An Introduction

Hello and welcome to The Green Room, a show which is broadcast biweekly from WESU Middletown 88.1 FM, Wesleyan University's community radio project. The show is written and produced by me, Sam Bernhardt, a student at Wesleyan. The show's first season was based around a collaborative project between WESU and Professor Suzanne O'Connell, of the Wesleyan Earth and Environmental Science department, in which students of Professor O'Connell's Environmental Justice class created their own radio segments, which were aired as part of the show and which you can find on the show's iTune's U page.

However, this is only the start. For our next season, starting in September, I hope to expand this collaboration between WESU and Wesleyan's classes even further, giving the microphone to a whole range of classes in Wesleyan's newly created Environmental Studies department.

This blog is partly to provide another venue for listening to the show (in addition to itunes U and live streaming from and, of course, traditional listening on 88.1 FM if you are in the middle-northern connecticut area). More generally, it acts as another medium for communicating information, especially as a way to keep up with the environmental newsing while I am away from WESU for the summer.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Green Room #4


This entire episode is composed of recordings from Power Shift 2009, a youth climate change conference which took place in March in Washington, D.C. The conference featured multiple outstanding speakers, including Van Jones, Majora Carter, and Congresspeople Ed Markey (of the Markey-Waxman climate bill) and Donna Edwards.

The conference was also composed of smaller lectures, panels and workshops. It was truly an inspiring weekend for all who attended, as we were able to come together as a movement, giving the call for the environment a presence in the nation's capital.

3.17.09 Power Shift

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