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Playlist: Shorts

Compiled By: Rose Weiss

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Travelers In The Night (Series)

Produced by Al Grauer

Most recent piece in this series:

559-Farming On Mars

From Al Grauer | Part of the Travelers In The Night series | 02:00

Veg_ponds_02_-christina_koch_small On Earth plants provide us with medicines, food to eat, and oxygen to breathe. In the future, in addition to providing treats like strawberries it turns out that tending to the needs vegetables and watching them grow can help space travelers cope with the psychological stresses produced by the confinement experienced on long space missions.

Groks Science Radio Show (Series)

Produced by Charles Lee

Most recent piece in this series:

Big Book -- Groks Science Show 2019-10-09

From Charles Lee | Part of the Groks Science Radio Show series | 18:42

Grokscience_small Among all of the self recovery programs, alcoholics anonymous may be the most influential and the foundation for all those that followed.  But, the history of this institution has only recently been explored in scholarly detail.  On this episode, William Schaberg discussed Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A.

Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections October 7 - November 1, 2019

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

Ccyale_240_graybg_small Climate Connections is a 90-second daily (M-F) module that's produced in partnership with the Yale Center for Environmental Communication and hosted by Dr. Tony Leiserowitz. It covers the ways climate change is impacting our lives, and what diverse people and organizations are doing to reduce the associated risks. From energy to public health, from extreme weather to the economy, we’ll connect the dots and bring climate change “down to earth” for your listeners. This 4-week round includes the following pieces:

Air Date - Title

Mon., Oct. 7-Texan Marine finds his calling in the wind industry: Jake Thompson originally planned to follow his dad into the oil business.

Tue., Oct. 8-Biologist wants to protect a bird as seas rise: MacGillivray's seaside sparrow nests are flooding as seas rise.

Wed., Oct. 9-A young person’s journey from fear to action: As a child, he covered his ears when he heard the words ‘global warming.’

Thu., Oct. 10-Local offsets program funds energy efficiency projects: The program has paid for weatherization, energy-efficient heating systems, and other projects in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Fri., Oct. 11-The energy efficiency industry is growing: ‘They are well-paid domestic jobs … and they are jobs that are not going to go away.’

Mon., Oct. 14-What are power purchase agreements?: They’re critical tools for transitioning to a clean energy economy.

Tue., Oct. 15-Researchers turn algae into strong, lightweight material: The material has two major benefits for the climate.

Wed., Oct. 16-Carbon pollution from thermal energy: ‘We haven’t done very much yet to address that large bucket of emissions.’

Thu., Oct. 17-Farm shows benefits of silvopasture: At Dickinson College Farm in Pennsylvania, native trees are growing in cattle pastures.

Fri., Oct. 18-There’s still hope for corals, study finds: But as the climate warms, reefs need protection from threats such as overfishing and pollution.

Mon., Oct. 21-Women bring clean energy to sub-Saharan Africa: They’re ambassadors for solar technology.  

Tue., Oct. 22-Nonprofit encourages Latinos to spend time in nature: ‘There is a gap, definitely, between communities of color — Latino communities — and access to these green spaces.’

Wed., Oct. 23-Marginalized Louisiana residents learn to lead on climate: Low-income communities of color face some of the worst threats from rising seas.

Thu., Oct. 24-Farmer experiments with more climate-friendly rice cultivation: Conventional rice paddies emit a lot of methane, a potent heat-trapping gas.

Fri., Oct. 25-Gas driller becomes climate-conscious farmer: ‘I’m doing my bit to make food better, make soil better.’

Mon., Oct. 28-Why climate change is a property rights issue: Law professor Jonathan Adler says framing the issue this way could inspire more support for climate action.

Tue., Oct. 29-Baltimore converts vacant lots into usable green space: Hundreds of lots have been transformed.

Wed., Oct. 30-Energy-efficient homes can improve quality of life: They can be quieter, more comfortable, and have better air quality.

Thu., Oct. 31-Climate change could bring vampire bats to the U.S.: Researchers modeled where the bats might move as the climate warms.

Fri., Nov. 1 -Berkeley bans natural gas from some buildings: Natural gas is a significant source of carbon pollution.