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Stay informed on what’s happening with conservation in South Carolina during the pandemic, with Alan Hancock and Rebecca Haynes, brought to you by the South Carolina Conservation Coalition, a collaborative effort of environmental non-profits here in the Palmetto State. Find out more at http://conservationcoalitionsc.org/.
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This week Rebecca and Alan talk about the latest environmental news in South Carolina and food justice with April Jones of the Pinehurst Farmers Market in Columbia.Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.The Pinehurst Farmers Market on FacebookMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week Rebecca and Alan talk about the two-week special session of the General Assembly, and we learn about heirs property from Jennie Stephens, the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Heirs Property Preservation. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.Center for Heirs Property Preservation Commentary: We can’t let Charleston County destroy the Phillips communityMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Hurricanes!

Hurricanes!

2020-09-2243:33

This week Rebecca and Alan talk about hurricanes in South Carolina, and environmental issues with the return of the General Assembly.Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.Winyah Rivers Alliance A Post and Courier story from September 2018 on the effort to keep coal ash out of the Waccamaw River Music:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week Rebecca and Alan talk about environmental issues with the return of the General Assembly.Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.CVSC Blog Post on Energy PovertyContact Your State Legislator about the Public Service Commission Music:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week we’re talking about plastic pellet pollution with Andrew Wunderley, the Charleston Waterkeeper. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.Charleston Waterkeeper Nurdle Patrol Music:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week we’re talking about clean energy and how market reforms in how we generate electricity, with Maggie Shober of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Hamilton Davis from Southern Current.Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.Find out more about the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Southern Current Check out the Energy Innovation report: Economic And Clean Energy Benefits Of Establishing A Southeast U.S. Competitive Wholesale Electricity MarketMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Stop Offshore Drilling

Stop Offshore Drilling

2020-08-1147:05

This week we’re talking about offshore drilling with Samantha Siegel of Oceana and Congressman Joe Cunningham from South Carolina’s first congressional district. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.The New York Times article we mentioned: Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back.Sign up for the CVSC Virtual Film Screening of The Sacrifice ZoneFind out more about Oceana at their website, and you can contact Samantha Siegel by email at ssiegel@oceana.org. Music:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Save Bay Point

Save Bay Point

2020-08-0449:17

This week, we’re talking about the latest on voting with Lynn Teague of League of Women Voters, and about the campaign to save Bay Point, with Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, and Juliana Smith, with Coastal Conservation League. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.Change.org Petition to Stop Bay Point Destructionment at St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee NationCoastal Conservation League background on Bay Point Music:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week, we’re talking about the big news on rooftop solar with Shelley Robbins with Upstate Forever and Thad Culley with Vote Solar. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.Upstate Forever Vote SolarJohn Lewis and his environmental legacyMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Burning Coal

Burning Coal

2020-07-1446:31

This week, we talk about the intersection of energy, health, and racism with guest co-host Deitra Matthews of the Conservation Voters of South Carolina, and about a new lawsuit against DHEC over 3 coal plants in South Carolina with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign.Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org. The CVSC Virtual Film Series, with SC Representative Wendy Brawley Sarah Kaplan's story in the Washington Post on what Phoenix doing about building resilience as a city to extreme heat Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign Chloe Johnson's story in the Post and Courier on the Sierra Club lawsuit Sammy Fretwell's story in The State on the Sierra Club lawsuit Music:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Pipelines and Peaches

Pipelines and Peaches

2020-07-0834:15

This week, we’re talking about the big news on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and we talk with Anthony Mirisciotta from GrowFood Carolina about local food and land conservation.  Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.Chloe Johnson’s article on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in The Post and Courier GGrowFood CarolinaMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week, we’re talking about the impacts of rollbacks at the Environmental Protection Agency with Frank Holleman with Southern Environmental Law Center and drinking water protections with state Representative JA Moore. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.The Conservation Coalition webinar seriesThe South Carolina Statehouse The National Geographic story on fireflies at the Congaree National ParkSouthern Environmental Law Center The State: It may cause cancer. Can SC keep unregulated chemical out of the water?Post and Courier: Health officials confirm chemicals polluted drinking water near SC air baseOp-ed from Rep. Moore: SC should thirst for its own Safe Drinking Water ActMusic: Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week, we’re talking about the impacts of rollbacks at the Environmental Protection Agency and a bill at the Statehouse to protect South Carolina wildlife. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.The Conservation Coalition webinar serieshttps://www.cvsc.org/featured-post/webinar-series-conversations-conservationists/Harvard Study on the relationship between PM2.5 and Covid-19https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/covid-pm/homeAyana Elizabeth Johnson: I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet.https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/06/03/im-black-climate-scientist-racism-derails-our-efforts-save-planet/Amy Armstrong: Clean air on the chopping block amid pandemichttps://www.postandcourier.com/health/covid19/commentary-clean-air-on-the-chopping-block-amid-pandemic/article_60a50600-7fec-11ea-894f-2343907634f5.htmlU.S. EPA proposes changes to how clean air rules are writtenhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-epa-regulation/u-s-epa-proposes-changes-to-how-clean-air-rules-are-written-idUSKBN23B2QVWhat Trump’s permit order means for NEPA, energy and racehttps://www.eenews.net/stories/1063324751Recreating Responsibly https://www.rei.com/blog/news/recreate-responsiblyThe South Carolina Wildlife Federation http://www.scwf.org/The South Carolina Statehouse https://www.scstatehouse.gov/Music:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
What's next

What's next

2020-06-0238:36

This week, we’re taking a step back to talk about recent events and the conservation movement in South Carolina.Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org.The Conservation Coalition webinar serieshttps://www.cvsc.org/featured-post/webinar-series-conversations-conservationists/CVSC Statement https://www.cvsc.org/uncategorized/racial-justice-equity-conservation-movement/?fbclid=IwAR2jmu0IzCyL_EdZf2bd5G6VKxmf2Tg5AQ-aNBVwj8dAOM39AsvHf9vGprwThe Broken Ground Podcast from Southern Environmental Law Center https://brokengroundpodcast.org/South Carolina Emergency Management Agency’s Hurricane Guidehttps://scemd.org/stay-informed/publications/hurricane-guide/Barack Obama: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Changehttps://medium.com/@BarackObama/how-to-make-this-moment-the-turning-point-for-real-change-9fa209806067Dawn Staley: Black People are Tiredhttps://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/dawn-staley-racial-injusticeMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week, we’re talking about water. Will South Carolina have enough of it? Too much? Is it fishable, swimmable, and drinkable? We talk to State Representative Gary Clary from Pickens County, and Megan Chase from Upstate Forever.Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org. The Hiroku Tabuchi article in the New York Times on pollution, environmental justice, and Covid-19 Southern Environmental Law Center’s Broken Ground podcast The Post and Courier article on flooding and climate changeUpstate Forever’s Clean Water ProgramThe Conservation Coalition webinar series:Music:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
The General Assembly returned this week, and we unpack what it means with Lynn Teague of the League of Women Voters, and we talk with Amy Armstrong from the South Carolina Environmental Law Project about shoreline management policy. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org. League of Women Voters of South Carolina Absentee Voting in South CarolinaSouth Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP)Shoreline Issues: Past, Present, and Future, a brochure from SCELPThe Fresh Air Interview with Gilbert GaulCenter for the Study of Developed Shorelines Music:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week we talk about water sampling on our rivers, Giving Tuesday Now, and we chat with  Betsy La Force from the Coastal Conservation League and Kat Nigro from Compost Now. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org. Midlands Rivers Coalition Kicks Off Weekly Water Quality MonitoringCompost NowCompost Now’s Garden Partners in CharlestonAtlas Organics Joint Resolution 1022The Compost by My Couch: How (and Why) I Started an Odorless Bin at Home by Hiroko Tabuchi in the New York TimesCompost 101 from the Coastal Conservation LeagueMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Alan Hancock of the Coastal Conservation League, Rebecca Haynes of Conservation Voters of South Carolina, and Bill Stangler, the Congaree Riverkeeper, break down the week in conservation and politics in South Carolina.We chat about news from the Statehouse and some parks reopening, talk to Justin Stokes from Audubon South Carolina, and to Representative Micah Caskey about advocacy in state government. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org. The New Rules of Social Distancing for Trail Users, from Outside MagazineChange.org Petition for a Bike Friendly Columbia South Carolina Wildlife FederationThe Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the CenturyThis week’s Advocacy 101 Webinar from the Conservation Coalition Audubon South CarolinaMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Alan Hancock of the Coastal Conservation League, Rebecca Haynes of Conservation Voters of South Carolina, and Bill Stangler, the Congaree Riverkeeper, break down the week in conservation and politics in South Carolina.We chat about the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, talk to Bob Guild about Earth Day 1970 and the work of the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club, and to State Senator John Matthews about his long career in state government. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at http://publicconcernpodcast.org/.50 Years of Earth Day: What’s Better Today, and What’s Worse, The New York Times, April 21, 2020https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/climate/earth-day-history.htmlThe ‘Profoundly Radical’ Message of Earth Day’s First Organizer, The New York Times, April 20, 2020https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/climate/denis-hayes-earth-day-organizer.htmlThe South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has this update on Governor Henry McMaster’s order to re-open public boat ramps: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/news/2020/apr/a16_boatramp.phpWant to know more about the Pinewood landfill? Check out this blog post from 2015: https://www.cvsc.org/in-the-news/pinewoodFind out more about the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club: https://www.sierraclub.org/south-carolinaMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Alan Hancock of the Coastal Conservation League, Rebecca Haynes of Conservation Voters of South Carolina, and Bill Stangler, the Congaree Riverkeeper, break down the week in conservation in South Carolina.We chat about rollbacks at the Environmental Protection Agency, talk to Raleigh West about the Conservation Bank, and to State Senator Vincent Sheheen about land protection. Public Concern is the weekly podcast from the South Carolina Conservation Coalition. The name of our podcast comes from Article 12 of the South Carolina Constitution, which is all about the functions of government: “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State...and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern.” Subscribe, and send any questions you'd like for us to discuss at publicconcernpodcast@gmail.com. You can find out more at publicconcernpodcast.org. Show Notes: The Coral Davenport story in The New York Times on EPA's decision on the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality StandardSammy Fretwell published a story in The State about the EPA enforcement issue after we recorded the episode. The Conservation Bank map that Raleigh West mentionedMusic:Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flowLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Lynda Curtis

We love that Senator Sheheen cares about styrofoam cups! The turtle bill is of urgent concern. We have seen the collection of box turtles here in western Lexington County, on our dirt roads and even on our property!

May 20th
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