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A serious, but not too serious, discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

A serious, but not too serious, discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

Location:

United States

Description:

A serious, but not too serious, discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

Language:

English

Contact:

740-674-4300


Episodes

040 – Learning to Thrive

10/2/2022
Most of us are just getting through the day. But there are a few among us who seem to thrive – embracing each new dawn as a joyous opportunity. How do they do it? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

Duration:00:29:04

160 - Is Cultural Appropriation Inappropriate?

9/25/2022
What is cultural appropriation and how does it differ from cultural appreciation? Is it a real thing, or just a Twitter excuse to be offended by just about everything? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for an inappropriate discussion about cultural appropriation.

Duration:00:29:11

159 - Women and Non-Binary People in Agriculture

9/18/2022
It's hard enough to make a living in agriculture. But for women and those who identify as non-binary, it can be an incredible challenge. What are the unique challenges they face and how can they overcome them? Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Stephanie Enloe, Director of Programming at WFAN (Women Food & Agriculture Network) for a discussion on programs available specifically for women and non-binary people in agriculture.

Duration:00:28:59

158 - The Death of God and Community

9/11/2022
Two things are happening at the same time. America is becoming much less religious, and our sense of community is crumbling. Are these related? Does one cause the other? And as religion wains, what will take its place? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion on the intersection of organized religion and a sense of community.

Duration:00:29:08

157 - How the Inflation Reduction Act will change renewables for decades to come

9/4/2022
Congress recently passed the Inflation Reduction Act which, among other things, will dramatically change the world of renewable energy in ways so profound that we will probably be discussing it for generations. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion on what is contained in this landmark legislation and how it will affect your life as well as the renewable energy industry as a whole.

Duration:00:29:15

075 - Where have all the Birds Gone?

8/28/2022
Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Dawn Hewett, editor of Bird Watcher's Digest, in a discussion of the impacts of global warming and our non-sustainable lifestyle is having on the bird population. Since 1970 more than 3 billion birds have disappeared from our modern day version of nature. What is happening, what does it mean, and how can we minimize the impact on our planet?

Duration:00:29:19

156 – End of the World as We Know It - part 2

8/21/2022
Different generations have very different perspectives on how the world looks and feels. A global climate crisis, dysfunctional government and media, too many choices, changing perspectives on race, religion and sexuality. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion with post millennials Anna Haught and Dalia Fabb-Soto for a discussion of what they feel they and we can do to address these issues.

Duration:00:29:07

155 – End of the World as We Know It - part 1

8/14/2022
Different generations have very different perspectives on how the world looks and feels. Is it the end of the world as we know it, or has it always been thus? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion with post millennials Anna Haught and Dalia Fabb-Soto for a discussion of where they feel the world has been and issues that will affect their generation.

Duration:00:28:58

050 - Eating Seasonally

8/7/2022
Globalization and genetically modified food has led to a world where nearly every plant can be harvested and shipped nearly every week of the year. While this is convenient - it is not natural. And can lead to some serious problems. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

Duration:00:29:13

099 – Die Like Your Life Depended on it

7/31/2022
Hate to break it to you, but we are all going to die. Yet the way we dispose of those final remains has become more and more unsustainable. Cemeteries are full or filling up, cremation fills the skies with toxins and greenhouse gases, hundreds of thousands of cancer-causing fluids are pumped into dead bodies to make them look a bit more lifelike. So alternatives are increasingly the norm - from reusing graves to dissolving bodies in lye to paper coffins to home burials. Join Annie and Jay...

Duration:00:29:23

104 -Ten Recent Innovations in Solar

7/24/2022
Solar energy is one of the most disruptive technologies in the history of mankind. It is about to displace the fossil fuel industry and change the world in ways we can barely imagine. So what are some of the changes and technologies that are underway - often below the radar of most people's experience. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the 10 new innovations and changes in solar energy that will change the world.

Duration:00:29:21

074 – Innovations in Battery Technology

7/17/2022
Battery technology is the next great technical frontier. As we transition to renewable energy, we face the reality that the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow. So how do we store energy when it is abundant and use it when we need it. We are in the very beginnings of an industrial revolution that will transform our society in ways we can only barely imagine. Join Annie and Jay Warmke as they discuss the next big things in battery technology and how these innovations...

Duration:00:29:29

093 - the Internet of Things

7/10/2022
For the past 30 years or so, the Internet has changed our lives in ways we could not have imagined. It connected 7.5 billion people together regardless of time or distance. But we ain't seen nothing yet. The Internet of Things has already connected nearly 30 billion "things" together, and that number is poised to grow exponentially. Is this amount of data bombarding us constantly sustainable? Can our brains cope? And have we become so technologically dependent that we are hopelessly...

Duration:00:29:07

085 - When Energy is Free

7/3/2022
We are used to energy becoming more and more expensive over time. The cost of electricity has increased 7 fold since 1970. That same year a gallon of gasoline cost 36 cents. But solar energy has changed that assumption. The cost of a solar panel has dropped from over $100 per watt in 1975 to only around 25 cents today. If these trends continue - energy will soon be free. But that doesn't mean you won't pay for it. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station to discuss how energy will...

Duration:00:29:29

082 - Fuel Cells

6/26/2022
Fuel cells are a technology that has been around since the early 1800's. Every decade or so, the scientific press gets all excited about them and declare that their emergence as the next big thing is "just around the corner." Yet that corner always seems to recede into the distance. So why does this technology never seem to catch on? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the myths and realities of fuel cell technology and why it is the technology of the...

Duration:00:29:23

065 - Is Commercial Food Killing Your Pets?

6/12/2022
Many of the illnesses suffered by your pets are the result of an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. So what are some of the healthy, natural, and sustainable ways you can feed and care for your pets without breaking the bank or incurring massive vet bills. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

Duration:00:29:24

WBHWT#046 - Big Agriculture

6/5/2022
Out picture of the family farm, Aunt Bea and Uncle Joe pushing the plow, raising a few cows, tending the vegetable patch – hate to break it to you – but it's a myth. Maybe it has always been so, but farming is a large corporate affair, riddled with insurance fraud, corporate welfare, crushing debt – and a relentless push toward mono culture food-like substances. Join Annie and Jay Warmke for a discussion about sustainability and how it affects our lives.

Duration:00:29:17

154 - Women in Agriculture

5/29/2022
Since the dawn of time women have dominated the field of agriculture. But it has only been recently that the US government even acknowledged that women farmers exist. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the unique issues and challenges women face when they decide to dedicate themselves to agriculture - and what programs are available that are designed to help.

Duration:00:29:22

153 – Save the Soil

5/22/2022
According to a United Nation's study, the planet has only about 60 years of soil left. The nutrients in our soil have been so depleted that today you must eat 8 oranges to get the same vitamins that your grandparents got by eating just one. So what are the issues and what can we do about them? Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Heather Kabler and Chitra Iyer of the Isha Foundation to discuss the Save Soil Movement and what is being done to raise awareness of this...

Duration:00:29:14

64 - Early Homes of America (the Pioneers didn’t all live in log cabins)

5/15/2022
Early settlers of America found the most comfortable homes were often similar to those inhabited by the Native Americans who had survived in this climate for thousands of years. Early residents of Philadelphia built cave homes along the Delaware River - but where forced to abandon them when William Penn decided they were not "British" enough. Homes made of sod, grass, mud, and yes - even log cabins dotted the landscape. So what did the early pioneers build and why? And why did it all...

Duration:00:29:19