River Talks Archive

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March 23, 2017 – “Conserving Tennessee’s Native Bats” with Josh Campbell, Wildlife Diversity Coordinator.


March 16, 2017 – “Reflections on Donelon’s Journey of Destiny” with photographer and author John Guider.


March 9, 2017 – “Lost Rivers” Documentary Film Movie Screening


March 2, 2017 – “Restoring Forgotten Ecosystem:  The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative”


February 23, 2017 – “Will the Water Run Out?” with Bob Freudenthal, Executive Director of the TN  Association of Utility Districts.


February 16, 2017 – “The Adventure II Project: The 1976 Reenactment of John Donelson’s Voyage” with John Carter, founder of Alianca da Terra


February 9, 2017 – “Conservation in the Brazilian Amazon: Private Landowners Taking a Stand Through Alianca da Terra” with John Carter, founder of Alianca da Terra


October 20, 2016 – “Short Mountain: Past, Present, Future” with Neal Appelbaum, Executive Director, Arts Center in Cannon County


October 13, 2016 – Film Screening – “Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon” wtih Eric Byford, Owner of Beard Force Films


September 22, 2016 – “From Green to Gold: Building a LEED Certified Home” with Steve Rick, Principal of Street Dixon Rick


September 15, 2016 “Wildlife Corridors: Strategies to Restore and Preserve Biodiversity in Tennessee” with Cumberland River Compact, Harpeth River Watershed Association, Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and The Nature Conservancy, Tennessee Chapter.


September 8, 2016 “Middle Tennessee and the War of 1812” with Dr. Tom Kanon, Archivist at the Tennessee State Library & Archives


June 2, 2016 – “Painting the Nature of the Cumberland River – An American Legacy” with artist and author Larry Richardson


June 16, 2016 – “Building Green and Complete Streets: Smart Design, Innovative Design Teams, and Working With the Community” with Mark Macy, Director, Public Works  and Kim Hawkins, Principal, Hawkins Partners, Inc.


June 23, 2016 – “The Special Bridge Program: Tennessee’s Toll Bridges, 1927-1947” with Dr. Tammy Allison Sellers, Historic Preservation Program Manager at the Tennessee Department of Transportation


May 26, 2016 – “Coal Ash Conversations:  How our Region’s Energy Impacts the Cumberland River” with Anne Davis, Managing Attorney of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Nashville office


May 19, 2016 – “Strange Lifestyles of Aquatic Critters” with Don Hubbs, Mollusk Recovery Coordinator with TWRA’s Environmental Services Division


May 12, 2016 – Film Screening – “Racing Extinction”


April 28, 2016 – “Water Management in the Cumberland River Basin” with Ben Rohrbach, Chief of Hydrology and Hydraulics, Nashville District, Corps of Engineers


November 5, 2015 – “An Evening of Bourbon and Fly Fishing Conversations” with Jim Mauries, Owner of Fly South Nashville


 October 28, 2015 – “Thirty Years of Conserving Hidden Southeastern Biodiversity” with Pat Rakes, Co- Director of Conservation Fisheries, Inc.


October 22, 2015 – “What to Expect Cruising the Cumberland River” with Bob Duthie, CEO and founder of Duthie Learning


October 21, 2015 – “Controversy on the Cumberland River in Nashville, 1827-1861: the Great Battle between Tennessee Abolitionists and Defenders of Negro Slavery” with Bobby L. Lovett, retired TSU professor of history


October 14, 2015 – “Fort Nashborough and the Westward Movement” with Sam Compton, President of the Boone Society


October 8, 2015 – “Become Like Little Children for Successful Creek Restoration” with faculty and staff from Lipscomb Elementary


September 23, 2015 – “In with the Natives, Out with the Invasives” with Steve Manning, Owner of Invasive Plant Control and Kevin Guenther, landscape architect with Ragan-Smith Associates


September 16, 2015 – “Beneath the Muddy Waves” with Allen Forkum, Editor and Publisher of the Nashville Retrospect


September 9, 2015 – “Waterfalls of Middle Tennessee” with photographer Byron Jorjorian

May 30, 2015 – Bob Brown Outing – Big Swan Headwaters Preserve Hike


May 28, 2015 – “New Engineering for Old Designs” with Rebecca Dohn, LEED AP, Metro Nashville Water, Stormwater Services and Steve Casey, Senior Project Manager, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.


May 21, 2015 – “Solving the Land Conservation Puzzle: Methods and Challenges” with presenters from Metro Parks, The Land Trust for Tennessee, the Nature Conservancy and Swan Conservation Trust


May 7, 2015 – “History of the Cumberland: Where are the Women?” with Carole Bucy, professor of history at Volunteer State


April 25, 2015 – Bob Brown Outing – Stillhouse Hollow Falls Hike


April 24, 2015 – “Old-Time Tennessee Mountain Music” with Bob Fulcher, Park Manager of the Cumberland Trail State Park and State Scenic Trail


April 23, 2015 – “The Floods Have Come Again” with Allen Forkum, Editor and Publisher of The Nashville Retrospect


April 11, 2015 – Bob Brown Outing – Stones River Farm Hike


April 9, 2015 – “Historic Stones River Corridor” with Robert Brandt, author of Natural Nashville


April 2, 2015 – “Green Roofs: From the Bottom Up” with Mike Berkley, of GroWild Inc., and Houston Herbert of RD Herbert & Sons


April 1, 2015 – Bob Brown Outing – “Return of the Bob Hike!”


March 31, 2015 – “Fort Nashborough: Past, Present, and Future” with David Currey, Principal of Encore Interpretive Design, historian Paul Clements, Tim Walker, executive director of Metro Historical Commission, and Chris Koster, Riverfront Park planner.


March 26, 2015 – “Spring Wildflowers of Middle Tennessee” with Roger McCoy, Director, TDEC Division of Natural Resources


March 12, 2015 – “The Ryman Diaries: A Theatre Production” with Debbie Watts and Tom Dolan


February 12, 2015 – “The River Inside: The Journey to Complete the Great Loop” with photographer and author John Guider


November 19, 2014 – “Agriculture and Our Water” with John Patrick, Owner, Foggy Hollow Farm

November 14, 2014 – Film Screening – “Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey” with Eric Byford, Owner, Beard Force Films


November 6, 2014 – “The Cumberland River, Avenue for Middle Tennessee in the Civil War” with Greg Biggs


October 29, 2014 – Film Screening – “Fresh”


October 2, 2014 – “1823 Nashville Toll Bridge: First Bridge over the Cumberland” with Pat Cummins, President, Native History Society


September 23, 2014 – “Tales from 25 Years on Barges in the Cumberland River” with Ingram towboat Captain Mike “Turbo” Hughes


September 16, 2014 – “Ten Ways to Make Green Roofs Pay” with Steven Peck, President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


September 4, 2014 – “Andrew Jackson and Tennessee’s Growing National Significance” with Professor Mark Cheathem


August 21, 2014 – Film Screening – “DamNation”


July 10, 2014 – “Historians Panels: Why the Cumberland Matters, Revisited”


June 18, 2014 – Paddling the Length of the Cumberland, a Transformational Journey with author and paddler, Kim Trevathan

June 6, 2014 – “The Battle of the Bluff with Tennessee” with historian Paul Clements


May 27, 2014 – Chestnut Group Painters showcasing works by Kevin Menck and Sherrie Levine


May 22, 2014– “Four Years Later: 2010 Flood and What We Learned” with Scott Potter, Metro Water Services


April 29, 2014 – Water Photography with Fat Bottom Beer


April 22, 2014 – “Swimming the Cumberland” with Captain Vic Scoggin, Founder, Save the Cumberland

April 17, 2014 – “A History of Nashville’s Water Infrastructure” with Ron Taylor, Director, Clean Water Nashville


April 10, 2014 – “Why the Cumberland Mattered” with Kristofer Ray of Austin Peay State University