When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine
050 - Eating Seasonally

050 - Eating Seasonally

August 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.

 
099 – Die Like Your Life Depended on it

099 – Die Like Your Life Depended on it

July 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 Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the problems associated with getting rid of our corpse and some possible solutions.

104 -Ten Recent Innovations in Solar

104 -Ten Recent Innovations in Solar

July 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.

074 – Innovations in Battery Technology

074 – Innovations in Battery Technology

July 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 will soon change your life.

093 - the Internet of Things

093 - the Internet of Things

July 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 disconnected to the world that we live in? 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of how the Internet of Things will change our lives and our society - for better and worse.

085 - When Energy is Free

085 - When Energy is Free

July 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 change over the coming decades and what that means to you and me.

082 - Fuel Cells

082 - Fuel Cells

June 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 future... and always will be.

065 - Is Commercial Food Killing Your Pets?

065 - Is Commercial Food Killing Your Pets?

June 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.

WBHWT#046 - Big Agriculture

WBHWT#046 - Big Agriculture

June 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.

154 - Women in Agriculture

154 - Women in Agriculture

May 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.

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