Nell Larson

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Nell Larson has been the director of Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter since 2013, but has been a co-host of This Green Earth since 2009.  Prior to her role as director at Swaner, Nell acted as Conservation Director, where she focused on the restoration and management of the 1,200 acre nature preserve, implementing projects geared toward stream restoration, water quality, wildlife habitat, and trails.  Nell grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Yale, as well as her master of Environmental Management with a focus in ecology at the Yale School of Forestry.  Outside of work, Nell loves to ski - both Nordic and alpine - sail, hike, travel, kickball, and generally take advantage of Utah's great outdoors.

Ways To Connect

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.

  

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.

 

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".

 

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

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Alive Inside

Screenings in Park City

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

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.

 

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.

 

 Senior Hydrologist Brian McInerney with the National Weather Service joins host Chris Cherniak to talk about local weather patterns and global climate issues. Chris also gives an update on the ongoing bald eagle deaths occurring in northern Utah.  

Today, Nell and Chris speak with Doug Evans, Head of Energy and Resource Management for Mountain Regional Water District.  In addition, they cover some news on the U.S. FDA and antibiotics, and why a U.S. company is piping petroleum into Canada.

Hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak save the world once again with their latest installment of This Green Earth.

Chris and Nell first speak with Lisa Schneider of Habitat for Humanity and Jeff Hymas with Rocky Mountain Power about Habitat's most recent home on Marsac Avenue - it's "wattsmart".  Then, they speak to Insa Riepen of Recycle Utah about all the holiday waste that's actually recyclable, fruitcake excluded.

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