Amy Martin

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Amy Martin is the founder and executive producer of Threshold, a public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. Launched in 2016, Threshold has received a Peabody Award nomination, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, and a citation from the Overseas Press Club among other honors. Amy is also the founder of Auricle Productions, an independent, nonprofit journalism organization, which serves as the home for Threshold. In 2020, Auricle Productions added a second show, Threshold Conversations, featuring interviews with environmental thought leaders. Amy’s reporting has been heard on All Things Considered, Reveal, Here and Now, The World, The Takeaway and other programs. In 2016-17, Amy was a Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She gave a TEDx talk at the University of Montana in 2015. Amy was raised on an Iowa farm. She grew up listening to NPR on WVIK fm, the same station where she later got her first job in radio. She studied philosophy at Augustana College.

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Threshold Conversations: Hank Green

DFTBA—Don’t forget to be awesome. That’s the motto of the Vlogbrothers, a video blog created by brothers Hank and John Green. On this episode of Threshold Conversations, our guest is Hank Green, science communicator, YouTuber,…

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Threshold Conversations: Robert Bullard

Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor at Texas Southern University and a transformational figure in the environmental justice movement, says the environment is not just out in the woods and wilderness; it’s everywhere. “It’s where we…

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Threshold Conversations: Bill McKibben

The word crisis comes from the Greek krisis; one of its meanings is “the turning point in a disease.” Today on Threshold Conversations, we sit down with Bill McKibben to talk about the dual crises…

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Threshold Conversations: Ami Vitale

Award-winning photographer Ami Vitale has seen the best of humanity and the worst of humanity. She’s documented war and conflict, nature, wildlife, and conservation in places from Kashmir to China and Kenya. On this episode…

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Threshold Conversations: Peggy Shepard

How does your zip code affect your life expectancy? The impacts of climate change, toxic water, and dirty air aren’t evenly distributed. Low income and communities of color bear the brunt of these impacts. Today,…

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Threshold Conversations: Michelle Fournet

If a whale sings in the ocean, and Michelle Fournet is there to hear it through her hydrophones, how does it sound? How are these songs impacted by human activities—and by the pandemic’s quiet oceans?…

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Threshold Conversations: J. Drew Lanham

In this episode of Threshold Conversations, we ponder some big and timely questions with Dr. J. Drew Lanham, a distinguished professor of wildlife ecology, author, poet, and birder. How is social justice inseparable from environmental…

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Threshold Conversations: Alfredo Corchado

In the second episode of Threshold Conversations, Amy talks with award-winning journalist Alfredo Corchado. As Mexico Border correspondent for the Dallas Morning News, Alfredo is one of the nation’s leading reporters covering the complicated issues playing…

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Threshold Conversations: Kendra Pierre-Louis

Threshold is a public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. Launched in 2016, Threshold has received a Peabody Award nomination, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, and a citation…