Radio Show

The Elephant in the Room

Join program host and 350 member Tom Ellis as he interviews guests about climate issues from a local, state and regional perspective on our 350 Salem OR radio show, The Elephant in the Room. The program airs on KMUZ Community Radio the first Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m., on the dial at 100.7 and 88.5 FM.

How Salem Can Achieve Its Climate Action Plan Goals
Casey Kopcho, Salem Planning Commissioner
November 2020

Climate Change as a Public Health Issue
Damon Motz-Storey, Physicians for Social Responsibility
September 2020

Public Transit to Curb Climate Change
Ian Davidson, Board Chair of Cherriots
August 2020

Will the Pandemic Affect People’s Attitude and Behavior Around Climate Change?
Janet Lorenzen, Sociology Professor, Willamette University
June 2020

Permaculture: Working With Nature as an Adaptive Response to the Pandemic and Climate Change
Andrew Millison, Horticulture Instructor, Oregon State University
June 2020

Monarch Butterfly Preservation in the Willamette Valley
Stephanie Hazen, Retired Veterinarian and Citizen Scientist
May 2020

How Climate Change Affects Forests / How Federal Agencies and the Timber Industry Contribute to Climate Change
Chandra LeGue, Oregon Wild
April 2020

Environmental Impacts of Covanta Marion Waste Incinerator
Hollie Oakes-Miller, Environmental Science Professor, Portland Community College
Susann Kaltwasser, Environmental Activist
March 2020

Salem’s Climate Action Plan
Tom Anderson, Salem City Councilor
February 2020 

Update on Local and State Climate Action
Phil Carver, 350 Salem OR
January 2020

Tom Ellis is a retired professor of English and Humanities who moved to Salem from Hampton, Virginia, after retirement in 2017. He is a lifelong environmental activist, a practicing Buddhist and a permaculture enthusiast.