When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine
099 - Die Like Your Life Depended on it

099 - Die Like Your Life Depended on it

December 27, 2020

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.

098 - Investing Sustainably

098 - Investing Sustainably

December 20, 2020

Increasingly, investors are asking not only how much money a project will generate, but what will be its impact on the community, the environment and the long term health and well being of those impacted by the venture.

Eli Flournoy, a director of the Sugar Bush Foundation, which was established in 2005 to improve the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio by encouraging civic engagement and by fostering sustainable environmental, socio-economic, and human development.

Eli joins Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station to discuss sustainable investing, the criteria they use in awarding funds, and the challenges faced by those trying to give away money responsibly.

097 - Resilient Community Development

097 - Resilient Community Development

December 13, 2020

In the 1950s city planners pretty much all thought that bigger was better.  More growth, more business... all good.

Then sometime in the 1970s folks started worrying about the boom bust cycle of development.  Planners began asking how development could be more sustainable.  Growing with the future in mind.

Now growth must be resilient, able to adapt and weather the certain storms of climate change, changing technologies, energy interruptions. 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station and their guest, Myra Moss of the OSU Extension Office to discuss resilient and sustainable development within our communities.

096 - Does the Gig Economy work for you?

096 - Does the Gig Economy work for you?

December 6, 2020

Over one-third of American workers are employed in what has come to be called the Gig Economy.  If you are between 18-35 years of age, more than half those working (53%) do not have a steady paycheck.

Gig workers get no sick leave, no medical, no paid vacations.  Yet the vast majority claim they would not trade the freedom this work situation provides for 'traditional' employment.

Join Jay and Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station and their guest, gig worker and graphic artist Ryan Evans for a discussions of the pros and cons of being a contract worker.

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