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053 - Battle of the Currents (Was Edison Smarter than Tesla?) - Dead White Scientists Series

October 27, 2019

In the early days of the electric grid a battle emerged between DC electricity and AC electricity.  Thomas Edison championed DC - Westinghouse (and Tesla) argued for AC power.  What emerged was the "Battle of the Currents" - with engineers traveling the country electrocuting dogs and cats (and perhaps even elephants).  The bodies of technicians hung tangled in wires in front of city hall.  Spin doctors and editorials ran wild.  So what really happened and why do we use AC electricity today instead of DC?  Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

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