TV program to focus on watersheds

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 19,  2009

Don’t miss the second television program in the series “Gambling Against Mother Nature,” which will air at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, on WKRG-TV (News Channel 5, Mobile, Ala.) The title of the second program is “Water Runs Downhill.” The 30-minute program will focus on coastal watersheds. The full three-part series will be available on DVD after the broadcast of all three programs. To receive a copy of the DVD, contact Emily Sommer at or Tracie Sempier at

These television programs are made possible through a partnership of the NOAA Coastal Storms Program, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, WKRG-TV, The City of Orange Beach, The University of South Alabama Engineering Department and grassroots, inc.

Other programs in the series include “Wind and Water,” a program about hurricanes and storms and their impacts on the coast, which aired in July, and “Hedging Our Bets,” which focuses on storms and insurance and will air at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 26.

In the photo: Commercial Producer Ed Smith of WKRG-TV and Emily Sommer of grassroots inc. collaborate on the creation of “Gambling Against Mother Nature” programs.


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