Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. will appear on first installment

TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 28, 2009) — How can I make my home more energy efficient and save money? When should I plant my spring garden? Listeners nationwide can hear the answers to these and other questions about sustainable lifestyles when Mother Earth News Radio launches Nov. 7.

Mother Earth News magazine, the nation’s largest and longest-running publication about green lifestyles, joins home improvement radio host Andrea Ridout and energy expert Dan Lepinski to give a voice to its content. The weekly show covers the gamut of sustainable living subjects, including organic gardening, renewable energy, do-it-yourself home projects, green building and remodeling, modern homesteading, green transportation and more.

Mother Earth News Radio will continue the magazine’s tradition of providing credible information, practical advice and answers on ways to live more sustainably — without sacrificing quality of life,” says Cheryl Long, editor in chief of Mother Earth News.

Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. will appear on Mother Earth News Radio’s inaugural show Nov. 7. Begley will discuss his approach to green living and his new book, Ed Begley Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living. Other segments will cover raising backyard chickens, performing a home energy audit and looking back at Mother Earth News’ 40-year history.

Mother Earth News Radio airs each Saturday at 9 a.m. CST, on CNN 1190 AM, in Dallas, and nationwide on the IRN/USA Radio Network. Online listeners can hear archived episodes at

About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News
( is the “Original Guide to Living Wisely.” Topics include organic gardening, do-it-yourself projects, energy cost cuts, renewable energy use, green home building and rural living.

About Ogden Publications Inc.
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

About Mother Earth News Radio Host Andrea Ridout
For more than a decade, Andrea Ridout has helped do-it-yourselfers make smart decisions for their homes. Ridout previously hosted “Ask Andrea,” a nationally syndicated radio program, “The Energy Show” and “energizeGREEN.” She has written articles, commentary and product reviews for Reader’s Digest, Prevention and Country Home, among other publications. HarperCollins published her book, If I Had a Hammer: Over 100 Easy Fixes and Weekend Projects, in 2008. Ridout regularly appears on national and regional television, and speaks at green-living events. She lives on a small farm near Dallas.

About Mother Earth News Radio Co-host Dan Lepinski
Dan Lepinski co-hosts Mother Earth News Radio. With nearly 40 years experience in energy, energy conservation and solar energy, Lepinski brings a strong technical background to the show. His own home includes solar electricity and solar hot water systems. Lepinski also works as a senior engineer for Exeltech, a manufacturer of DC-to-AC sine-wave inverters for solar energy and other applications. For several years, he was an associate technical editor for Home Power magazine.