Climate Change and Music

Sound & Vision
Hosted by Emily Fox
On February 7th, KEXP celebrated “Clash for Climate” as part of International Clash Day, a holiday KEXP invented in 2013. The Clash stood for many important issues, including environmental justice, which is why KEXP chose to focus on climate change for this year's theme.
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On February 7th, KEXP celebrated “Clash for Climate” as part of International Clash Day, a holiday KEXP invented in 2013. The Clash stood for many important issues, including environmental justice, which is why KEXP chose to focus on climate change for this year's theme. In this episode, Morning Show host John Richards explains the origin story of the holiday and highlights his favorite songs and messages from The Clash. Weyes Blood explains the themes behind her song, “Wild Time” and why she's moving from awareness to activism. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 19-year-old climate activist and musician talks about how hip hop has allowed him to spread urgent messages surrounding climate change and its effects on his generation. Listeners share their most meaningful Clash song memories and Washington governor Jay Inslee tells us why music matters.

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