The podcast Unpolluted on air in joint production of Radio MARŠ, Radio Helsinki and Radio Student delves into specific topics and subtopics of environmentalism and climate justice on a local, regional and global level. It is produced by young radio workers, investigative journalists and environmentalists. The podcast is a part of the international RadioActivism project.
The project is financed by the Erasmus+ programme.
#13: Quietly flows the Drava
In the 13th episode of Unpolluted On Air, Jan and Zinedin of Radio MARŠ talk about water in Maribor and Slovenia in general. The quality of potable water in Slovenia is very high and Slovenia is very rich with water. But the water talk became polluted last year when there was a referendum being held about bureaucracy and building sites surrounding water bodies. In the second part of the episode, Jan is joined by Brina Sotenšek, biologist, ecologist and activist for clean water in Slovenia, who has previously worked in governmental bodies, but is now fighting her fight in the NGO sector.
Voice: Jan, Zinedin and Brina
#12: Water in Zagreb
Sailing through the radio waves brought the Radio Student team together to discuss and rethink the usage and management of water resources in their beloved Zagreb. Talking to Vladimir Androče, civil engineering expert specialized in water management, Anton learns about infrastructural problems that Zagreb as a booming city is facing. We also discuss specific problems relating to flooding and problems we face on a daily basis relating to Zagreb’s outdated water infrastructure.
Written and produced by: Anton Perović, Sara Sorić and Ivan Poschko
Photo: Davor Puklavec/PIXSELL
#11: The Mur River Safe No More?
Water. All around us in the form of rain, rivers, springs, wastewater, plastic bottles. We all need and use it. But how much of it? In Austria, the approximate daily consumption of water per person is 130 liters. Only three of those are for drinking. We flush further drinkable water down the toilet, let it flow while shampooing etc. Theresa, a new member of the RadioActivism team of Radio Helsinki Graz, prepared a report on the water situation in Graz, while Mirza, Gea and Nicolas interviewed Martin Regelsberger, a researcher in the field of water. We learned about the importance of managing and storing rainwater, and the contribution of trees in the cities to the cooling effect through evaporation. Martin talks about the hot topic of the power plant on Mur river in Graz and its effects on the river. As citizens, we wondered what happens with shower and kitchen water; what effect ecological detergent has on the water purification process; and if is it safe to jump and swim in the Mur river.
Creators: Mirza, Gea, Nicolas, Theresa
#10: Clearly, a shadow
Anamarija and Jan discuss the green identity of Maribor. It surely is green, but is it green enough? Hot islands, hot squares and streets, hot topics - if the deputy mayor says that trees only bring hassle and dark, scary streets, the debate can heat up as well.
In the second part, they are joined by Kaja Fiedler and Maja Šušteršič from IMZ Maribor (Iniciativa mestni zbor), which has recently executed two successful green projects in Maribor - the Miyawaki forest in Magdalena and greenification and revival of riverbank of Radvanje stream.
The episode is in Slovene.
Produced by: Radio MARŠ
Voices: Anamarija Nađ, Jan Podbrežnik, Kaja Fiedler, Maja Šušteršič
Sound technician: Slobodan Stanković
Čudežna polja - Uradna himna Zlate lisice (Golden Fox Official Anthem)
Zoran Predin - Sonček je ...... (Skuštrana)
Anika Horvat - Vroče mi je
Plavi Orkestar - Proljeće
Rambo Amadeus - Još jedno vruće pivo
Booker T & The Mg's - Green Onions
Kino za dva - Benjamin in jaz
#09: The tropical night in Graz
Graz had a tropical night. The lowest temperature recorded was 21.5 degrees Celsius – the lowest summer temperature in 128 years. The current records fit very well into the pattern of climate change – our topic – this month about hot cities, particularly about the hot city of Graz. For the ninth episode of the Unpolluted On Air podcast, produced by Radio Helsinki, Mirza, Nicolas and Gea researched the field, Hannah interviewed Florian Ungerböck from Auto-frei-tag, Benedikt edited it. We unwrap our thoughts about the hot city and then we serve you some researched facts about the innovative urban photo-bioreactor, community gardening and other challenges of re-greening the city of Graz.
Voices: Mirza, Nicolas, Gea, Hannah, Florian Ungerböck
#08: Hot in Zagreb
While recording this episode, we melted in the studio because the temperatures hit crazy levels (38 degrees Celsius) and then continued to rise through the weekend. Even though Croatia is a coastal country, the sea brings little joy when the UV ratings reach dangerous levels, with many counties issuing water reduction policies. Zagreb is mostly empty during the summer months but nevertheless the heat is mostly unbearable. The ER is constantly on the field on calls to take care of people fainting. The problem with hot cities is not easily solvable, that's why we invited talented young architect and urbanist Filip Pračić to share with us what the city planners can do to make the summer in Zagreb more livable.
Written and produced by: Anton Perović, Sara Sorić and Ivan Kolar (Radio Student)
Official photo by LameOh (oh.lame)