Specials : April 2012

The Titanic

Sunday, April 15, 2012

We’ve all seen fictional re-creations of the Titanic’s demise.  Now hear from the people who were actually there.  WNYC presents a vintage Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) documentary from 1972 that vividly captures eyewitness accounts from the ship’s passengers and crew including Captain Lord and the 2nd Officer.  The crew members and expert historians also conjecture as to whether or not the boat which ignored the distress signals was "The Californian" or not.  And a story about a British factory worker obsessed with resurrecting Titanic from the ocean floor.

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Sustainable Design for the Future

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sustainable planning – of buildings, communities and products -- can be part of the architecture of everyday life. This program explores green cities and towns, where sustainable ideas are part of the architecture of everyday life and large projects, encompassing the whole community, major green technologies, and small, inexpensive products to enhance individual lives in the Third World. Also a look at environmentally friendly products that include packaging made from mushrooms, and “green concrete” made with recycled materials.

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The Energy Revolution

Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Energy Revolution focuses on emerging renewable energy resource technologies and the creative personalities behind those advances' development.  Listeners will meet a wind power expert from Brussels, and visit the world's largest solar tower in Seville and hear reports on a wide range of green technologies being developed around the U.S.