Green Planet Monitor Podcast

Series produced by David Kattenburg

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A weekly, hour-length package of interviews and short docs about global ecology, Earth systems, human development, human rights, international law & justice, science, technology and medicine. Voices and stories from a warm wet planet.

A weekly, hour-length package of interviews and short docs about global ecology, Earth systems, human development, human rights, international law & justice, science, technology and medicine.

30 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The Monroe Doctrine on its 200th birthday. Messy American politics in 1823, messy American politics in 2023. And, Cambodia’s Great Lake, the Tonle ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:39
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Hamas didn't parachute into Gaza from another planet. The Islamic Resistance Movement, its leaders and militants are an organic part of a packed po...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:39
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Another great package that will sink like a stone at PRX: The Canadian military shops for surveillance drones that can kill. The GPM speaks with ar...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:17
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October 7 didn’t happen in a vacuum. As Israel retaliates, with customary super-violence, reducing little Gaza to rubble, in the occupied West Bank...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2023
  • Length: 59:44
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Tapping Earth’s largest source of clean energy -- its oceans. Ocean waves, tides and heat. A massive resource. Then, there’s salt gradient energy. ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2023
  • Length: 53:57
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A Canadian political scientist attends a sanctioned forum in Russia -- and asks Vladimir Putin a question. An Italian climate researcher refuses to...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 58:58
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Terrorist atrocities in Israel, Israeli atrocities in Gaza and the occupied West Bank. Seeds sown, reaped, then sown again. A conversation with Can...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2023
  • Length: 58:42
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A small Canadian lake records humanity’s impact on Planet Earth. On the floor of Canada’s House of Commons, an old Nazi veteran gets a standing ova...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2023
  • Length: 58:14
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One of medical science’s greatest paradoxes: The cancer cells that killed Henrietta Lacks revolutionized medicine -- medical care her own family co...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:14
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Six out of nine planetary systems key to the survival of the human species are under threat. Is Earth still a safe operating space for human beings...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:33
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Feed your head, Grace Slick cried in the song White Rabbit. How about feeding the bacteria in your gut? Beer won’t make you smart. How about wine, ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2023
  • Length: 56:05
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A year after SCOTUS banished abortion rights, millions of American women and girls face dire threats to their health and emotional well-being. Twen...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2023
  • Length: 56:42
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Kids aren’t the only ones rebelling against extinction. In Ottawa, a sixty-year-old gets arrested for sitting down on a highway. Forget politicians...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:19
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In West Africa, French colonialism officially ended in the 1960s. Six decades later, neocolonialism lives on. These days, America is the world’s pr...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2023
  • Length: 51:46
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Uranium mining in Niger: a filthy, toxic business. Fifty years after the end of America’s war on Vietnam, traces of US chemical weapons linger. And...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:38
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Long debunked -- the mythology of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Out of the mushroom clouds, nuclearism's dark expanding circle. And, the world’s latest n...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:21
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Commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: a nuclear scientist remembers. A historian paints a different picture. And, the Pacific...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2023
  • Length: 59:23
Caption: Rwandan genocide museum, Credit: David Kattenburg
Bacteria in your gut tweak your brain. Sometimes friendly, sometimes not. The hundred-day genocide in Rwanda -- recalling the mayhem on its 29th an...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2023
  • Length: 58:49
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Artificial Intelligence -- existential threat to humanity, or just to basic civil rights? Personal DNA testing – you never know what you’ll find. ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2023
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: Crawford Lake, Credit: David Kattenburg
After years of study, a scientific panel proposes a formal definition of the Anthropocene, naming the spot where humanity’s fingerprints are best o...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2023
  • Length: 58:05