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“Speaking of Water: Michael Cohen” Circle of Blue, featuring Michael Cohen, 10.29.2019

“Speaking of Water: Peter Gleick” Circle of Blue, featuring Peter Gleick, 07.31.2019

“What’s Ahead for California Following Waterlogged Winter?” KCBS, featuring Heather Cooley, 03.08.2019

“Push for Salton Sea Restoration Stalls Drought Plans in the West — We Get the Latest,” KPCC, featuring Michael Cohen, 03.01.2019

“Tehran is Sinking, a Human Rights Emergency in Venezuela,” PRI, featuring Peter Gleick, 01.24.2019

“Speaking of Water – Looking back at 2018, ahead to 2019,” KQED, featuring Heather Cooley, 12.31.2018

“International Edition 2330 EDT,” Voa News, featuring Peter Gleick, 11.26.2018

“San Francisco Is Fighting California’s Plan to Save Salmon. Wait. What?” KQED, featuring Heather Cooley, 08.20.2018

“Audubon Urges California to Implement New Salton Sea Funds,” Voice America, featuring Michael Cohen, 08.03.2018.

“The Water at this San Mateo County School is Unsafe to Drink — and has Been for Years,”   MPR News, featuring Laura Feinstein, 01.16.2018.

“How Will the White House Respond to New Climate Report?,” MPR News, featuring Peter Gleick, 08.08.2017.

“Is it Time to Ban the Plastic Bottle?,” BBC World Service, featuring Peter Gleick, 07.23.2017.

“In an era when water ownership sparks disputes, one Georgia water agency wants to share its supply,”  Marketplace, featuring Heather Cooley, 07.27.2017.

“Climate Cast: Weather Whiplash in California,” MPR News, featuring Peter Gleick, 05.25.2017.

“Report: California’s Five-Year Drought Increased Electricity Costs By $2.45B,” KPBS, featuring Peter Gleick, 04.26.2017.

“World Water Day/Heroic Food,”  PodBean, featuring Laura Feinstein, 03.29.2017.

“Water, Water Everywhere in California, but No Way to Hold onto It,”  Marketplace, featuring Peter Gleick, 03.22.2017.

“Celebrating the End of California’s Drought? Not so Fast, say Water Experts,”  KALW, featuring Peter Gleick, 03.07.2017.

“There’s No Question That Most of us Living in California Have Felt at Least Some of the Impacts of the Past Five Very Dry Years,”  KCBS, featuring Laura Feinstein, 03.03.2017.

“California’s Drought Might be Ending… But Analysis of its Impact is Just Beginning.”, KCBS, featuring Laura Feinstein, 03.03.2017.

“Rains Ease the Drought — and Boost California’s Power Supply, Too”, KQED, 03.03.2017.

“Interview: Oroville Dam Crises Sign of Climate Change and Bad Infrastructure”, KSRO, featuring Peter Gleick, 02.15.2017.

“Oroville Dam Emergency Puts California Dams in The Spotlight”, KPBS, featuring Peter Gleick, 02.15.2017.

“Oroville, A History of Immigration Law, and A Valentine’s Day Rant”, KPFA, featuring Laura Feinstein, 02.14.2017.

“Despite Objections, State Water Board Extends Drought Emergency”, KPCC, featuring Peter Gleick, 02.08.2017.

“As Rains Soak California, Farmers Test How to Store Water Underground”, NPR, featuring Peter Gleick, 01.12.2017.

“Low-Income Communities Hit Hardest By Drought, Says Report”, KVPR, featuring Laura Feinstein, 01.12.2017.

“With 6th Year of Drought Ahead, California is Slipping on Conservation”, KQED, featuring Peter Gleick, 12.01.2016.

“Desalination: Why Tapping Seawater Has Slowed to a Trickle in California”, KQED, featuring Heather Cooley, 10.31.2016.

“A Sea Worth its Salt”, 99% Invisible, 08.09.2016.

“Bay Area’s Low Income Communities Hard Hit by Drought”, KPFA, featuring Heather Cooley, 07.15.2016.

“Is California Entering a Megadrought?”, Climate One, featuring Peter Gleick, 07.13.2016.

“Iowa’s Drinking Water: Could Flint Happen Here?”, Iowa Public Radio, featuring Peter Gleick, 06.17.2016.

“Climate Cast: Water Shortages Around the World”, MPR News, featuring Peter Gleick, 05.13.2016.

“To Visualize Climate Change, Think About Water”, Marketplace, featuring Peter Gleick, 05.04.2016.

“Farm Hour,”  Talk 650 KSTE, featuring Heather Cooley, 03.18.2016.

“Catching Storm Runoff Could Ease Droughts, But It’s No Quick Fix,”  KQED Science, featuring Peter Gleick, 02.14.2016.

“Sierra Snows Ease, But Won’t End California Drought,”  Public Radio International, featuring Peter Gleick, 02.12.2016.

“City Visions: Fracking Farmland – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?,” 91.7 KALW, featuring Matthew Heberger, 01.11.2016.

“San Diego Water Glut Threatens to Overshadow New Desalination Plant,”  89.3 KPCC, featuring Peter Gleick, 12.14.2015.

“Episode 188: Fountain Drinks,” 99% Invisible, featuring Peter Gleick, 11.10.2015.

“Tips for Using Less Water at Home and at Work,”  KQED Forum, featuring Heather Cooley, 05.01.2015.

“Taking the Hydro Out of Hydropower,”  Marketplace, featuring Heather Cooley, 04.08.2015.

“New Solutions for Dire California Drought,”  NPR On Point, featuring Heather Cooley, 03.23.2015.

“CA water wasters go unchecked, as NASA scientist sounds dire warning,” 89.3 KPCC, featuring Peter Gleick, 03.16.2015.

“Freshwater Talk,”  The Freshwater Trust, featuring Peter Gleick, 02.20.2015.

“Heavy Rains with Warmer Temperatures Not Diminishing California’s Drought Worries,”  KCBS, featuring Peter Gleick, 12.15.2014.

“Water Conflicts,”  Current Cast, featuring Peter Gleick, 10.24.2014.

“Personal Water Conservation,”  Current Cast, featuring Heather Cooley, 10.06.2014.

“Exploring Water Solutions for California’s Drought”, KCBS, featuring Peter Gleick, 09.29.2014.

“Cost Of Doing Nothing at The Salton Sea May Be Higher Than Cost of Repair,”  KPBS, featuring Michael Cohen, 09.18.2014.

“In the United States: buy bottled water or tap water?,”   Bayvoice, featuring Peter Gleick, 09.03.2014. (Chinese)

“Failure to restore Salton Sea could cost the state billions,” KPCC, featuring Michael Cohen, 09.04.2014.

“Parched: California Drought Update,” Sea Change Radio, featuring Peter Gleick, 09.03.2014.

“Bay Area’s Old, Leaky Pipes Waste Billions of Gallons of Water,” Forum, featuring Heather Cooley, 08.27.2014.

The End of the Era of Cheap Water?,”  Business Daily BBC, 08.07.2014.

Drought or not, how should we value water?,” Marketplace, 02.17.2014.

The California Water Crisis – What lies ahead in the future,” The Gary Null Show, featuring Matthew Heberger, 02.06.2014.

Despite Recent Rain, Drought Fears Escalate,” Forum, featuring Peter Gleick, 02.05.2014.

California Drought and The U.S. Food Supply,” On Point, featuring Heather Cooley, 01.27.2014.

Global Development Podcast: Water, Water Everywhere?” The Guardian, featuring Peter Gleick, 03.22.2013.