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The Climate Pod

Jun 24, 2020

Happy 1st Anniversary to The Climate Pod! This week, co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel talk to two clean energy policy experts about a new study, 2035: The Report, which outlines an economically beneficial path to transforming the electricity sector to 90% clean energy in the next 15 years.

We speak to

Jun 19, 2020

On this episode, we talk with Dr. Robert Bullard, who is often referred to as the "Father of Environmental Justice." We talk about the connection between COVID-19 and air pollution, how racial inequality is present during hurricane seasons and after flooding events, how racist housing practices have lead to...

Jun 17, 2020

This week, Dr. Parrish Bergquist joins the show to talk about her new study with Dr. Leah Stokes and Dr. Matto Mildenberger about Americans attitudes toward linking climate policy with other social and economic considerations. Do Americans support the fundamental ideas behind the Green New Deal? She reveals the...

Jun 10, 2020

This week, we talk to MN350 Executive Director Sam Grant about climate activism and racial justice in Minneapolis. What's the role of a climate organization in the city where the protests started? Sam tells us what he and MN350 plan to do to fight for a more just and safe society.

Then, Data For Progress' Deputy...

Jun 3, 2020

Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, North American Director for, joins us again this week to discuss the importance of racial justice in the climate fight, how organizers should respond now, and how the movement can become more inclusive. 

Then, Josh Wakely, director of the new Pearl Jam "Retrograde" video, takes us behind...