In early 2023, WRA kicked off season two of our podcast with a new host: Multimedia Storyteller Jessi Janusee.
At 2 Degrees Out West, we examine the complexities behind some of the most pressing conservation issues facing our region. We talk with issue experts, legislators, researchers, organizers, conservation advocates, and others to get the real story about what we can do to fight climate change and its impacts.
This new season includes episodes on conserving 300,000 acres and 120 miles of trails in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, solving air pollution in Las Vegas with emissions standards, protecting some of the country’s most diverse landscapes and habitats with New Mexico’s Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund, and an ode to why we all love the West.
Recently, Janusee spoke with Tahlia Bear, WRA’s Indigenous peoples engagement manager, about the Indigenous communities within the Interior West, Tribal sovereignty, and how these communities are tackling conservation, environmental justice, and climate change through entities such as Tribal utilities. The podcast also features WRA’s Deborah Kapiloff, transportation electrification policy analyst, about the nuances and complexities of public utility commissions, why it’s important for us to work with them, and how they affect things like your electric bills and telephone lines.
You can follow along wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any of our exciting upcoming conversations, from water rights with Crystal Tulley-Cordova, principal hydrologist for the Navajo Nation, to understanding what’s going on with our energy bill prices, and more.