Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Author/Radio Producer Michael Buckley to Present "Voices of the Chesapeake Bay" May 13

Chestertown, MD — Author/radio producer Michael Buckley will give a talk and Power Point presentation entitled Voices of the Chesapeake Bay at the Kent County Public Library’s Main Branch on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. The talk is part of the Voices of the Chesapeake Bay Tour sponsored by the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment which will bring Mr. Buckley to visit and record interviews in every county surrounding the Chesapeake Bay region.

For the past nine years, Michael Buckley has recorded over 300 interviews with various Chesapeake people on a wide variety of subjects. His book, Voices of the Chesapeake Bay (www.geareduppublications.com), features 53 of those interviews with people such as former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes, ESPN Sailing Analyst Gary Jobson, Presidential Medal of Honor winner and former EPA Administrator Russell Train, master boat builder Mike Vlahovich, Vienna farmer and mayor Dr. Russell Brinsfield, and many, many others. The Voices book includes interviews with scientists, athletes, watermen, Native Americans, historians, and many others from throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Half of the 53 interviews from the Voices of the Chesapeake Bay book were recorded on Maryland's Eastern Shore. (www.VoicesoftheChesapeakeBay.org).

Each week for the past fifteen years Michael Buckley has produced and hosted of The Sunday Brunch on 103.1 WRNR-FM featuring the Voices of the Chesapeake Bay interview series (7-10am on 103.1 WRNR). Mr. Buckley is also a weekly columnist for The Capital, a founder of The American Historical Theatre in Philadelphia, and, currently, Program Manager for the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College.

The Voices of the Chesapeake Bay talk and book signing will take place at the Kent County Public Library’s Main Branch from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13th. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

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