Dr. Donald Fennoy, Trees' Contribution To Resiliency & Combining Music And Story-Telling

May 2, 2018

Guests for Sundial Tuesday, May 1, 2018:

Dr. Donald Fennoy took over as the Palm Beach County School District's new superintendent this past March. He is the youngest superintendent in Palm Beach County history and is also the first African-American to hold the position. He joined the program to discuss teacher pay, school safety and his plans for the future of 11th largest school district in the country.

Research has found that trees may play a role in reducing the effects of climate change and contribute to the resiliency of an area against natural disasters. One of the nation's oldest nonprofit conservation organizations, American Forests, has designated April 28-May 4  as Miami Tree Week and events are planned throughout the city to celebrate trees and educate people on the many ways they contribute to the environment.

Jad Daley, the vice president of conservation for American Forests, joined the program from Washington D.C.,  along with Miami Chief Resilience Officer Jane Gilbert to discuss how trees can impact climate change. The two will be at Jungle Island this  Thursday for a public reception and conversation on the topic.

Jorge Mejia is the president of Sony-ATV Music Publishing Latin America, a concert pianist and classical composer. He is releasing a memoir, "An Open Book: A Memoir in Music," an e-book in which Mejia composed music to reflect the text in each chapter. On May 4, an orchestra will play his music while he reads from the book at the Adrienne Arsht Center.