Erik Brooks, author of “Tigers in the Tempest: Savannah State University and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” talks about the school’s 225 year history. He connects campus activities with larger events in the equality movement. And he isn’t afraid to delve into internal struggles on campus.
Massachusetts high school English teacher David McCullough, Jr. shares his advice for young adults. He talks about his meteoric rise to success. And he dismisses the importance of success or failure in adolescent development. This podcast touches on topics such as serendipity, wisdom and the American education system.
Author Lynn Sherr talks about her biography, “Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space.” Sherr says the astronaut was intensely driven and exceptionally private. Sherr talks about NASA’s male culture and Ride’s personal life. Sherr was in Savannah for the Savannah Book Festival.
Savannah writer Jane Fishman talks about Ossabaw Island matriarch Eleanor “Sandy” Torrey West. Fishman wrote a book about West, “The Woman Who Saved an Island.” West’s generosity kept a 40-square-mile barrier island on Georgia’s coast from being developed.
Bertha Husband and Mari Jo Marchnight talk about novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Conrad Aiken. He spent his first and last 11 years in Savannah. He was fascinated by the human mind, perhaps because of his childhood experience. But he’s not widely celebrated.
Catholic Diocese of Savannah Bishop Emeritus J. Kevin Boland talks about the recently discovered prayer journal of a youthful Flannery O’Connor.
Writer Will Harlan talks about his new book, Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island. It’s about Carol Ruckdeschel, the fearless pig-tailed naturalist in overalls who sparks admiration and outrage.