Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show created by Kay Wood, the producer and host of the show. It has been broadcast live on G-Town Radio at www.gtownradio.com since September 2015, and is now on the air at WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia. Ms. Wood is assisted in producing Planet Philadelphia by assistant producer/reporter Linda Rosenwein, who came on board in the Spring of 2017.
Planet Philadelphia is volunteer run independent locally produced show that provides professional interviews and reporting about the environment we all share while also providing a platform for local residents to discuss their environmental interests and concerns. The show tackles important environmental topics of all kinds trying to bring them into perspective for the listeners. It makes a special effort to highlight connections between national/global issues and their implications for the local community.
The show combines a high level of community participation with interviews from national/global experts. Included in this broad spectrum of guests are local community members such as college student and climate change activist Jeremy Rios Griffin, local bee-keeper Kathy May, environmental activist and former café owner Judy Wicks, dedicated local Tree Tender Charles Phillips, Terri Burgin and Anthony Giancatarino from the interfaith justice organization POWER, Delaware River Keeper Maya Van Rossum, and many more.
Some of the more noted guests appearing on Planet Philadelphia are such people as Mary Robinson, former first female president of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, author, and currently Chairperson of the Elders, Dr. John Goodenough, the inventor of the lithium–ion battery, former Rear Admiral David Titley, sea level researcher from the Earth Observatory of Singapore Professor Benjamin Horton, US Senator Robert Casey Jr., former World Bank senior vice president Vinod Thomas, Dr. Mark Alan Hughes, Ph.D., of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and Dan Lashof, Director of World Resources Institute (WRI) U.S.
Planet Philadelphia airs 4:00-5:00 p.m. the first and third Friday every month on Germantown Community Radio 92.9 FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia, and is simultaneously live streamed on www.gtownradio.com. All shows are also available as podcasts on the planetphiladelphia.com show archives page, and are also available on Mixcloud and Soundcloud.