The Essential Premier

twitterThe new show I’m working on is called Essential Pittsburgh. It’s a locally produced program from 90.5 WESA, dedicated to the exploration of issues impacting Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.  It premiers February 10th and will air each Friday at noon for the next 3 weeks. Then on Monday the 27th, Essential Pittsburgh will be a daily program.

For those outside the Pittsburgh listening area, you should be able to stream the broadcast live at 12pm eastern time.

The first show is about Marcellus Shale; an exploration of the benefits and concerns for the people of Pennsylvania and the environment, along with a discussion that opens questions from our listeners via the phone, Facebook and Twitter.

I’m very excited and of course a bit nervous. I hope you can tune in. If not, the episode should be up on the website soon after. Enjoy the show!

Stargazers Vineyard and Winery: Our Environment Episode 4

Find out more about the Vineyard and the history behind the name Stargazers

Southeastern Pennsylvania is home to a number of picturesque wineries, and Stargazers in Coatesville can be counted among them. But the vineyard and winery also stands out for the unique environmental example made by its owners.

Stargazers’ owners and operators, John and Alice Weygant, use energy-efficient methods to make their wine. And those sustainable methods carry over to their home with solar panels, cisterns that recycle rainwater, and highly efficient building design. In this episode of Our Environment, I left the studios of 1370am Pottstown and spent time with the Weygants in their winery and in their home, finding out how sustainable living can be easy, economical, and even profitable.

To find out more about where Stargazers’ surplus solar energy goes and how you can take advantage of clean electricity, visit http://www.theenergy.coop/Electricity/electricity.htm

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Our Environment Episode 1 part 2: Sustainable Solutions Corporation

WPAZ radio has a new 15 minute Eco-focused show called Our Environment.  In this episode, find out how your home or business can operate more efficiently. Sustainable Solutions Corporation founder Tad Radzinski talked with me at WPAZ studios in Pottstown about how his company helps people get on track environmentally and economically, for the greater good. This is part 2 of the interview. In the tri-county area, tune to channel 1370Am on Fridays at 12:30pm or stream broadcasts online at http://www.wpazradio.com. Click the player below to hear the second part of my interview with Tad.

Snow day! Having a cat is great, having good neighbors is even better.

First off, to my friends in NYC who apparently saw only a dusting of snow in the last day, I’m both amazed at the difference and totally envious.  Usually the weather in PA is not far off from the NY metro area.  But believe me when I say my area to the south-west of Philadelphia had snow up to my upper thighs and hips!

I woke up Saturday with no plan to even set foot outside until Sunday.  I made breakfast and watched the Magnificent Seven on TMC (it’s very well done for an old western/Japanese knock-off).  Later I planned to start growing my tomato seeds. But when the snow stopped around 1pm I couldn’t help but notice all the neighbors starting to shovel.  Continue reading