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A regional environmental disaster

Suddenly there’s a desert in a region that receives almost 60 inches of rain a year. That desert in the middle of the lush, diversified Southern Appalachian forest took Atlanta attorney Duncan Maysilles by surprise, as he tells in his book Ducktown smoke: the fight over one of the South's greatest environmental disasters. He reads from his book and reveals his research in this podcast. (Recorded October 16, 2013)

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.