Earthworms with Jean Ponzi
David Doniger on12/05/14
David Doniger, Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Climate and Clean Air Program, discusses the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which was first introduced in June and recently closed its Public Comment Period.
Sarah Baird on Simplifying the Holidays
How can you indulge in the holidays without creating unnecessary waste and chaos? Sarah Baird, Director of Communications for The Center For A New American Dream, discusses the Simplify the Holidays campaign, which aims to minimize the unnecessary...
Jeff Milchen on Local Business vs Chain Business
Jeff Milchen, Co-Director of AMIBA (The American Independent Business Alliance) discusses how thriving independent businesses support their communities in ways that major chains can't.
Terry Winkleman On Supporting Local Business
Terry Winkleman, a founding board member of Go Local St. Louis, talks with Jean about the challenges facing local businesses in St. Louis.
James Gustave Speth On His Life of Activism
Jean talks with James Gustave Speth, activist and author of the new memoir, "Angels By the River".
Tom Kruzen on the Hazards of Tank Farms
Tom Kruzen, watchdog for enviornmental protection in Southern Missouri, calls in to talk about the tank farm being built near the Eleven Point River, 37 tanks holding thousands of gallons of chemicals hazardously close to major water supplies.
ML Lincoln on "Wrenched"
Director ML Lincoln discusses her latest film, "Wrenched", a documentary about Edward Abbey's approach to environmentalist activism and how those methods and ideas have affected 21st century eco-activists.
Jack Loeffler on the Legacy of Edward Abbey
Jack Loeffler, audio artist and friend of late activist Edward Abbey, discusses Abbey's activist philosophy and what it means for the current landscape of environmentalism.
Cliff Froehlich On Environmentalist Films
Cliff Froehlich, Executive Director of Cinema St. Louis, discusses the environmentally themed films coming to this years's St. Louis International Film Festival.
Jonathan Stack On World Vasectomy Day
Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Jonathan Stack discusses the second annual World Vasectomy Day, which he founded, and the threats that overpopulation poses to Earth's resources and our futures.
Christiaan Eayres On Media Literacy
Jean talks with Christian Eayres, Event Coordinator and Board Member of Gateway Media Literacy Partners, about the importance of thinking critically about the information we consume from the media, including the information out there regarding...
Theresa Carrington and Chandan Kumar Goswami On The...
Tonight we learn about The Blessing Basket Project from Founder and Director Theresa Carrington, who is joined by Bangladesh Country Director Chandan Kumar Goswami. The Blessing Basket Project has helped thousands of women in seven countries earn a...
Erin Switalski, Executive Director of Women's Voices For the Earth, discusses the toxic elements in personal care products, and how we can educate ourselves to avoid them.
Bill Pease on Evaluating Products' Environmental Impact
Bill Pease, chief scientist of Good Guide, discusses his work evaluating everyday products to find their hidden costs to the environment and your health.
Dennis Dimick on Food Waste
Dennis Dimick, National Geographic's Executive Editor For Environment, discusses the looming threat of food waste. With as much food as we throw away, how will we feed 9 billion people by mid-century? National Geographic has been exploring this and...
Tom Blatchford on Cool Cow Cheese
Tom Blatchford, farmer and artisan cheesemaker in Owensville, talks with Jean about the process behind handcrafting cheeses from Edam to Gouda to Queso Blanco and beyond.
Dr. Kyra Krakos on The Bauhaus Botany Honeysuckle Art...
This weekend, art and science are coming together at Bauhaus Botany's Honeysuckle Art Exhibit at Maryville University. Dr. Kyra Krakos calls in to discuss the event, taking place Saturday morning at 10, and how we can best make use of invasive plants.
Steve Nagle On Cleaning Up River Des Peres
Steve Nagle talks to Jean about the The 6th Annual River des Peres Trash Bash, taking place this Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm at Fultz Field on the River des Peres Greenway. You can register here to get involved with helping to clean up a river that...
Lois Gibbs On Community Health Crises
Lois Gibbs, founder of the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice, discusses the efforts to help communities grappling with major environmental disasters such as polluted drinking water, leaking landfills, and radioactive exposure. Gibbs was...
Amy Stewart On the Botany Behind Alcohol
Bestselling author Amy Stewart returns to Earthworms to talk about her book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks. Amy discusses what she's learned about the different ways people throughout history and all over the...
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