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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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COMING UP

Wednesday, April 29
"Understanding the Earth From Space: What We've Learned from NASA"

Guest: Amber Elizabeth Emory, Ph.D., Radar Meteorologist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Previous Shows

Wednesday, April 22
"Earth Day Program: "Joining Together in Faith to Care for Creation"

Guest: Jodi Rose, Executive Director, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: New Study Suggests Air Pollution Hurts Brains and Behavior of Children." For decades, scientists have known that air pollution harms people's bodies. Microscopic particles  released by the burning of coal, oil and gasoline slip into people’s lungs and bloodstreams and  trigger asthma  and heart attacks.Now it looks like air pollution might impair our minds, too. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, April 15
"Eat Healthy Food: Support Local Farmers"

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Guest: Lisa Barge, Development and Marketing Manager for the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation and a board member of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission; and Brenda Conti, Board Member of the Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Environmental legislation that did and did not pass in the just-closed legislative session," produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, April 8
"Walk for the Woods"

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Guests: Scenic Rivers Land Trust Executive Director Rick Leader, Scenic Rivers Land Trust Board Member Nina Fisher, and Janice Hayes Williams, former Board member and historian.

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Maryland Senate Approves Fracking Moratorium," produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, April 1
"Volunteer to Help Build a Stormwater Education Center"

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Guests: Amy Clements, President of the Spa Creek Conservancy and Terrence Wright, Master Gardener and Master Composter

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Protections for Honey Bees Killed by Farm Lobby," produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, March 25
"University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: 90 Years"

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Guest: William Dennison, PhD, Vice President for Science Applications and Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Governor Reaches Compromise with Chesapeake Bay Advocates, Eliminates Poultry Industry Loophole," produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, March 18
"Go Green to Get the Garden Ready for Spring"

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Guest: Gene Sumi, Educational Coordinator at Homestead Gardens

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Links:

Homestead Gardens

Online Native Plant Guides

Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Honoring a Champion of the Chesapeake Bay." Tom provides a tribute to former Secretary of Natural Resources, John Griffin, whose early life in New Mexico inspired his career in conservation. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, March 11
"Volunteer for Spring Cleaning: Magothy River"

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Guest: Paul Spadaro, President, Magothy River Association

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Links:

Magothy River Association

Volunteer Opportunities & Contacts

Videos:

Welcome to the Magothy River

Long-Time Residents of the Magothy River
This is a call for the long-time residents of the Magothy River to share their memories, old pictures and home movies with the Magothy River Association (MRA) in order to produce the Magothy History Video for generations to come.

State of the Magothy River By Sally Hornor
This video is about the 2014 State of the Magothy River by Dr Sally Hornor, a presentation completed during the MRA annual meeting of February 18, 2015, at the AACC of Arnold in Maryland.

Save the Magothy River
I did not coin the term "oyster babies"; a kid from the Eagle Cove did. This is about a community of children and adults working together to save their river for generations to come. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Horn Point Laboratories, The Oyster Recovery Partnership. The Eagle Cove School and the Magothy River Association have provided their resources as well for the success of the project. Charles Germain.

Floating Gardens of the Magothy
This video is about the floating gardens of the Magothy river, designed by the Magothy River Association jointly with Anne Arundel Community College to restore the health of the river. For further information email: president@magothyriver.org

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: A Sea Change in the Language of Climate Change." Many in Congress are no longer denying the existence of global warming, but instead saying we can't do anything to stop it. Senator James Inhofe, chairman of the U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee, recently co-sponsored a resolution that said "climate change is real and not a hoax." But then he threw a snowball at the podium to make the point that it's not a big deal. Despite his theatrics, polls show a growing number of Republican voters -- and even more Democrats -- accept that there is solid evidence of climate change. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

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

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Guest: Jeff Holland, West/Rhode Riverkeeper

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West Rhode Riverkeeper

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Maryland Governor Unveils Clean Water Rules With Loophole for Poultry Industry." As one of his first acts as Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan on January 21 kept a campaign promise to the farm lobby by killing new state regulations meant to reduce poultry manure pollution that is causing “dead zones” in the Chesapeake Bay.But then, on February 13th, the Hogan administration received a warning letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA advised state officials that if Maryland dropped its manure limits, it would have to take some kind of alternative action to reduce pollution and meet EPA pollution limits for the Bay. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, February 25
"Spring Cleaning"

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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

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GreenScape

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." One of the most mysterious creatures of Chesapeake Bay is a microscopic parasite that infects oysters, called Perkinsus marinus. Perkinsus is a tiny, single-celled animal – a protozoan -- that swims about the bay, propelled by a pair-of whip-like flagella. When oysters suck in water and accidentally ingest one of these critters, the parasite burrows in and hijacks its host.  Perkinsus uses the oyster’s body to multiply its own offspring, leaving the oyster pale, emaciated, and shriveled. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, February 18
"Forest Conservation Act"

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Guest: Rob Savidge, forester

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Links:

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: Saving an Endangered Species - Dairy Farmers." Many of the Chesapeake region’s dairy farms have gone out of business over the last two decades. In Maryland, for example, 50 percent of the dairies have failed over the last decade, and 90 percent since 1970. Competition from industrial-sized dairies in the West and Midwest have made it hard for small family farms to survive. The trend has been: get big, or get out. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

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

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

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Links:

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." 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. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

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

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Guest: Kate Fritz, Executive Director

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South River Federation

 

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: What is Really Behind Anti-Regulatory Legislation in Congress?" 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. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

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

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

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Links:

Trash Free Maryland Alliance

About Microbeads

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: New Maryland Governor Stops Pollution Control Regulations." When Bob Ehrlich became governor in 2003, one of his first acts -- as Maryland’s first Republican chief executive in more than three decades -- was to abandon new state regulations that would have held the state’s large poultry industry responsible for reducing its manure runoff pollution into the Chesapeake Bay.Ehrlich’s former appointments secretary, Larry Hogan, a Republican real estate developer, was sworn in as Maryland's new governor last week.  On his first day in office, Hogan beat his former boss in anti-environmental showmanship by killing not only new poultry waste regulations important for the health of the Bay, but also clean air rules designed to reduce smog in the Baltimore area. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

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

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

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Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Monster Crabs In the Old Chesapeake Bay." 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. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

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

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

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: The Impact of Falling Gas and Oil Prices." 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. Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

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

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Guest: Will Baker, President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Profile of Biologist Lincoln Brower." He 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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