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Episode 150: Environmental Justice

November 18, 2020

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne explore the topic of environmental racism by interviewing Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover, the founder of EcoGreenQueen and a social-ecological systems scientist who studies the interactions between urban green spaces, environmental justice, and planning. During the conversation, they discuss Dr. Hoover’s research on green infrastructure (28:00) as well as environmental justice (33:27) and environmental racism (37:50). They then have a discussion about the unique environmental issues impacting the Black community (41:10), barriers to environmental justice (46:45), and Dr. Hoover’s perspective on how various politicians have approached environmental justice issues (57:15). They close the episode by highlighting how everyday people can engage with environmental justice issues (1:02:38) and learning more about Dr. Hoover’s organization, EcoGreenQueen(1:11:00). 

Other Topics Include 

00:30 - Catch Up with Tyrell and Daphne

05:45 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News 

21:45 - Introduction of the Topic

24:55 - Learn More About Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover

1:19:58 - Tyrell and Daphne Reflect on the Interview

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