FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2018 CONTACT: Mark Antoniewicz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-506-5882
Cutting-edge show infuses climate and culture to tell the stories that inspire action to stop climate change and protect the frontline communities fighting for their existence
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, March 13th, Hip Hop Caucus is launching “Think 100%, Coolest Show on Climate Change”, a groundbreaking radio show and podcast that will harness the power of culture to broaden the climate movement. The hour long show will air at 6:00 PM ET on 89.3 FM WPFW, a Pacifica Station in the Washington D.C. Metro Region, and will be available everywhere via internet radio, podcast, and online video. The show will counter attacks on our environment and communities, and advance solutions to climate change that propel a just transition to 100% clean energy for all.
The show will be hosted by national civil and human rights, and environmental and climate leaders, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. and Mustafa Santiago Ali, with special guest hosts featured from across the climate movement.
“From Flint, to Standing Rock, to Puerto Rico, our planet and communities are under attack from environmental injustices, deadly policy decisions, insufficient action on climate change, and an Administration that is moving us backwards,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. “All people must benefit from the fight for clean air, clean water, and a sustainable planet.”
The show’s platform and marketing strategy will provide the climate movement with the ability to break down silos, reach and empower new audiences, mobilize supporters, and position frontline communities for bold action.
“Think 100% comes at a crucial time for our communities now and for future generations, whose health and lives are jeopardized by the fossil fuel industry and elected leaders that value profits over people,” said Mustafa Santiago Ali. “Featuring stories from communities facing deadly impacts from pollution and climate change, and conversations with celebrities, artists, activists, youth leaders, Congressional Members, issue experts, and more, the show will break down barriers between issues within the movement for justice and a sustainable planet for all.”
The show will drive real talk on a range of issues impacting our health, security, wallet, and the ability to ensure our planet is habitable for for future generations. The issues and solutions to be discussed will include but are not limited to clean air and water, fossil fuel development, public lands and waters, oceans and coasts, smart infrastructure, energy access, climate change resilience and adaptation, climate mitigation, clean energy financing and innovation, wildlife, green business and labor, chemicals and toxins, immigration, democracy, security, and faith.
Guests for the first show include leading voices in the environmental justice movement; Dr. Robert Bullard, the “Father of Environmental Justice”; United States Representative Donald McEachin (VA-04), co-chair of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Congressional Task Force; and Dr. Adrienne Hollis, Director of Federal Policy at WEACT for Environmental Justice, a pioneer organization fighting against environmental injustices for 30 years at the local, state, and federal levels.
“Hip Hop Caucus Think 100%, Coolest Show on Climate Change”, will air live every Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 PM ET on 89.3 FM WPFW, a Pacifica Station in Washington D.C. Metro Region, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia. The weekly hour long live show will also be disseminated as a podcast and as online video, providing ongoing opportunity for content distribution to large and diverse audiences. Episodes will be available to live stream and download at www.wpfwfm.org and podcast platforms.
Hip Hop Caucus is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 2004 that uses the power of Hip Hop culture to engage and empower young people and communities of color in the civic and political process.