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Savannah River Basin - A confluence of challenges

Join us as we speak to the Savannah Riverkeeper, Tonya Bonitatibus.

By growing up near it banks in Hephzibah, Georgia, Tonya's love and passion for the Savannah River began at a young age. Her career as an activist for water conservation took off when she was hired as Development Director for the Savannah Riverkeeper in 2007. She was also the Georgia Field Representative for Oceana's campaign to convince Olin to convert to a more efficient and - most importantly - mercury-free process. Tonya's Marketing degree and her extensive knowledge of the River make her an invaluable part of the Riverkeeper team.

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Coca-Cola goes from red to white to save the polar bears

Peter Callaro, Group Director of Integrated Marketing Content at The Coca-Cola Company and Sheri Turnbow, Director of Corporate Partner Marketing with World Wildlife Fund will join us to discuss why after over 100 years the iconic red Coca-Cola can is going white and the environmental mission behind it.

December 1, 2011 - Please note: Although the white cans did not have the desired effect, the Artic Home project still continues. Find out you can participate by listening to this episode of Speaking of Green.

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Comm Larry Johnson of DeKalb County & the Transportation Tax

Metro Atlanta will be voting on a critical transportation tax in 2012. Join us as we explore how Atlantans will benefit, why it's necessary and the challenges that faced in getting it passed.

Commissioner Larry Johnson was elected as the DeKalb 3rd District Commissioner in November 2002. With the overwhelming support of the community he won with 92 percent of the vote, making him one the youngest commissioners to ever be elected to serve on the Board of Commissioners. During his first year in office, he accomplished a number of things, including voting for 32 million dollars in infrastructure and highway improvements, such as sidewalks and improvements to relieve traffic congestion; the Millage Rate was decreased for homeowners; and the adoption of the Property Maintenance Ordinance. Commissioner Johnson has served as Chairman of the Economic Development/Planning Committee for the Board of Commissioners; is past the Chair of the Board of Education/Board of Commissioners Intergovernmental Committee; former chair of the Budget Review Committee; former chair of the Economic Development/Planning Committee; and currently serves as the Chair of the MARTA Partnership Committee and is also the current Chair of the Economic Development Committee.

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Wheego! The adventure of the homegrown EV

We'll be talking to Atlanta's homegrown EV manufacturer. Join us as we talk to Mike McQuary (“McQ”)|  CEO of Wheego.

Prior to joining Wheego, McQ was focused on the music business as the CEO of Brash Music. Before that he was the president of the ISP EarthLink after its merger with MindSpring in February 2000. McQ developed the concept behind MindSpring with Charles Brewer, and was the president and COO of MindSpring. Prior to MindSpring, McQ served for 9 years in a variety of sales, marketing, operations, and management positions with a division of Mobil Corporation. McQ was on the varsity wrestling team at the University of Virginia and managed to receive a bachelor’s degree in psychology while missing few (if any) parties. He did the nights and weekends thing to get a masters degree in business administration from Pepperdine University. McQ serves on the Board of Inner Strength – an at risk youth education program, and is on the Chastain Park Conservancy Advisory Board.

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