Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on
Germantown Community Radio at 92.9 FM WGGT-LP, Philadelphia, and www.gtownradio.com
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.
Tune in to Planet Philadelphia the 1st and 3rd Fridays each month at 4:00 to 5:00 pm at 92.9 FM in NW Philadelphia and/or catch the live stream anywhere on the planet at http://www.gtownradio.com/ and listen to a super show.
Planet Philadelphia Info: www.planetphiladelphia.com
Listener Comment Line: (484)278-1846
Email: planetphila (at) gmail.com
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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!
Contact Kay Wood: k at thebigbelch.com
Before I became a graphic novelist, I had a long history as a painter with shows all over – even had a work in a show in Japan. Mostly I showed my paintings, hand made books and installation works at Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York City. If you’d like to find out more about my art history, here’s a small selection: http://kaywood-art.com/
Here's what some critics have said about my past work:
Art critic Lilly Wei said about Kay Wood’s work: It’s “... beautifully rendered, visually penetrable but hard, sealed, the pictures and marks embedded in many layers of translucent acrylic, layers that glow as the light passes through them, activating the color. Like fossils in resin, the configurations are preserved and presented, specimens from a cabinet of curiosities, visual tests to be decoded...”
Jeff Wright said in Cover Magazine: “...Wood sees her work as balancing aesthetic concerns with thematic propositions...The works are handsome and have a dreamy quality. Their success lies in their ability to conflate both the apparent and the apparition.”
R.B. Strauss “...Kay Wood's paintings focus on the geological and the biological. Her work is mixed media on paper on wood...Natural splendor from all quarters is found at Pentimenti Gallery.”
Roberta Fallon “...Kay Wood's collage oil paintings. The small, colorful works showcase images of objects--some manmade, some natural--floating in fields of rich color. The images--organic shapes like a pear or a fossilized flower and inorganic shapes like a glove or a shower curtain ring--are hand-drawn, then scanned and collaged onto the paintings. The play of manmade vs. nature works well against a background that suggests a cosmos of fading stars and looming black holes...[It evokes] thoughts about ecology and humankind's careless husbandry of the earth.”