A twice-monthly podcast about environmental goings on from the reporters at ecoRI News.
Ep. 16. RIDOT Redacts
ecoRI News reporter Rob Smith interviews Colleen Cronin about her public records journey to requisition data from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for a story she reported on pedestrian fatalities. Two-hundred dollars and nine months later, she's appealed to Rhode Island's attorney general and is still waiting to get information about the location of the intersections where pedestrian deaths occurred.
Ep. 15. Whose Beach Is It?
Beach season may have ended, but conflicts over shoreline access have not. ecoRI News reporters Colleen Cronin and Rob Smith break down pending and settled lawsuits, and explain recent legislation that determines where the public beach begins and where private property ends.
Ep. 14. Living Car-Free
Providence resident Greg Gerritt hasn't driven a car in more than three decades. Reporter Colleen Cronin interviews Greg about hitchhiking to carpentry jobs, walking eight to 10 miles a day, and how living car-free has made him happier, healthier and more financially secure.
Ep. 13. Oh, Rats!
Cranston, R.I., is seeing a population boom — but its not human families that are moving in. In this episode, ecoRI News reporters Colleen Cronin and Rob Smith break down some of our recent reporting on why more rats are moving to the 'burbs.
Ep. 12. The Forever-ness of PFAS
ecoRI News reporters Frank Carini and Colleen Cronin take a stab at pronouncing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as they discuss their latest reporting on how stricter EPA standards for PFAS, cancer-causing forever chemicals, are throwing some public drinking water supplies out of compliance.
Ep. 11. Cruise Control
Avast! Trash overboard! In this episode, ecoRI News reporters Frank Carini and Colleen Cronin navigate the dark and enviornmentally deleterious underside of the cruise-ship industry.