KIRO-TV’s Telephonic Happening

On Saturday nights at 11:15pm in early 1971, after the 11PM evening newscast was over and the older folks were likely going to bed or watching the last late movies on other channels. KIRO TV & Radio in Seattle, Washington got psychedelic with their briefly run locally produced live music TV show series Telephonic Happening.

With then contemporary rock hits such as “Black Magic Woman/Gyspy Queen” Santana, “My Sweet Lord” George Harrison and “Honey Tonk Women” Rolling Stones and Matthews Southern Comfort’s rendition of “Woodstock” (not heard on this clip) and guest appearances on this surviving episode by local acts Adam Wind and Cold Trane, Telephonic Happening was presented in experimental 4 channel Quadraphonic sound with color psyc… Read More

What Happens When You Throw Away a Firearm?

Let it be

Ever wonder why there is so many strict rules in regards to the possession of firearms? Why every time more and more people like you and me are turning against them? For some just the fact of using them to kill animals for hunting purposes is a serious problem. Truly within this regards of owning any kind of firearms comes a lot of hatred or love from certain individuals. In the Spider-Man series there is a saying from uncle Ben that goes like this “with great power comes great responsibility” oh how true that statement is in regards of owning any kind of firearms. Let’s take for instance that you want to go hunting in Texas with your hunting rifle to go hunting with some of your friends. How would your neighbors, other friends, family or colleagues react when they see you do that? In many cases, a lot get over worried due to the fact of carrying these gadgets that are clearly powerful and deadly. Let’s see why that is the case for most.

On February … Read More

How Doctors Dispose of Outdated Equipment

Securing electronics from medical centers can involve several steps to ensure safety. As more automated machines become outdated, the demand to dispose of them increases, but technology used in the medical field require special attention.

Medical appliance removal should never be done by someone who has no experience with hospital equipment. It should be noted that these machines can be filled with valuable information or materials whose removal is considered unsafe. Without certain clearances, disposal associates may even be breaking the law.

The careless throwing of clinical material into a dumpster rental without safety measures is an example of how to incorrectly remove medical devices. Although it appears to be a simpler alternative to, this may lead to serious consequences.

Medical electronic disposal requires a different approach. Medical centers’ devices must go through thorough inspection verifiable by certification. Any discarded equipment should… Read More

Educator-in-Residence #1: Betty Jenkins

Note from The Dumpster Project:

150204_7959Betty Jenkins is the Principal of Blackshear Fine Arts Academy in Austin, TX. Born in Los Angeles and raised in both Chicago and El Paso, she has held both teaching and administrative positions her in the AISD for nearly two decades. The Dumpster Project has been working closely with Blackshear Elementary for the past year. We’ve taught our water and energy labs to the 5th grade science class and presented at assemblies. We could not have asked for a better inaugural Dumpster Project Home School Educator-in-Residence than Principal Jenkins. What made the event even more special was the amazing group of teachers she had camping around her on the Huston-Tillotson University soccer field. We asked Principal Jenkins to write about her experience. We will be sharing posts, pics, and ho… Read More

Solving All of the Problems, Dumpster Style

High school students in Skillpoint Alliance’s Velocity program applied problem-based learning to create Dumpster Project-inspired solutions. Skillpoint’s Velocity program provides hands-on training to STEM students who tackle real-world problems for their business or nonprofit clients. Students form consulting “companies” who research and design their client’s projects, complete a business and financial plan, and prototype or pilot implementation. Students at Del Valle High School and Manor High School took on two very different Dumpster Project challenges.

Manor High School students incorporated two different Dumpster challenges into a comprehensive water-energy plan during their spring Velocity Capstone program. Students researched current and future water and energy needs then incorporated a combination of approaches to model a net zero dumpster home. One of their design parameters was portability, so the students included portable grey water treatment and even r… Read More

Graduating a New Class of Dumpster Residents

We are pleased to have hosted five intrepid educators in our Dumpster home over the spring and summer. Educators working with any grade level or type of educational organization are invited to stay in the Dumpster through our Home School Residency Program. During the residency period, educators stay in the Dumpster home for one night to a week. The stay could be framed as a personal sustainability experiment, a hook to engage participation in a schoolwide environmental challenge, a spark to student brainstorming in the classroom, or anything else a creative educator can imagine! The educators who have stayed with us thus far – Betty Jenkins, Anthony Jefferson, Diane Bertotti, Patrick Benfield, and Brad Melius – put their dumpster time to use in ways that reflect their personal missions as educators.

Betty Jenkins, Principal of Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy, has led her east Austin school through a successful transition from elementary school with a standard K-5 … Read More

Disk-GO-Case of 45’s

I bought this disk-GO-case for 5 bucks. I would have paid 5 bucks for the empty case but it was full of 45’s, so when i opened it up and saw “The Royal Teens” Short Shorts on the top of the pile it was a no brainer. So i bought it without looking at anymore of the 45’s or the condition. So i figured it might be fun to just go through the 45’s one by one and post them as i go through them. I have no idea what is in here or if any of it is any good. If the 45 was a “hit” like Short Shorts, I will post the flip.

Royal Teens – Planet Rock

Well, this isn’t going according to plan very well because the next 2 45’s i pulled out of the case (The Shangri-Las – Leader Of The Pack & The Safaris – Wipe Out) were both pretty beat up… Read More