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Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio

87 EpisodesProduced by Bernice ButlerWebsite

Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio, with weekly broadcasts on iHeart talk radio 1190AM at 3 p.m. Saturdays, is about more than just the environment. It’s more than just healthy living. Host Bernice Butler and featured guests examine topics and explore the inextricable relationship between your heal… read more

87 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Episode 87: The Effects of Environmental Chemicals and Toxic Materials on our Health and Climate Change

June 21st, 2021


Featuring Linda S. Birnbaum from Environmental Health Sciences

Host Bernice Butler and Linda S. Birnbaum discuss the latest research and statistics on chemicals like pFast and pesticides and their impact on our climate.

Episode 86: Chemicals and Toxic Materials: Environmental Effects of What We Use

June 14th, 2021


Features Frank A. von Hippel of the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Joe Schwarcz of McGill University’s Office for Science and …

Episode 85: Healthy Cities, Healthy People: Their Intersection with the Planet

May 31st, 2021


Features Sara Hammerschmidt and Monika Henn of the Urban Land Institute.

Sara Hammerschmidt talks about the importance of healthy cities and the power of zoning. She further explains how public education can improve our …

Episode 84: The Built Environment Effects on our Natural Environment, Wildlife, and Climate Change.

May 24th, 2021


Features Kevin Taylor of the World Wildlife Fund.

Kevin Taylor sheds light on our wildlife. In particular, “keystone species” and their necessity to …

Episode 83: Infrastructure: The Intersection Between Our Health and the Environment

May 17th, 2021


Features Solange Gould of Human Impact Partners.

Solange Gould explores and expands upon the definition and importance of infrastructure. Gould and …

Episode 82: The Outdoor Built Environment and Environmental Health Impacts

May 10th, 2021


Features Wendy Perdue of the University of the Richmond School of Law, Hilari Varnadore of the U.S. Green Building Council, and Dr. Frank …

Episode 81: The Indoor Environment and our Health

May 3rd, 2021


Features Ruth Ann Norton of Green and Healthy Housing, Stephanie McCarter, M.D. from Environmental Health Center of Dallas, and Bill Walsh of the …

Episode 80: Earth Month 2021: Restoring Our Earth - Biodiversity, Extinction and Our Health

April 26th, 2021


Features Tierra Curry of the Center for Diversity and Dr. Aaron Bernstein from the Center for Climate.

Tierra Curry discusses eco system services and …

Episode 79: Earth Month 2021 - Restoring Our Earth - Youth Leading the Way

April 19th, 2021


Features Grace Edinger of Earth Force, Lizbeth Ibarra of Youth Vs Apocalypse, and Aaryaman Singhal of Sunrise Movement Dallas.

Grace Edinger discusses the importance of teaching activism for sustainable change in early …

Episode 78: Restoration and Mitigation: Eco-Systems, Forests, and our Well-Being

April 12th, 2021


Features Will Anderson of the World Resources Institute and Dr. Susan Abookire, MD.

Will Anderson points out the diversity in our eco-systems and explains how clean toxins from tropical forests effects human health.

Dr. …

Episode 77: Earth Day 2021 - Resorting Our Climate and Resorting Our Health

April 5th, 2021


Features Kathleen Rogers of Earth Day Network, Michael Morris of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and Michael Cain of EarthxFilm and EarthxTV.

Kathleen Rogers discusses the origins, positive impacts, and …

What is Our Water Doing to Our Health: Human Health Implications of Water Degradation and Global Warming

March 29th, 2021


Features Dr. David Gilkey of Montana Technological University, Andria Ventura of Clean Water Action, and Katie Huffling of Alliance of Nurses for …

Groundwater Pollution, Conservation and Regeneration

March 23rd, 2021


Features Denise Hickey of North Texas Municipal Water District and Jennifer Clary of Clean Water Action.

Denise Hickey grants local listeners an inside scoop on Dallas Water management, sanitation, and storage.

Jennifer …

Water, Water Everywhere: Why We Must Care About Our Urban Waterways

March 15th, 2021


Features Tom Szaky, TerraCycle's CEO and Founder, and BJ Cummings of The University of Washington.

Tom Szaky shares about TerraCycle’s connection to …

The Problem With Our Oceans - Environmental Health Issues and Threats

March 8th, 2021


Featuring Marin Hawk, Fisheries and Commercial Manager for the Marine Stewardship Council-US (MSC).

Marin unpacks the major threats and issues to our …

The Clean Energy Imperative - Where are we? How are we doing? How is our health and wellbeing impacted?

March 1st, 2021


Features Jeffrey Logan of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Joshua D. Rhodes, Ph.D. of the University of Texas, Austin and Julie …

Are Fossil Fuels Really Dying:  How Are We Replacing Them? (Environmental & Health Impacts)

February 22nd, 2021


Features, Jonathan Buonocore of Harvard C-CHANGE, and Elizabeth Parks of Parks Associates.

Jonathan Buonocore and Elizabeth Parks unpack the fossil fuel industry, the alternative options, and the big question: are they …

Energy Production: An Overview of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly On Our Health

February 16th, 2021


Features, Seth Shonkoff Ph.D. of PSE (Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy), and Dr. Melissa Lott of Columbia University.

Dr. …

Energy Production - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly for Our Environment

February 8th, 2021


Features Kit Kennedy of the NRDC, and Dr. Todd Cowen of Cornell University.

The two experts unpack the good, the bad, and the ugly of energy production, supply, and use on our natural and built environment.

Kit dives …

The Economics of Waste, Waste Management and Health

February 2nd, 2021


Features, Dr. David Bishai of Johns Hopkins and Peter Borkëy of OECD, and a Community Pulse segment with Heidi Solba of Let's Do It World.

These …

Toxic Chemical Waste & E-Waste Crisis – The Environmental and Health Consequences & Opportunities

January 25th, 2021


Features Dr. William Suk of NIEHS, and Dr. Callie Babbit of the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Community Pulse segment with Terry Shultz is …

Health Impacts of Waste, Improper & Inadequate Disposal

January 18th, 2021


Features, Dr. David Carpenter of University at Albany, SUNY's School of Public Health, and James Isensee of RPS Group, with a special Community Pulse …

Environmental Effects of Overconsumption & Waste Generation

January 12th, 2021


Features, Debra Reinhart of The University of Central Florida, and Kate O’Neill of UC Berkeley.

With the recent holidays, and in the midst of a …

2020 Lancet Countdown

January 5th, 2021


Features Dr. Renee Salas Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Jeremy Hess, Professor of the …

Plastics and Cancer

December 29th, 2020


Features, Justin Colacino, Ph.D. of Michigan State University and Nsedu Obot Witherspoon of the Children’s Environmental Health Network.

These …

The Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Land & Food

December 21st, 2020


Featuring Madeline Kaufman, of Debris Free Oceans and M.B. Kirkham, Ph.D., of Kansas State University.

These experts unpack the impacts of plastic …

The Long Life Cycle of Plastics and The Impacts on Our Environment and Health

December 15th, 2020


Features Jane Patton of Center for Environmental International Law and Dr. Shanna Swan of Mount Sinai Health Systems.

Jane unpacks the environmental …

Wildfires - Are They Coming For All of Us?

December 9th, 2020


Featuring Dr. Chris Dicus of Cal Poly, and Dr. David Bowman of the University of Tasmania. These two experts bring an incredible perspective on the …

Nourish Festival Holiday Special

December 4th, 2020


Join guests, Betty Murray and Christie Sayes in this Nourish Thanksgiving Special, as they speak about the connection of food and nutrition to the health of our bodies and planet. Expert guests discuss vegan and …

The Environmental and Health Costs of Storms, Hurricanes and Flooding

November 29th, 2020


Features Dr. Nielsen-Gammon of Texas A&M and Dr. Jim Diaz of Louisiana State University.

Dr. Nielsen-Gammon helps local listeners understand the weather patterns and extreme weather in Texas. Some of these patterns …

The Environmental, Health and Economic Impacts of Drought

November 17th, 2020


Features Dr. Renee McPherson of University of Oklahoma & SCIPP of NOAA and Dr. Jay Lund of UC Davis.

Dr. Renee McPherson breaks down the …

Extreme Heat, Climate Change and COVID-19 Pandemic

November 12th, 2020


"Extreme Heat, Climate Change and COVID-19 Pandemic" features Bob Henson, Meteorologist of Yale Climate Connections, and Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni of …

The Economics of Climate Change

November 1st, 2020


"The Economics of Climate Change", features Jesse M Keenan, Ph.D. of Tulane University, Rob Williams, Ph.D. of the University of Maryland and Jasmine …

Asthma, Allergies, Chronic Disease and Climate Change

October 28th, 2020


Dr. Jeffrey Demain of the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska, and Dr. David Dyjack of The National Environmental Health Association.

Dr. …

The Intersection of COVID-19, The Flu, and Climate Change

October 18th, 2020


Featuring Jeffrey Shaman, Ph.D. of Columbia Public Health and Dr. Samantha Ahdoot of Pediatric Associates of Alexandria.

Dr. Shaman speaks about …

The Politics of Climate Change

October 12th, 2020


Featuring Philip Wallach, Ph.D. of the American Enterprise Institute and Howard A. Learner of the Environmental Law and Policy Center.

Dr. Wallach …

Climate Change: State of The Union

October 5th, 2020


Featuring Dana Nuccitelli of Yale Climate Connections and Citizen Climate Lobby and Tianna Arrendondo of

Dana reminds our listeners how climate change is caused and impacted by human behavior and moreover, how …

Air Quality and Our Children

October 2nd, 2020


Featuring Molly Rauch from Mom’s Clean Air Force. and Dr. Afif El-Hasan from the American Lung Association.

Molly Rauch discusses why Mom’s Clean Air …

Air Quality and Transportation

September 23rd, 2020


Michael Morris of North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and Kay Shelton and Gordon Shattles of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) join HLHP to speak about the environmental and health impacts of …

Industry and Air Quality

September 16th, 2020


Dr. Maria Neira of the World Health Organization and Evelyn Mayo of Downwinders join HLHP to speak about the extensive health impacts of industry on …

Air Pollution - How Does It Impact our Health and Environment?

September 9th, 2020


Featuring Surili Patel of APHA and Dr. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz of the University of Texas. Community Pulse segment featuring EarthX’s Michael Cain.

Dr. …

Economic Justice & Environmental Health and Safety: Air & Water Pollution

September 3rd, 2020


Peg Willingham explains that FairTrade was founded when people saw injustices around the world and called for equity. FairTrades works in over 120 countries, by partnering with farmers to adopt better practices and …

Climate Change & Worker Health

August 26th, 2020


Featuring Juanita Constible of the NRDC and Dr. Juley Fulcher of Public Citizen.

Dr. Fulcher and Juanita connect climate change, working conditions, …

Ocean Justice: Where Social Equity and Climate Fight intersect & Food & Water Justice

August 19th, 2020


Emily Stengel of GreenWave and Dr. Miriam Goldstein of American Progress join HLHP Radio.

Emily begins by explaining ocean agriculture to the …

Climate Justice & Environmental Equity - The Connection between Social and Environmental Justice, Part II

August 13th, 2020


Tina Johnson begins by defining climate justice, which is used in the frame of global warming and ethical and political issues; whereas environmental …

How do Environmental Issues Disproportionately Affect Different parts of our Society? Why is this so? How does this Fact Negatively impact People and the Planet – Part I

August 3rd, 2020


Ms. Diana Lopez and Dr. John Balbus join Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio.

Diana Lopez begins the conversation by defining Environmental Racism, Social Equity, and Environmental Justice. There is an inherent lack of …

Environmental Impact of Our Diet & Nutrition: Vegan, Plant-based & Food as Medicine

July 28th, 2020


Ms. Brooklynne Palmer, Ms. Gabrielle Reyes, and Dr. David L. Katz join HLHP Radio to speak about the intersection of nutrition, the environment & our health.

Ms. Palmer sheds light on the new and innovative field of …

Sociology & Psychology of Eating: How our Eating Habits Affect the Environment & How the Environment Affects our Eating Habits

July 22nd, 2020


Ms. Betty Murray and Dr. Susan Albers join Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio.

Ms. Murray enlightens listeners about outside influences on our food behavior, from marketing, smells, science and beyond. Ms. Murray goes …

Food Systems: How They Affect the Health of the Planet and our Health

July 14th, 2020


Dr. Michael Clark from Oxford University and Dr. David Wallinga from the NRDC join HLHP Radio to speak about Food Systems in America and beyond, and how they impact our health and our environment.

Dr. Clark begins by …

Our Food Diet & Environment: The Fundamental Connection

July 5th, 2020


Dr. Paul Behrens of Leiden University and Sujatha Bergen of the NRDC join HLHP Radio to speak about the connection between our diets, our …

Transportation Pollution and Human Health

June 21st, 2020


Dr. Meredith McCormack and Professor Edward Avol join HLHP to talk about the health effects of transportation pollution.

Dr. McCormack begins by …

The Worst Polluters: Automotive's and Planes

June 16th, 2020


Aired 6/13/2020. Dr. Maz Zhang of Cornell and Dr. John Heywood of MIT join HLHP Radio to speak about transportation pollution, and our worst …

Transportation Pollution - The Impact on Our Health and Environment

June 9th, 2020


Aired 6/6/2020. Kaid Benfield of Placemakers, and Susan Polan of the American Public Health Association join HLHP Radio to speak about transportation …

Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening - The Impacts on Health and The Environment

May 31st, 2020


Dr. Nigel Sizer of Rainforest Alliance, and Dr. Joe Masabni of Texas Agrilife join HLHP Radio.

Rainforest Alliance is deeply involved with …

Forests, Deforestation and Sustainable Forestry - the Existential influence on Health & the Environment

May 24th, 2020


Airied 5/23/2020. Featuring, Patrick Shults of Washington State University Forestry Extension, Ian Leahy of American Forests, & Liz O'Brien PhD …

Carbon Footprints/Ecological Footprints -What are They & How do they impact our health & environment?

May 17th, 2020


Experts Shyla Raghav of Conservation International and Maria Saxton, Ph.D. of Hill Studio and Tiny Home Industry Association join HLHP Radio to speak …

Natural Areas & Nature Spaces - Threats To Them and How They Benefit Human & Environmental Health

May 10th, 2020


Featuring, Ben Lawhon of Leave No Trace, John DeFillipo of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, & Diana Allen of the National Parks Service.

With 750 partners, on state and federal levels, Leave No Trace, promotes …

Sustainable Communities - What Are They? How Do They Impact Human Health and The Environment?

May 4th, 2020


Aired May 2nd 2020. Jason Babbie & Amanda Eaken of the NRDC, & Manal Aboelata from the Prevention Institute join HLHP Radio and speak about healthy, sustainable communities & the opportunity we have to build …

The Built Environment - Health Impacts on Our Pets, Wildlife and Natural Ecosystems

April 26th, 2020


Aired April 25th 2020. Join Bernice Butler, and expert guests, Nikhil Advani from the World Wildlife Fund, and Dr. Shawn Messonnier from Paws and Claws Animal Hospital to make the connection between the health of our …

Earth Day 2020 - Climate Activism

April 19th, 2020

Aired April 18th 2020, welcoming expert guests: Lana Weidgenant of Zero Hour & National Children's Campaign, Aaryaman Singhal of Sunrise Movement, and Brittany Wells of the City of Dallas .

Lana explains the …

Green and Healthy Homes - Boost Your Immune System AT HOME

April 12th, 2020


Dr. Stephanie McCarter, M.D. and Dr. Tang Gim Lee, Ph.D., architect and professor, join Bernice Butler for a very relevant episode about healthy homes and architecture. At a time of sheltering in place we all want to …

The Built Environment - Healthy Workspaces and Beyond

April 5th, 2020


Dr. Karen Wang from the Collaborative for Health and The Environment and Because Health, and Amy King from GoodWork US, join Healthy Living Healthy …

Groundwater Pollution & Water Conservation

March 29th, 2020


In this episode expert Karen Kinsella from The National Groundwater Association and GZA GeoEnvironmental will speak to listeners about groundwater …

Human Health and Our Waterways

March 22nd, 2020


How exactly are we impacting our own health, and the health of our future generations when we neglect the care of our oceans and waterways? Dr. John …

Waterkeepers - Cleaning up Our Urban Waterways

March 15th, 2020


Aired 3/14/2020, featuring Waterkeepers: Jill Jedlicka, Fred Tutman, and co-host Garrett Boone, of the Boone Family Foundation.

Waterkeepers and the Boone Family Foundation both take a special interest in keeping the …

Oceans: Water, Water Everywhere

March 8th, 2020


Aired 3/7/2020 Featuring Greenpeace experts, Kate Meleges and Arlo Hemphill; and Dr. J Nichlos of #BlueMind.

Greenpeace fights for policy change in …

Wind Energy, Allergies and Asthma

March 1st, 2020


Join experts Matt Saldãna from the TTU National Wind Institute, Carol Dollard from Colorado State University, and Jenna Riemenschneider from the …

The Clean Energy Imperative - Featuring Katharine Hayhoe

February 26th, 2020


Bernice Butler and Co-Host Tony Keene from EarthX, welcome expert Katharine Hayhoe. In this special episode Hayhoe addresses climate-deniers, clean energy, and faith.

Hayhoe dives into energy production, where 75% of …

Solar Energy - Clean Energy Revolution

February 9th, 2020


Unpack the shift to solar, how to do it, why it matters, and what it can do for our environment and health with Jonathan Buonocore from Harvard …

Wildfires - Habitat Restoration and Trauma Recovery

February 2nd, 2020


Listen as we dive into Australia as a stark example of what is to come for our world if don’t better our fire management systems, hold big businesses …

Storms and Flooding - Drowning in Bacteria

January 26th, 2020


Sharon Beard of NIEHS speaks about the risk factors of hurricanes and storms, and addresses the communities at the greatest risk. The DERT program provides training to workers who respond to disaster relief to decrease …

Drought - Draining Your Mental Health, Natural Resources and Finances

January 19th, 2020


Join experts Brad Pugh of NOAA and Dr. Bruce McCarl of TAMU on this extreme weather episode about drought.

The economic, social, health and environmental impacts of drought are spanning. From mental health to asthma, …

Extreme Heat - Rising Temperatures, Raising Your Health Risks

January 12th, 2020


In the first episode of our extreme weather segment, we focus on extreme heat. Extreme heat adversely impacts our health, from increased respiratory and heart diseases, to heat stroke and heat stress.

Dr. Nielsen-Gammon …

Zero Waste Part 2: Solutions

January 5th, 2020


Join Turn Compost’s Lauren Clarke and Wes Fitch, and Step Tire’s Blake Bassett for an amazing Bonus Episode.

Four Episodes simply weren’t enough to cover the environmental and health impacts of waste and waste disposal …

Zero Waste - Ditch The Landfills

December 29th, 2019


Safe Landfills are a fairy tale, let us tell you why…

Hazardous and RX Prescription Waste

December 22nd, 2019


Join Dr. William Suk and Dr. Elizabeth Seymour for this impactful episode about toxic and hazardous waste (RX prescriptions, electronics, batteries, …

Electronic Waste: Siri, Remind Me to Dispose of My Electronics Safely

December 15th, 2019


Learn about E-Waste, one of the most overlooked epidemics in our society today. Every year 50-million tons of electronic waste is created. With computers, cell-phones and tablets being created, purchased and promptly …

From Overconsumption to Sustainability - Little Actions Make a Big Difference

December 7th, 2019


Join incredible guests, Chris MacDonald, British scientist, author, filmmaker and environmentalist; and Ina Petersen Founder of Inner Voice Artists and co-founder of the leading Sustainability Festival: YouthMundus.

PPC: Plastic - A Substance Our World & Bodies Can't Digest

December 4th, 2019


Join in on this special episode by listening to host Bernice Butler, speak with Dianna Cohen and Emily DiFrisco of Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC).

Plastic Accumulation - The Unhealthy Effects on Our Bodies, Our Oceans & Our land

November 24th, 2019


Did you know plastic accumulation builds up in your body and causes serious ailments and illnesses?

Have you ever heard from a health expert about …

Forming The Future: Youth Activism

November 17th, 2019


Featuring two incredible youth activists Lilly Platt and Danny Eisawy.

Lilly founded ‘Lilly’s Plastic Pickup’ at the age of 7.  is a Youth Ambassador …

Eliminate Plastic To Find The Balance - Hormone Health & Ocean Preservation

November 10th, 2019


Aired Live on 11/09/2019: Shelby O’Neil, environmental activist, Jr. Ocean Guardians founder, #NoStrawNovember creator, and 18 year old student at UC …

Plastic Pollution Advocacy - Fossil Fuels, Political Policy, and Community Education.

November 3rd, 2019


Aired Live on 11/02/2019: Featuring Jeffrey Jacoby, Deputy Director for the Texas Campaign for the Environment; and Katy Launius sustainability …

Climate Change: Your Job, Your Health & Your Wallet

October 27th, 2019

Dr. Kim Knowlton and Juanita Constible from the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)join host Bernice Butler to speak about how rising temperatures and extreme weather conditions in our world impact our job, our …

Healthy Homes & Predictive Plants

October 20th, 2019


Featuring guests Dr. Bonnie Jacobs and Dr. Stephanie McCarter.

Explore how climate change impacts plant growth and the health of our planet and people with Paleo Botanist Dr. Bonnie Jacobs. Moreover, understand the …

We're All Connected: Humans and The Environment

October 13th, 2019


Featuring guests Dr. Andrew Dessler  and Dr. Alfred Johnson. Explore the impact human activity has on climate change. Dr. Andrew Dessler, professor of Atmospheric Sciences, helps unpack human's impact on climate by …

Climate Change and Allergies

October 5th, 2019


Aired live October 5th 2019, featuring guests Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick and Dr. Jeffrey Demain.

Explore climate change and examine the shifting climate in your own city through Dr. Fitzpatrick’s climate mapping.

Later, learn …

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