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Shenandoah Valley Ever Green - Summer 2022

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Shenandoah Valley Ever Green is a seasonal radio program that seeks to illuminate the natural systems at work in the world around us, and to tell about the people who support these systems. During each episode, listeners will hear ideas about getting outside and connecting to Nature. Episodes will also describe actions that individuals can take to help sustain the health of the local environment.

The Summer 2022 episode features interviews with experts connected to the Shenandoah Valley. Archaeologist Dr. Carole Nash will tell the story of Indigenous populations who spent time in Valley. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine explains proposed legislation to designate Shenandoah Mountain as a national scenic area. Astronomy professor Dr. Anca Constantin offers tips for summer stargazing, and Dr. Amy Goodall tells us about the migration patterns of a bird you’ve no doubt seen in the area. In addition, one of the program's reporters discovers how a farm in Mt. Clinton seeks to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into the soil, while another covers the health benefits of a thriving tree canopy.

Reporters:

Jacqui Himmel
Annie McGowan
Sidney Roth
Alexandra Spina

Executive Producers / Editors:
Ryan Alessi
Tim Thomas

Sound Consulting & Recording:
Gene Bowlen at Cross Keys Studios
Dan Easley
Andrew Strack at JMU Libraries Media Production Services

Music:
Many Nights Ahead

Graphic Artist:
Annie McGowan

Funding for the Summer 2022 episode was provided by a Faculty Engagement Grant from the Faculty Senate of James Madison University.