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Button Up Your Overcoat

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Summary
Program focuses on the escalating cost of oil and the hardships faced by limited-income families trying to keep warm. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray, in a live program, speaks with Jaime Rodriguez (of the South End Spanish Center and the Roxbury Alliance for a Sane Energy Future), Gloria Fox (Executive Director of the Roxbury-North Dorchester APAC), technical advisor Allan Ackerman (President of Energyworks, Inc.), and Boston firefighter Lieutenant Roy Burrill, about emergency assistance programs, the application process, weatherization, and heating homes safely. Program includes a roll-in interview conducted by Beth Deare with Dick Pierce, an energy expert converting his Roxbury home to solar heat. Viewer calls taken in the program's second half. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.
Topics
Cost and standard of living, Fire prevention, Self-help housing, Solar houses, Civil rights, Segregation, Ackerman, Allan, Burrill, Roy, Fox, Gloria, Pierce, Dick, Rodriguez, Jaime, Energyworks, Inc. (Boston, Mass.), Roxbury Alliance for a Sane Energy Future (Roxbury, Mass.), Roxbury-North Dorchester APAC (Roxbury, Mass.), South End Spanish Center (Boston, Mass.)
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