NPR is dominating our radio section with their numerous brilliantly produced shows from Science Friday to The Brian Lehrer Show and Morning Edition with Steve Inskeep. One of the most interesting special series they produced in 2019, and continues to be timely, is Getting to Zero Carbon with numerous shows using many of their best hosts — from Ari Shapiro and Ailsa Chang to Mary Louise Kelly — to create programming around companies taking on the challenge of climate change, Google’s aspirations to power all of its operations with carbon-free energy, bringing solar to communities of color, banning gas, capturing carbon, new battery technology, and more.
Locally produced radio is also weighing in, even as it is often distributed to multiple markets. On Long Island’s East End, Francesca Rheannon, host of The Writer’s Voice, has a focus on global warming. Listen to her spectacular interview with Michael Mann, author of The New Climate War and keep checking in as she interviews Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction and the newly published Under a White Sky (both of which have gold stars on our own BOOK list).