Army wildlife biologist Larry Carlile talks about Ft. Stewart’s role as a key refuge for plants and animals in Southeast Georgia. He explains how wetlands are managed to flow more naturally and how forests are managed to boost endangered bird populations. The public can enjoy this bounty with some restrictions.
William Bellamy, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, talks about America’s place in the world. He argues that our prestige has been diminished by global shifts and self-inflicted wounds. He proposes a grassroots effort to strengthen our resilience to future shocks.
Furniture conservator David Bayne talks about caring for historic collections. Bayne maintains and repairs furniture for historic sites in the state of New York. He recently led a workshop for young conservators on museum-style housekeeping. This took place at the Sandy West residence on Ossabaw Island.
Pianist Eric Jones is one of the area’s finest jazz musicians. But he has a wide range of influences apart from jazz. He talks about his inspirations, from classical and jazz to pop and R&B. He discusses his mentors in Savannah. He plays four songs in a piano-side conversation.
Artist and curator Dr. Margaret Rose Vendryes talks about the powerful mix of art and music in African-American history. Her main subject is the Harlem Renaissance. This talk is presented as an introduction to “The Visual Blues,” an art exhibit on display at the Jepson Center through May 3rd.
Megan Derosiers of One Hundred Miles talks about her relatively new Brunswick-based coastal environmental organization. She explains her group’s approach to influencing policy makers, some of the top coastal issues and how One Hundred Miles will fit into the field of more established coastal conservation groups.