How Puerto Ricans are Rebuilding Post-Hurricane Maria
Season 1, Ep. 8
Host Andrew Simon sits down with co-host Justin Worland of Time Magazine to talk about the biggest climate stories of 2020. Then, we hear from filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo about her documentary "Landfall," which captures the stories of everyday Puerto Ricans living—and rebuilding—after Hurricane Maria.
- Find more about her film Landfall here
- Landfall trailer
- Grist 50: Cecilia Aldarondo "After Hurricane Maria, she kept the cameras rolling"
- @blackscrackle on Twitter
Temperature Check is a podcast from Grist, produced in collaboration with Reasonable Volume.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Taking on big coal to protect Navajo water
Season 3, Ep. 6
After getting her linguistics degree, Nicole Horseherder planned to return home to Black Mesa and teach. But with the region’s aquifers under threat from coal companies, she rallied against them – and won.Full transcript and related reading: https://grist.org/temperature-check/nicole-horseherder-coal-navajo-water/
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
A life-altering bike ride
Season 3, Ep. 5
Struggling with depression and on medical leave from his corporate job, Olatunji Oboi Reed decided to get his bike out of the basement and go for a ride. That ride set him on a new path that led to his current work: promoting racial equity in transportation and beyond, through his organization Equiticity.Full transcript and related reading: https://grist.org/temperature-check/olatunji-oboi-reed-equiticity-biking-equity
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Becoming a future climate doctor
Season 3, Ep. 4
Growing up, Hamid Torabzadeh experienced the impacts of climate change and pollution. In high school, he found a club that showed him his path to doing something about it. Now a college freshman, he's studying to be what he calls a "new type of doctor" in the field of climate health.Full transcript and related reading: https://grist.org/temperature-check/hamid-torabzadeh-readyteens-climate-health
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
From theater kid to climate filmmaker
Season 3, Ep. 3
Maya Lilly had achieved the dream of many a theater kid: studying at Juilliard. But when she realized her environmental activism didn’t have a home there, it set her on a mission to bring climate storytelling to mainstream audiences. It was a journey that took decades.Full transcript and related reading: https://grist.org/temperature-check/maya-lilly-climate-hollywood-producer/
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Why this climate writer quit to become an electrician
Season 3, Ep. 2
Until last year, Nate Johnson was a journalist at Grist, covering climate. But when he felt his passion for writing start to wane, he found a new direction — as an electrician. Now, instead of writing about the need to electrify everything, Nate is doing that work himself … and he says he is happier than ever.Full transcript and related reading: https://grist.org/temperature-check/nate-johnson-journalist-electrician/
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
In ‘Cancer Alley,’ a teacher called to fight
Season 3, Ep. 1
Sharon Lavigne lives in St. James Parish, Louisiana, where industrial pollution causes high cancer rates. For decades, Sharon witnessed her neighbors suffer as air quality worsened. But when yet another plant planned to open in her community, she decided to do something about it.Full transcript and related reading: https://grist.org/temperature-check/sharon-lavigne-cancer-alley-industry-formosa/
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Coming soon: Temperature Check S3
This season, meet 6 very different climate and justice leaders who faced crucial pivot points in their paths to climate action. Each immersive episode follows one person's journey, and the story of how they made a big change in their life, career, or community.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
The power brokers
Season 2, Ep. 6
Valencia Gunder and Tamara Toles O’Laughlin are dedicated to improving the lives of those facing unjust conditions in frontline communities. They discuss what it means to build coalitions and work the levers of policy to combat environmental racism.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Season 2, Ep. 5
For these two Indigenous women, mentorship is “less about teaching skills and more about welcoming in.” Activists Jade Begay and Eriel Tchekwie Deranger talk about the consequences of holding in trauma, and the relief that comes from sharing that burden within their communities.