Higher Ground

Climate change is already here in America’s first suburbs — Long Island. Higher Ground tells the stories of communities on Long Island preparing and adapting to extreme weather and rising tides. J.D. Allen and Sabrina Garone venture across the region to explore the solutions that might give people the best chance at survival and help save the places millions of people call home. These perspectives from Long Island have implications far beyond the region in the search for solutions to survive climate change.

This special is supported by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the Kavli Foundation.


J.D. Allen: A native Long Islander, J.D. Allen is WSHU's assistant news director, college educator and defender of ethics in journalism. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground.

Sabrina Garone: A proud Long Islander, Sabrina is host and producer of WSHU’s daily podcast After All Things and producer of the climate podcast Higher Ground.


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Preview audio available: January 3, 2022
Promo spot available: January 7, 2022
Program rundown available: January 12, 2022
Date content will be uploaded: January 12, 2022


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January 17, 2022 - April 1, 2022

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