition to renewables, and now is the Director of the Philadelphia Solar Energy Association. Liz is Planet Philadelphia’s energy correspondent from Harrisburg (capital city of PA). www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
24:45
January 3, 2021
Can We Cool the Planet? Award winning documentary film makers Ben Kalina and Jen Schneider
Ben Kalina and Jen Schneider have collaborated on directing/producing/writing and filming a recent NOVA science documentary airing on PBS entitled ”Can We Cool the Planet?” They are award-winning film makers who have worked together before. Both have long been interested in environmental issues. They will discuss this film, which deals with the recent scientific advances being contemplated and/or used to lower greenhouse gases and cool the planet, as well as the ethical and other considerations that went into creating this film which was two years in the making. Aired on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and live streamed on gtownradio.com www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
24:11
January 3, 2021
Cleaning Up The Hood, Matthew George
Listen to our conversation with Matthew George, the creator of the project to clean up trash Germantown while spurring community engagement. His project “I Love Thy Hood” is an inspiring example of how one person can help improve people’s lives. This Planet Philadelphia interview was aired at 92.9 FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia and on gtownradio.com. www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
39:34
January 3, 2021
Labor & the Environmental Movement, Dr. J. Mijin Cha, JD., LL.M.
To achieve goals of reducing greenhouse gasses, jobs will have to migrate away from fossil fuel employment. What are workers/labor thinking about this coming shift and how can we help them in an equitable way. Dr. J. Mijin Cha, JD., LL.M. is an Assistant Professor at Occidental College in the Urban and Environmental Policy Department and Fellow at the Worker Institute at Cornell. Dr. Cha will be in conversation with us about her work, her observations, and suggestions for achieving an equitable transition for workers. Originally aired on Planet Philadelphia at 92.9 FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia and live streamed at gtownradio.com. www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
27:30
January 3, 2021
Promising developments in future technology with Dr. Nicola Ferralis, MIT research scientist
Our wide ranging conversation with Dr. Nicola Ferralis about some promising trends, breakthroughs and developments in future technology which could help with climate change, including something his own lab at MIT is working on: a system for electricity-free cooling material inspired by camel fur of all things. www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
47:20
January 3, 2021
How local radio helps communicating about the environment.
Thomas Cassetta and Joanna Wikander  are station manager and program director respectively of GTown Radio station, the community-based radio station which hosts Planet Philadelphia talking about the role of community-based radio in communicating with local neighborhoods and reaching out to the wider world about the environment. Aired on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and live streamed on gtownradio.com December 18, 2020. www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
25:15
December 19, 2020
Ants on a Log's musical theater production “Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline!”
Julie Be and Anya Rose are a folksy duo who write music for children and other childlike people, songfully advocating for positivity, social justice, and silliness. Together they call themselves “Ants on a Log”. Aired on Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and live streamed on gtownradio.comDecember 18, 2020. www.planetphiladelphia.com | @planetphila
22:31
December 19, 2020
Nationally acclaimed human rights activist Colette Pichon Battle speaks on climate and environmental justice
Colette Pichon Battle, Esq. has worked to advance human rights in the post-Katrina, post- BP Gulf Coast focusing on Global Migration, Community Economic Development, Climate Justice, and Equitable Disaster Recovery.  Colette served as a lead coordinator for the Gulf South Rising regional initiative around climate justice in the South.  In 2016 Colette was named a White House Champion of Change for Climate Equity. In 2015 Colette was selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow and was awarded the US Human Rights Network Movement Builder Award for her climate equity work across the Gulf South. She spoke about all of this Planet Philadelphia host, Kay Wood when she visited Philadelphia for the Climate Justice and Jobs symposium hosted by POWER in November 2017.
16:54
December 18, 2020
Sci-fi like green solutions 2 – Graphene in a flash!
James Tour, Ph.D.is a professor of chemistry, computer science, and materials science and nanogenineering at Rice University. He tells us about an exciting new process to make graphene cheaply by a flash Joule heating method. Graphene, the hardest manmade substance, could then be used in a number of ways to lower greenhouse gas emissions, such as in adding it to concrete to strengthen and make it less GHG intensive. If the technology proves out, we may even be able to make enough graphene itself to use as a building material instead of using it to strengthen other materials.
31:23
December 13, 2020
Sci-fi like green solutions 1 - Green Cement!
This was a fun interview. It really got my imagination going. Need building materials that will grow themselves on Mars? Hear Chelsea Heveran, Ph.D., from University of Colorado and Montano State University tells us about “living building materials”, a new field using living biological matter to make nonorganic objects, including green cement.
18:35
December 13, 2020
What does religion say about Climate Change Morality? Multi-Faith Roundtable Discussion
Tired of the divisive cacophony we hear nearly every day on nearly every topic? Listen to this uniquely moving and inspiring multi-faith talk about climate change. We recorded this inspiring climate change and morality discussion with Imam Quaiser Abdullah, Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, Reverend Mitchell C. Hescox, and Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein at G-Town Radio's station on Maplewood Mall in Germantown in Philadelphia. When we recorded the discussion, I was very moved by the level of knowledge, spirit, passion and urgent concern all expressed as well as the tenor of the whole event. – Planet Philadelphia host, Kay Wood
57:55
December 13, 2020
Nobel Laureate Dr. John Goodenough, inventor of the lithium-ion battery
The Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Developers of Lithium-Ion Batteries, John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino this year. They share the prize. Developing lithium-ion batteries are the power sources that touched off a technological revolution that gave rise to cellphones and electric cars. Dr. Goodenough, age 97, gives few interviews. Planet Philadelphia was honored that he chose to give us an interview about his revolutionary new battery and the future of energy storage in 2017.
28:14
December 13, 2020
Kathy Hipple, Finances of oil/gas industry facing big troubles
Kathy Hipple is a financial analyst at the  Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA.org) and a  finance professor for Bard’s MBA program in Sustainability. She will  talk about a recent report from IEEFA about the long-term economic  prospects of oil and gas drilling. This interview is from Planet Philadelphia environmental  radio show which airs 4-5:00 PM EST 1st and 3rd Friday each month on WGGT-LP  92.9 FM in Philadelphia & gtownradio.com. www.planetphiladelphia.com | www.gtownradio.com @planetphila | @gtownradio
24:60
December 11, 2020