November 29, 2020
Ever since the Green New Deal was announced and introduced into Congress, it has been the subject of praise, scorn and confusion. So just what is this legislation and how will it affect your life?
Studies show that 81% of Americans support it - and that 82% know little about it.
Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by artist and activist Laurel Hobden for a discussion of how the Green New Deal may or may not affect your life.
November 22, 2020
The Covid pandemic has forced many of us into isolation - separated from friends, relatives and even co-workers. It has led to an increase in depression, substance abuse and a general feeling of discontent. But some are actually thriving in isolation.
What tools are available to each and every one of us that will help make our "alone time" a bit more productive and, dare we say it, enjoyable?
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of how to be resilient in the new normal of isolation.
November 15, 2020
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.
November 8, 2020
For the past decade or so, Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station have observed a three month period of non consumption - their Thanks for Nothing season. It is a break from our consumer society, where they do not buy anything - and even turn off the electricity.
Find out what motivated this bizarre behavior and what lessons are learned - and how it has enriched their lives.
November 1, 2020
The way we purchase electricity is changing dramatically. For decades local electric companies have enjoyed a monopoly - giving consumers only one choice when it comes to who supplies the power. But this is changing.
Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Mat Roberts of the Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council to discuss how local communities are banding together to negotiate with and select who provides the power.