Special Programming: Earth Day

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WNYC is honoring Earth Day 2010 with a month of special programming. Listen in to hear the following:

The Energy Revolution

Broadcast April 10 at 6 a.m. on 93.9, 2 p.m. on AM820 and April 11 at 8 p.m. on AM820.

Produced by an arm of the National Science Foundation and IEEE Spectrum, the program sxploring discoveries and innovations in renewable energy. The Energy Revolution focuses on emerging renewable energy resource technologies and the creative personalities behind those advances' development. Listeners will meet a wind power expert from Brussels, visit the world's largest solar tower in Seville and hear reports on a wide range of green technologies being developed around the U.S.

From Massachusetts: turning cooking oil into fuel for cars From Michigan: making fuel from algae From Virginia: pumping water for energy storage From North Carolina: developing a new, efficient electricity grid From California: improving LEDs with nanotechnology

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Broadcast April 17 at 6 a.m. on 93.9, 2 p.m. on AM820 and April 18 at 8 p.m. on AM820.

No question there's plenty of bad news when it comes to the environment. Now get ready for some good. Scientists and engineers are working, right now, on some of the tools we hope will lift us out of our environmental malaise. Hosted by Barbara Bogaev, and produced by Richard Paul, Sustainability looks at what is being done to address our energy needs and environmental challenges--on a large scale and a small scale--to actually address some of the biggest problems we have.

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Studio 360

Creative Minds Go Green

Broadcast April 10 at 4 p.m. on 93.9, April 11 at 10 a.m. on 93.9 and 2 p.m. on AM820.

Studio 360 saves the planet--we explore design solutions for a changing environment. Kurt visits a solar-powered subway station in Coney Island and talks to an engineer making biofuel from bacteria. Plus, the creative thinkers behind a hand-cranked street generator, the adobe house of the future, carbon-neutral rock shows, and the Eco Art movement. Click here for more information.

Rising Currents

Broadcast April 17 at 4 p.m. on 93.9, April 18 at 10 a.m. on 93.9 and 2 p.m. on AM820.

Eric Molinsky explores design solutions for rising sea levels, pegged to the MoMA exhibit called 'Rising Currents.' Click here for more information.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Recurring segment every Thursday in April at 10:40 a.m.

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Andrew Revkin is an environmental reporter for The New York Times and writer of the Dot Earth blog about humans and their affect on the planet. All this month he'll be visiting The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss issues such as the politics of regulating carbon, the science of climate change and increasingly surprising storms. Click here to see and hear all the segments.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Emerald Cities

Author and urban planner Joan Fitzgerald, and Dan Miner, chair of Sierra Club NYC, look at how American cities are leading the way toward greener, cleaner, more sustainable forms of economic development, and looks at the role of state and national government policy in helping cities create clean technology growth. In Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development, Joan Fitzgerald shows how cities like Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle have taken the lead in addressing the environmental problems of global warming, pollution, energy dependence, and social justice. Click here to hear the segment.

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