BURN: An Energy Journal
It is the fundamental issue of our time: Energy; where we get it; how we use it; what happens then. It powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances and disturbing divisions; it empowers and impoverishes; it enables almost all that we do and now threatens all that we have become. The Peabody-award winning SoundVision Productions presents BURN: An Energy Journal, a broadcast and digital project hosted by one of public radio’s most trusted journalists and master storytellers, Alex Chadwick. Alex will explore our energy future through the intimate stories of visionaries of research, maverick inventors, industry insiders and concerned citizens. These personal stories will help explain how and why we face an energy crisis, the dilemma of the continuing demand for energy, the realities and consequences of a mostly carbon-based industry and infrastructure, and some possible alternatives and personal/global solutions to what looks increasingly to be an ever more grim energy and climate future in the coming decades. BURN will follow the quest for Energy answers and the stirring public initiative required to transition to this new energy world.
Length = 59:00
Clock = one-minute billboard; five-minute newscast window; two one-minute breaks, at :20 and :40. (The breaks at :20 and :40 will be floating.)
number of programs/frequency
2 specials, summer and fall 2013
Program feed schedule – 2013
promo feed schedule
Two 0:29 unique promos for each special can be accessed on ContentDepot one week before the feed date.
For more information on each of the specials and the Burn Series contact Marge Ostroushko, Marketing Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-418-6255.
BURN: An Energy Journal's The Switch and Rising Seas are available to American Public Media affiliates. The Switch is a one-hour special intended for broadcast during the summer because of relevant content and must be carried in its entirety and broadcast before September 30, 2013. Rising Seas is a one-hour special available for broadcast from October 20, 2013 – November 30, 2013 due to the timeliness of its content (please see the Rising Seas episode page for details) and must be carried in its entirety and broadcast before December 1, 2013. Excerpting is permitted for promotional purposes only or by special request. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this series. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement.