Saturday, December 31, 2011

WAMC, Cary Institute to Debut Earth Wise Radio

On January 2nd, WAMC Northeast Public Radio (which covers the southeast portion of the Adirondack Park) and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will debut a new radio show called Earth Wise: A look at our changing environment. The collaboration was formed to increase ecological literacy among radio listeners, with a focus on raising awareness about the science that underpins environmental issues according to a press release issued this week.

The two-minute segments will air Monday through Friday at 11:10 AM and 4:04 PM on WAMC. With the Earth as its subject, Earth Wise content is hoped to be globally relevant. New topics are expected to be featured daily, with coverage on climate change, energy, sustainable living, agriculture, and threats to air, water, and wildlife. Each segment will also highlight how individuals can make a difference.

Cary Institute President Dr. Bill Schlesinger will act as the narrator for Earth Wise. The new programming is being designed to be accessible, drawing on commentary from national experts to illuminate the science and policy of leading environmental concerns. “Our goal is to inspire listeners to make informed decisions about environmental issues facing society,” Schlesinger said, adding that “Each listener has the capacity to be a positive change in the world.”

Earth Wise will debut Monday, January 2nd and is available for syndication to other radio stations. In addition to WAMC, Earth Wise can be heard online at, and found on Twitter @earthwiseradio, and on

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