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SoundBites: Environmental Justice & Fracking

Fracking Well (Credit: Colorado River Connected)December 15, 2016 – Segment 2

We host for you the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. Our guests will discuss The Future of the Environmental Justice Movement Under the Trump Administration. With: Brentin Mock, staff writer at CityLab and formerly the justice editor at Grist; and Brittany Shenachie, activist and educator who has been involved with a variety of social movements in the US and the UK, with a primary focus on climate change and environmental justice.

In the last part of our new SoundBites segment we will also hear a report on how fracking produces tons of radioactive waste. With Jie Jenny Zou, reporting fellow for The Center for Public Integrity’s environment and labor team.


Sound Bites: Fracking | Phosphorous Management Tool | African Fried Rice

frackingMarch 10, 2015 – Segment 3

In our latest installment of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a debate on fracking in Maryland, with: Drew Cobbs, Executive Director, Maryland Petroleum Council; and Mike Tidwell, Founder and Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and author of The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas and the Race to Save America’s Coastal Cities.

Then we hear an update on the Phosphorous Management Tool, in light of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s proposal to curb poultry manure runoff from Eastern Shore farms, with Maryland State Senator Paul Pinksy (Democrat-District 22), Vice Chair of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee and sponsor of SB 0257, “Agriculture – Nutrient Management – Phosphorus Management Tool.”

We close out the show with a tasty treat, a recipe for African Fried Rice from Michael Twitty, Culinary Historian of African and African American Foodways and blogger at Afroculinaria.


Sound Bites: Maryland Environmental & Agricultural Policy — What Is Governor O’Malley’s Legacy?

frackingDecember 2, 2014 – Segment 3

In the latest installment of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we host a Maryland Environmental and Agricultural Policy Roundtable on fracking and phosphorous management.

Our guests are: Joanna Diamond, Executive Director of Environment Maryland; Mitch Jones, Director of the Common Resources Program at Food & Water Watch; David A. Vanko, Dean of the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University and chairman of the Maryland Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission; and Tim Wheeler, reporter for B’More Green, the Baltimore Sun‘s environmental blog.


Countdown to the Summit: Fracking and Maryland’s Energy Future

FrackingJanuary 3, 2014 – Segment 4

In preparation for next Wednesday’s Annapolis Summit, we host our weekly “Countdown to the Summit.” Joining us to discuss fracking and energy are

  • Steve Everley, spokesperson for Energy in Depth, a Washington-based advocacy group established by the Independent Petroleum Association of America;
  • Maryland State Senator Karen Montgomery (D-Montgomery County); 
  • Joanna Diamond, Director of Environment Maryland; 
  • and Drew Cobbs, Executive Director of the Maryland Petroleum Council.

The 11th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly, January 8, 2014, from 7-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. We will begin at 7 with a networking breakfast, and then from 8-10 I will interview Governor Martin O’Malley, President of the Senate Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch. To purchase tickets contact Clare Sheehan at 443.524.8101 or click here.

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Sound Bites: History of Ag Policy Since 1980s | Controversy Surrounding Fracking | Recipe: BlackSauce Kitchen’s Short Ribs

BlackSauce KitchenNovember 26, 2013 – Hour 2

On this week’s episode of Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a segment of our interview with Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch and author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America. Hauter discusses the history of agricultural policy in the United States since the 1980s.

Then, we turn to the controversy surrounding fracking, a means of extracting natural gas underground. We talk to science writer Elizabeth Royte, who discusses how farm animals can provide early warning indicators of possible health risks related to fracking. Focusing locally, we debate Maryland’s proposed moratorium on fracking with: Mike Tidwell, Director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network; Mitch Jones, Director of the Common Resources Program at Food and Water Watch; and Steve Everley, spokesperson for Energy in Depth, a Washington-based advocacy group established by the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

We close out this week’s episode of Sound Bites with a brand new recipe from Damian Mosley of BlackSauce Kitchen, who shares a recipe for short ribs – great in this chilly weather!

Parts 1 and 2 of this episode of Sound Bites were originally aired February 14, 2013.

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Controversy Over Proposed Cove Point Liquid Natural Gas Export Terminal

Cove PointNovember 11, 2013 – Segment 5

We take a look at the controversy over the proposed Cove Point liquid natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Maryland, owned by Dominion Resources. If approved, the terminal would be used to export fracked natural gas, piped in from Appalachia, to India and Japan. Our guests are:

Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s Maryland Crossroads 2013 Tour: Clean Energy, not Cove Point! stop in Baltimore will be Tuesday, November 12 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at MICA’s Falvey Hall 1301 W Mt Royal Ave in Baltimore. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

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