KPCW's This Green Earth

Tuesday, 9-10 AM

Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson
Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson
Credit Mark Maziarz

This Green Earth is a weekly, hour long program that focuses on the environment and environmentalism. Co-hosts Christopher Cherniak and Nell Larson explore the science, politics, economics and ethics behind the environment, natural resources and sustainability.

The program includes interviews with local and national experts in the fields of water resources, air quality, environmental policy, fossil and renewable fuels, climate, conservation, ecosystems, agriculture, aquaculture and sustainability.

TGE has interviewed a number of individuals from different environmental fields including: writers Andrew Revkin, Terry Tempest Williams, Craig Childs, Richard Louv and Paul Erlich; politicians like the Mayors of Park City and Salt Lake City; policy analysts from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund; scientists and researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the National Weather Service; and, local sustainable business owners from Copper Moose Farm, Main Street Olive Oil Company, Whole Foods Market and Fairweather Natural Foods.

Christopher Cherniak is an environmental engineer with nearly 30 years experience as an environmental consultant. Nell Larson is an environmental scientist , educator and a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry. Together, they direct This Green Earth's mission, which is to educate listeners about the importance of environmental preservation, conservation and stewardship.

Contact Chris and Nell via email at thisgreenearth@kpcw.org.

Like This Green Earth on Facebook: facebook.com/kpcwThisGreenEarth

What People are Saying About This Green Earth

"This Green Earth offers an in-depth analysis of current environmental issues that affect our local and global community.  The conversations between the hosts and their guests is enlightening and challenging, but at the same time has a light touch that makes the issues accessible to a wide listening audience.  An invaluable resource for our community." Katy Wang

"This Green Earth does an excellent job recruiting knowledgeable and interesting guests.  As someone who's been involved in the "green" sector for many years, I'm consistently impressed with the ability of Katie and Nell to introduce me to something new!"  Tyler Paulsen, former Sustainability Office, Park City Municipal

This Green Earth is sponsored by

Genre: 

Pages

Environment
1:20 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

This Green Earth - February 25, 2014

First up, representatives from Chipotle Restaurant join Nell and Chris to talk about their mission of "Food with Integrity", along with their new online series called "Farmed and Dangerous".  After that, they speak with author Fred Pearce about a piece he wrote for Conservation Magazine which describes the relationship TV is having on third-world women and fertility rates.

 

Read more
Environment
1:46 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

This Green Earth - February 18, 2014

Chris and Nell's first guest is Brent Giles, Chief Sustainability Officerfor Powder Corp, which includes Park City Mountain Resort.   Brent will talk about "Protect Your Playground" a contest soliciting ideas from individuals on how to protect your natural surroundings and playgrounds, and how that idea could win you up to $2500!      Their second guest, Kevin Emersen, Senior Policy and Regulatory Associate  with Utah Clean Energy,  provides an update on all those clean air bills being considered by the state legislature.

  

Read more
Environment
12:54 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

This Green Earth - February 4, 2014

Nell and Chris chat with Dr. Devra Davis, re-known Epidemiologist and author of "When Smoke Ran Like Water", a book which chronicles the history of air pollution in the U.S. and it's impacts on human health.  She alsotalks about the harm cell phones can cause from microwave radiation.

 

Read more
Environment
5:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

This Green Earth - January 28, 2014

Chris and Nell first speak with Matt Pacenza, Policy Director at HEAL Utah, about the upcoming "clean air" bills being sent to the Utah State Legislature.Then they speak with Ken Wishnia, author of the environmental crime novel "The Glass Factory".

 

Read more
Sundance Kick-off
2:00 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

This Green Earth - Live Remote From Sundance

This Green Earth hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson at this morning's live remote, interviewing Todd Miller, Director of 'Dinosaur 13'.
Credit Roger Crawford

 Alive Inside, Dinosaur 13Marmato filmmakers as well as Rick Brough and Sundance's Trevor Groth and Jarom Rowland. This Green Earth hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome the very first of the Sundance Film Festival filmmakers, reviewers, movers and shakers.

9:00 to 10:00 AM Segments  

10:00 to 11:00 AM

  •  

Alive Inside

Screenings in Park City

Read more
Thursday Lineup
3:11 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

This Green Earth at the Sundance Film Festival - January 16, 2014

KPCW's This Green Earth heads to the airwaves again for the Sundance Film Festival with a live remote at Park City's Whole Foods Market. And as a lucky coincidence, it is also Whole Foods' 5% Day for KPCW. So stop by to check out the show, meet the hosts and shop for the benefit of local public radio!

Produced by Beth Fratkin. Special thanks to Roger Crawford and Whole Foods for help with the live remote.

  9:00 to 10:00 AM

Read more
Environment
10:39 am
Wed January 15, 2014

This Green Earth - January 14, 2014

Nell and Chris first speak with Mark Hadley from Utah Division of Wildlife Resources about the rash of Bald Eagle deaths occurring around the Great Salt Lake.  Then they speak with Alan de Queiroz, author of The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shapedthe History of Life.

 

Read more
Mmmmmm. Fundraising
3:33 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Shop Thursday To Benefit KPCW

Community Giving Day to Benefit KPCW:

Read more
Environment
3:26 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

This Green Earth - January 7, 2013

On today's show, Chris and Nell speak with Craig Stevens, author of the book "Is Renewable Really Doable? Exploring Clean Energy's Opportunities and Tough Realities".  They also cover several items in the news including the growing demand being placed on the Colorado River.

 

Read more
Air Pollution
11:46 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Summit County Likely at Turning Point With Air Pollution Issues

Summit County is likely at a turning point, in terms of its air pollution issue - according to the county's Health Director, Rich Bullough. Rick Brough has more. 

Read more

Pages