CATEGORY: ENERGY, PEAK OIL — 07.AUG.2014
Conversations with Great Minds
Richard Heinberg on Peak Oil—Past, Present, and Future —
Energy anthropologist Richard Heinberg talks about energy as the most important driver in our economy, and oil as the most important of the various energy sources. Topics include the relevance of M. King Hubbard's predictions; conventional oil and tight oil; energy density for oil vs. batteries; why the future will necessarily have less available energy.
Original Show Pub Date: 01.Aug.2014
CATEGORY: EMPIRE, MEDIA — 30.JUL.2014
The Lifeboat Hour
Abby Martin on Western Media Self-Censorship —
Carolyn Baker interviews the savvy RT anchor Abby Martin. Topics include Ukraine and Martin's outspoken stance on the forces of empire; the mainstream news bias on the Israeli bombing of Gaza; and broader media issues. She points out that Western mainstream outlets do not need to be censored by the corp-gov state—they censor themselves.
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Original Show Pub Date: 27.Jul.2014
CATEGORY: GARDENING — 08.AUG.2014
You Bet Your Garden
Bat Houses, Lawn Chemical Breakdown, Garden on Wheels, Gooseberries, more —
Master gardener Mike McGrath answers garden questions, such as... How do I design a raised bed to keep grasses from growing into the new soil? What is the best design for a bat house? When is an area too wet for a fruit tree? How long does it take lawn chemicals to completely break down after applications stop? He also interviews the inventor of the "Garden on Wheels," a portable raised-bed design that incorporates a frost cover and water recycling. In the question of the week, McGrath covers gooseberries (which taste a bit like grapes), including sun/shade requirements, climate, and disease-resistant varieties.
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Original Show Pub Date: 19.Jul.2014
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