KPCW's This Green Earth

Tuesday, 9-10 AM

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.

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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, Sustainability Office, Park City Municipal

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Environment
3:27 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

This Green Earth - November 5, 2013

Chris and Nell interview award-winning director Robert Stone about his latest documentary “Pandora’s Promise”, a controversial 2013 Sundance film that profiles nuclear power as an important means to reducing fossil fuel consumption, greenhouse gases and climate change.

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Environment
11:51 am
Wed October 30, 2013

This Green Earth - October 29, 2013

Sailors Rob Windsor and Hannah Jenner are on the first half of show talking about the Transat Jacque Vabre race, a 5,600 miles sail from Le Havre, France to Itajai, Brazil. Then Kenner Kingston, an architect and partner at the firm of Architectural Nexus, on to talk about the Living Building Challenge.

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Environment
10:59 am
Tue October 22, 2013

This Green Earth - October 22, 2013

Nell and Chris speak to Dr. Jeff Masters, meteorologist and co-founder of "Weather Underground,"  then go to the website for all things weather and climate related world-wide. Chris and Nell will get Jeff's thoughts on the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report on Climate Change and his explanation on why there appears to be a "pause" in global warming this past decade. 

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Environment
4:57 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

This Green Earth - October 15, 2013

Mary McIntyre and Mary Closser come in to talk about The Climate Reality Project and their role as Climate Reality Leaders. Then, we speak to Bernice Notenboom, the host of a new series on the Weather Channel called "Tipping Points." It premiers Saturday, Oct. 19. 

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Environment
3:57 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

This Green Earth - October 8, 2013

This week,  Carolyn Bollwerk from the Utah Society for Environmental Education is here to discuss USEE’s annual conference at Alta Ski Resort Oct. 24-26th. Then news items including how the federal government shutdown is impacting the environment.

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Environment
1:00 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

This Green Earth - October 1, 2013

Nell is back with a summary of her trip to Bhutan. Then, an interview with Dan McNulty, professor at Utah State University who is studying Moose population trends within Utah.

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Environment
3:37 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

This Green Earth - September 17, 2013

The first guest is Brian McInerney, Hydrologist from the National Weather Service, talking about this past summer’s weather. The second guest is former South Carolina Congressman, Bob Inglis.  He’s in town delivering talks on how conservatives can use free-enterprise to address the need for clean energy and clean air.

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Environment
2:00 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

This Green Earth - September 10, 2013

Today, Chris Cherniak and co-host Larry Warren speak first with Richard Walji, CEO of Rocky Mountain Power.  After that, they speak with Paul Sabin, author of the new book titled: The Bet, Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future.

 

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Environment
11:39 am
Thu August 22, 2013

This Green Earth - August 20, 2013

Co-hosts Nell and Chris first speak with Canyons Environmental Manager Dana Edwards and Director of Public Relations Steve Pastorino about what the new Vail/Canyons relationship means for environmental programs and sustainability at the resort.  After that, Chris and Nell discuss some items in the news including the EPA’s announcement restricting the application of neonicitinoids on plants which honeybees forage.

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Environment
12:19 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

This Green Earth - August 13, 2013

Hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak talk to Dan Simberloff about his new book "Invasive Species". Then they speak with Roslyn Brain and Joel Glanzberg about sustainability and perma culture.

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