Diversity in the environmental movement with Whitney Tome

June 30, 2017

If people of color make up over 35% of the US population, why are they only in 14% of the senior staff positions of environmental organizations? We sat down with Whitney Tome, Executive Director of Green 2.0, to talk about diversity, hiring practices, and their new report, Beyond Diversity.

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Nature Rich Lives and the Future of Environmentalism with Richard Louv

May 31, 2017

In today’s episode, journalist and advocate Richard Louv discusses the health effects of green spaces, the need to design nature rich lives, and the future of environmentalism.

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Plasticizers, Fast Food, and Your Urine with Dr. Ami Zota

April 28, 2017

In today’s episode, Dr. Ami Zota from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health discusses how certain chemicals associated with plastics show up in people’s urine after they eat fast food.

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Cocaine, Salmon, and Chemicals of the Puget Sound with Dr. James Meador

March 28, 2017

What happens when salmon in the Puget Sound get exposed to cocaine, lipid control medicines, and anti-depressants? We called Dr. James Meador from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency to find out!

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Are we better off a little bit dirty? A conversation with Dr. Brett Finlay

February 17, 2017

On this episode, we talked with Dr. Brett Finlay, author of “Let Them Eat Dirt”, about the fascinating world of microbes. Dr. Finlay’s research focuses on how bacteria and other tiny microorganisms living in and on us might not be all bad. In this episode, we caught up with him in New York City to learn about fecal transplants and asthma, and to get some new evidence in the never-ending dogs vs. cats debate.

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Lead and the developing brain with Dr. Bruce Lanphear

February 16, 2017

Our first interview was with Dr. Bruce Lanphear, a professor at Simon Fraser University with expertise in children’s environmental health. His research ranges from childhood exposures to pesticides, mercury, tobacco smoke and other chemicals of concern. In this episode, we sat down with him in the EDF Washington office to learn specifically about how lead exposure affects children.

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