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The Creative Climate / Episode 2

In Episode 2 of The Creative Climate, we shift our focus to Black Lives Matter. It’s no secret that climate justice and racial justice are linked, but it can be easy to take this fact for granted.

For starters,  many of those who fall victim to an eroding eco-system are living in compromised conditions—in impoverished communities. Most are people of color. They are children stricken with lead poisoning because of polluted water or elderly folks who struggle to breathe because of polluted air. They are folks who are as victimized by the effects of climate change as any one group living in the United States of America can be.  And it's not just a U.S. problem.

I speak a bit about this with civil rights activist, author and podcaster, DeRay Mckesson. DeRay traverses this movement, of which he's been a prominent figure and discusses his journey from Ferguson to Minneapolis, his work with Campaign Zero and his Pod Save the People podcast.



Par Neiburger's Audio Atlas pays tribute to Brooklyn with some deep cuts from the crate and some good chat with Amy Motzny, Watershed Manager of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. Par’s Climate Control Projects playlist is a true music lover’s delight, bouncing from punk to funk to jazz to experimental and beyond. Check it out. 

And, our Hottest On Record segment features a brand new track, “Jewelry,” from Trans artist/activist, Blxck Cxsper, whose BKLYN-based label, Trans Trenderz, fosters black Trans artists, exclusively. Worth an ear or two!

-- Perry Serpa, host