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Connecting Communities of Color with the Environmental Movement

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Aired Thursday, January 23, 2020.

As concern about the state of our land, air, and water grows, there is a belief among some within the environmental community, that there is a disconnect between environmental stewardship and communities of color. Angelou Ezeilo works to correct that misconception and works to open doors in those institutions that haven't been particularly welcoming to people of color. Ezeilo is the founder and CEO of the Greening Youth Foundation which has placed over 5,000 colleged aged Indian, Asian, and black youth in internships in agencies like the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She's the author of "Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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