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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Reilly. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Reilly, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Reilly. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Reilly, often where they are interviewed.

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Irish Bellwethers: Bill Reilly on the Sober St. Patrick’s Day Foundation

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If you know me, you know my favorite holiday is St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t celebrate just a day - I call it “the season,” and the events and celebrations can last for over a month. As a proud Irish American, the opportunity to celebrate the culture of my forebears brings happiness, pride and nostalgia. Many of my happiest memories revolve around something Irish. 
And they should. The Irish have one of the most outsized influences on the world of any group of people. From the arts; literature, poetry and music, straight through the amazing technology and business growth of the 21st century, having the Irish in our blood is certainly something to be celebrated. 
But there is another aspect of the culture and reputation of the Irish that some would like to leave behind. Especially around the time of the St. Patrick’s day, there is a level of binge drinking and excess that occurs, to the point where even going into the city is fairly untenable. Now, some would argue it’s only those who are “only Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” that can’t hold their booze, there is no denying that a reputation as drinkers will persist for the Irish around the world. 
My guest this week is Bill Reilly, who is on a mission to change perception. Bill is the Founder of the Sober St. Patrick’s Day Foundation, a movement whose focus is to “reclaim the day,” and provide an environment for people to celebrate Irish Heritage without obnoxious drunk teenagers binge drinking themselves all over your shoes.
Bill doesn’t have a problem with drinking - it’s the excessive binge drinking that helped push his hand. I love to highlight people who not only “think differently,” but also take the steps to influence change, and Bill is a perfect example. The Sober St. Patrick’s Day movement has ballooned - going beyond New York City to events all around the world. It’s a great story, a great interview, and something to support if you love your Irish heritage as much as myself.
So here we are, halfway to the big day, with a nice reminder to celebrate the best that the Irish culture has to offer. 
Happy week!
Bill Reilly (right), Founder of Sober St. Patrick's Day
Sober St. Patrick’s Day® Foundation is proud to celebrate in 2021 a decade of changing the perception and experience of St. Patrick’s Day with family-friendly events and grand Irish hospitality. Join the celebration!
Please visit www.soberstpatricksday.org
Twitter @SoberStPatrick
Email SSPD Founder/Chairman William Spencer Reilly: bill@soberstpatricksday.org
Sep 16 2020 · 35mins
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Former EPA Administrator Bill Reilly on the Post-Covid Renewal of American Cities

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This week, Andrew and Scott talk to William Reilly, former President of the World Wildlife Fund and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator during the George H.W. Bush administration. Bill contemplates how the Covid-19-induced increase in remote work will reshape American cities facing lower demand for office space, transit, and in-person conferencing. Bill also expresses optimism about making progress toward climate goals as we quickly adapt to new technologies.

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Earth Day at 50: Reflections from William Reilly

The week of the anniversary of Earth Day, Bill Reilly joined the Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast to discuss the importance of the environment for voters. He also discusses that while many people do not necessarily find climate change to be false, they are against the ideas of changing their lives and the policies that would come with that.

William K. Reilly accepts the 2020 Climate Pioneer Award

On March 5, 2020, Bill Reilly was awarded the 2020 Climate Pioneer Award at the Climate Leadership Conference.

Jul 14 2020 · 26mins

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The Climate Lede: Bill Reilly -- the interview 12/06/17

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This special episode contains an extended interview with William K. Reilly, U.S. EPA administrator under President George H. W. Bush. He talks with Climatewire editor Evan Lehmann and deputy editor Robin Bravender about his opposition to President Trump and current EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, the stance of Republicans on climate change, and the environmental policies of former Republican administrations.
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The Climate Lede: new science advisors & former EPA Administrator Bill Reilly 11/01/2017

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is changing up who advises him on science, giving more slots to people from the industry. Climatewire editor Evan Lehmann and deputy editor Robin Bravender talk to Greenwire air quality reporter Sean Reilly, who got an early look at the names of the new advisers. President George H.W. Bush's EPA Administrator, Bill Reilly, explains his frustration with his party's stance on climate change science and policy in a preview of his interview with E&E News. And we share the best ideas for climate-themed Halloween costumes.

"Who’s in, who’s out on advisory panels" (E&E Daily, 10/31/2017), by Sean Reilly: www.eenews.net/eedaily/stories/1060065109

"Pruitt signals an embrace of industry researchers" (Climatewire, 11/01/2017), by Scott Waldman: www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/11/01/stories/1060065271
Nov 01 2017 · 8mins
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An Interview with Bill Reilly

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This podcast features Mr William Reilly - an avowed Catholic, Yale graduate, former director of World Wildlife Foundation, the EPA administrator under President H. W. Bush, co-chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, and board member of various well known corporations and not-for-profits. We discuss the proper roles of science, religion, and economics in mediating how humans interact with the environment and each other, and also dive into some of Mr Reilly's personal experiences and reflections on a life both personally and professionally concerned with environmental issues.
Jul 23 2015 · 57mins