When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine
111 - Home Funerals, Sustainable Burials

111 - Home Funerals, Sustainable Burials

March 28, 2021

We are all going to die someday.  So how would you like to go? 

Many people are opting to reject the industrialized death machine that has gradually emerged in our society - one that makes those who love you spectators rather than participants in what is, after all, a natural and inevitable end to being a part of this world. 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they speak with Donna Baker, founder of Columbus Community Deathcare about the process of conducting a home funeral and burial options that are more natural and easier on this planet that we have come to know and love.

110 - 2021 UN Climate Report

110 - 2021 UN Climate Report

March 21, 2021

In late February 2021 the United Nations issued their latest report on global climate.  The report was a call to action, warning that it should be seen as a “red alert for our planet” and that “2021 is a “make or break year” to confront the global climate emergency.

But haven't we heard this all before and it seems that people and governments are content to continue on with business as usual.  Will anything change before it is too late?  Or are things already changing... despite inaction by government?

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the various challenges and complexities of living a sustainable life.

109 - The Doula of Death

109 - The Doula of Death

March 14, 2021

When we give birth, it is generally with the help of a midwife or a doctor who has been through the process before and knows what to do and what to say to ease us through what is, after all, a natural process. So why is it not the same with death?

In the not-so-long-ago past, death was a community affair. Friends and relatives would take charge of the process, assisting the dying, helping those that would be left behind – explaining the process, washing the body, arranging for the remains.

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they speak with Donna Baker, founder of Columbus Community Deathcare. She is an INELDA-trained Death Doula, hoping to revive some of the ancient rituals and practices that made the process of death a much more normal part of life.

108 - Nuclear Power is Dead

108 - Nuclear Power is Dead

March 7, 2021

Nuclear power produces about 18% of all the electricity produced in the US.  Power plants have an expected life of around 40 years, and currently 88 of the 96 existing reactors are older than their original life expectancy.  Only one nuclear reactor has been put in service since 1998.  For all intents and purposes - the nuclear industry is dead.

But it is not.  And why is that?  Like riding the tiger, once on the nuclear production beast it is hard to get off.  Decommissioning a plant can take 60 years and many millions of dollars.  Yet many "green" activists remain convinced that nuclear power must remain part of a clean energy future. 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the various challenges and complexities of living a sustainable life.

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