AUSTIN, Texas — The Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin will launch a new radio program, “EarthDate,” on Earth Day, April 22. A weekly, two-minute radio program, “EarthDate” will focus on the workings and complexity of our planet — its geology, environment and major geologic events, both distant and more recent.
“We’re really excited about the launch of ‘EarthDate,’ a program that we feel is going to change the way people think about how they relate to the Earth and the environment,” said Scott W. Tinker, the voice of “EarthDate” and the director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, which is producing the program. “The Earth is a complex place with intricate geologic and atmospheric systems. ‘EarthDate’ will help listeners discover the natural wonders of the planet, the resources that it provides, and how those resources are infused into all aspects of modern life. And all in a very entertaining way!”
Tinker anticipates “EarthDate” will be picked up by hundreds of radio stations nationwide.
“The bureau has underwritten the development of ‘EarthDate,’ ” says Tinker, “but we are always open to potential sponsors.”
The show will draw on experts around the world including researchers from the UT Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, of which the Bureau of Economic Geology is a major research unit.
Listeners can enjoy the first 10 two-minute episodes of “EarthDate” free of charge, and learn much more about the topics covered, by visiting the show’s website, EarthDate.org. Fans are asked to tune to their local NPR radio station to hear upcoming episodes each week and are encouraged to ask their other favorite local radio stations to air “EarthDate” if they are not already.