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  • Live readings

  • When Ecology Replaces Agronomy for Food Production by Wes Jackson- 04.17.2014
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    Since 2004, the EECP and the Willson Center have co-sponsored an annual lecture to honor ecologist Eugene Odum. While recognized as one of the leading ecologists of the 20th century, Dr. Odum also had a keen interest in environmental ethics. He was among the founders of the EECP thirty years ago, alongside faculty and students initially drawn from ecology, religion, and philosophy. They recognized the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach to addressing our relationship with the environment, and the necessity...

    Wes Jackson
  • Keowee- 03.04.2011
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    John Lane reads an excerpt from his essay appearing in "Bartram's Living Legacy: the Travels and the Nature of the South." Taped March 4, 2011 at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, as part of the conference "William Bartram's Georgia: Art and Science on the Southern Frontier."

    John E. Lane
  • A Universal View- 03.04.2011
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    Doug Davis reads an excerpt from his essay appearing in "Bartram's Living Legacy: the Travels and the Nature of the South." Taped March 4, 2011 at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, as part of the conference "William Bartram's Georgia: Art and Science on the Southern Frontier."

    Douglas Davis
  • My Bartram- 03.04.2011
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    Janisse Ray reads an excerpt from her essay appearing in "Bartram's Living Legacy: the Travels and the Nature of the South." Taped March 4, 2011 at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, as part of the conference "William Bartram's Georgia: Art and Science on the Southern Frontier."

    Janisse Ray
  • May It Continue- 03.04.2011
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    Thomas Rain Crowe reads an excerpt from his essay appearing in "Bartram's Living Legacy: the Travels and the Nature of the South." Taped March 4, 2011 at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, as part of the conference "William Bartram's Georgia: Art and Science on the Southern Frontier."

    Thomas Rain Crowe
  • John Lane Reads for "High Tide at Wormsloe"- 02.07.2009
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    John E. Lane
  • Roger Pinckney Reads for "High Tide at Wormsloe"- 02.07.2009
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    Roger Pinckney
  • Janisse Ray Reads for "High Tide at Wormsloe"- 02.07.2009
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    Janisse Ray
  • Dorinda Dallmeyer Reads for "High Tide at Wormsloe"- 02.07.2009
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    Dorinda G. Dallmeyer
  • Write the Coast or Write it Off!- 06.15.2007
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    Featuring writers, Ann Simpson, Bland Simpson, and Jan DeBlieu. Taped at the ASLE 2007 biennial conference at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC.

    Bland Simpson, Jan DeBlieu
  • Hurricane Katrina- 06.15.2007
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    Featuring author, playwright, and columnist John Biguinet and environmental justice activist Robert Bullard. Taped at the ASLE 2007 biennial conference at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC.

  • Reading the River: The Chattooga in Words and Music- 04.21.2005
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    Broadcast live from the Seney-Stovall Chapel on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. The program was a production of WUGA-FM and the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program. Christopher Camuto is the author of three nonfiction books: A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge, Another Country: Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains, and Hunting from Home: A Year Afield in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is currently at work on two books about the coast of Maine, including Time & Tide...

    Christopher Camuto, Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, John E. Lane, Ron Rash, Thorpe Moeckel
  • Earth, Air, Fire and Water- 04.25.2002
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    Broadcast live from The Chapel on the Old Campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. The program was a production of The University of Georgie Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, Georgia Sea Grant, and WUGA-FM. The Writers Bill Belleville is an award-winning environmental writer and filmmaker who lives in Sanford, Florida. He has traveled widely on assignment for the Discovery Channel, diving magazines and other periodicals. Assignments have included the White Sea of Russia, the Great Barrier Reef, the...

    Bill Belleville, Christopher Camuto, Chuck Leavell, Franklin Burroughs, James Kilgo, Jan DeBlieu, Janisse Ray
  • Live Interviews

  • The Individual in a Global Society: Facilitating a Sustainable Future- 08.13.2012
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    "The Individual in A Global Society" was a project of the American Society of International Law and the Dean Rusk Center for International Law at the University of Georgia. It was produced by WUGA-FM, a broadcast service of the University of Georgia. The series was written by Dorinda G. Dallmeyer and David A. Bryant. Airing internationally in 1998, the series received the 1999 New York Radio Festival Bronze Award for Business and Consumer Issues as well as being designated a...

  • The Tarball Chronicles- 11.11.2011
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    David Gessner presented this talk as part of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program seminar series at the University of Georgia.

  • What's Next for the Gulf?- 11.11.2011
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    Author David Gessner talks about the Gulf oil spill and its aftermath with Kirk McAlpin of the University of Georgia Sea Grant Program

  • Emancipating Nature: In Search of an African-American Land Ethic- 11.08.2011
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    J. Drew Lanham presented this talk as part of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program seminar series at the University of Georgia.

  • Salt Water Drowns and Saves- 08.24.2011
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    Two stories about one constant: the salt water that surrounds us can sustain us but also can take away our loved ones. The water took away a good man, Willis Frazier, 50, of Hilton Head, during a storm offshore. A river of the same water helps us save our souls. In this dispatch of Radio Free Daufuskie, Roger Pinckney reports on two current events on our barrier islands.

  • A Barefoot Sandfiddler Reports- 08.24.2011
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    Before the bridges and golfers, when the notion of a Lowcountry "lifestyle" was just our way of life, being a wild child meant living as Mother Nature's Son, spending summer months barefoot and 16 miles by boat away from parents, rules, laws, and cares. It really was that way, people! Roger Pinckney shares the childhood of a Lowcountry writer and we learn why he's such a sought-after tour guide. Authenticity and true love shines through. Click to hear what being wild...

  • The No Money Root- 07.31.2008
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    How Dr. Buzzard influenced development on Daufuskie Island. Click on the video box link on the Orion Magazine web-page. From the article "Once Upon a Turtle Moon - Waiting for miracles at the water's edge" in the July/August 2008 issue of Orion magazine.

  • E.O. Wilson on the Importance of Preserving the Southeast- 07.03.2008
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    Join renowned entomologist and native Alabamian Dr. E. O. Wilson discussing the diversity and value of Hurricane Creek, Alabama, where he conducted his post-graduate work in the 1950s. According to Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen, Dr. Wilson documented a species of ant "Leptothorax tuscaloosae" (yep, named in honor of the home of the University of Alabama). As far as we know this is the only location for this species. John Wathen says, "Who knows or will know if we do not...

  • John Lane on Place- 02.19.2008
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    In this excerpt from an interview with writer, professor, community builder, kayaker, and self-professed

  • A Texas Naturalist on "Pride of Place"- 04.22.2006
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    Writer David Taylor's trip down a dirty river in suburban Dallas led to a new understanding of nature. He lends NPR's Debbie Elliot his views on how Texans relate to the environment.