Category Archives: Podcasts

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The Green Center: The Importance Of Connecting With Nature

Photos provided by Jan Oberkramer, The Green Center.

Photos provided by Jan Oberkramer, The Green Center.

“I remember taking children outdoors on a night hike…I suddenly realized the children weren’t with me and I turned around and they were just amazed by the stars. They were mesmerized. They weren’t moving,” said Jan Oberkramer, the Executive Director of The Green Center in University City. “I was so humbled because as beautiful as (the stars) are, I see them and look at them all the time. These kids had never seen stars.”

Oberkramer is the guest on this edition of “Behind The Editor’s Curtain.”

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Green Burials: Looking To The Past For A Sustainable Future

Wicker Casket is a environmentally friendly choice for use in natural burials. Photo curtosy Gracie MacDonell, Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Wicker Casket is an environmentally friendly choice for use in natural burials. Photo courtesy Gracie MacDonell, Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Bellefontaine Cemetery offers the St. Louis community the option of natural burial and a dedicated environmentally sensitive space as additional choices when making personal end of life decisions.

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The Historic St. Louis Flooding: What We Should Have Known

Pictured: Bob Criss. Photo provided by Bob Criss.

Pictured: Bob Criss at the Meramec River last October. Photo provided by Bob Criss.

“Our flood problems in St. Louis and St. Louis County have been hugely magnified by what I would call idiotic decisions since 1993 especially,” Bob Criss said. “And we knew better.”

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COAL SMOKE: When Day Was Night In St. Louis

A screenshot of the blog, "A Coal Black Sky." Photo by Bob Wyss.

A screenshot of the blog, “A Coal Black Sky.” Photo provided by Bob Wyss.

“The parents and grandparents of the people in St. Louis are the big heroes,” Bob Wyss said. “They looked at a problem and they resolved it, and they should be credited for what they did.”

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Retired Petroleum Investment Expert Pens Daily Climate Newsletter

Photo by Diana Linsley, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Photo by Diana Linsley, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Carl Campbell, retired petroleum investment advisor, spends every morning searching for climate and environmental information.  By early afternoon, he releases an analysis on his most important finds in a daily newsletter called “Carl’s Climate Letters.”

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A Thousand Miles For Climate Change

Photo from the back cover of Henry's book "David and the Giant Mailbox."

Photo from the back cover of Henry’s new book “David and the Giant Mailbox.”

David Henry walked 1,000 miles to talk with strangers about climate change. He braved rainy weather conditions, difficult roadways, and dodged texting drivers.

Henry talks with Don Corrigan about his journey across part of the U.S. on this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain.”

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Inside The Historic U.N. Climate Conference In Paris

Dawn Reeves covering the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. Photo provided by Dawn Reeves.

Dawn Reeves covering the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. Photo provided by Dawn Reeves.

Environmental Reporter Dawn Reeves, based in Washington D.C. with the Inside EPA subscriber news service, reports back from the Paris Climate Change Summit.  Reeves shares insights from the conference and explains  elements of the agreement reached by countries attending the conference with Don Corrigan on this week’s edition of  “Behind the Editor’s Curtain.”

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Crude Oil Trains Spark Safety, Enviro-Concerns

In 2007, there were about 6,000 rail cars in the United States carrying crude oil. By 2013, the number of cars carrying crude oil jumped to 400,000. photo by Ursula Ruhl, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

In 2007, there were about 6,000 rail cars in the United States carrying crude oil. By 2013, the number of cars carrying crude oil jumped to 400,000. Photo by Ursula Ruhl, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Tim Christian, from the St. Louis for Safe Trains organization, is the interview guest with Don Corrigan on this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain.”

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Local Scientist Talks Paris Climate Summit Importance

Jeff DePew (right) and Julia Gabbert, former Webster University student , are pictured above. Photo provided by Jeff DePew.

Jeff DePew (right) and Julia Gabbert, former Webster University student, are pictured above. Photo provided by Jeff DePew.

Jeff DePew, a wetland and climate change scientist, talks to Don Corrigan about his viewpoints, thoughts, and opinions on the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris on this week’s “Behind The Editor’s Curtain” podcast.

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Jill Moon Shares Insight On Asian Carp Invasion

On the Illinois River summer 2012. Photo by Jill Moon/The Telegraph, Alton, IL

On the Illinois River summer 2012. Photo by Jill Moon/The Telegraph, Alton, IL

The invasive Asian Carp is the topic of discussion on this week’s “Behind The Editor’s Curtain.” For the last several years, Jill Moon, a reporter and editor for The Telegraph, Alton, IL, has followed the Asian carp issue.

Moon talks with Don Corrigan about the carp invasion, the environmental and economic issues they create, and a few of the efforts underway to curb their spread.

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