Living On Earth

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Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit.

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Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world. "Living on Earth" presents riveting features and commentary on everything from culture, economics and technology to health, law, food and transportation. It covers topics from the small challenges of everyday life to the future state of the environment and the health and well-being of the world's inhabitants. Curwood and company draw from an impressive array of experts, commentators and journalists, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York's Hayden Planetarium; Mark Hertsgaard, author of "Earth Odyssey"; Janet Raloff of "Science News"; author Sy Montgomery; and award-winning producer Terry Fitzpatrick. "Living on Earth" is a truly compelling hour of radio journalism. Hide full description

Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world. "Living on Earth" presents riveting features and commentary on everything from culture, economics and technology to health, law, food and transportation. It covers topics from the small challenges of everyday life to the future state of the environment and the health and well-being of the world's inhabitants. Curwood and company draw from an impressive array of experts, commentators and journalists, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New... Show full description


141 Pieces

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Fires are inevitable in much of the West due to the region’s ecology, but devasting megafires aren’t. How fire itself can be used as a tool to mana...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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A major study finds a significant reduction in the risk of cancer among high consumers of organic food. Also, the Earth is warming and changing fas...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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When an oil palm development in the poor West African country of Liberia uprooted indigenous communities, destroying their religious shrines and bu...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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PROMO FOR THIS PROGRAM: For a couple of months each year, seasonal monsoons try to quench the thirst of the desert Southwest, but much of the wat...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate made history and highlighted the campaign’s focus on environm...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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For years national parks and public lands in the United States have been severely underfunded. The Great American Outdoors Act is set to help turn ...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As Americans confront systemic racial injustice, powerful green groups like the Sierra Club are beginning to reckon with their own histories of rac...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The Trump Administration has rolled back rules for a 50-year-old bedrock environmental law that requires careful study of possible impacts from maj...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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With an historic SpaceX launch and several Mars missions underway, 2020 is proving a pivotal year for space exploration. How innovations in space t...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The iconic Jane Goodall has spent her life advocating for the conservation of the natural world, and she joins Living on Earth to discuss her caree...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Observing the remarkable habits of solitary bees gave author Brigit Strawbridge Howard a way back into a childlike fascination with nature, and she...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The fossil fuel divestment movement is making inroads at major institutions, including Ivy League schools, massive pension funds and more. Author a...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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June 19th marks the holiday known as Juneteenth, when African Americans gather to celebrate their ancestors’ emancipation from slavery with picnics...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Environmental pollution and exposure to climate risks like heat waves are closely linked with systemic racism, yet the environmental movement has l...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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A group of Black scientists, birders, and nature enthusiasts recently convened on social media to create the first ever Black Birders Week. It’s gi...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be worse than average and bring three or more extremely dangerous storms, at a time when FEMA is...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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More tigers live in captivity in the United States than in the wild, and private ownership of big cats is often completely legal due to a lack of f...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Paris Climate Agreement architect Christiana Figueres writes in her new book "The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis" about the urgent ...

  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The coronavirus has affected nearly all elements of the economy, and with grocery shortages and news of massive food dumping, one of the most visib...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Farmworkers are considered essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they face special risks as more than half of US farmworkers are undo...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00