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Episode 15: Climate Advocacy in Panama

Citizens’ Climate Radio is a monthly podcast hosted by CCL volunteer Peterson Toscano. Browse all our past episodes here, and check out the latest episode in the post below.

An American doctor becomes a sailor, which leads her to climate advocacy in Panama. In this episode, Dr. Tami Kellogg shares some of her extraordinary journey and explains why she feels hopeful pursuing climate solutions in Central America.



Art House

Singer-songwriter Anna Fritz is a classically trained cellist based in Portland, Ore. She fuses her artistry with her passions for justice and the environment, creating a whole new style of folk music with her cello. She talks about the inspiration for her songs and her role in encouraging climate advocates. Hear two songs from her new album, “On a High Hill.”


We hear from three listeners who answered last month’s puzzler: “When I think of climate change, it reminds me of when ______.” They dug deep into their past experiences to bring us powerful metaphors to help wrap our minds and hearts around climate change today.

Here’s a new puzzler for this month:

You are chatting with an acquaintance—let’s call him Larry. Somehow you get to talking about windmills and the rapid advances in renewable technology. Larry is sympathetic but bothered by something. He says to you, “Yeah, I understand that these windmills can help to get us off of coal and gas, but they look so ugly! I hate how they are destroying the countryside.” What would you say to Larry? Try to think of something that will open up the conversation and get him to better understand climate change.

Send in your answers by September 15, 2017 along with your name, contact info, and where you are from. You can email your answers to radio (at) or leave a voice memo of 3 minutes or less at 570-483-8194 (+1 if calling from outside the USA).

Dig Deeper

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