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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.

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WNAV News

WNAV Radio Wins AP "Outstanding News Operation" Award and Others

(July 2016) -- The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association announces the winners of annual awards in a ceremony during their convention held in Ocean City, Maryland. The News Department of Annapolis radio station WNAV took home honors in four categories.

The station received the highest award for "Outstanding News Operation of the Year" for the Non Metro Region. The judges commented that "WNAV presented a wide range of examples that show how extensive their coverage of the listening area is, and how committed the staff is to providing good content to listeners."

In addition to the prestigious "Outstanding News Operation of the Year", WNAV's Finn Neilsen won awards for "Best Reporter" and "Best Multimedia/Online Journalism."

The fourth honor, "Best Talk Show", was awarded to WNAV's Donna Cole, host of the station's weekly public affairs program, The 1430 Connection.

"We are overwhelmed and humbled by the accolades our team received from the Chesapeake Associated Press" said Steve Hopp, WNAV V.P. and General Manager. "It is wonderful to be given such commendations for the work we do to bring local news and information to our listeners every day.

Simultaneously, Hopp announced the addition of Raychel Harvey-Jones as News Director to lead the award winning News and Public Affairs Department at the station. Raychel comes to WNAV from her previous position of Content Producer, Writer and Reporter for NBC4 in Washington, DC.

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COMING UP

Wednesday, August 31
"Spa Creek Spa Clean Water PaddleFEST"

Previous Shows

Wednesday, August 24
"Franklin Point State Park"

Guests: Park Ranger Steve McCoy; Jeff Holland, West/Rhode Riverkeeper

jeff holland, steve mccoy

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Governor Hogan rolls back the septic regulations." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, August 17
"Goshen Farm"

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Guests: Louis Biondi, President, Goshen Farm Preservation Society; Kate Mahood, Architectural Historian and Consultant to Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Division

louis biondi, kate mahood

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Giant blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay back in pre-colonial times." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, August 10
"Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy"

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Guests: Brad Deise, Restoration Coordinator; Lara Mulvaney, Outreach Coordinator; Watershed Stewards Academy

brad deise, lara mulvaney

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Baltimore and Rio and the failure of both cities to keep promises to clean up their harbors." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, August 3
"The 71st Annual Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast Goes Green & Zero-Waste"

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Guest: Sue Weber, Chair, 71st Annual Crab Feast, Annapolis Rotary

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: The decline of fireflies in Maryland and across the United States, and how this is likely being caused by light pollution." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, July 27
"The Sierra Club: Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet"

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Guest: Josh Tulkin, Director, Sierra Club Maryland Chapter

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Upcoming political battle in Maryland General Assembly over whether to lift the moratorium on fracking in Maryland, which expires in 15 months. New health studies out of Johns Hopkins and Yale show higher rates of asthma attacks, coughs, nosebleeds and premature births among people in Pennsylvania who live near fracking sites." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, July 20
"Maryland Pesticide Network"

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Guest: Ruth Berlin, Executive Director

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: The background behind a recent request by the Maryland Farm Bureau to delay Chesapeake Bay cleanup regulations, and how this fits into an historic pattern of reluctance by the farmers’ lobby to adopt runoff control rules that they perceive as too burdensome.." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, July 13
"The Centennial of the National Park Service and the Chesapeake's Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail"

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Guests: Charles E. "Chuck" Hunt, Superintendent of the National Park Service for the Chesapeake Bay Program Office; and Joel Dunn, Executive Director, Chesapeake Conservancy

chuck hunt, joel dunn

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Why Maryland needs a bottle deposit law to reduce trash and improve recycling rates, and the unsavory reason 'bottle bills' keep getting defeated in the General Assembly every year." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

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Read more on our Green Drinks recap page.

 

Wednesday, July 6
Note: Living Green did not air on July 6 due to the Orioles' game going to 14 innings.

Wednesday, June 29
NO SHOW DUE TO ORIOLES BASEBALL.

Wednesday, June 22
"Monarch Butterflies: Migrating Toward Extinction?"

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Guest: Sean McGuinn, M.Ed, Outdoor Educator, Arlington Echo, Office of Environmental Literacy & Outdoor Education, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Sean McGuinn

Sean's social media links:
@Osprey_23

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A video created by Sean McGuinn

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: The Conwingo Dam, its trapping of sediment, the impact on the Chesapeake Bay -- and what to do about the problem." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more


Wednesday, June 15
“Get Ready for Hurricane Season and the Zika Virus"

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Guests: David Mandell, Deputy Director, and Megan Williams, Emergency Planner, City of Annapolis, Office of Emergency Management; David C. Rose, M.D., Deputy Health Officer, and Elin Jones, Public Information Officer, Anne Arundel County Department of Health.

david rose, elin jones, megan williams, david mandell

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Digging deeper into the scandal surrounding Baltimore's two-billion dollar sewage fiasco, which is polluting the Chesapeake Bay." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, June 8
“State of the Severn and Beyond to Bay Tributaries"

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Guest: Andrew C. Muller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Oceanography, United States Naval Academy

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: How pollution is driving evolution for some species in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere, with a few fish and other critters evolving tolerance for toxic chemicals." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, June 1
"Sailors for the Sea"

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Guests: Robyn Albritton, Sustainability Director, and Hilary Kotoun, Social Impact Director, at Sailors for the Sea

hilary kotoun and robyn albritton

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Profile of conservation hero Bonnie Bick, who stopped a major highway project and sprawling development in southern Maryland to save the forests and fields." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, May 25
"Living Oceans Foundation: Working to Protect and Restore Ocean Health"

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Guests: Capt. Phil Renaud, Executive Director; and Amy Heemsoth,Director of Education; Living Oceans Foundation

philip renaud and amy heemsoth

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Why the Chesapeake has rebounded the last four years after more than a decade of significant decline. " Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

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

suzanne etgen & geoffrey rinehart

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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

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.

 

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)

jon korin

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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 Chesapeake 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

ryan sirmons

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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

karla raettig, alex mannix

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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

john parker

Links:

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

joanna freeman, corinne stephens

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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

matt rutherford

Links:

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

jesse iliff

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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

david barker and rick kissel

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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 traveling 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

dalyn huntley

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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

favero kleymeyer

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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: Chesapeake 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

kobell

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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

spadero, horner

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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.

nicholas, gallagher

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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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