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Air Date 3-30-13: Maggie Koerth-Baker-Author/Columnist

The Housing Hour March 28, 2013

Special Guest: Maggie Koerth BakerAuthor / Editor / Columnist

Science Editor:

Topic today, Maggie’s New Book: Before the Lights Go Out

Maggie joins The Housing Hour series, Energy Efficiency in Homes, by discussing her latest book, Before the Lights Go Out. The book is  a wonderfully crafted historical journey of electricity and the genesis of our nation’s power grid with anecdotal stories that make this read fun, fascinating and educational. She tackles our energy problems by pointing out there is no single solution  or silver bullet but a series of smaller, practical, hard choices that we must do as a country.  This book is not a technical journal but a story of how it started and where we need to be focused. Order your copy today and read this book  Before the Lights Go Out!

About Maggie:

  • Science editor at, one of the most-read blogs in the United States with millions of monthly readers.
  • Columnist for The New York Times Magazine. Her column, Eureka, covers the intersection between science and culture. It appears monthly.
  • Freelance science journalist whose work has appeared in magazines like Discover, Popular Science, and New Scientist, and on websites like Scientific American and National Geographic News.


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