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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, August 16
"SouthWings: Conservation through Aviation"

NOTE: This program will not be broadcast live on WNAV due to an Orioles baseball game.

Guests: Shannon Lyons, PhD., Chesapeake Program Director,SouthWings; Jeremy Jacobsohn, Volunteer Pilot, SouthWings

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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

Wednesday, August 9
"Magothy River Association Updates"

NOTE: This program will not be broadcast live on WNAV due to an Orioles baseball game.

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Guests: Paul Spadaro, President, Magothy River Association; Sally Horner, PhD, Magothy River Association Science Advisor

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"The Environment in Focus: A doubling in the extent of the underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay over the last five years suggests that EPA pollution limits put into place in 2010 are working." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, August 2
"Weather it Together: Adapting to Sea Level Rise in Annapolis"

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Guests: Lisa Craig, Chief of Historic Preservation, City of Annapolis; Rebecca Ramsay, Intern, Annapolis Historic Preservation Office, International Committee of Monuments and Sites International Exchange Fellow, and Archaeologist at the Auckland Council, New Zealand

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"The Environment in Focus: Proposed tariffs on the import of Chinese-made solar panels to help American manufacturers -- and how an international trade dispute could raise the price of solar power, and hurt solar installation companies in Maryland and elsewhere" Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, July 26
"Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District and Eco-friendly Operations at Homestead Gardens"

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Guest: Brian Riddle, Homestead Gardens CEO and Board Member of the Soil Conservation District

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"The Environment in Focus: The political winds blowing around Congressman Andy Harris' efforts to throw a wrench into the offshore wind farm planned east of Ocean City." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, July 19
"The 72nd Annual Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast Goes Green & Zero-Waste"

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Guest: David Lunden, 2017 Crab Feast Chairman

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"The Environment in Focus: Keeping cattle out of streams to protect the Bay." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Living Green was on vacation from mid-June to mid-July.

Wednesday, June 14
"Fascinating Hummingbirds"

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Guest: Bruce Peterjohn, Wildlife Biologist, US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

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Left: Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Summertime visitor
Right: Rufous Hummingbird
Wintertime visitor
Photos: Audubon

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"The Environment in Focus: President Trump's infrastructure plan, and what it means for Maryland and the U.S." Produced by Tom Peyton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, June 7
"The Maryland Green Registry and its 2017 Leadership Awards"

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Guest: Laura Armstrong, Director, Sustainability Program and Maryland Green Registry Coordinator

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"The Environment in Focus: The clash between the entrenched car culture and the growing bike culture in Maryland." Produced by Tom Peyton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, May 31
"The GreenGive"

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Guests: Suzanne Etgen, Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy; Kate Fritz, South River Federation; Tom Guay, Severn River Association; Nina Fisher, Scenic Rivers Land Trust;and Amy Clements, Spa Creek Conservancy


Left to right: Standing - Nina Fisher, Suzanne Etgen, Tom Guay, Kate Fritz; Sitting - Amy Clements, Vic Pascoe, Elvia Thompson

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: "Green Accounting and the economic value of wildlife." Produced by Tom Peyton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, May 24
"Invasives in Big Ship Ballast Water"

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Guest: Jenny Carney, PhD, Marine Biologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

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Jenny Carney & Kimberly Holzer sampling ballast water plankton from a cargo ship at a Chesapeake Bay coal terminal
photo by Kimberly Holzer

Ballast researchers at work

Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: A kayak exploration of the abandoned Patapsco River military base, Fort Carroll -- and island that has now been completely taken over by birds and is a huge and noisy breeding ground for cormorants, herons and great egrets." Produced by Tom Peyton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, May 17
"Back Creek Walk-A-Thon"

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Guests: Lorie Stout and Molly Winans, Back Creek Conservancy Board of Directors

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"The Environment in Focus: A new study by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center that concludes that efforts over the last 13 years to reduce invasive species into the Chesapeake Bay by requiring ships to dump their ballast water at sea have backfired, as more exotic critters than ever are hitchhiking aboard a growing global fleet of coal ships." Produced by Tom Peyton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, May 10
"Chesapeake Bay Report Card"

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Guests: Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment; William Dennison, PhD, Professor of Marine Science and Vice President for Science Applications at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES); and Bay Program Director Nicholas DiPasquale

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"The Environment in Focus: Disagreeing with the deadline theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has created for humanity to find a new planet to live on: 100 years. After that, Dr. Hawking believes we pass the tipping point for polluting the Earth so badly, that we must move on." Produced by Tom Peyton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, May 3
"Beekeeping"

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Guest: Bob Greenwell, West River Apiary

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: Keeping cattle out of streams to protect the Bay." Produced by Tom Peyton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, April 26
"Bee City and Bee Campus USA"

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Guest: Phyllis Stiles, Founder & Director, Bee City & Bee Campus USA

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"The Environment in Focus: The Science March in Washington DC and similar marches across the country on Saturday... and the Trump Administration's cuts to scientific research." Produced by Tom Peyton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, April 19
"An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch, and the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit"

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Guest: Alison Barrat, documentary filmmaker and Director of Communications, Khalid bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

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"The Environment in Focus: President Trump is proposing to open up the East Coast and mouth of the Chesapeake Bay to offshore drilling. This is one of several examples of the Trump Administration cutting environmental regulations to try to give a boost to an oil and gas industry that does not need it -- and is hurt by its own excesses." Produced by Tom Peyton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, April 12
"Choose Clean Water"

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Guest: Ben Alexandro, Water Policy Advocate, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, and State Lead, Choose Clean Water Coalition

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"The Environment in Focus: A Maryland General Assembly wrap-up, featuring the ban on fracking, the protection of oyster sanctuaries, restrictions on antibiotics fed to farm animals, and a bill that would have outlawed Styrofoam cups and packaging materials that never even made it out of committee." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, April 5
"Working for Clean Water Globally and Locally"

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Guests: Betsy Love, St. Luke's Episcopal Church; Ben Butler, Stella Artois & INBev; and Julie LaGuardia, water.org

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"The Environment in Focus: As the Trump Administration works to dismantle the EPA, he examines the bigger question of why we even need regulations. We visit Hopewell, Virginia, and examine what may have been the worst environmental disaster in the history of the Chesapeake Bay region: the kepone pesticide contamination of workers and the James River in 1974 and 1975.." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, March 29
"Status of Environmental Legislation in the General Assembly"

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Guests: Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director, Fair Farms Maryland; and Kristen Harbeson, Political Director, Maryland League of Conservation Voters.

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"The Environment in Focus: President Trump's proposed elimination of all funding for the Chesapeake Bay cleanup program." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

 

Wednesday, March 22
NO PROGRAM ON THIS DATE

Wednesday, March 15
"Adapting to Climate Change"

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Guest: Zoe Johnson, Climate Change Coordinator [National Marine Fisheries Service], Chesapeake Bay Program

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

Wednesday, March 8
"The State of the Magothy River"

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Guests: Paul Spadaro, President, Magothy River Association; Sally Hornor, PhD, Magothy River Association Science Advisor

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"The Environment in Focus: The recent anti-fracking march in Annapolis and the debate over whether to ban or just impose another two-year pause on hydraulic fracturing -- with the Governor suggesting he would like neither, preferring to "drill baby drill." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, March 1
"Dirt, Composting and Healthy Soil"

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Guest: Frank Gouin, PhD

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"The Environment in Focus: The debate over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our grocery stores, and whether GMOs are actually better or worse for human health and the environment." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, February 22
"Proposed Bill in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly: Hydraulic Fracturing – Prohibition"

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Guest: Paul Roberts, Board President, Citizen Shale

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"The Environment in Focus: A critique of Governor Hogan's proposal to open up some of the Chesapeake Bay's new and successful oyster sanctuaries to power dredging." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, February 15
"Forest Conservation Reforestation Proposed Ordinance in Annapolis"

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Guest: Rob Savidge, Environmental Scientist & Reforestation Expert

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: A statewide ban on polystyrene." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, February 8
"Proposed Bill in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly: Polystyrene Food Service Products and Polystyrene Loose Fill Packaging – Prohibition on Sale"

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Guest: Julie Lawson, Executive Director, Trash Free Maryland

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"The Environment in Focus: Scrutinizing the claim that environmental regulations 'kill jobs.'" Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, February 1
"Making Sense of Climate Change"

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Guest: Bert Drake, PhD, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

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"The Environment in Focus: The federal mandate for ethanol in vehicle fuel and how it hurts the Chesapeake Bay and wildlife across the U.S." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, January 25
"Overview of Environmental Bills in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly"

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Guest: Kristen Harbeson, Political Director, Maryland League of Conservation Voters

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"The Environment in Focus: The likely next EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, did a linguistic tapdance before the U.S. Senate last week during his confirmation hearing over whether he would enforce the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, January 18
"Proposed Bill in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly: Stop Routine Use of Antibiotics on Farm Animals"

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Guest: Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director, Waterkeepers Chesapeake

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"The Environment in Focus: New song by environmentalist singer/songwriter Sean Madden, about the resilience of nature in the face of political tumult. " Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Wednesday, January 11
"The Chesapeake Bay Program - An Update"

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Guest: Nicholas DiPascuale, Director

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Special Feature
"The Environment in Focus: A preview of the hot environmental subjects in the upcoming General Assembly session including a bill to ban fracking; an over-ride of Governor Hogan's veto in May of clean energy legislation; and a Hogan proposal to use sewage upgrade "flush tax" funding to start a pollution trading program in the Bay." Produced by Tom Pelton and WYPR 88.1FM public radio in Baltimore. | more

Living Green was on vacation between Dec. 7 & Jan. 11

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