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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Splash in the Superfund, a Dip For Earth Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Christopher Swain joins us to discuss his Earth Day swim in the Gowanus Canal, and what it is like to do the breast stroke in a Superfund site. 

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WNYC News

He Swam in the Gowanus and Lived to Tell About It

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Environmental advocate Christopher Swain tells WNYC swimming in the "toxic soup" that is the Gowanus leaves a "grainy feeling in your mouth" like "after you have a bad green smoothy."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Concrete and the Jungle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How do stay connected to nature in the big city?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Happy Earth Day, We're All Doomed!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Here's a (totally incomplete) roundup of what's happening to our planet:
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Intellectual Takedowns; Former White House Press Sec & Why Men Fight

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Michael Eric Dyson on his former friend Cornel West; career advice from the former White House press secretary Dana Perino & one theory as to why men fight, and why we like to watch.

New Sounds

Celebrating Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Sounds celebrates Earth Day, featuring composers who use the sounds of the natural world to make music that belongs not just to humanity, but to the whole planet.

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WQXR Features

Earth Day: How Mother Nature Inspired Four Major Composers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wednesday marked Earth Day, and WQXR featured a number of pieces throughout the day inspired by nature and environmental awareness.

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Spinning on Air

Spinning On Earth - An Earth Day Special on Climate Change with Patti Smith, Pathway to Paris, and More

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Music and conversation in The Greene Space with musician/poets Patti Smith, Anne Waldman, Larkin Grimm; 350.org's May Boeve; Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon of Pathway to Paris.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Spinning on Air - An Earth Day Special on Climate Change

Thursday, April 09, 2015

This Earth Day, Spinning on Air brought poets, musicians, writers and actors together in The Greene Space for an inspiring evening around climate change.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, April 25, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

The Case Against Home Ownership (First) | Climate Change, Abroad (Starts at 28:40) | A Social History of God (Starts at 41:57)

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask a Climatologist

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Katharine Mach, co-director of science for the IPCC Working Group II based out of the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University, is a scientist who worked on the latest IPCC report. She answers your questions about the earth and humans' vulnerability to climate change, what's already happened, will happen in the future and how we might fix this mess. Plus, anything else you've ever wanted to ask a climate scientist.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Personal Environmentalism

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To kick off our Earth Day family meeting, we want to hear what environmentalism means to you. Are you constantly conflicted by your energy use? What do you do personally to try to help - or at least not harm - the environment? What fears do you have for the future and what trade-offs do you make?

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New Sounds

Earth Day Music

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

On this edition of New Sounds, hear music to celebrate Earth Day. There’s a helping of music by Tasmanian composer and naturalist Ron Nagorcka, who uses the sounds of forest surroundings, like water, birds, and wind. Hear music from Steven Feld’s Rainforest Soundwalks, an aural collection of purely environmental sound with a stunning depth of field. Plus, listen to excerpts from Elodie Lauten's Gaia Cycle, an electronic work based on a correspondence with the rotation of the earth and the yearly cycle, and much more.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Happy Earth Day - Now Move Your Car

Monday, April 21, 2014

WNYC
On the first Earth Day - that would be April 22, 1970 - Mayor John V. Lindsay implores New Yorkers to be more thoughtful with their parking.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nature and the Citizen Scientist

Monday, April 22, 2013

Akiko Busch, writer, essayist and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, reflects on her experiences as a citizen observing and documenting the Hudson Valley in her new book, The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science (Yale University Press). She also explores the role modern amateur naturalists play in the preservation of place.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Earth Day: Making the Business Case for Conservation

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and co-author of Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature (Basic Books, 2013), says  the profit motive should be all the incentive needed for conserving natural resources.

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WNYC News

Earth Day New York Returns to Union Square Sunday

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day New York takes over much of Union Square Sunday.

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Movies on the Radio

Music for Mother Nature

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hear soundtracks from Ernst Reijseger for Werner Herzog, Elmer Bernstein for National Geographic, George Fenton and Sarah Class for the BBC, and more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Bill Defeat; Alan Alda on Dyslexia; Recycling

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Senate rejected a measure to expand background checks, a vote President Obama called "shameful." Glenn Thrush of Politico discusses the vote, and what comes next.  Plus: Actor Alan Alda on his experience helping his granddaughter overcome her dyslexia. And April's series on recycling continues. This week: paper and coordinating recycling between cities, businesses and manufacturers.

The Takeaway

Education Cuts and Earth Day: Your Responses

Friday, April 23, 2010

Yesterday we reported how education cuts across the nation are taking effect and asked whether Earth Day, 40 years old, has been a success. We also looked at the fifth birthday of YouTube and got some of your favorite videos.

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