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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:

563-Pre-Autumnal Harvest

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

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Groks Science Radio Show (Series)

Produced by Charles Lee

Most recent piece in this series:

Hearing -- Groks Science Show 2019-11-13

From Charles Lee | Part of the Groks Science Radio Show series | 22:55

Grokscience_small Hearing is one of the basic senses that is often ignored until something goes wrong.  What can we do to protect our hearing and what are the current treatments for hearing problems?  On this episode, David Owen discussed his book, Volume Control.

Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections November 4 - November 29, 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., 11/4 - New York Yankees go to bat on climate change: Their huge platform could encourage a cultural shift.

Tue., 11/5 - ‘Dish Truck’ helps events reduce single-use plastic: Founder Joey Diana Gates of Ithaca, New York, wanted to cut down on ‘mountains and mountains of garbage.’

Wed., 11/6 - How batteries in electric school buses could feed the grid: During the summer, idle school buses could be put to work in energy storage.

Thu., 11/7 - Extreme weather linked to huge health costs: Just 10 extreme events in 2012 cost $1.6 billion in healthcare and lost wages, according to the NRDC.

Fri., 11/8 - Farmers turn degraded land into green pasture: They’d been told their land was unsuitable for agriculture.

Mon., 11/11 - Veteran urges other veterans to join climate fight: He says addressing the problem will take a mobilization on the scale of World War II.

Tue., 11/12 - Harvard research could shed light on geoengineering: ‘We should look at all possible options that we have in our climate change response toolbox.’

Wed., 11/13 - Connecticut town sets up a climate fund: The money could be used for repairing flooded bridges, elevating houses, improving stormwater drainage, and more.

Thu., 11/14 - Colombia’s carbon tax could help protect the Amazon: The tax also aims to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels.

Fri., 11/15 - Therapist collects dreams about climate change: Sometimes, climate change is a literal nightmare.

Mon., 11/18 - NASA scientist injects humor into the climate conversation: Oceanographer Josh Willis is also known as ‘Climate Elvis.’

Tue., 11/19 - One reason why cities keep building in coastal areas: It has to do with property taxes.

Wed., 11/20 - Solar industry lacks diversity, report finds: But a growing number of companies are working to increase representation of women and people of color, the report says.

Thu., 11/21 - Many farmers feel unprepared for extreme weather: Fruit and vegetable growers in the Northeast say they lack the skills and money to cope with drought and record rainfall.

Fri., 11/22 - Why a motorcyclist decided to go electric: ‘I would unquestionably say that if you’re a motorcyclist you should at least try out an electric motorcycle.’

Mon., 11/25 - Energy efficiency jobs grow in the Midwest: Regional investments in efficiency have soared to $1.5 billion annually.

Tue., 11/26 - Wind energy on the rise in the Great Plains: A U.S. grid operator in the region briefly generated more than 65% of its power from wind last April.

Wed., 11/27 - Energy costs burden low-income families: Weatherization programs can help.

Thu., 11/28 - How Cornell is adapting to extreme weather: A rain garden, porous asphalt, and other features help the campus cope with heavier downpours.

Fri., 11/29 - How heat pumps can shrink CO2 footprints: These efficient devices work even in cold climates.