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The Healthy Planet playlist for 10/06/2023


Food Choices, Climate Change and Global Solutions:
Addressing Climate, Hunger, Biodiversity, Pollution and much more.

Living at a time when our society and ecosystem are facing enormous challenges can leave us feeling powerless to change the course of things to come. We dutifully vote in each election, hoping for progress. Still, even when environment-friendly leaders are in office, we’re often left waiting as meaningful legislation can take many years to pass and implement.

Join HealthyPlanet’s Bob DiBenedetto for a discussion about how there’s no need to wait for the next election to powerfully impact the future of our world. This show outlines the enormous impact of our collective food choices on our world’s life support system, food supply, resources, climate, infectious diseases, and the other creatures (human and nonhuman) with whom we share this planet.

Listen in to learn how simple it is to be part of a growing, positive movement that is making a real difference in our world and will leave you feeling more empowered, alive, and connected.

The Healthy Planet playlist for 09/01/2023


Stemming The Tidal Wave of Plastics Pollution

With Celeste Meiffren-Swango, State Director Environment Oregon
Zero Waste Program Director Environment America and PIRG

The UNEP states: “On average, the world is producing 430 million tonnes of plastic per year – two thirds of which are only used for a short period of time. Wrappers for our chocolate bars, packets for our crisps and plastic utensils for our lunch. But, this brief life cycle has consequences; every day, the equivalent of over 2,000 garbage trucks full of plastic are dumped into our oceans, rivers and lakes. As a result, plastic pollution is set to triple by 2060 if no action is taken.”

The Healthy Planet playlist for 08/04/2023


Driving The Future: Electric Vehicles To The Rescue
With Rosemary Mascali of The Drive Electric Long Island EV Coalition

Eighty-two percent of Long Islanders live in single-family homes, and our post-World War II transportation infrastructure was designed primarily with automobiles in mind. It’s no surprise then that according to the American Community Survey, 72% of LI commuters drive alone to work. Mass transit, while an important option, is not currently up to getting Long Islanders where they need to go.

And while we enjoy the freedom of going where and when we want, there is a high price to pay for having millions of automobiles drive throughout our neighborhoods in machines that produce an enormous amount of toxic pollutants. According to The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report, Long Island often receives an “F” grade for levels of deadly ozone pollution. A sizable portion of our air pollution comes from our vehicles.

The Healthy Planet playlist for 06/16/2023


DEEPLY Appreciating Nature: An All-Senses Nature Walk and Instruction

WARNING: This show may deepen your ability to deeply appreciate nature, for the rest of your life.

Those fortunate enough to live on Long Island or other locations near nature trails and parks are often steps away from these precious resources. However, while spending time in nature can leave us with a greater sense of well-being, improved physical and mental health, and sharpened cognition, most tend to ignore these hidden treasures.

Join HealthyPlanet’s Bob DiBenedetto for a real-time, from-the-trail tutorial that is guaranteed to help you super-charge your nature experiences! While any time spent in the natural world is beneficial, Bob takes you on a journey where he outlines the many ways of deepening and almost magically transforming your connection to the plants, earth, air, and animals around you.

Natural Alternatives playlist for 09/10/2021

What in your life has formed and guided your beliefs and ethics? What is it that has determined just how far you choose to extend your circle of compassion? Is it your religious beliefs, the prevalent social norms of your upbringing, what you learned from your family? And as a result, who have you determined is deserving of your moral consideration? All humans? Dogs and cats? Chimpanzees? Dolphins? Goldfish? Cows? And why have you drawn the lines where you have?

Join HealthyPlanet’s Bob DiBenedetto for a discussion with Jamie Woodhouse on the topic of Sentientism–a philosophy or worldview that takes the chance out of answering the question of what’s real and what matters morally–what we should care about.

Sentientism is committed to reason, evidence, and compassion and grants moral consideration to ALL sentient beings. Jamie is working to develop Sentientism as a philosophy and as a global movement.

Natural Alternatives playlist for 02/01/2019

Join Captain Phil as he interviews Elaine Gross, President of Erase Racism Long Island on Natural Alternatives this Friday February 1st, from 6-7 PM.

Elaine Gross is President of ERASE Racism (www.eraseracism.org), the Long Island-based nonprofit organization working to eliminate barriers to racial equity. She was hired by the Long Island Community Foundation in 2001 to launch the ERASE Racism Initiative, which became an independent not-for-profit corporation in 2004. She has successfully led ERASE Racism ever since, bringing together a cross-section of Long Island leaders to discuss and formulate remedies to persistent regional inequities, resulting from imbedded institutional and structural racism primarily in education, housing and community development. Under her leadership, ERASE Racism has been recognized locally and nationally for its cutting-edge work addressing institutional and structural racism.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2229630027275196/

Airs Friday, February 1, 6-7 PM.

Natural Alternatives playlist for 11/02/2018

Natural Alternatives with Captain Phil interviewing Rev. Wolter

We'll be talking with Rev Dwight Wolter about Recycling, current events and the Spirituality of Peace Love and Understanding

A musical celebration featuring the music of Elvis Costello, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Marvin Gaye & others.

Performed by Miles To Dayton Trio, Robert Bruey, Rorie Kelly, Anthony Pravada, Melanie Victoria, Craig Coyle, The Chancel Singers & a Surprise Guest!


Natural Alternatives playlist for 09/07/2018

Michael J. DeLuca publisher of Reckoning on Natural Alternatives

Reckoning: an imperfect means of navigation by which one determines where they’re going using only where they’ve been.

Reckoning: a settling of scores; justice.

Environmental justice: the notion that the people (and other living things) saddled with the consequences of humanity’s poor environmental choices and the imperative to remedy those choices are not the ones responsible for them.

Reckoning: a nonprofit, annual journal of creative writing on environmental justice.

Exactly the kind of creative writing journal we need right now. [Reckoning] celebrates diversity–of nature, of human nature–while never shying away from the stark challenges of environmental justice. These stories, essays and poems highlight and negotiate the ecology of landscapes in decline and the many spaces humans occupy in a rapidly changing world. Yet they never once lose hope.

– Emmi Itäranta, author of A Memory of Water


Natural Alternatives playlist for 08/24/2018

Today on Natural Alternative my guest is Benjamin Craig Licensed Acupuncturist needling me with answers to my questions (And slight terror) on Acupuncture!


Listen live at 6pm at 90.1fm or 107.3fm or online at www.wusb.fm

Natural Alternatives playlist for 06/01/2018

Interview with Michael Galligan director of Solar Plexus An Alternative Energy Play

Natural Alternatives playlist for 04/06/2018

The Root Cause in the studio with Captain Phil

Natural Alternatives playlist for 12/01/2017

Hank Stone, Model Railroads and Biofuels with COurtney on this weeks Natural Alternatives

Natural Alternatives playlist for 10/06/2017

To celebrate College Radio Day 2017 Natural Alternatives aired the College radio day broadcast with contributors from all over the world.

TODAY is CRD 2017!
The day has finally arrived!
We wish you all the best in your celebrations!

Natural Alternatives playlist for 09/22/2017

Greg Donohue in da house homies!! Get down wit dat!

Natural Alternatives playlist for 08/11/2017

Captain Phil at the helm of Natural Alternatives featuring some envirmental science, Eclipse News and Jack Licitra!

Natural Alternatives playlist for 04/07/2017

the 40 hours begin...

Natural Alternatives playlist for 03/23/2017

A short pre-sports edition of Natural Alternatives featuring Jack Licitra of Jacks Waterfall and ArtsPharmacy.com talking about healing through music, Peace Love and Understanding and other subversive ideas

Natural Alternatives playlist for 03/10/2017

fill: Bob Longman

Natural Alternatives playlist for 03/03/2017

Captain Phil fillin' In at Natural Alternatives with an exclusive interview with the Folk Group The Sea The Sea and featuring music from their 2 CDs, In The Altogether and Love We Are Love