Podcasts from August 2014

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Unearthing Hidden Landscapes Of Slavery

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Landscape architect and educator Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson talks about the 1858 sale of 429 slaves from the Pierce Butler plantation in Georgia. He uses historical records and public documents to unearth the hidden landscape of the sale. He shares remarkable stories about present day connections to it.

Savannah Dock Worker Retires After 58 Years

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Benjamin Johnson, Sr. talks about his 58 year career as a longshoreman at the Port of Savannah. He is a living connection to our maritime past. He and his son, the Rev. Christopher Johnson, talk about demanding dock work and the elder’s service in Korea.

Supermarket Brings Mexican Flavor To Southside

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Jobita and Efraín Hernández talk about their new Savannah supermarket. Super International specializes in store-made Mexican favorites and select imports from south of the border. This is their third store and their most internationally-focused.

Green Builder Dashes Into New Venture

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Sustainable developer Tommy Linstroth is marking his tenth year in Savannah. He’s helped build more than 60 green buildings. And now he’s starting a new non-profit aiming at saving costs and the planet. He also talks about his latest business venture.