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 from the Overseas Press Club among other honors.
Threshold Conversations features interviews with environmental thought leaders on important issues impacting cultures, communities, and ecosystems in the United States and beyond. These conversations aim to create space for thoughtful, civil conversations about the urgent environmental issues we’re living with today.
Threshold Conversations is supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, Montana Public Radio, Park Foundation, High Stakes Foundation, and Threshold’s listeners.
The first episode of Threshold Conversations features a conversation with Kendra Pierre-Louis, a climate reporter with The New York Times. We discuss the intersection of the coronavirus pandemic with various environmental issues, including how both COVID-19 and air quality issues disproportionately affect communities of color; how the pandemic will affect our ability to manage wildfires; and the politicization of climate change in the United States.