Environmental historian Albert Way of Kennesaw State University talks about the history of Georgia’s longleaf pine forests. He argues that longleaf pine is a foundational material of American industry. He presented this talk at the “Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture” symposium organized by the Ossabaw Island Foundation.
Steve Cass, Vice President for Communications at Gulfstream Aerospace, gives an excellent overview of the Savannah-based, globally-facing business jet manufacturer. He explains how an upswing in overseas business is contributing to major expansions at the region’s largest single private employer.
Robert Jepson talks about the past, present and future of the Port of Savannah. The city’s economic prosperity always has been tied to the sea. Jepson is a businessman, philanthropist and former chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority board. This talk was presented in conjunction with the Telfair Museums exhibit “Port City.”
Cort Atkinson of the Ocean Exchange talks about finding solutions to the planet’s most vexing problems by connecting innovators with a marketplace. She talks about how her Savannah-based organization is bring problem-solvers and large companies together to make a better world.
Suzanne Donovan talks about her new role as director of Step Up Savannah, the city’s anti-poverty initiative. She challenges notions of moral judgment toward the poor. And she advocates for policies that are good for business, too.
Dr. Kevin Spooner of Wilfred Laurier University talks about the complicated relationship between the United States and Canada. Recorded for the Savannah Council on World Affairs.