Author: bill dawers

What’s the latest on the chances for new low power FM nonprofit radio in Savannah?

Last December, I blogged about the Prometheus Radio Project and an upcoming meeting in Savannah to explore the possibility of various community groups starting low power FM (LPFM) nonprofit radio stations that could serve a variety of community needs. In…

More on the employment recovery and the labor force participation rate

An earlier post noted a few details from today’s relatively solid employment situation summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Calculated Risk has obviously posted several updated graphs, which give a good, if very general, sense of just what’s been…

U.S. economy adds 195,000 jobs in June; unemployment rate unchanged at 7.6%

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, professional and…

4th of July fireworks from River Street in Savannah (photos)

A friend and I met up at about 8:30 in the beer garden at Moon River Brewing Company tonight for a drink and a sandwich. Then we headed to River Street just before 9:30 when the fireworks were set to…

A few thoughts on the latest Paula Deen news and Bubba Hiers’ deposition

In my original post about the Paula Deen controversy, I wrote: Even though we could find plenty of 66-year old Southerners who never used the N-word and many of Deen’s age who joined civil rights protests as early as the…

Come on Delta, really?

I typically fly U.S. Airways on trips out of Savannah. And I’ve been making a fair number of trips over the past year — so many that the woman at Starbucks at Savannah/Hilton Head International remembered me on Thursday as…

Revival Fest announces lineup of bands for Sept. 14 celebration of food and music

Revival Fest — Savannah’s newest festival slated for September 14th — has announced the dozen acts confirmed for the event, which also features two stages, a pig roast and an oyster roast. This will be the first public event at…

Tybee Island gets some great summer press

CBS This Morning gave some great press to Tybee Island and its beaches today. The segment “Where to find America’s best beaches” featured Peter Greenberg, CBS News travel editor, talking about a variety of beaches around the country. Tybee is…

Modern English – Dollhouse Productions – 08/28/13

Savannah Morning News: City council likely to reject further cruise ship studies

I already posted my opposition to continuing with further study of whether Savannah should build a cruise ship terminal. I think that the idea should be rejected purely on economic and political grounds, but there’s obviously a bigger argument that…

So why wasn’t there already a new contract with the Food Network?

I said a couple of days that I probably wouldn’t post again anytime soon about the Paula Deen controversies, but there was one detail that had been nagging at me. Why, a mere week from the expiration of the current…

Time for Savannah to pull the plug on cruise ship dreams

I’d be writing about this issue for my City Talk column this coming Sunday, but apparently Savannah City Council will consider on Thursday whether to move ahead with another phase in studies regarding the viability of a cruise ship terminal…

Revival Fest — traditional food and traditional(ish) music — debuts Sept. 14 in Savannah

MusicFile Productions — parent company of Savannah Stopover — has announced a new fall festival in Savannah: Revival Fest. From this morning’s press release (with emphasis added for the skimmers out there): MusicFile Productions, LLC (the parent company of Savannah…

Calculated Risk with “a few comments on dumb policy”

Calculated Risk blogger Bill McBride is one of the clearest, most pragmatic voices out there in terms of analysis of the U.S. economy. He posted some typically concise and on-the-mark commentary on Sunday: A few comments on dumb policy McBride…