Water use and abuse

In The ripple effect : the fate of freshwater in the twenty-first century, Alex Prud'homme explores how people in the U.S. and around the world use and abuse water, and how our actions impact the earth's limited water supply.

Steve Scarborough, one of the founders of Dagger Canoe Company, discusses the book and his views on the problem of water quality. Scarborough has been active in river and water issues for 40 years. He is a former board member of the American Canoe Association and now sits on the board of Conservation Fisheries. He is working on a project to establish conservation easements on White's Creek Gorge in Rhea and Roane counties. (Recorded January 18, 2012)

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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 in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, The New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.