Friday, May 24, 2013Man and Moment: T. Moffatt Burriss and the Crossing
(Originally broadcast 06/29/12) - Anderson native T. Moffatt Burris is a WWII veteran and concentration camp liberator who also participated in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. During Operation Market Garden in Holland, he led the amphibious assault across the Waal River made famous in the movie, A Bridge Too Far. Burriss is the subject of the upcoming ETV special Man and Moment: T. Moffatt Burriss and the Crossing. He joins Dr. Edgar, State newspaper reporter Jeff Wilkinson, and documentary producer Lee Ann Kornegay, to talk about the war and about making the film.
Friday, May 31, 2013Upstate Forever
Upstate Forever is a non-profit organization which envisions an "environmentally and economically prosperous region, with a high quality of life for all." Executive Director Brad Wyche talks with Dr. Edgar about how group works to promote sensible growth while protecting the special places in the 10 counties of Upstate South Carolina.
Friday, June 07, 2013Paul Zimmerman: Everyday Roses
Paul Zimmerman is dedicated to teaching that “Roses are plants, too.” It’s a philosophy that guides his company, Paul Zimmerman Roses, his work as Director of the Biltmore® International Rose Trials, and is at the heart of his new book, Everyday Roses – How To Grow Knockout And Other Easy-Care Garden Roses (Taunton Press, 2013). He joins Dr. Edgar to talk about his work, the new book, and to help dispel the myths about what it takes to grow great roses.
Friday, June 14, 2013City Year - 20 Years of Service in South Carolina
In 1992, while a student at Harvard Law, the former Student Body President of the University of South Carolina, Marie-Louise Ramsdale, attended an event called Serve-a-thon for City Year. Inspired by City Year and the 10,000 people performing transformational service , she returned that night to the computer lab at Harvard and wrote a two-page proposal to bring the program to Columbia, SC. Inspired by her passion and determination, the cofounders, Alan Khazei and Michael Brown, founded City Year Columbia in the summer of 1993.
Ramsdale joins City Year Columbia 2013 corps member Emily Williams, and the Honorable Richard W. Riley, former SC Governor and former Secretary of Education, to talk with Walter Edgar about 20 years of service in the Midlands by City Year Columbia. “Give a year. Change the World.”
Friday, June 21, 2013USC Lancaster: Native American Studies Center
(Originally broadcast 01/18/13) - USC Lancaster's new Native American Studies Center is opened in October, the only Native American Studies Program in the USC system. The center features 6000 sq feet of gallery space, an oral history recording studio, a Catawba language lab, an archive with photos, documents and recordings of SC tribes and an archaeology lab. It houses the world's largest collection of Catawba pottery.
Dr. Stephen Criswell, the Director of the Center, and Dr. Chris Judge, Assistant Director, join Dr. Edgar to talk about it.
Friday, June 28, 2013Jefferson’s Freeholders
Dr. Christopher Curtis’ new book, Jefferson's Freeholders and the Politics of Ownership in the Old Dominion (Cambridge University Press, 2012), explores the political transformation of citizenship from an agrarian republic to a 19th century, slave-owning state. Curtis, Chair of the Department of History and Sociology at Claflin University, talks with Dr. Edgar about the manner in which changing conceptions of property and changes in the legal system at once underpinned and reinforced changes in politics and the political order in one key southern state.