Monday, February 1, 2010

"Cool Machines for Cooler Planet" Radio Show & Podcast

*Connecticut Valley:**

*Wednesday, February 17, 2010
**Cool Machines for Cooler Planet
*In this episode, Back to the Future will examine non-electric machinery that used to power manufacturing, drive steamships and grist mills and accomplish all kinds of tasks as well as, if not better than, today's motor-driven technology. Penni Martorell, curator of the Holyoke History Room and Archive at the Holyoke Public Library will talk about the history of water power in Holyoke and how the current use of water power is part of the emerging "green" profile of the city. We will talk to an historian about the historical use of windmills on Cape Cod and a wind expert from the University of Massachusetts Renewable Energy Research Laboratory about the contemporary use of wind power. And historian Robert Forrant will talk about the pre-electric power machine tool industry in New England.

*location: *WMUA 91.1 FM Amherst, WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, and WMCB-LP 107.9 FM Greenfield. Podcast is also available online at <>
*phone:* (413) 545-3691
*web:* <>
*cost:* free

/*funded by Mass Humanities grant program <>*/

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