The Environmental Hour is an environmental news and interview public affairs program that airs Fridays from noon to 1 pm. Show hosts Lisa Coté, Dick Lutz and Josh Denton interview scientists, policy-makers and activists from the area to discuss environmental issues at the local, state, national, and global levels that impact our community. Topics covered include: water pollution, green- and traditional energy, wildlife conservation, and how you can get involved.
Lisa has lived in the Seacoast area since 1998 and has produced the show since 2016; she hosts on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Lisa is a professional hydrogeologist who has worked on water supply and contaminated groundwater projects throughout New England for more than 20 years. She’s also an environmental advocate and educator who works with a number of non-profit groups in the Seacoast raising awareness and educating the community about environmental issues, especially as they pertain to water. PFAS is a frequent issue covered on her show. Lisa is also an avid bicyclists and bike educator in the Seacoast area, and a Leader with the ACLU-NH, so her programs often address the intersection of many environmental, civil liberties, and social concerns.
Dick is a plant expert whose show often focuses on conservation issues. A lifelong Ag-Science educator, Dick’s program on the 2nd week of the month brings listeners information about invasive species, and regional natural resource and wildlife conservation efforts. In addition to working as a landscape planner, Dick is a senior volunteer who serves on the Board of Supervisors of the Rockingham County Conservation District.
Josh is a military veteran and an attorney, as well as being a Portsmouth environmental activist. You know him as the Portsmouth City Councillor who has revived the Sustainability Committee and authored single-use-plastic ordinances. Josh’s show on the 4th Friday of each month focuses on Climate and energy issues that hit close to home in Portsmouth.