EcoTalk, formerly TrashTalk, was a radio show on the Air America Radio network, hosted by Betsy Rosenberg.[1][2] Rosenberg is a long-time radio journalist, she spent much of her career with CBS Radio, specifically the "environmental issues" reporter for CBS's San Francisco station KCBS-AM.[1]

The show launched on Earth Day 1997 on KCBS radio.[2][3] The focus was originally on waste reduction, hence the original name TrashTalk: Sound Solutions for a Healthier Planet and People.[2][3] In 2004, it expanded to an hour-long interview show and rebranded as EcoTalk.[2][3] Around this time it also moved to Air America, broadcasting on 40 stations across the United States, making it the first nationally-syndicated radio show about environmentalism.[2][3]

In May 2007, owing to the restructuring of Air America and a lack of funding, EcoTalk had its final episode.[4]


  1. ^ a b "About Betsy". EcoTalk. Archived from the original on 2005-07-06. Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Betsy Rosenberg | Climate Abandoned". Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  3. ^ a b c d Goldrich, Lois. "'Where are the green people?'". New Jersey Jewish News. Archived from the original on 2021-04-17. Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  4. ^ "EcoTalk's Final Show(?)". EcoTalk's Archives. Retrieved 2021-07-28.