Leigh E. Rich
In the vein of Anton Chekhov, Leigh E. Rich has followed two passions in life: literature and medicine.
A longtime “culture critic,” she is an award-winning writer of editorials, news and feature stories, and reviews, and she has experience as a staff and free-lance journalist for multiple publications in the United States.
She also holds a doctorate in Health and Behavioral Sciences and a master’s degree in Cultural and Medical Anthropology and has worked or studied in Australia, Denmark, Italy, Russia, and Switzerland.
A professor of Health Administration, she teaches courses in bioethics, health law and policy, and social theory.
Catch her on Fridays at 11 a. m. on Beyond the Liner Notes, 12:05 p.m. for Listening to Literature, and 2 p.m. on The Common Good, an exploration of health, law, and ethics. (She also was a guest host for Health Care Ethics from March to July of 2020.)
P. T. Bridgeport
P. T. Bridgeport is a photographer, calligrapher, and uncompensated curmudgeon.
He is the author of the book The Moon and I Confer — a collection of his radio soapboxes that also showcases some of his photography of Savannah and beyond. A member of the Savannah Art Association, he occasionally exhibits his photographs and is currently working on a full-color photo book.
He was a trombonist early in life, but went through a program and now lives spit-valve free.
Carol Andrews, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in American and Southern literature from Vanderbilt University and taught English composition and literature courses for several decades at Georgia Southern University (Armstrong campus), Sewanee, and Tift College. She wrote her dissertation on Faulkner and has been a member of a long-running faculty reading group that has explored the works of Marcel Proust, Naguib Mahfouz, James Baldwin, Patrick Leigh Fermor, and others.
Jack Simmons, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and has published articles in journals such as Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Film and Philosophy, the International Journal of Decision Ethics, and Techné: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology.
He is the editor of an academic book on contemporary social norms, titled 21st Century and Its Discontents (published by Lexington Books in 2020) and is the author of Three Dashes Bitters (a novel), “The Painter’s Daughter” (a short story published in The Southern Tablet in 2014), and A Tropical Affair (a play performed in 2013). He is currently completing his second play, Thin Tweed Line.
Born in California and educated in Louisiana, he lives in Savannah with his wife Katherine and is the proud father of Savannah, Mary, and Augustus.
Find Jack as a recurring guest on Fridays at 2 p.m. on The Common Good.