On The Record
Sea levels along the Eastern Shore are rising twice as rapidly as the global average, and Smithville, a small community founded by freed slaves, is threatened by the encroaching marsh. Rona Kobell of Maryland Sea Grant tells us about a new documentary that traces how rising waters threaten a church and cemetery. Plus filmmakers Wyman Jones Jr. and Jalysa Mayo share their perspectives on environmental justice.Read more about Smithville:Smithville Tries to Stem the TideClimate change is washing away the Chesapeake’s Bay treasuresCheck out the documentary on MPT on April 24th at 8:48 pm or on YouTube. This interview originally aired on January 14, 2019.
On The Record
The Rising Waters of Smithville
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