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First Aired - 04/16/2012 02:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Snacky Tunes, Darin Bresnitz is once again joined by guest co-host Travis Hayden. They're in the studio with Mitchell Davis of the James Beard Foundation, and music journalist John Norris of Noisevox and formerly of MTV News. Tune in to hear about the upcoming James Beard Awards, the increasing quality of food across the United States, social media's effect on cooking culture, and some of the parallels between cooking and music. John Norris talks about his time at MTV, his new work on Noisevox, and his thoughts on Fiona Apple's comeback. Tune in to hear John talk about the dichotomy between the constant need for new music and the prevalence of band reunions. Also, hear about John's involvement with PETA, and his beliefs about vegetarianism and veganism. This episode was sponsored by Edwards.

"I beleive there's a craft to cooking, I don't think it's just shopping...you go to a restaurant and you see a chef's who is 27 years-old and they're cooking their heart out." --Mitchell Davis on Snacky Tunes

"We want 'new, new, new' [music] - but we can't break away from our nostalgia." -- John Norris on Snacky Tunes


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First Aired - 06/14/2009 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Patrick, Mark, and Ed talk about keeping industry sustainable and green with guests Curtis Wayne, Chris Diamond, and Meredith Bergmann.
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Chris Diamond, sustainibility consultant with Steven Winters, Chris helps make buildings more sustainable, buildings are taking the most energy to build and sustain, New York buildings are up for a century or more, shipping container is repurposing something that's already had a life and therefore sustainible, using virgin steel is okay when longevity is in mind, make sure you don't illuminate a room when it's not being used, energy management systems are becoming more prevelant, cut down energy consumption by turning off lights, daylight sensors, payback on energy management system takes twelve years or less, energy costs are subsidized in the United States, energy bill pays for the fuel and the infrastructure, acid rains from coal burning plants make huge coal ash piles, these ash piles are a risk and are hidden from the public, the new all glass skyscrapers aren't so bad, the materials that bond the glass together are not efficient, mass versus glass, glass coatings keep heat out, in the end glass will never perform that well, factories converted into lofts are efficient, carbon footprint of producing cement is pretty high, the composition of concrete has been changing, fly ash, connected back to the way romans made concrete with volcanic ash, climate determines energy technology, glue, in the late 1970s Germany started climate change discussions, Germany made naturally efficient cooling buildings, gadgety buildings, Seamans, control systems, Romans didn't make tall buildings, caulk guns and spray foam can help,
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the best way to reduce energy is to seal the building, seal tight and ventilate right, controlling radiators, costs fifty dollars to put a control on a radiator, fresh air shafts do not provide fresh air, furniture and carpets affect air quality, bamboo flooring, natural wall coverings, master switch to kill all lighting circuits, Ikea is a good company, green label plus certified carpet, FSC wood, particle board is evil, what are the benefits for having more green and sustainable materials, Battery Park City Housing Authority standards are a great place to research, the European Union has great energy standards, American private industry has stepped up, zero VOC plywood, Huffington Post, Viacom building has a fresh air shaft, Energy Star is a result of the first energy crisis, our government is lagging far behind, environmental toxins could be a culprit in autism, Hearst Corporation had one of the first post 9-11 green buildings, how the average person makes a change,
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green film productions, conservation comes from good planning, the film industry is about money, it's difficult to make a greener production, recycling and waste is an easy way to help, LED technology has become useful in the studio arena, biodiesel saves money on a film shoot, biodiesel is cheaper in the east, hybrid cars were used 45 perent of the time on the film shoot, where are these companies in the environmental arena, the Producers Guild of America has been instrumental, www.PGAGreen.Org, digital films make a difference in the environment, catering was all organic, saved about 14,000 plastic water bottles by using metal instead, Focus Films, www.greenmediasolutions.net, this movie inspired NBC to change its thoughts on Green, 30 Rock is very green, Meredith Bergmann, Green Media Solutions, Meredith explains a film shoot, Brooklyn stages, Paramount, Fox, Universal, Disney, Away We Go the movie, Meredith prevented 49 percent of waste going to the landfill on the Away We Go shoot,

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