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074 – Innovations in Battery Technology

074 – Innovations in Battery Technology

July 17, 2022

Battery technology is the next great technical frontier.  As we transition to renewable energy, we face the reality that the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow.  So how do we store energy when it is abundant and use it when we need it.  We are in the very beginnings of an industrial revolution that will transform our society in ways we can only barely imagine.  

Join Annie and Jay Warmke as they discuss the next big things in battery technology and how these innovations will soon change your life.

093 - the Internet of Things

093 - the Internet of Things

July 10, 2022

For the past 30 years or so, the Internet has changed our lives in ways we could not have imagined.  It connected 7.5 billion people together regardless of time or distance.  But we ain't seen nothing yet.

The Internet of Things has already connected nearly 30 billion "things" together, and that number is poised to grow exponentially.  Is this amount of data bombarding us constantly sustainable?  Can our brains cope?  And have we become so technologically dependent that we are hopelessly disconnected to the world that we live in? 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of how the Internet of Things will change our lives and our society - for better and worse.

085 - When Energy is Free

085 - When Energy is Free

July 3, 2022

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.

082 - Fuel Cells

082 - Fuel Cells

June 26, 2022

Fuel cells are a technology that has been around since the early 1800's.  Every decade or so, the scientific press gets all excited about them and declare that their emergence as the next big thing is "just around the corner."  Yet that corner always seems to recede into the distance.

So why does this technology never seem to catch on?  Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the myths and realities of fuel cell technology and why it is the technology of the future... and always will be.

065 - Is Commercial Food Killing Your Pets?

065 - Is Commercial Food Killing Your Pets?

June 12, 2022

Many of the illnesses suffered by your pets are the result of an unhealthy diet and lifestyle.  So what are some of the healthy, natural, and sustainable ways you can feed and care for your pets without breaking the bank or incurring massive vet bills.  

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

WBHWT#046 - Big Agriculture

WBHWT#046 - Big Agriculture

June 5, 2022

Out picture of the family farm, Aunt Bea and Uncle Joe pushing the plow, raising a few cows, tending the vegetable patch – hate to break it to you – but it's a myth. Maybe it has always been so, but farming is a large corporate affair, riddled with insurance fraud, corporate welfare, crushing debt – and a relentless push toward mono culture food-like substances.

 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke for a discussion about sustainability and how it affects our lives.

154 - Women in Agriculture

154 - Women in Agriculture

May 29, 2022

Since the dawn of time women have dominated the field of agriculture. But it has only been recently that the US government even acknowledged that women farmers exist.

 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the unique issues and challenges women face when they decide to dedicate themselves to agriculture - and what programs are available that are designed to help.

153 –  Save the Soil

153 – Save the Soil

May 22, 2022

According to a United Nation's study, the planet has only about 60 years of soil left. The nutrients in our soil have been so depleted that today you must eat 8 oranges to get the same vitamins that your grandparents got by eating just one. So what are the issues and what can we do about them?

 

Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Heather Kabler and Chitra Iyer of the Isha Foundation to discuss the Save Soil Movement and what is being done to raise awareness of this critical issue.

64 -  Early Homes of America (the Pioneers didn’t all live in log cabins)

64 - Early Homes of America (the Pioneers didn’t all live in log cabins)

May 15, 2022

Early settlers of America found the most comfortable homes were often similar to those inhabited by the Native Americans who had survived in this climate for thousands of years.  

Early residents of Philadelphia built cave homes along the Delaware River - but where forced to abandon them when William Penn decided they were not "British" enough.  

Homes made of sod, grass, mud, and yes - even log cabins dotted the landscape.  So what did the early pioneers build and why?  And why did it all change?  

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of dead white scientists and their continuing impact on the realities of sustainable living.

152 – Seeking Social Justice

152 – Seeking Social Justice

May 8, 2022

What is social justice and why is it not incorporated in all aspects of life, business and our culture? What can we personally do to help promote a culture of fairness and equity in our everyday activities.

 

Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Jarod Marsh, who recently graduated with a degree in human rights and sustainability from the University of Dayton - then packed off to India to experience whether not the world reflected the theory.

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