Remote-controlled car racers talk about their hobby. Their club, the Savannah-Chatham Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts (SCORE), and its outdoor track, the Phil Hurd Raceway at Lake Mayer, are celebrating 30 years of racing little cars.
Savannah Rape Crisis Center director Kesha Gibson Carter talks about what only can be called a terrible year for advocates like her. From Stanford to Access Hollywood, the messages haven’t been good. What can we do to counter the culture?
Photographer Jill Stuckey talks about her colorful images of Ossabaw Island. Longtime island caretaker Roger Parker talks about his work as Georgia’s “saltwater cowboy.” The couple are featured in a new book, “Ossabaw Island: A Sense of Place,” published by Mercer University Press.
Singer-songwriter Isaac Smith talks about his transition from sacred to secular music. A pastor’s son, he started writing his own music when he moved to Savannah a few years ago. His voice and style are very “of the moment.”
Chris Manganiello of the Georgia Rivers Network talks about the pioneers of Georgia environmentalism. Eugene Odum, Jane Yarn and many others led a popular movement to pressure lawmakers in the late 1960’s to pass the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act, the most important piece of environmental legislation in Georgia.
Excerpts from interviews and presentations recorded at the “Prepare, Respond and Adapt – Is Georgia Climate Ready” conference on Jekyll Island. Subjects include tropical storms, droughts, fisheries, vulnerability assessments, living shorelines, energy, climate change skepticism and what we can do to fight global warming.
Memorial University Medical Center’s VP for the Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah, Bill Lee, talks about growth and setbacks at his facility. The hospital has greatly expanded pediatric care in our community. But the effort to create a standalone children’s hospital took a $15 million hit when the Memorial-Novant deal collapsed.
Retired drug enforcement agent Gordon Rayner and his wife Ella Mae Rayner talk about coming to terms with PTSD and depression. Battling bad dreams and foul moods, Gordon started writing memoirs and fictions at Senior Citizens, Inc. The experience, shared with Ella Mae, turned into two books and a more positive outlook on life.
Poet and photographer Danelle Lejeuene talks about how her life’s many different passions came together on Georgia’s coast. She explains how her Iowa background in farming and historic preservation has informed her work. She’s a literary mama with a bright future, expecting her first book, “Etymology of Whale-Fish and Grace,” next year.
University of Colorado law professor William Boyd talks about groundwater on Georgia’s coast. He examines this precious resource through natural, historic, legal and political lenses. He focuses his talk on the water-intensive pulp and paper industry on the Savannah River.