The Global Water Challenge

Saturday, October 3, 2009 9pm Producer: Spectrum Radio Listen Again at PRX Providing clean water is a classic engineering challenge throughout recorded history. The ancient Romans, with their wide networks of aqueducts and plumbing, thought they had it pretty well figured out; today, engineers around the world are tackling the problem in ways the ancients… Continue reading The Global Water Challenge

Green Design Topic of Exhibit, Forum

The Speed Art Museum has opened a new exhibit that coincides with a public forum about ecology and design. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. “4 Salvaged Boxes” is the exhibit that was designed by wHY Architecture. The firm designed the Grand Rapids Art Museum, which was the world’s first new art museum building certified as energy… Continue reading Green Design Topic of Exhibit, Forum

'Wild Blessings': Wendell Berry's Passions Reframed

LISTEN TO THE STORY Wendell Berry, the Kentucky-based agrarian philosopher, has been described as our era’s heir to Emerson and Thoreau — a writer concerned with the importance of community, and with the lessons we can learn from the natural world. Now, the Actors Theatre of Louisville is putting his ideas on stage. There were… Continue reading 'Wild Blessings': Wendell Berry's Passions Reframed

Earth Hour Conserves Electricity, Helps Night Sky Observers

At 8:30 PM Saturday night, lights on the Kentucky state capitol grounds will go out for an hour. Lights at the Acropolis, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Empire State Building will also go out. It’s all part of a symbolic gesture to raise awareness about climate change, and it’s called “Earth Hour.”