Steve Curwood created the first pilot of Living on Earth in the spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April 1991. Today, it is aired on more than 250 public radio stations in the United States.
Curwood's relationship with public radio goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. He has been a journalist for more than 30 years with experience at CBS News, the Boston Globe, NPR, WBUR-FM/Boston and WGBH-TV/Boston. He shared the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the Boston Globe's education team.
Curwood is also the recipient of the 2003 Global Green Award for Media Design, the 2003 David A. Brower Award from the Sierra Club for excellence in environmental reporting and the 1992 New England Environmental Leadership Award from Tufts University for his work on promoting environmental awareness. He is president of the World Media Foundation Inc. and lectures in Environmental Science and Public Policy at Harvard University. He lives in southern New Hampshire on a small woodlot with his family.
Conflict & Justice
Government corruption fueled by cash from extractive industries exacerbates poverty and misery in many countries, according to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. President Donald Trump’s first piece of legislation reversed an SEC rule designed to require companies to disclose these cash payments.
Dr. Jill Stein is the 2016 Green Party nominee for president of the United States.
Science, Tech & Environment
The Goldman Foundation annually honors six activists from around the world who have fought for the protection of the environment. The murder of one of last year’s winners, Berta Cáceres from Honduras, has put this year’s awards in an even brighter spotlight.
All of the Democratic contenders have called for government action to address climate change, but there seems to be little appetite for that among the Republican candidates on the stump in New Hampshire, where the first primary is just a few short weeks away.
Few think of affordable housing as a haven for nature on mean city streets. But Via Verde, an energy efficient, garden-filled affordable housing complex in the South Bronx, developed by the Jonathan Rose Companies and Phipps Houses, provides just that. We went to check it out.