living green in annapolis

Annapolis Green hosts a weekly radio show on environmental issues on hometown station WNAV. “Living Green in Annapolis” airs Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m.

elvia thompsonThe Living Green show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices vic pascoeinto their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

environment in focus

Living Green in Annapolis also features The Environment in Focus with Tom Pelton, a national award-winning environmental journalist. Pelton has hosted The Environment in Focus, produced by WYPR, 88.1FM, the NPR station in Baltimore, since 2007. He also works as director of communications for the Environmental Integrity Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to holding polluters and governments accountable to protect public health. Pelton was formerly Senior Writer at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Living Green in Annapolis' theme music, the traditional melody The Water is Wide, was arranged by Kevin Brooks and graciously provided by The Eastport Oyster Boys.

WNAV may be heard at 1430AM, live streaming audio on wnav.com and, in the City at 99.9FM.

Have a question for us or one of our guests? Contact us at radio@annapolisgreen.com.

For a complete schedule of programs and guests, see our calendar.

Archived Show Index

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February 2015

January 2015

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Wednesday, March 4
"Volunteer for Spring Cleaning: West/Rhode River"

Guest: Jeff Holland, West/Rhode Riverkeeper



West Rhode Riverkeeper

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Maryland Governor Unveils Clean Water Rules With Loophole for Poultry Industry," with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Previous Shows

Wednesday, February 25
"Spring Cleaning"


Guests: Marisa Witlinger,GreenScape Coordinator, Annapolis Recreation & Parks Department; Diane Butler, Citizen GreenScape Coordinator for Eastport; Joanna Freeman, Project project coordinator at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the person in charge of Project Clean Stream



Eastport Civic Association

Project Clean Stream

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: The Link Between 'Dead Zones' and Disease in Oysters," with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, February 18
"Forest Conservation Act"


Guest: Rob Savidge, forester



DNR Guide to Forest Conservation Act

A Citizens' Guide to the Forest Conservation Act in Maryland

Forest Conservation Act Process in City of Annapolis

Forest Conservation Act Working Group Report - April 2013

Rob Savidge's Jan. 27, 2015 Opinion Piece in The Capital

Rob Savidge's Testimony Before City Council - Jan. 26, 2015

Rob Savidge's Report to City Council

Rob Savidge's Blog

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Environmental benefits of grass-fed beef and dairy, and changes to the dairy industry in Maryland and across the United States," with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, February 11
"Water Monitoring in Maryland Streams: How Data is Gathered and Used"


Guest: Dan Boward, Natural Resources Manager, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Executive Secretary of the Maryland Water Monitoring Council (MWMC)



Maryland Water Monitoring Council

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Maryland Stream Waders

Interactive Map - Eyes on the Bay

Maryland Stream Health


Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: New Book Exposes Root Causes of Industrial Catastrophes," with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. Tom looks at a new book by University of Maryland environmental law professor Rena Steinzor that decries the fact that America has zero tolerance for street crimes, but seemingly unlimited tolerance for white collar criminals -- including coal mine operators, oil refinery owners and others who routinely violate environmental laws. Her book is titled, Why Not Jail?  Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction. | more

Wednesday, February 4
"South River Federation’s Spring Events"


Guest: Kate Fritz, Executive Director



South River Federation


Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: What is Really Behind Anti-Regulatory Legislation in Congress?" with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill called the Regulatory Accountability Act. The legislation, which is now before the Republican-controlled Senate, would make it much harder for the Environmental Protection Agency or any other federal agencies, to create new regulations to protect the environment or public safety.| more

Wednesday, January 28
"Trash Free Maryland's Legislative Priorities for the 2015 General Assembly"


Guests: Julie Lawson, Director and Co-founder, Trash Free Maryland Alliance



Trash Free Maryland Alliance

About Microbeads

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Governor Hogan's stopping of environmental regulations meant to reduce poultry waste pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and reduce air pollution from coal-fired power plants," with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, January 21
"Environmental Forecast for the 2015 General Assembly"


Guests: Karla Raettig, Executive Director; and Jen Brock-Cancellieri, Deputy Director; Maryland League of Conservation Voters.

brock-cancellieri & raettig


Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Monster Crabs In the Old Chesapeake Bay,"with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. Blue crabs are an important part of the Chesapeake region’s culture, diet, and economy. But crab remains are rare in archeological sites around the Bay, which led some scientists to believe that Native Americans did not eat crabs. A closer investigation of ancient garbage heaps by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, however, found tiny fragments of crab shells that suggest that Native Americans not only ate lots of crabs – but that the blue crabs hundreds of years ago were much larger than they are today, sometimes twice as large, growing up to 10 inches. Why? Because back then, crabs lived twice as long as they do today. Intense fishing pressure today cuts the lives of blue crabs short, meaning they can only grow to five or six inches.| more

Wednesday, January 14
"Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: 50 Years of World-Class Science in Our Backyard"


Guest: Anson "Tuck" Hines, PhD, SERC Director



Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: The Impact of Falling Gas and Oil Prices," with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. As the Maryland General Assembly session opens today in Annapolis, one of the hot topics will be whether Governor-Elect Larry Hogan will try to loosen up restrictions on hydraulic fracturing to allow drilling companies to frack in Western Maryland for the first time. But the state forests may be protected from drilling, at least in the short term not by politics, but by economics. Industry analysts say that plunging natural gas and oil prices – caused by a glut of fuel produced by fracking -- are causing oil and gas companies across the country to shut down rigs, lay off workers, and avoid new development in places like Maryland.| more

Wednesday, January 7
"Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 2014 State of the Bay Report"


Guest: Will Baker, President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation



Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Profile of Biologist Lincoln Brower," who discovered big truths about the world from insects and correctly predicted that agricultural herbicide glyphosate would cause a collapse of the North American monarch population by killing the milkweed plants that monarchs eat. Now he's on a crusade to save the butterfly that inspired his career. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more


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