From books to barbecue, from current events to colonial history, Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South.
Friday at noon on all ETV Radio stations. Repeats Sunday at 4:00 pm on ETV Radio’s News Stations. Podcasts are published each Friday. Stream the podcasts below or subscribe to the podcast OR subscribe with iTunes.
Friday - August 29, 2014
(Originally Broadcast 02/28/14) - Begun as an open letter to strangers and fellow misfits, The Minus Times grew to become a hand-typed literary magazine that showcased the next generation of American fiction. Contributors include Sam Lipsyte, David Berman, Patrick DeWitt, and Wells Tower, with illustrations by David Eggers and Brad Neely as well as interviews with Dan Clowes, Barry Hannah, and a yet-to-be-famous Stephen Colbert. With sly humor and striking illustrations, The Minus Times has earned a fervent following as much for its lack of literary pretension as its sporadic appearances on the newsstand. All thirty of the nearly-impossible-to-find issues of this improvised literary almanac are now assembled for the first time, typos and all, in The Minus Times Collected, by Hunter Kennedy (Featherproof Books, 2012).
Friday - September 05, 2014
The Other Brother is a film about the ‘genetics’ of art and sibling estrangement. The subject is art but the story is universal. Two brothers, estranged since 1948, share an exceptional bond. One is an art-world insider, and one lived alone in a world of art.
The younger brother, Tom Flowers (who is now 85), received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his MFA from the University of Iowa. He returned to Furman University for a 35-year teaching career in painting, during twenty-five of which he served as Chair of the Art Department.
The older brother, Jesse Flowers, joined the service right after dropping out of high school and became a recluse soon after serving as a medic during the end of WWII. He lived in a dirt-floor shack without plumbing. The only visitors he allowed were his mother and, after her passing, his sisters.
Tom Flowers, his son, artist Mark Flowers, and Mark's wife, artist and filmmaker Kristy Higby talk with Dr. Edgar about The Other Brother.
Friday - September 12, 2014
Showcasing objects drawn from Native American Indian tribal museums, state museums, artist collections, private collections, as well as McKissick Museum’s own permanent collection, Traditions, Change, and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast considers Native American traditional arts as an expression of identity and heritage.
Joining Dr. Edgar to talk about this exhibition and related events are Saddler Taylor, Folk Life Curator at USC’s McKissick Museum; Will Goins, co-curator; and SC Folk Life Program Coordinator, Doug Peach.
Friday - September 19, 2014
(Origingally broadcast 04/04/14) - Pat Conroy, author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, The Death of Santini, joins Dr. Walter Edgar for an event celebrating the author’s life; his work; and One Book, One Columbia’s 2014 selection, My Reading Life (Nan A. Talese, 2010). The conversation was recorded before an audience of over 2000, at Columbia’s Township Auditorium, on the evening of February 27, 2014.
South Carolina from A to Z
Lott, Robert Bretley
Wednesday - August 27, 2014
Friday - June 24, 2011
Rice, James Henry, Jr.
Thursday - June 23, 2011
Pember, Phoebe Yates
Wednesday - June 22, 2011
Conversations on the Civil War, 1864: Plain Folk on the Home Front
Friday - August 22, 2014
The South Carolina Botanical Garden - Patrick McMillan and John Bodiford
Friday - August 15, 2014
Conversations on the Civil War, 1864: The War at Sea
Friday - August 08, 2014
The Whiskey Baron: John Sealy; The Last Original Wife: Dorothea Benton Frank
Friday - August 01, 2014
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