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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

053 - Battle of the Currents

11/27/2022
The history surrounding the early days of electricity involved backstabbing, double dealing, huge egos battling it out in public – the electrocution of horses, dogs, people, and even elephants. Dubbed “the battle of the currents”, this dis-information campaign pitted Thomas Edison against Tesla (and his boss, Westinghouse). Another in our Dead White Scientists series – find out what happened just over 100 years ago that led us to the electrical system (largely unchanged since then)...

Duration:00:28:20

041 - Opting Out (Everything they ever told you is Wrong)

11/20/2022
Society tells us to aspire to certain ideals. We should own a big house, drive a nice car, go for that next promotion... eat this, drink that. What happens when you reject these as goals? How do you form your own path in a world that judges you against fairly rigid guidelines? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

Duration:00:29:06

033 - Living a Net Zero Lifestyle

11/13/2022
We have heard of net zero energy. Net zero construction. But the heart of sustainability is seeking to live a net zero life. How do you get through this life with as little adverse impact on the generations that follow. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

Duration:00:29:19

112 - Adapting Your Property to a Changing Climate

11/6/2022
If you have been paying attention, you will notice that the climate is changing. Plants and trees that used to thrive are dying off. Pollinators are disappearing. The seasons seem to arrive early - or late. It is too wet, then too dry. Climate change is real and it is here now. So how can we adapt our property, gardens and forests to deal with this new reality? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the various challenges and complexities of living a sustainable...

Duration:00:29:24

164 - Thriving

10/30/2022
In a world where it is often a struggle just to get through the day, how is it that some people seem to thrive. What does this involve and how do you get into that state of mind. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion on how not to just get by, but to thrive.

Duration:00:29:01

163 - Finding Your Path

10/23/2022
Many of us feel that there must be something wrong with us in that we enter college not know what we want to do in life, leave college equally uncertain, enter a job, question that decision, and then seemingly wander through life along an aimless and crooked path. But such a course is likely the norm rather than an exception. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a conversation with Alex Nash about her journey from intern to college to job to Peace Corp to college to job to...

Duration:00:29:17

162 – Why is the Cost of Electricity Rising so Dramatically?

10/16/2022
A recent report shows the average cost of electricity rose more than 15% from 2021 to 2022. Yet the cost of producing electricity has fallen just as dramatically over recent years. Why is this happening and what will happen in the future? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion the impact of fear, greed and the weather in the world of electric utilities.

Duration:00:29:29

161 – Solar and Fire

10/9/2022
In 2021 Amazon shut down all their solar electric systems on their buildings because an incredible 12% of them caught fire since being installed. So does solar PV present a significant risk or was this just a case of shoddy installation? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of rooftop solar and the risk it presents for fires.

Duration:00:29:15

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