The quality of potable water in Slovenia is very high and Slovenia is very rich with water, but the water talk became polluted during last year's referendum on bureaucracy and building sites surrounding water bodies. In the second part of the episode, we are joined by Brina Sotenšek, biologist, ecologist and activist for clean water in Slovenia, who has previously worked governmental bodies, but is now fighting her fight in the NGO sector.
The Radio Student team discuss and rethink the usage and management of water resources in their beloved Zagreb and talk to civil engineering expert Vladimir Androče about infrastructural and flooding problems that the city faces.
Theresa, a new member of the RadioActivism team of Radio Helsinki Graz, prepared a report on the water situation in Graz, while Mirza, Gea and Nicolas interviewed Martin Regelsberger, a researcher in the field of water. We learned about the importance of managing and storing rainwater, and the contribution of trees in the cities to the cooling effect through evaporation. Martin talks about the hot topic of the power plant on Mur river in Graz and its effects on the river. As citizens, we wondered what happens with shower and kitchen water; what effect ecological detergent has on the water purification process; and if is it safe to jump and swim in the Mur river.
Anamarija and Jan discuss the green identity of Maribor. It surely is green, but is it green enough? Hot islands, hot squares and streets, hot topics – if the deputy mayor says that trees only bring hassle and dark, scary streets, the debate can heat up as well. In the second part, they are joined …
Graz had a tropical night. The lowest temperature recorded was 21.5 degrees Celsius – the lowest summer temperature in 128 years. Mirza, We research the topic of hot cities, interview Florian Ungerböck from Auto-frei-tag, and talk about the innovative urban photo-bioreactor, community gardening and other challenges of re-greening the city of Graz.
While recording this episode, we melted in the studio because the temperatures hit crazy levels (38 degrees Celsius) and then continued to rise through the weekend. The problem with hot cities is not easily solvable, that's why we invited talented young architect and urbanist Filip Pračić to share with us what the city planners can do to make the summer in Zagreb more livable.
Sara, Anton and Ivan try to tackle the challenges of biking through the Zagreb city center. To help them answer some questions regarding traffic and cycling, they prepared two feature interviews with leading NGOs in this field – Udruga Sindikat Biciklista and Zelena Akcija.
Zinedin and Edi discuss the state of cycling and cycling infrastructure in Slovenia and specifically in the city of Maribor and In the second half of the podcast are joined by Žiga Ozvaldič, the president of the Maribor Cycling Network, for an interview.
In this episode we exchange opinions and experiences about mobility, specifically biking in Graz. Ideas and wishes about improvements or changes are also discussed. Apart from that we talk with Walter Bradler and Brigitte Schicho from Radlobby ARGUS Steiermark and Dino from the Fahrradküche Graz (Bicycle Kitchen Graz).
Ivan, Anton and Sara talk about problems in Zagreb’s urbanistic infrastructure in general. They lay out what had been noticed and their solutions are being brought up.