Call Us: 570 483 8194

Do it for the Spawns! Radio that explores climate communication

We must act for the children and grandchildren?


Piper Christian (right) me with the president of Utah Moms for Clean Air, her daughter, and the mayor of past mayor Salt Lake City, Ralph Becker, who was attending the Paris summit.

We hear this talking point all the time. No doubt it has moved lots of people to action. For me though it falls flat. Perhaps it is because I never raised any children. I do have some unofficially adopted queer children (who I never had to put through college or change diapers or any of the difficult parenting stuff.)

An Audio Magazine Exploring Climate Communication

In Episode Two of Citizens’ Climate Radio I explore the talking point of doing it for the kids and the idea of acting for future generations.

I raise some questions:

  • Does it work? I mean does it really get people engaged in climate work?
  • And what do the children have to say about it?
  • Oh, and who exactly are these children and grandchildren?
Lilace and family

Lilace and family

I interview three fascinating women from age 16 to age 50 born in three different countries. Their response to pollution in their lives is inspiring. You will meet Christian Piper, Clara Fang, and Cathy Orlando. I also bring in the voice of ecologist and poet Lilace Mellin Guignard who asks the questions, “How do we raise children in a time of climate change?”

Oh, and we have answers for our puzzler question from all over the world and I even have an expert, Dr. Joanna Huxster, help us answer it.

If you like NPR style radio programs with good music, compelling interviews, and moving stories, check out this new episode of Citizens’ Climate Radio.


Author: Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano is a quirky queer Quaker concerned about Climate Change. His website is

Comments are closed.