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Sunrise Bay Radio

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Welcome to Sunrise Bay Radio – broadcasting the decade of the Green New Deal from the occupied territory of the Ohlone people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are a team of climate activists from Sunrise Movement's Bay Area hub – talking about the intersections of the climate crisis with every part of our society and how you can get involved in averting climate catastrophe.

Every month, join our hosts Maritte and Richard and our team of correspondents, as we speak with experts, tell stories of real people affected by climate change, and fight for a livable future.
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Climate Resiliency in California

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Climate Resiliency in California
The effects of climate change on our world are often talked about in the future tense, in abstract terms, and in places that are far from our home here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  However, there is growing awareness about how climate change has already begun to impact our natural environments here in California. In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the projected effects of climate change on California and more specifically the Bay Area.  Our hosts, Maritte and Richard, reflect on an interview with Dr. Patrick Gonzalez (@pgonzaleztweet), a forest ecologist and climate change scientist at UC Berkeley as well as the Principal Climate Change Scientist for the U.S. National Park Service. Patrick spells out the projected effects of climate change here in California, such as sea level rise and rampant wildfires, and discusses the proposed plans for mitigating these effects. If you haven't thought much about what climate change will look and feel like here in the Bay Area, this conversation is an insightful and cautionary dive into what issues we need to confront over the next 100 years to protect our beloved community. There is much work to do. Hosts: Maritte, Richard Produced by: Adam CG, Malcolm Edited by: Mukta, Malcolm Main Graphics: Ahlad Theme Music: Echo Marine TW: @sunrisebayarea IG: @bayareasunrise FB: Sunrise Movement Bay Area
July 06, 2021
Climate Corporate Accountability
Corporations are largely responsible for creating the climate crisis, but what are they actually doing to avert ecological devastation? Introducing SB 260 – a new bill authored by CA State Senator Scott Wiener that would require large corporations that do business in California to accurately report their carbon footprint and develop plans to reduce emissions inline with keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. In this episode, we speak with Catherine Atkin from Carbon Accountable (@CO2accountable), and learn why this bill is important, how it works, and what we can do to make it law. TW: @sunrisebayarea IG: @bayareasunrise FB: Sunrise Movement Bay Area
April 28, 2021
ACTION ALERT – Demand healthy California homes:   On this episode of Sunrise Bay Radio, our correspondents Adam Singer and Nabeela sat down with Sasan Saadat and Matt Vespa from EarthJustice! We talk about the deceptive practices collectively known as greenwashing. These practices aim to mislead the public into thinking organizations are environmentally-friendly, when in fact the organizations have just put their harmful practices in pretty packaging. Please check out the links below for further information and to learn more about how to be more truly eco-friendly! Check out Sasan and Matt’s article: State of CA Greenwashing Lawsuit Statement: Rad graphic of greenwashing companies: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Produced by: Adam Singer, Nabeela Edited by: Malcolm, Mukta Promotion Graphics: Elisabeth Main Graphics: Ahlad Theme Music: Echo Marine ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TW: @sunrisebayarea IG: @bayareasunrise FB: Sunrise Movement Bay Area
March 17, 2021
Where We've Been, Where We're Going
We are ringing in the new year with the release of our latest hit, Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going. In Sunrise Bay Radio’s fourth episode, our hosts, Maritte and Richard, reflect on the 2020 election, the incredible wins and tough losses, and all the amazing organizing work that happened across the country. They also interview two of our hub’s founders – Mo and Emerson – about how this whole Sunrise Bay Area thing got started, the infamous Feinstein action, the sit in at Nancy Pelosi’s office, and where the movement is headed under a Biden administration. If you listen to this episode and feel inspired to get involved with this next chapter for Sunrise Bay Area, join us and get involved! Finally, we are reminding listeners that Richard and Mo are running to be Assembly District delegates to the CA Democratic Party, along with two more Sunrisers, Alan and Maria! If you’ve registered and received your ballot, make sure to vote and mail it back immediately. Ballots must be sent by January 21st to have the best chance of being counted on time! TW: @sunrisebayarea IG: @bayareasunrise FB: Sunrise Movement Bay Area
January 15, 2021
Part Two – Racial Justice and Electoral Politics
In part two of our episode on Racial Justice and Electoral Politics, our correspondent Julia speaks with Carroll Fife, a seasoned community organizer and co-founder of Moms4Housing who is currently running for Oakland City Council for District 3. We ask her about her move from organizing to governing, how direct action and electoralism shape her political strategy, and what her plans are for a better Oakland! You can visit Carroll’s website to learn more about her electrifying platform, donate to her campaign, or better yet, get involved and donate your time! Sunrise Bay Area has endorsed Carroll Fife and we are mobilizing for her campaign! Check out our 2020 Election Organizing Guide to find all the ways you can get involved in this election and help win key races and ballot measures in California and across the country. Music credits to Jordan Lowe, Megan Nguyen, and Holly McKenna for their Green New Deal remix of Havana by Camila Cabello! TW: @sunrisebayarea IG: @bayareasunrise FB: Sunrise Movement Bay Area
October 22, 2020
Part One – Racial Justice and Electoral Politics
2020 has been a pivotal year for youth organizers who have been making their demands heard on the streets and at the ballot box. In part one of our episode on Racial Justice and Electoral Politics, our hosts, Maritte and Richard, speak with Tiana Day (, the youth activist who organized the Black Lives Matter protest at the Golden Gate Bridge earlier this summer. We learn about how she jumped into activism, the story behind the bridge shutdown, her feelings on this election, and what it’s going to take for the movement to win going forward. Shout out to Tiana’s new non-profit Youth Advocates for Change where she continues the work of amplifying youth voices for social justice. With just a couple weeks until the election, it’s for all of us to mobilize like crazy! Check out our 2020 Election Organizing Guide to find all the ways you can get involved in this election and help win key races and ballot measures in California and across the country. And finally, look out for part two, where we interview an incredible community organizer running for Oakland City Council District 3, Carroll Fife! TW: @sunrisebayarea IG: @bayareasunrise FB: Sunrise Movement Bay Area
October 20, 2020
A Just, Green Recovery
In Sunrise Bay Radio’s second episode, A Just, Green Recovery, we explore how the current economic crisis compares to previous recessions. Furthermore, we discuss how a green stimulus can simultaneously lift us out of this economic downturn, transform our economy to run on clean, renewable energy and address systemic inequality for people of color. In our first interview, our correspondent Mukta speaks with UC Berkeley Professor, Dr. Ellora Derenoncourt about the history of previous recessions and recovery efforts by the U.S. government. Next, Mukta discusses the Green Stimulus with one of its’ coauthors, Dr. Mijin Cha.  Dr. Cha lays out the diverse ways in which a green stimulus would impact the U.S. economy, the environment, and racial justice. Finally, our correspondent Noah speaks with a labor historian, Fred Glass, about how labor organizing can help build power to demand a just recovery at both a local and federal level. Our hosts, Maritte and Richard, introduce the THRIVE Agenda, which was introduced last week in congress and would stimulate the economy by creating green jobs and simultaneously address systemic inequality. Call your congressional representatives and encourage them to support the THRIVE Agenda For more information about this episode please contact us at Our producers for this episode were Isaac, Noah, Mukta, Ashlyn, Julia, and Elisabeth. Special thanks to Echo Marine for our theme music. TW: @sunrisebayarea IG: @bayareasunrise FB: Sunrise Movement Bay Area
September 14, 2020
Climate Change, Coronavirus, and a Green New Deal for Public Health
Introducing Sunrise Bay Radio, a new podcast series produced by the Sunrise Movement’s Bay Area hub. Each episode, our hosts Maritte and Richard, take a deep dive into how climate change intersects with different aspects of our society. In this episode, we discuss how both climate change and the coronavirus pandemic are undermining public health and exacerbating health inequality. We are joined by our correspondent Adam, speaking with Dr. Linda Rudolph, the Director of Climate Change & Health at the Public Health Institute, about the ways in which climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic threaten health justice. We also hear from our correspondent Mukta, speaking with the founders of Climate Health Now, Dr. Ashley McClure and Sarah Schear, about how medical professionals have begun organizing to stop climate change and protect the wellbeing of their patients. Tune in to find out about how our guests envision a Green New Deal for public health that could bolster public health for ALL Americans. Check out the call to action on climate health and equity: Help bring the Alameda Health System back into public hands! Sign the petition: For more information about this episode please contact us at TW: @sunrisebayarea IG: @bayareasunrise FB: Sunrise Movement Bay Area Background reading:,that%20most%20impact%20disadvantaged%20communities.
August 12, 2020