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128 - Solar Incentives Available Today

128 - Solar Incentives Available Today

September 26, 2021

We are transitioning to a solar economy. In the last decade solar power has become the cheapest form of energy available – far cheaper than coal, nuclear and even natural gas.

Yet there still remain incentive programs at the federal, state and local levels that help make solar power even cheaper still. In fact, some programs designed for rural businesses will even pay around 75% of the cost of installing a system.

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the various incentive programs currently available that can help place solar on your home or business at an incredibly low cost.

127 - Hippie versus Hipster

127 - Hippie versus Hipster

September 19, 2021

Today's "hipster" culture seems to idealize their perception of the "hippie" culture of the 1960's.  The see it as a time of great change, rebellion, great music...

But was it really?  Society once again faces great threats, a dysfunctional political system, a focus on consumerism, an alienated and disconnected youth.  But is that where the similarities end?

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities and myths, the similarities and differences of how today's and yesterday's youth have rebelled (or bought into) the culture of the day.

126 - Mentoring in the Gig Economy

126 - Mentoring in the Gig Economy

September 12, 2021

The world of work is changing.  Gone are the days of working for a company for 45 years then retiring with a gold watch and a pension.  Every worker is an independent contractor - whether they want to be or not.

But how do we gain the skills necessary to succeed as an independent business man or woman when our schools don't teach these skills and there are few apprenticeship or workplace training programs.  Enter the role of mentors as we navigate these unfamiliar waters.

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they discuss the role of mentoring in the gig economy with Jess Bernhardt, an intern seeking to establish her own small business.

085 - When Energy is Free

085 - When Energy is Free

September 6, 2021

We are used to energy becoming more and more expensive over time.  The cost of electricity has increased 7 fold since 1970.  That same year a gallon of gasoline cost 36 cents.

But solar energy has changed that assumption.  The cost of a solar panel has dropped from over $100 per watt in 1975 to only around 25 cents today.  If these trends continue - energy will soon be free.

But that doesn't mean you won't pay for it.  Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station to discuss how energy will change over the coming decades and what that means to you and me.

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