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Welcome to the HEAL Utah Podcast: your source for politics, culture, economics, and everything in between through an environmental lens. Join us as we sit down with activists, authors, academics, and athletes - just to name a few - to discuss a range of issues that are innately related to environmental advocacy in Utah and beyond. Whether you’re a sustainability-newbie or a grassroots-veteran, the HEAL Utah Podcast answers questions as much as it asks them and is guaranteed to help you expand your environmental horizon. HEAL Utah is a Utah-based nonprofit that concentrates on air quality, clean energy, climate change, and toxic waste.

Welcome to the HEAL Utah Podcast: your source for politics, culture, economics, and everything in between through an environmental lens. Join us as we sit down with activists, authors, academics, and athletes - just to name a few - to discuss a range of issues that are innately related to environmental advocacy in Utah and beyond. Whether you’re a sustainability-newbie or a grassroots-veteran, the HEAL Utah Podcast answers questions as much as it asks them and is guaranteed to help you expand your environmental horizon. HEAL Utah is a Utah-based nonprofit that concentrates on air quality, clean energy, climate change, and toxic waste.
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Welcome to the HEAL Utah Podcast: your source for politics, culture, economics, and everything in between through an environmental lens. Join us as we sit down with activists, authors, academics, and athletes - just to name a few - to discuss a range of issues that are innately related to environmental advocacy in Utah and beyond. Whether you’re a sustainability-newbie or a grassroots-veteran, the HEAL Utah Podcast answers questions as much as it asks them and is guaranteed to help you expand your environmental horizon. HEAL Utah is a Utah-based nonprofit that concentrates on air quality, clean energy, climate change, and toxic waste.

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Episodes

Episode 113: Change Starts with Community Conversations with Lara Jones and Billy Palmer Episode 113: Change Starts with Community Conversations with Lara Jones and Billy Palmer

8/6/2018
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For the last 40 years, KRCL’s RadioActive has been a radio show for grassroots activism. This week, we turned the microphone around on the show’s host, Lara Jones, and co-host, Billy Palmer, to interview them on creating a safe place for community conversation and change. Lara and Billy are fully… Continue reading The post Episode 113: Change Starts with Community Conversations with Lara Jones and Billy Palmer appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Episode 112: Discovering Climate Change and the Universe with Thomas Quayle Episode 112: Discovering Climate Change and the Universe with Thomas Quayle

7/30/2018
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Thomas Quayle lives in a place that most people avoid or criticize: science communications. As the Education Program Specialist at the Clark Planetarium and a Solar System Ambassador for NASA/JPL, Thomas uses exploration to educate kids on topics like climate change. In this week’s episode, we chat about an astronaut’s… Continue reading The post Episode 112: Discovering Climate Change and the Universe with Thomas Quayle appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Episode 111: A Disaster for Utah with Jessica Reimer Episode 111: A Disaster for Utah with Jessica Reimer

7/23/2018
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We call it the Trojan Horse of the nuclear industry and a disaster for Utah, but everyone else calls it depleted uranium (DU). Join us this week as HEAL Utah’s Policy Associate Jessica Reimer tells the story of DU, which starts out as low-level waste but becomes increasingly radioactive over… Continue reading The post Episode 111: A Disaster for Utah with Jessica Reimer appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Episode 110: Talking With, Not Down To, Each Other with Representative Angela Romero Episode 110: Talking With, Not Down To, Each Other with Representative Angela Romero

7/16/2018
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With what lens do legislators look at a bill? Is it through a privileged one or an inclusive one that recognizes disproportionate effects that a bill could have on our communities? Representative Angela Romero (D-26) continually challenges her colleagues on the hill to enter that, sometimes uncomfortable, unknown in which… Continue reading The post Episode 110: Talking With, Not Down To, Each Other with Representative Angela Romero appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Episode 109: Being a Doctor and Environmentalist Just Makes Sense with Scott Williams Episode 109: Being a Doctor & Environmentalist Just Makes Sense with Scott Williams

7/9/2018
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He’s a doctor, a grandfather, a cyclist, and the Bruce Springsteen of HEAL Utah: meet our Executive Director, Dr. Scott Williams. He came to the studio this week to give us a sneak-peak at his pre-HEAL life in the medical world and to explain how the transition from medicine to… Continue reading The post Episode 109: Being a Doctor & Environmentalist Just Makes Sense with Scott Williams appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Episode 108: Empowering Utah’s “inconvenient youth” with Piper Christian Episode 108: Empowering Utah’s “inconvenient youth” with Piper Christian

6/25/2018
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While some high school seniors were focused on prom, graduation, and spring break, Piper Christian spent a lot of her senior year at the State Capitol advocating for the climate change resolution. She spoke with us during a well-deserved vacation and unwrapped the evolution of the student-led climate change resolution, the… Continue reading The post Episode 108: Empowering Utah’s “inconvenient youth” with Piper Christian appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Episode 107: Climate change, global markets, and being president of the world with Yale’s Dr. Robert Mendelsohn

6/18/2018
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While he was in town to speak at the Clark Planetarium, we managed to grab Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, a professor at Yale University’s Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, for a chat about his (and our own Michael Shea’s) favorite topic: the economics of climate change. We dove in… Continue reading The post Episode 107: Climate change, global markets, and being president of the world with Yale’s Dr. Robert Mendelsohn appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Episode 106: The simply complex issues in environmental journalism with Emma Penrod

6/11/2018
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Every advocacy group believes, for good reason, that their campaign should be front page news. There’s no front page big enough to cover everyone’s work, unfortunately, so instead, we spoke with Emma Penrod, a former environmental reporter at the Salt Lake Tribune and a current freelance journalist, to get the… Continue reading The post Episode 106: The simply complex issues in environmental journalism with Emma Penrod appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Episode 105: When a bill isn’t dead yet with Representative Rebecca Edwards Episode 105: When a bill isn’t dead yet with Representative Rebecca Edwards

6/4/2018
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After finishing off her final legislative session as a representative, Representative Rebecca Edwards sat down with the HEAL Utah Podcast. In this episode, we chatted about the struggle not make James Bond jokes over House Concurrent Resolution 007 (the climate change resolution) and about the resolution itself, including what it… Continue reading The post Episode 105: When a bill isn’t dead yet with Representative Rebecca Edwards appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Episode #104: Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute

1/3/2018
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Matt chats with Richard, who has written extensively (13 books!) on energy and economic issues, about climate change, energy trends and more. Richard, a senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, talks first about peak oil, a once popular theory about diminishing fossil fuel reserves which he believes will again… Continue reading The post Episode #104: Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Duration:00:30:24

Episode #103: Brian Maffly, Bears Ears & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

12/28/2017
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The Tribune’s environmental reporter, Brian Maffly, returns to the podcast to chat all things monument. Matt and Brian have a wide-ranging conversation about President Trump’s recent decision to cut the Grand Staircase Escalante monument in half, while reducing the new Bears Ears monument by 85 percent. (For many excellent articles… Continue reading The post Episode #103: Brian Maffly, Bears Ears & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Duration:00:39:52

Episode #102: Josh Edson, The Electric Vehicle Revolution

12/20/2017
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Josh Edson, from Tim Dahle Nissan, sits down with Matt to chat about the electric vehicle revolution we’re experiencing. As the local car dealership’s “electric vehicle ambassador,” they talk about trends in electric vehicle sales and how the new EVs are different than the early models (they go further!) They talk about the state… Continue reading The post Episode #102: Josh Edson, The Electric Vehicle Revolution appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Duration:00:29:20

Episode #101: Dr. Peter Howe, Utah’s Climate Change Polarization Paradox

12/13/2017
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Matt chats with Peter, an assistant professor in the Environment & Society department at Utah State University, about his research on public opinion and climate change. They talked primarily about new research, featured in the Salt Lake Tribune and more recently, in the Herald Journal, which found that while Utahns are among… Continue reading The post Episode #101: Dr. Peter Howe, Utah’s Climate Change Polarization Paradox appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Duration:00:25:55

Episode #100: Nick Huey, The Climate Campaign

12/6/2017
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Matt chats with Nick Huey about his creative efforts to increase awareness about climate change, in coordination with University of Utah students. During this year’s rivalry football game between the two universities, Huey and others lit a giant purple Y in the mountains over LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo to bring attention… Continue reading The post Episode #100: Nick Huey, The Climate Campaign appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Duration:00:26:37

Episode #99: Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist”

11/29/2017
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Yoram joins Matt in the studio for a chat about comedy, bipartisan climate advocacy, and Yoram’s recent move to Utah. Bauman, who has a PhD in economics, has built a living doing humorous lectures and presentations on serious topics, including economics and climate change. He also has co-written several books, including… Continue reading The post Episode #99: Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist” appeared first on HEAL Utah.

Duration:00:36:46