S1 Ep 20: Solutions from Carolina to Cali w/ Aura Vasquez

Today, we are joined by Commissioner of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Aura Vasquez to discuss the perils of climate injustice. Aura is an incredible leader, advocate, and activist for environmental and social justice issues. Antonique Smith hosts. 

S1 Ep 20: Solutions from Carolina to Cali w/ Aura Vasquez

Today, we are joined by Commissioner of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Aura Vasquez to discuss the perils of climate injustice. Aura is an incredible leader, advocate, and activist for environmental and social justice issues. Antonique Smith hosts. 

S1 Ep 19: Who Just Bought Our Democracy w/ Kim Reed

We sit down with Kim Reed, Director and Producer of Dark Money, a new documentary about the influx of anonymous money in U.S. elections. The film examines just how complex, far-reaching, and devastating the consequences are from the Citizens United Supreme Court decision handed down in 2010. Check out the trailer and more about the film at DarkMoneyFilm.com. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. hosts along with co-host, Mustafa Santiago Ali. Recorded live for radio, the episode opens with current events in the climate movement.

S1 Ep 18: Let’s Make it Happen w/ Raheem DeVaughn

 Three-time Grammy-nominee, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian, Raheem DeVaughn joins us to discuss the power of culture to improve our communities and planet. He’s been a long time climate justice advocate and has done some great work over the years, including joining Hip Hop Caucus’ Climate Campus Tour and recording an amazing track for The People’s Climate Music Heal Our Mother Earth (H.O.M.E.) album. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. hosts along with co-host, Mustafa Santiago Ali. Recorded live for radio, the episode opens with current events in the climate movement.

S1 Ep 17: Zero Hour is Here w/ Jamie Margolin, Nadia Naar, & Madelaine Tew

This week, we are joined by three of the founding members of Zero Hour, a powerful youth-led climate organization, Jamie Margolin, Nadia Naar, and Madelaine Tew. They, like us, are fed up with the inaction by so many of the leaders in our country, including our current President. They know how critical it is to act now on the most pressing issue of our time, and they want to do it right. #ThisIsZeroHour. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. hosts along with co-hosts, Mustafa Santiago Ali and Antonique Smith. Recorded live for radio, the episode opens with current events in the climate movement.

S1 Ep 16: The Fight Continues w/ Kristin Mink & Adrienne Cooper


 On this episode of The Coolest Show, we get to hang out with, middle school teacher, mother, and viral sensation, Kristin Mink to discuss her encounter with Scott Pruitt as well as her motivations to protect the planet for future generations. We are also joined by Defend our Future Director, Adrienne Cooper to talk about the motivations of the youth activist movement and the path forward for all of us. Grammy nominated actress, singer is also introduced as a new co-host of The Coolest Show, to go along with host Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. and co-host, Mustafa Santiago Ali. Recorded live for radio, the episode opens with current events in the climate movement.

S1 Ep 15: Cities Tackling Climate w/ Mayor Michael Hancock & Andy Behar

We are joined by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and CEO of As You Sow, Andy Behar. Mayor Hancock tells us how he and Denver are pushing to become more sustainable, as well as how other cities can fight climate change. Andy Behar shows us how to make climate-conscious financial decisions and how to hold corporations accountable. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. hosts and Mustafa Santiago Ali joins as a co-host. Recorded live for radio, the episode opens with current events in the climate movement.

S1 Ep 14: 100% Clean Energy by 2050 w/ Sen. Jeff Merkley & Astrid Caldas

Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) joins us to break down where we’re at with the political gridlock in Washington, why we need to move to 100% clean energy, and the fight to keep families together at the border. Senior Climate Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Astrid Caldas also stops by to share her knowledge on the dire state of climate change and the impacts of sea-level rise. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. hosts and Mustafa Santiago Ali joins as a co-host. Recorded live for radio, the episode opens with current events in the climate movement.

S1 Ep 12: Our Oceans & The Earth’s Lawyers w/ David Helvarg, Valeria Merino, and Trip Van Noppen

We celebrate World Environment Day with a lively discussion about what our oceans mean to our planet, communities, and health with Author, Activist, and Adventurer David Helvarg, and Global Earth Day Vice President Valeria Merino. Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen also sits down with us to discuss the critical legal battles to protect our clean water and air, act on climate change, and ensure future generations have a healthy planet to thrive on. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. hosts and Mustafa Santiago Ali joins as a co-host. Recorded live for radio, the episode opens with current events in the climate movement.

S1 Ep 5: The 2018 Grist 50 w/ Chip Giller, Nicole Sitaraman, & Anthony Torres

 Want a reason to feel hopeful? Grist has 50. We chat with Chip Giller, the founder of Grist: a no-nonsense and cutting edge media platform focused on solutions to climate change, sustainability, and social justice. For the past three years, Grist has featured the work and profiles of 50 of the boldest, most ambitious solutions to humanity’s biggest challenges. Other special guests featured in this episode include Nicole Sitaraman, Senior Manager of Public Policy at Sunrun, and Anthony Torres, Youth Climate Leader and Campaign Strategist at Sierra Club. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. hosts and Mustafa Santiago Ali joins as a co-host. Recorded live for radio, the episode opens with current events in the climate movement.