WPKN Archives: Digging the Dirt with Jim Motavalli

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Kevin Gallagher

Original Aired:
Monday, August 1st, 2016
5:00PM to 5:30PM

30 minutes

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 9:36PM

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Episode: Digging the Dirt with Jim Motavalli

 Kevin's guest on this episode of "Digging In The Dirt" is Jim Motavalli.   The subject is the future of car's.  E cars, Hybrids, Tesla, Self-driving cars. Remember about 31% of the carbon pollution, contributing to Climate Change and Global warming, comes from cars.

Jim  writes on environmental topics for The New York Times, NPR’s Car Talk, Mother Nature Network and PluginCars.com. He is author or editor of seven books, including Forward Drive: The Race to Build Clean Cars for the Future and Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change, and Naked in the Woods: Joseph Knowles and the Legacy of Frontier Fakery. His book, High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug in the Auto Industry, was published by Rodale in 2012. He is also a contributor to Audubon, Mother Earth News and Success magazines, to the Environmental Defense Fund publications, and to the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Motavalli hosts a radio program on WPKN-FM in Connecticut, and lectures widely.

Show: Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher


Heavy on the 60's & 70's, new artists, Boogie Blues, Blues-Rock, Alt-country, Folk, Funk, Acid Jazz and world music and Latin Jazz. Drop in every other  Monday of the month, 4-7 p.m. for musical meanderings with Kevin Gallagher. He'll drop the bucket down WPKN's musical well and see what he drags up.

"I know where things will start out, but I'm never quite sure where we'll end up. It's all about playing any kind of music that fires me up, with the occasional Interview thrown in".


At 5 pm Monday's, Listen to "Digging in the Dirt",  where I talk to a guest working in and around agriculture, gardening, farming, gardening and food issues like organics, seeds, GMO and the Bionutrient movement and Climate Change issues.  You can go to all my Podcasts at this link.  https://soundcloud.com/wpkn895/sets/digging-in-the-dirt-on-wpkn

Kevin shares every other Monday 4-7 p.m. with Pete Stewart.

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