remote video interviews and reportage on select aspects of politics, technology, business, and culture
Peter Meisen, Director of the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), talks about two recent studies indicating that wind power alone can provide roughly 10 times the electric power needed worldwide, recorded from San Diego, California, on October 5, 2012.
Chuck Kirkpatrick, CEO of ThePeoplesVote.com, talks about a “Civic Engagement and Political Communication System” that allows citizens to vote on “Advisory Propositions” and have their views forwarded to their lawmakers, recorded from Palm Bay, Florida, on August 15, 2012.
Mike Smith, CEO of CEG (Ceres Energy Group) Power and Gas, talks about the company and the process it uses to generate bio-gas and electricity from the duckweed plant, recorded from Cape May, New Jersey, on August 13, 2012.
Joachim Messing, University Professor of Molecular Biology, Selman A. Waksman Chair in Molecular Genetics at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and the Director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, discusses the physical properties and genetic possibilities of Spirodela polyrhiza, or duckweed, recorded from Somerset, New Jersey, on August 7, 2012.
Michael Deering, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), talks about that utility’s recently-introduced 50 MW feed-in tariff program, recorded from Uniondale, Long Island, New York, on July 26, 2012
Shane Hamlin, co-director of elections in the Washington State Office of the Secretary of State, talks about that state’s online voter registration (OLVR) system, the use of OLVR in other states, and a newly-created system for checking for cross-registration across multiple states, recorded from Olympia, Washington, on July 13, 2012.
Orion Steele, Boatswain/VP of the California Pirate Party, talks about why he’s a Pirate, the procedural and substantive importance of the Internet, privacy, intellectual property reform, registering 104,000 California Pirates, fun, and more, recorded from Austin, Texas, on June 30, 2012.
J.R. DeShazo, Director of the Luskin Center at UCLA and Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning there, talks about a new program in support of distributed solar generation recently instituted by the City of Los Angeles, recorded from Westwood, California, on June 12, 2012