"The Voices of the
Chesapeake Bay Interview Project is created to help
us further develop our 'sense of place.' The Voices Project is ongoing, inherently
'inclusive' and well-rounded, giving us the ability to see our bio-region, the
Bay watershed, from a variety of perspectives
and points of view. With this
ability we can fully and truly appreciate this incredible place called the
Michael Buckley, Project Director
Voices Radio Sundays 7-10am on 103.1 WRNR-FM
Annapolis/Baltimore/DC - webcast live at www.wrnr.com
Photo: Randy Loftus, U.S. Fish & Wildlife
sure sign of Spring...
Osprey are returning to the Chesapeake region now... returning from the warmth of the sunny south, as far as the Caribbean / South America
(often flying 3,000 to 5,000 mi) ...exercising their instinctual ingenuity to reach
back to their native home shores of the Chesapeake Bay.
home...a sure sign of Spring!
the osprey migration here.
Story by Michael Buckley
with photos by Kathy Thornton
(see pg. 59)
may have to request an emailed copy of
this unless you become a member of Issuu.com.
Ruark Boatworks interview audio coming soon...
Voices events and new books of note:
Skipjack Event at Washington College
(Photo: Dan Biegel)
White, author of the newly published and critically
acclaimed book,Skipjack: The Story of America's Last Sailing Oystermen (St.
Martin's Press), appeared at the Decker Theatre with the Voices of the
Chesapeake Bay's Michael Buckley and four legendary skipjack captains from the
Eastern Shore, including 89-year old Captain Arthur Daniels, Jr. and his son
Captain Stan Daniels, both of Deal Island plus Captain Wade Murphy, Jr. and
Captain Stanley Larrimore of Tilghman Island.
(See photos here.)
event, produced by Michael Buckley for the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of
the American Experience and the Center for Environment & Society at
Washington College, also included an exhibition of skipjack-inspired art,
including photography and paintings by Tim Bell, Marion Warren, A. Aubrey Bodine,
Michael C. Wooten, Carolyn Egeli, Constance Stuart Larrabee, Mary Ekroos, Pat
Vojtech, Chris White, David Harp, Dan Beigel, David Turnbaugh, John Barber, plus
ship models from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Modeling Guild and many
others, with poetry by Chestertown skipjack captain Andrew McCown, and a
post-program oyster reception.
Skipjack: America's Last Sailing Oystermen
Christopher White and the Watermen of Tilghman & Deal Islands
White spent two years living
on Tilghman Island and working with four legendary captains of the traditional
wooden Chesapeake Bay oyster boats known as skipjacks. Through a discussion with
a group of these lively characters, we will begin to understand the challenges
of living on the Bay and sailing a traditional skipjack. The event will bring
the audience face-to-face with a critically endangered tradition that reaches
back over 100 years.
Oyster Question, Christine Keiner applies perspectives of environmental,
agricultural, political, and social history to examine the decline of
Maryland’s iconic Chesapeake Bay oyster industry.
have held on to traditional ways of life, and some continue to use pre-industrial
methods, tonging oysters by hand from small boats. Others use more intensive
and thus it is commonly believed that a lack of regulation enabled oystermen to
exploit the bay to the point of ruin.
Keiner offers an opposing view in which state officials, scientists, and
oystermen created a regulated commons that sustained tidewater communities for
decades. Not until the 1980s did a confluence of natural and unnatural disasters
weaken the bay’s resilience enough to endanger the oyster resource. Keiner
examines conflicts that pitted scientists in favor of privatization against
watermen who used their power in the statehouse to stave off the forces of rural
change. Her study breaks new ground regarding the evolution of environmental
politics at the state rather than the federal level.
with Christine Keiner broadcast Sunday, October 3, 2010 on Voices of the
Chesapeake Bay (www.wrnr.com and 103.1 WRNR-FM).
of the Chesapeake Bay
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life stories. Amazing people from all walks of Chesapeake Bay
Includes: former Maryland Governor Harry R. Hughes, "Presidential Medal of Honor"
Russell Train, Univ. of Maryland Center for Environmental Science president Donald Boesch, ESPN
Chief Sailing Commentator Gary Jobson, farmer & mayor Russell
Brinsfield of Vienna, MD, Queenstown historian Harry Rhodes, author/ fisherman Bill Burton,
author Tom Horton,
Chesapeake Bay Foundation V.P. of Education Don Baugh, Maryland
Watermen's Association president
Larry Simns, and many more. (464p).
Broadcast as part of
The Sunday Brunch
Each week 7-10am
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American Experience at
16 Songs - 16 Artists
3 Grammy Winners!
The only CD of its kind,
bringing together a range of
Chesapeake Bay artists and songs
in a variety of styles.
Featuring Bruce Hornsby
(Williamsburg, VA), Tom Chapin (Upstate NY),
Al Petteway (NC), Deanna Dove
(North Beach, MD), Tom Wisner (Lusby, MD), Earl White (Dames Quarter, MD),
Magpie (Takoma Park, MD), Them Eastport Oysterboys (Eastport, MD), Bruce Myers
& Crew (Baltimore, MD), Dan Haas & Robin Jung (Annapolis, MD), Mike
Garfinkel (Edgewater, MD), Robbin Thompson (Richmond, VA), Mike Aiken (Norfolk,
VA), Dominick Murray (Baltimore, MD), The Geckos (Annapolis, MD), and The
Millers (Tilghman Island, MD)
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