Button Up Your Overcoat
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.
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.)
Program Button Up Your Overcoat [Part 1 of 2]
Series Say Brother
Series Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez.