EcoJustice RadioEcoJustice Radio presents environmental and climate stories from a social justice frame, featuring voices not necessarily heard on mainstream media.

Our purpose is to amplify community voices, broaden the reach of grassroots-based movements, and inspire action. We investigate solutions for social, environmental, and climate issues with an eye to advance human health, steward wild landscapes, and solve the climate crisis across the USA and the world.

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Co-hosts Jessica Aldridge and Carry Kim present a broad range of perspectives: land defenders and water protectors; front/fenceline communities; youth organizers; ecosystem and land stewards; spiritual and faith leaders; documentary filmmakers; climate scientists; and political decision makers. EcoJustice Radio is produced by since 2017.


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Tune in live to KPFK Radio Fridays from 4 to 5 PM (PST) at 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 93.7 FM North San Diego, 99.5 FM Ridgecrest-China Lake, or
We also are featured on KPFT Houston Sundays from 4 to 5 PM (CST) at 90.1 HD2 FM or We are nationally syndicated through the Pacifica Network and PRX. We can be heard on WGRN Columbus, OH, KCEI Taos, New Mexico, KKWE White Earth, MN, KSOW-LP Eugene-Springfield, OR, KHOI Ames, IA, KGHI Westport, WA, WEFT Champaign, IL, KBOO Portland, OR, and other stations.

Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Co-Host/Producer: Jessica Aldridge
Co-Host: Carry Kim
Engineer and Original Music: Blake Quake Beats
Originally Created by: Mark and JP Morris
Original Host: Leah Garland


Future of Environmental Justice with Former EPA Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali – Ep. 177

Breathing clean air and drinking clean water are fundamental rights. However, these rights have been denied to many low-income communities and communities of color, who often live next to massive industrial facilities that pollute the air and water. Our guest is Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali former EPA official and now Executive Vice President at the National Wildlife Federation and Founder and CEO of Revitalization Strategies. He has been working toward solving historical injustices that target certain communities for class- and race-based discrimination putting them in the path of harm from toxic exposure, climate disruption, and industrial accidents.

Listen to the extended interview on PatreonCLICK HERE


Reconnecting to the Soil and Restoring our Ecological Memory with Ray Archuleta – Ep. 176

Although desertification intensifies at an alarming rate, and narratives of fear and scarcity dominate, the truth is human beings can restore our ecological memory, mimic and align with Nature, and commit to making the Earth green again. It remains the best kept secret that a regenerative mindset can and will heal the world. World-renowned soil scientist and conservation agronomist Ray Archuleta, Founder of Understanding Ag and the Soil Health Academy, joined us to share his many decades of experience working with the soil to motivate us to green the Earth once again.


Do Environmental Regulations Stop Clean Energy and Affordable Housing? Ep. 175

Some assert we should repeal/reform the National Environmental Policy Act (called NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). These laws require federal and state/local agencies to assess the potential environmental effects of development projects, public works, and other major government actions, and involve the public at important steps in the process. On this show, we talk with Dustin Mulvaney, Professor, Environmental Studies Department, San José State University, and Lydia Poncé, Indigenous Activist, Water Protector, and Coordinator of Earth Justice.


Nature-Based and Traditional Approaches to Water/Hydrology from Ecuador – Ep. 174

Water security. Water quality. Access to water. The threat of water privatization. Our relationship to water and how we value it. Ours is a future where the preciousness of water is being tested. Every drop counts. Will humanity act as if water is a gift rather than as an entitlement, a “right” or an exclusive commodity to profit from? Our guest this week, Boris Ochoa-Tocachi, CEO and Senior Hydrologist of ATUK Consultoría Estratégica out of Ecuador, shares with us his view of creating a positive relationship with water.

Listen to the extended interview on PatreonCLICK HERE


TAWA: Food Waste Rescue and Composting At Scale – Ep. 173

Where does all the green waste go? Who is using it? How is it being transformed into something of regenerative value? How can we reclaim and recycle our waste in a hyperlocal way to benefit the surrounding community at large? Most of us recognize our era asks us to take personal responsibility for closing the loop on our consumption and waste, in order to become a consciously regenerative society that benefits rather than diminishes life. David Velez from TAWA Compost joined us to share how he is turning “trash” into gold, by redistributing and rescuing food, making compost and transforming the unusable into the usable at scale.

Listen to the extended interview on PatreonCLICK HERE


How Feedback Loops Accelerate Global Climate Disruption – Ep. 131

In this show, we sat down in 2022 with Susan Gray, Director and Bonnie Waltch, Senior Producer and writer of the five-part documentary series, “Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops.” Narrated by Richard Gere, this series of five short films features twelve leading climate scientists, who explore how human-caused emissions are triggering nature’s own warming loops. We also learned why natural warming loops have scientists alarmed—and why they feel we have less time to correct climate disruption than previously thought. READ MORE…CLICK HERE

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Tiny Living: Right-Sizing Our American Dream – Ep. 172

Lindsay Wood – The Tiny Home Lady – and Teresa Bradley from Tiny Green Adventures, bring a dose of reality to the challenge, but also the splendor, of living simply with few belongings in a tiny home.

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Tribute to the Late Urban Provocateur Mike Davis – Ep.171

We feature a lecture by Mike Davis about his book Planet of Slums, which investigates the increasing inequality of the urban world. According to the U.N., more than one billion people now live in extreme poverty in mega-cities facing environmental and social collapse from perpetual and worsening climate disruptions.

Listen to an excerpt of Mike Davis’ City of Quartz on PatreonCLICK HERE


Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm – Ep. 170

Harvard Law Professor and Author Susan Crawford tells the story of a city that has played a central role in this country’s painful racial history since the early 1800s and now, as the waters rise, the city stands at the intersection of climate and race. In her book, Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm, Susan Crawford puts out a well-researched call for climate adaptation and mitigation, guided by Black community leaders whom she documents with in-depth narratives.

Listen to the extended interview on PatreonCLICK HERE


Biodynamics: A Holistic Approach to Farming & Gardening – Ep 169

Biodynamics emerged through the work and passions of Austrian philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). It began with his infamous lectures in 1924 which inspired farmers to a new yet ancient way of integrating scientific understanding with a recognition of spirit in nature. Stewart Lundy, Education and Media Manager of the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Bio-Dynamics, joins us to discuss Steiner’s legacy in the advancement and growth of restorative and regenerative biodynamic agriculture.

Listen to the extended interview on PatreonCLICK HERE


CHERP Solar: The Promise and Potential of Locally Grown Power – Ep. 168

CHERP Solar Works has new designs on locally grown solar power, both on how it is deployed AND manufactured. CHERP, using a nonprofit model, aims to deliver on the promise of solar as a safe, renewable energy by empowering and uplifting local communities and making solar accessible in underserved communities. Megan Anderson joins us to tell how CHERP intends to address environmental justice and economic inequity by manufacturing solar where we live.

Listen to the extended interview on PatreonCLICK HERE


The Textile Dilemma: From Manufacturing, To Waste, To Solutions – Ep. 167

The fashion industry contributes to roughly 10% of all global carbon emissions (releasing 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year). It is also the world’s second worst offender in terms of water and plastic pollution, seeing that the majority of our clothes are made from plastic and contribute to microplastic pollution.

In this show, our guest Dr. Joanne Brasch, Special Projects Manager for California Product Stewardship Council, walks us through the current state of disposal, shares what prime solutions must exist, and how their organization and others are pushing on policies and legislation that will hold manufacturers accountable, create transparent industry practices, and address social and environmental justice concerns. READ MORE…CLICK HERE

Listen to the extended interview on PatreonCLICK HERE


Now Give It Back: Indigenized Futures & the Land Back Movement – Ep. 166

Radical imagination is required to forge a new, and also perhaps ancient way out of the injustices and destruction inherent in settler colonialism. As our guest Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy [], Associate Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Cal Poly Humboldt, reminds us, decolonization IS land back. READ MORE…CLICK HERE

Listen to the extended interview on PatreonCLICK HERE


Debunking the Skeptics: Real Solutions For A Clean, Renewable Energy Future – Ep. 165

Is a 100% clean, renewable energy future by the year 2050 possible? Our guest, Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson proposes that the most efficient and socially and environmentally just way is to replace fossil fuels through a combined implementation of Wind, Water-Geothermal, and Solar energy solutions. READ MORE…CLICK HERE

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Sacred Sueños Reforestation Project: Off-Grid and Off-Road in the Andes – Ep. 164

Yves Zehnder tells how he ended up off-grid, off-road and offline in a quest to live simply as a homesteader with a far smaller than average footprint. He co-founded Sacred Sueños in 2004, a mountain regeneration project, close to Vilcabamba in the Andes mountains of southern Ecuador. READ MORE…CLICK HERE

Listen to the Extended Discussion on PatreonCLICK HERE


Right to Recreation: The History of African American Leisure Sites – Ep. 163

Historian Alison Rose Jefferson discusses her book Living The California Dream: African American Leisure Sites During The Jim Crow Era. She demonstrates how Black communal practices and economic development around leisure confronted politics of racial exclusion in recreational spaces. She shares unique stories of leisure sites, and their rich history, and the influence they still have today. READ MORE…CLICK HERE

Listen to the Extended Discussion on PatreonCLICK HERE


Glyphosate: Killing More Than Weeds? – Ep. 162

Join Kelly Ryerson, Founder of Glyphosate Facts as she reveals truths about glyphosate, one of the most common ingredients in herbicides and the main ingredient in Bayer/Monsanto’s infamous weedkiller and probable carcinogen: Roundup. READ MORE…CLICK HERE

Listen to the Extended Discussion on PatreonCLICK HERE



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