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Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections December 28, 2020 - January 22, 2021

From ChavoBart Digital Media | Part of the Climate Connections series | 30:00

Tony_pic_small This month on Climate Connections: 

Air Date Title 

Mon., 12/28 - Celebrating climate action during Kwanzaa: Environmental activist Heather McTeer Toney says African-American-led responses to climate change embody the principles of the holiday.

Tue., 12/29 - More frequent, heavier rains strain U.S. dams: Many of the country’s 90,000 dams are aging and poorly maintained.

Wed., 12/30 - Scientists search for ways to lock more carbon in the soil: Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies want to develop plants that can bury carbon pollution deep underground.

Thu., 12/31 - The link between wine corks and climate change: Give a toast to cork forests, which store a great deal of carbon pollution.

Fri., 1/1 - Climate change is influencing Marshall Islands residents’ decisions to move: The low-lying island country in the Pacific is vulnerable to sea-level rise, freshwater shortages, and extreme heat.

Mon., 1/4 - Mobile app helps Inuit hunters monitor ice conditions: As the Arctic warms, thinning sea ice poses a growing danger to hunters.

Tue., 1/5 - Wildfires torch dwindling sage-grouse habitat: The charismatic greater sage-grouse is under threat as wildfires become more frequent.

Wed., 1/6 - Pandemic may lead to wider acceptance of online meetings: Business meetings held online can save money, time, and carbon pollution.

Thu., 1/7 - Small Wisconsin city becomes a renewable energy leader: River Falls, Wisconsin, ranked No. 2 in the nation in 2019 for participation in its green power program.

Fri., 1/8 - App helps electric vehicle drivers share private charging stations: EVmatch wants to make it easier for drivers to find places to power up.

Mon., 1/11 - Many states get poor grades on climate education standards: A recent report evaluates each state’s science standards to see how clearly and accurately they cover climate change.

Tue., 1/12 - Solar-powered battery packs offer cheap electricity in Tanzania: A company called Jaza Energy is providing electricity access without relying on fossil fuels.

Wed., 1/13 - Environmental organizations remain overwhelmingly white: Executive Director Andrés Jimenez says increasing diversity is crucial for addressing the climate crisis.  

Thu., 1/14 - Salt Lake City’s two sustainable fire stations: The stations are equipped with solar panels, efficient lighting, and more.

Fri., 1/15 - Missouri meteorologist teaches his viewers about climate change: ‘I hope that the lasting effect of me talking about climate is just more acceptance and more understanding.’

Mon., 1/18 - Advocate and scholar Beverly Wright wants justice at center of climate policies: Her experiences after Hurricane Katrina laid bare how inequity worsens the impacts of extreme weather.

Tue., 1/19 - Lizards and snakes will feel global warming’s effects: These cold-blooded creatures may move farther north or to higher elevations as temperatures rise.

Wed., 1/20 - UK’s National Health Service plans to eliminate contribution to climate change: It would be the world’s first national health system to do so.

Thu., 1/21 - College course teaches students how to be climate leaders: At the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, students are learning how to create change.

Fri., 1/22 - Study links hotter weather and lower student test scores: The effect was more pronounced among low-income, African-American, and Latino students whose schools often lack air conditioning.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin (Series)

Produced by The WFMT Radio Network

Most recent piece in this series:

EXP 21-17 E: Triple Play, Episode 5, 1/29/2021

From The WFMT Radio Network | Part of the Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin series | 59:00

Exploring_music_logo_small It’s trios on Exploring Music! Piano trios, string trios, operatic trios and many others. Trios have their own set of challenges for composers and performers, and this week Bill will demonstrate on the piano pointing out to us their complex harmonic structures. We will hear Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, the trio from Act III of Der Rosenkavalier and, finally Bill will play a wonderful treat from Porgy and Bess performed by the Bill Evans Trio. Join us for a delightful week of music for three, where the odd man is not left out. Episode 5 of 5

The Midnight Special (Series)

Produced by The WFMT Radio Network

Most recent piece in this series:

MS 21-03: Folk Music with a Sense of Humor, 1/21/2021

From The WFMT Radio Network | Part of the The Midnight Special series | 01:58:30

Enter_logo_small Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape!

Fiesta! (Series)

Produced by The WFMT Radio Network

Most recent piece in this series:

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

Most recent piece in this series:

730: The Empty Chair, 1/22/2021

From This American Life | Part of the This American Life series | :00

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Pulse of the Planet (Series)

Produced by Jim Metzner

Most recent piece in this series:

February 2021 Pulse of the Planet Programs

From Jim Metzner | Part of the Pulse of the Planet series | 40:00



Jim's sound archive has been acquired by the Library of Congress. In celebration, we're cherry-picking highlights from the collection. This month – the sounds of Istanbul.

Jim Metzner has written a new novel, Sacred Mounds!

"This is a rollicking, thought-provoking, rollercoaster of a novel.  It's time traveling on steroids, but it asks big questions.  Bravo." Ken Burns, filmmaker              sacredmoundsnovel.com  For interviews, contact Jim pulse@igc.org 


February 2021  Pulse of the Planet  CUE SHEET

01      Istanbul - Bazaar                     This week             01-Feb-21

02      Istanbul - Gypsy Music              In 1999                02-Feb-21

03      Istanbul - 2 Acoustical Marvels   This week             03-Feb-21

04      Istanbul - Topkapi Palace           One of                  04-Feb-21

05      Istanbul -  Music, Istaklal          Istaklal                 05-Feb-21

06      The Festival of Broken Needles  We're listening       08-Feb-21

07      Fossils – Touchstones               When I                  09-Feb-21

08      Fossils – Where to Look            Fossils                   10-Feb-21

09      Fossils – Drive-By Outcrops      Fossils                   11-Feb-21

10      Chinese New Year in Malaysia    We're in Penang    12-Feb-21

11      Feast Before Fast                     All this week         15-Feb-21

12      The Biggest Day                      Coming around      16-Feb-21

13      Donnez-moi Un Petit Sou          In south               17-Feb-21

14      As Long as There's Been          This week in           18-Feb-21

15      Tickling Society                        Say Mardi Gras      19-Feb-21

16      Fossils – the Art of Seeing         It's a little             22-Feb-21

17      Modeling Disease                     One way               23-Feb-21

18      Mystery of Maple Syrup             This season           24-Feb-21

19      Nature's Sweet Treat                 We're listening      25-Feb-21

20      Istanbul - Blue Mosque             Istanbul's             26-Feb-21