In celebration of Earth Day, SELC is launching a conversation series as part of its podcast, Broken Ground.
The interviews feature authors and leading voices on environmental issues important to the South, starting with author, wildlife biologist and South Carolina native Drew Lanham who wrote The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. Later episodes will include Dr. Robert Bullard who was a founder of the environmental justice movement; Earl Swift who wrote Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island, and New York Times columnist Margaret Renkl. Renkl won SELC’s Reed Award for Environmental Writing this year for her memoir, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss.
The conversation series will lead up to the release of Broken Ground’s next season, focused on sea level rise and how it’s unfolding for people in Charleston, South Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia. Listeners can also hear the first season of the podcast, which unearthed overlooked environmental stories in the South.