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119 - Is Sustainability Sustainable?

119 - Is Sustainability Sustainable?

May 30, 2021

It's fine to worry about the climate and whether our behaviors are sustainable when you have enough - enough to eat, a comfortable place to live, a sense of physical safety.  But how do we convey a sense of urgency to those struggling to get through the day?

How can our message be tailored to various demographics - student, young, old, white, black?

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they speak with Alexis Romero, a sustainability student at the University of Florida working to address these issues and concerns.

077 - Who Revived the Electric Car?

077 - Who Revived the Electric Car?

May 23, 2021

One hundred years ago the world changed - transitioning from the horse and buggy to the automobile.  Most of the cars in that age were electric, relying on big bulky batteries for power.  

Henry Ford and Charles Kettering doomed those early electrics (you will have to listen to find out how).  General Motors revived it in the 1990's, then killed it again.  But from the ashes emerged products like the Prius, and companies like Tesla.  

Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station discuss how this time around everything is different - and how the electric car will change our society in ways as profound as the horseless carriage did 100 years ago.  (Repeat from April 2020)

118 – Preppers

118 – Preppers

May 16, 2021

The world is teetering on the edge of disaster. The Great Depression – the Cold War – 9-11 – Katrina – the 2008 Economic Meltdown – Covid...

Doesn't it make sense to build yourself a bunker, stock it with beans and ammunition, and wait out the Zombie Apocalypse? Is that what it means to be a “prepper.” Or is it just a common sense approach to have the skills and supplies on hand to deal with whatever emergency may come your way?

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they discuss the realities of living a sustainable life.

117 – Starting Your Own Sustainable Business

117 – Starting Your Own Sustainable Business

May 9, 2021

Many people hold the same dream. Quit your job, move to the country, live the simple life. Somehow create your own little business where you are in charge of your own destiny.

But before you tell your boss to shove it – you need to think long and hard about just what it takes to run a business... any business. Do you have what it takes? Do you have enough capital (time and money)? Is the reality of your dream really what you want?

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they discuss the realities of living a sustainable life.

116 – First Energy Scandal

116 – First Energy Scandal

May 2, 2021

In July 2020 the Ohio Speaker of the House, Larry Householder was arrested by the FBI and along with a group of utility lobbyists – charged in connection with a $61 million dollar “pay-to-play” scheme that netted First Energy somewhere between $1 – $2 billion dollars of taxpayer money.

This was the latest development in a pattern of corruption that places high-ranking Ohio politicians in league with state utility companies, not only lining their own pockets – but providing the motivation to weaken or repeal laws aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they try to follow the money that plays a big part in the political opposition to trying to reduce the impact of fossil fuels on the only planet we have.

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