Crown Thy Good with Brotherhood

Celebrating the life and legacy of MLK

On this special MLK Day episode of the American Shoreline Podcast, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham take a moment to discuss the sandy side of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Civil Rights Movement was active on the beach, fighting for the integration of segregated shorelines across the country. Peter and Tyler discuss the lasting legacy of the Movement and the on-going work to ensure that our beaches and shores are welcoming of all people. Peter and Tyler also discuss the exciting slate of new shows and content coming to ASPN and dive into a smattering of news stories on CNT.

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.