The race to the next generation of batteries may change everything, making electric cars and the transition to an all-electric, 100% renewable energy economy a reality. We talk to Steve LeVine, author of "The Powerhouse," about the race to build a better battery, and to researcher Mark Jacobson, who has authored plans for a global transition to 100% renewable energy.

Direct download: Ep29_ChangingBatteries_Final_-_11816_1.09_PM.mp3
Category:energy -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT

Do you like energy bars or granola bars? How about packaged fresh juice smoothies, or ready-to-eat pizza crusts? If you eat these or any of thousands of other foods you have the military to thank. Hear Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of Combat-Ready Kitchen, on the military origins of our food. Then, organic farmer Judith Redmond on the climate and agriculture connection.

Direct download: Ep28_CombatReadyKit_Final_-_121415_10.51_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm PDT

A story of science detective work, corporate irresponsibility, and persistent activism with author Dan Fagin, whose book Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Also, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, who grew up in the Toms River area.

Direct download: Ep27_TomsRiver_Final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 1:16pm PDT

John Warner has been called the father of green chemistry, but can he restore my grey hair to its natural color? We hear about John’s journey from a working class family in South Boston to helping to create the field of green chemistry, and we find out if green chemistry can restore my grey hair.

Direct download: Ep26_GreenChem_final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 6:55pm PDT

A talk with addiction specialist Dr. Sheldon Weinberg, an excerpt of a talk by tobacco control expert Dr. Stanton Glantz, and CEH's Caroline Cox on cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes.

Direct download: Ep25_Vaping_Final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 7:48am PDT

Born out of a global expedition fearlessly undertaken by a young woman, Project Animal Farm offers a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors. Also, an update on the use of animal drugs in meat production from Cameron Harsh of the Center for Food Safety.

Direct download: Ep24_ProjAnimalFarm_Final.mp3
Category:food -- posted at: 9:48am PDT

Grant Gillham ran a phony "citizens" group for the chemical industry - now he's speaking out about his former clients' lies. And John Stauber, author of the classic expose of corporate propanganda, "Toxic Sludge is Good For You."

Direct download: Ep23_ToxicFRsRGood4U_Final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 7:03am PDT

Evaggelos Vallianatos worked at the EPA for 25 years, and his new book Poison Spring outlines how the chemical industry’s influence has derailed regulations on pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Also, Jay Feldman of Beyond Pesticides on pesticide use in marijuana production – should you be concerned about pesticide residues when you light one up? And CEH’s own Caroline Cox on our work to protect children and families from disease-causing pesticides.

Direct download: Ep22_PoisonSpring_Final.mp3
Category:pesticides -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT

What happens when government regulators seem more concerned with protecting the profits of the corporations that they’re supposed to be regulating than in protecting our health or the environment? We hear from two journalists who follow the problem of politics and corporate interstes trumping science at EPA and FDA. And CEH Executive Director Michael Green tells about the role CEH played in California’s review of hexavalent chromium, the chemical made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich.

Direct download: Ep21_CapturedByCorps_Final.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 8:24pm PDT

What does environmental health and justice have to do with the Black Lives Matter movement? We asked three CEH team members to discuss race, environmental justice, and their concerns around #blacklivesmatter. And, we hear a brief excerpt from CEH Eastern States Director Ansje Miller's remarks at a recent rally on the 5th anniversary of the Citizens United decision.

Direct download: Ep20_BlackLivesMatter_Final.mp3
Category:racism -- posted at: 9:00am PDT