51 episodes

Threshold is a public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. We report the story where it's happening through a range of voices and perspectives. Our goal is to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.

www.thresholdpodcast.org

Season 1 -- "Oh Give Me a Home"
Can we ever have wild, free-roaming bison again?

Season 2 -- "Cold Comfort"
Climate change in the Arctic through the eyes of people who live there.

Season 2 Extra Miniseries -- "The Refuge"
The controversy over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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    • Documentary

Threshold is a public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. We report the story where it's happening through a range of voices and perspectives. Our goal is to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.

www.thresholdpodcast.org

Season 1 -- "Oh Give Me a Home"
Can we ever have wild, free-roaming bison again?

Season 2 -- "Cold Comfort"
Climate change in the Arctic through the eyes of people who live there.

Season 2 Extra Miniseries -- "The Refuge"
The controversy over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    Come Party With Us

    Come Party With Us

    We did it! We not only met our fundraising goal - we blew right on past it. And that’s all thanks to you: our listeners and our donors. To celebrate, we’re hosting an online party on Thursday, January 23rd. The whole Threshold team will be there, and if you don'ated to Threshold in 2019 or the first few weeks of 2020, we’d love it if you attend too. 
    Click here to RSVP for the shindig.
    Thank you. We could not be doing this without you.

    • 2 min
    The Refuge E5: Path Dependence

    The Refuge E5: Path Dependence

    When the debate over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge first emerged, most people had never heard of global warming. So over the last four decades, the controversies over oil in the Refuge and climate change evolved on different tracks. 
    Now, those tracks are intersecting. We dive into the resulting tensions and contradictions around oil and climate in this final episode of our series on the Refuge.
    Learn more about Threshold on our website. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Right now, your donations up to $1,000 are being doubled by NewsMatch. Become part of our passionate network of supporters here. 
    This series is the capstone project for our two-and-a-half years of reporting in and on the Arctic. 
    This series was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.
     

    • 54 min
    The Refuge E4: Do It in a Good Way, Pt. 2

    The Refuge E4: Do It in a Good Way, Pt. 2

    The Gwich’in have lived and hunted in the Refuge long before it was carved out as federal, protected land. Their territory spans a huge swath of northeastern Alaska and northwestern Canada, and their health and culture depends on the Porcupine caribou herd - a group of animals 200,000 strong that calve on the area of the coastal plain slated for drilling.
    In this two-part episode, spend time in Arctic Village, a community just over the southern border of the Refuge, and hear from the Gwich’in about what’s at stake for them as development looms in the 1002 area.
    This series is the capstone project for our two-and-a-half years of reporting in and on the Arctic. 
    Learn more about Threshold on our website. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Right now, your donations up to $1,000 are being doubled by NewsMatch. Become part of our passionate network of supporters here. 
    This series was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

    • 35 min
    The Refuge E4: Do It in a Good Way, Pt. 1

    The Refuge E4: Do It in a Good Way, Pt. 1

    The Gwich’in have lived and hunted in the Refuge long before it was carved out as federal, protected land. Their territory spans a huge swath of northeastern Alaska and northwestern Canada, and their health and culture depends on the Porcupine caribou herd - a group of animals 200,000 strong that calve on the area of the coastal plain slated for drilling.
    In this two-part episode, spend time in Arctic Village, a community just over the southern border of the Refuge, and hear from the Gwich’in about what’s at stake for them as development looms in the 1002 area.
    This series is the capstone project for our two-and-a-half years of reporting in and on the Arctic. 
    Learn more about Threshold on our website. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Right now, your donations up to $1,000 are being doubled by NewsMatch. Become part of our passionate network of supporters here. 
    This series was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

    • 37 min
    The Refuge: Intermission

    The Refuge: Intermission

    We're moving from the coast to the interior of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to help you get a sense of what it feels like to travel through this vast area. Last summer, writer William deBuys took a raft trip from the Brooks Range in the middle of the Refuge all the way out to the Arctic Ocean. During his two weeks on the water, he got to travel alongside the Porcupine caribou herd, animals crucial to the debate playing out the fate of the coastal plain. You’ll hear lots more about these creatures on our next episode. 
    This miniseries is the capstone project for our two-and-a-half years of reporting in and on the Arctic. 
    Learn more about Threshold on our website. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Right now, your donations up to $1,000 are being doubled by NewsMatch. Become part of our passionate network of supporters here. 
    This series was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

    • 10 min
    The Refuge E3: Listen to the People, Pt. 2

    The Refuge E3: Listen to the People, Pt. 2

    We continue our reporting from Kaktovik, Alaska—the only town within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—to find out how the conflict over drilling for oil in the refuge feels to the people who live there. The more we listened, the more we realized: the heart of the issue isn’t just over oil extraction and development, wilderness and wildlife. Whatever side people took, their focus is on their community, sovereignty, and survival.
    This series is the capstone project for our two-and-a-half years of reporting in and on the Arctic. 
    Learn more about Threshold on our website. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Right now, your donations up to $1,000 are being doubled by NewsMatch. Become part of our passionate network of supporters here. 
    This series was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

    • 29 min

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I don’t recall how I stumbled over this podcast, but after finishing season one I am glad it did. Great story-telling.

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