Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on Germantown Community Radio at 92.9 FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia & https://gtownradio.com everywhere.
Planet Philadelphia is an environmental radio show created by Kay Wood, the producer and host of the show. It has been broadcast on G-Town Radio community radio station at gtownradio.com since September 2015. Ms. Wood is assisted in producing Planet Philadelphia by assistant producer/reporter Linda Rosenwein.
Planet Philadelphia is volunteer run independent locally produced show that provides interviews and reporting about the environment we all share. 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. As of April 2023 we’ve had over 400 guests
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 https://gtownradio.com/.
Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show also airs on Villanova's radio station, WXVU, Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM.
Listener Comment Line: (484)278-1846
Email: planetphila (at) gmail.com
Not in Philly? You can still listen to all Gtown Radio programing at https://gtownradio.com or on Strema, Tunein or other apps.
Podcasts of Planet Philadelphia shows are available shortly after live broadcast on https://www.planetphiladelphia.com/show-archives.
Go to https://www.planetphiladelphia.com keep up on what is happening with our broadcasts as well as community announcements.
The Big Frack, is the second hilarious graphic novel by artist, writer, and radio show host, Kay Wood, about our fossil fuel mania. It's a fun tale of relationships, romance, and colliding missteps, 190 pages full of colorful drawings for all ages from teens to grandparents. Once again baby boomer couple, Monty Cane and Maureen Able, along with their super-intelligent parrot Fletcher, and amorous French bulldog, François, are in the middle of trying events. They and a mix of quirky lovable characters work together to try to stop assorted villains from endangering people’s health and lives. Will the great state of Pencilvania be saved from a government/corporate plan to open state parks to drilling and thereby poisoning the drinking water for millions? Read The Big Frack to find out.
Kay Wood and Planet Philadelphia
Doing a radio show is a completely new and different endeavor for me. Most of my life has been lived as an artist doing different kinds of 2d media. But I was inspired – one could even say driven – to do Planet Philadelphia radio show to give voice to our community about our environment – which is after all simply where we all live, work and play – because of my concerns about climate change – but also because I keep on meeting amazing people doing amazing things to make our world a better place.
I’d been addressing environmental issues in my paintings and other works for years, but after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and horrendous disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, I decided I somehow had to reach a wider audience about climate change.
The Big Belch, my first ever graphic novel, uses humor to express just how ridiculously insane our behavior is toward the natural environment, oil, and future generations. I hope you enjoy it.
"Kay Wood's graphic novella pits a gang of haplessly humorous activists against an environmental Armageddon in the making. In the "Big Belch", the stakes are high but so are the spirits of characters bumbling their way to a better world." — Singe Wilkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist
My work on, The Big Belch, has gotten some good things going. Here are links to some:
2014 Art and Change Grant
Successful Kickstarter project
Fun article about The Big Belch, Fletcher's famous!
For more about her graphic novels contact Kay Wood: thebigfrack (at) gmail.com