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053 - Battle of the Currents (Was Edison Smarter than Tesla?) - Dead White Scientists Series

053 - Battle of the Currents (Was Edison Smarter than Tesla?) - Dead White Scientists Series

October 27, 2019

In the early days of the electric grid a battle emerged between DC electricity and AC electricity.  Thomas Edison championed DC - Westinghouse (and Tesla) argued for AC power.  What emerged was the "Battle of the Currents" - with engineers traveling the country electrocuting dogs and cats (and perhaps even elephants).  The bodies of technicians hung tangled in wires in front of city hall.  Spin doctors and editorials ran wild.  So what really happened and why do we use AC electricity today instead of DC?  Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

052 - Reclaiming Building Materials (Salvaging our History)

052 - Reclaiming Building Materials (Salvaging our History)

October 20, 2019

In a world that is running out of everything, he with the most garbage wins.  Modern building techniques normally focus on reducing the amount of time required to install - rather than the quality of the materials used.  Old buildings, that are usually crushed and thrown in the landfill are an amazing source of high quality building materials.  When a building is lost, the stories of our past are lost with it.  Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

051 - Becoming a Sustainable Engineer

051 - Becoming a Sustainable Engineer

October 13, 2019

If you look hard enough, some university engineering programs offer an emphasis in sustainability.  Nicholas Anderson, intern at Blue Rock Station and engineering student at the University of Dayton discusses his decision to focus on sustainability, the challenges faced in going against established systems, and how theory and reality part ways.   Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

050 - Eating Seasonally

050 - Eating Seasonally

October 6, 2019

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.

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