American Shoreline Podcast Presents the Best of 2019: Part 1

Great moments from 2019 on ASP.

Come along with Peter and Tyler as they celebrate some of the best moments from the past year on the America Shoreline Podcast.  We look back at some of our favorite guests:

1. Dr. Susan Hovorka, Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, a leading international researcher on secure geologic sequestration of carbon.  Is there a way to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases?  Listen to a pro.  (0:1:34).

2. The Surfing Cowboy Ellis Pickett,  Founding Chairman of the Surfrider Foundation in Texas and current Chairman of Surfrider's  Upper Texas Coast Chapter.  Coastal advocacy from an 'Ol hand. (0:15:52)

3. Student Filmmakers Arjun and Abi Subramanian from the International Ocean Film Festival on our coastal future. If there are more young people like these two, we're going to be fine. (0:29:18)

4. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) from EarthX on what it takes to advance climate policy on Capitol Hill.  There is a quiet bipartisanship forming. (0:41:10)

5. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, the man who leads coastal policy in this "Third coast" state, on making coastal politics work. (0:55:36)

6. Gary Glick, President of Friends of the RGV Reef, on the making of the largest artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico. (1:06:08)

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.