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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.

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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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COMING UP

Wednesday, May 25
"Working to Protect and Restore Ocean Health"

Guest: Capt. Phil Renaud, Executive Director, Living Oceans Foundation

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Previous Shows

NO PROGRAM ON May 18

Wednesday, May 11
"Green Lawn Care"

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Guests: Suzanne Kilby Etgen, Coordinator, Watershed Stewards Academy; Geoffrey Rinehart, Grass Roots Initiative Coordinator, US National Arboretum

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Great-Looking Lawns using Bay-Friendly Practices
May 21, 10 am –noon
Visitor Center Auditorium
National Arboretum

Hands-on indoor and outdoor activities and demonstrations provide practical and science-based information you can use today to improve your lawn. This pro-active, bay-friendly approach emphasizes preventative techniques to reduce weeds, pest, and diseases before they become a nuisance. Take home lawn care information to help you through the process. A guided tour of the interactive 'Grass Roots' Exhibit will follow the classroom part of the workshop and refreshments and door prizes will be provided. Free, but space is limited and registration is encouraged. Call 202-245-5965 or e-mail Geoffrey Rinehart at geoffrey.rinehart@ars.usda.gov to register.

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Greenhouse gases may be causing Chesapeake fish kills." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, May 4
"Alternative & Healthy Transportation: Bicycling in the Annapolis Area"

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Guest: Jon Korin, President, Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA)

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Jon Korin demonstrates how to properly
fit a bike helmet.

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Profile of Patuxent River Waterkeeper Fred Tutman, and how he nearly gave his life in his fight for the river." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, April 27
"West/Rhode Riverkeeper Program: Chesatreks and Pigs & Pearls"

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Guest: Jeff Holland, West/Rhode Riverkeeper

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: A profile of Tangier Island Mayor James 'Ooker' Eskridge." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, April 20
"Earth Water & Faith Festival and the Chespeake Interfaith Environmental Group"

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Guest: Rev. Ryan Sirmons, United Church of Christ of Annapolis and Head of the 2016 Earth Water & Faith Festival

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: The inspiring story about a young woman who made a big difference in Baltimore by stopping the construction of what would have been the largest trash-burning incinerator in America near her neighborhood." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, April 13
"GreenScape"

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Guests: Marisa Wittlinger, Annapolis Recreation & Parks Department; Ellen Moyer, Former Mayor of Annapolis; and Steve Raabe, GreenScape volunteer

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In the past 10 years, 15,000 plants and 1500 trees have been planted during GreenScape.

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Legislative wrap up of environmental and bay issues in the recently ended General Assembly session." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, April 6
"Program Open Space, Land Conservation, Green Spaces, the Local Food Movement, IRR (Infill, Redevelopment, and Revitalization) and Historic Preservation: How They are All Connected"

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Guest: Josh Hastings, Policy Manager, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, and Chairman of the Partners For Open Space Coalition

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: A new plan by the Bay's biggest polluter -- the State of Pennsylvania -- to re-start or "reboot" its lagging efforts to reduce water pollution." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

NO PROGRAM ON MARCH 30

Wednesday, March 23
"General Assembly Legislation: Poultry Litter Management Act and other environmental legislation"

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Guests: Karla Raettig, Executive Director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters; and Alex Mannix, Green Corps Organizer

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Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Green Corps

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: The forest of fungi beneath the forests in the Chesapeake Bay region, and how this fungi quietly reduces water pollution." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, March 16
"BiodiversiTREE: The Hundred Year Forestry Experiment at SERC"

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Guest: John. D. Parker, PhD, Research Ecologist & Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

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BiodiversiTree

SERC Community Ecology Lab

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: A review of the film, 'How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,' by Josh Fox." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, March 9
"Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's Project Clean Stream and Businesses for the Bay"

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Guests: Joanna Freeman, Program Coordinator, Maryland Office; and Corinne Stephens, Business Partnerships Manager, Maryland Office; Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: A Soft-Spoken But Fierce Hero of Maryland’s Forests and Streams." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, March 2
"Ocean Research Project's 2015 Greenland Climate Voyage"

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Guest: Matt Rutherford, sailor, explorer, author, environmentalist

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Ocean Research Project

Red Dot on the Ocean: The Story of Matt Rutherford

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Lawmakers Debate Holding Big Chicken Responsible for Poultry Waste." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24
"The South River from the New Riverkeeper's Perspective"

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Guest: Jesse Iliff, South Riverkeeper

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Why 'Chesapeake Born' Should Replace Maryland’s Confederate State Song." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more


 

Wednesday, Feb. 17
"Growing the Back Creek Conservancy"

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Guests: David Read Barker, Conservancy Board Chair; and Rick Kissel, Conservancy Treasurer

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Proposed legislation in Maryland that would improve the safety of oil trains that are increasingly travelling through Maryland." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10
"Grow Annapolis, a Community Garden Project"

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Guest: Dalyn Huntley, Board Member of Grow Annapolis

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: New research suggests that these everyday leaks make natural gas almost as bad as coal, from a global warming perspective because the methane in natural gas is up to 80 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than the carbon dioxide produced by burning coal." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3
"What the Paris Climate Change Agreement Means to the Chesapeake"

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Guests: Philip Favero and Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: How much is lead in drinking water impacting people's health in Maryland and across the country?" Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, Jan. 27
"High Tide on Main Street"

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Guest: John Englander, oceanographer & sea level rise expert

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Chessapeake Not So Welcoming to Tundra Swans Anymore, " produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20
"2015 Environmental Recap"

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Guest: Rona Kobell, staff writer, Chesapeake Bay Journal

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: What Flint and Baltimore Share in Common: Dangerously Neglected Plumbing." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, Jan. 13
"Looking Back & Looking Forward: The Magothy River Association's 70th Anniversary Year"

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Guests: Paul Spadaro, MRA President; and Sally Hornor, PhD., MRA Member

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Maryland Session Opens with Bill to Hold Poultry Companies Responsible for Waste." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 6
"Fair Farms"

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Guests: Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake; and Bob Gallagher, former West/Rhode Riverkeeper, board member of Waterkeepers Chesapeake and co-chair of the Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition.

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: What’s Behind Baltimore’s Failure to Comply with Federal Sewage Consent Decree?" Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more


 

 

 

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