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Making Things Work; Homefront


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Making Things Work
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Series Description

WGBH program (C. 1971) hosted by Thalassa Cruso on fix-it projects around the house - how to mend household items, remove stains. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Thalassa discusses the environment and what we can do at home to help save it; she demonstrates the overuse of paper products and suggests cutting down, reusing and recycling newspaper, using recycled paper, going back to shopping baskets, canvas or string bags. Thalassa warns against the use of high phosphate detergents and explains how phosphates affect our waters, discourages the overuse of plastics and suggests ways of reusing plastic containers and urging manufacturers to go back to returnable bottles. She discourages overuse of hard pesticides so they may be used for emergencies.



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Broadcast program

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Home Improvement
Chicago: “Making Things Work; Homefront,” 08/05/1971, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E88289367B74461AB5A1BB8FB2639933.
MLA: “Making Things Work; Homefront.” 08/05/1971. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E88289367B74461AB5A1BB8FB2639933>.
APA: Making Things Work; Homefront. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E88289367B74461AB5A1BB8FB2639933
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