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Leigh Fondakowski, Playwright, 2008-2014; Sarah Lambert and Reeva Wortel, January 2012

Leigh Fondakowski is an Emmy nominated co-screenwriter for the adaptation of The Laramie Project for HBO. Her play, The People’s Temple, has been performed under her direction at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theater, and The Guthrie Theater, and received the Glickman Award for best new play in 2005. Another original play, I Think I Like Girls, premiered […]

Don Davis, December 1, 2010

Dr. Don Davis is Emeritus Director and Director of Oral History in the Sea Grant College Program at Louisiana State University, and is former administrator for the Louisiana Applied and Educational Oil Spill Research and Development Program. Dr. Davis has been involved in Louisiana coastal-related research for more than forty years and has also administered […]

Mike Tidwell, September 29, 2010

Mike Tidwell is founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. He is also an author and filmmaker who predicted in vivid detail the Katrina hurricane disaster in his 2003 book Bayou Farewell: The Rich […]

Rob Gilmer, August 30, 2010

Download: audio, small video, or original. Rob Gilmer is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at the University of Minnesota. In the fall of 2010, he will be teaching Oil and Water: The Gulf Oil Spill of 2010, a course which has garnered national attention. By exploring the history and ecology of oil drilling […]