Walter Edgar's Journal - 10th Anniversary
Listen to the best of Walter Edgar's Journal from the past 10 years. On the first Friday of each month we’ll be posting one of our favorite episodes from the last decade. We’ll also feature clips of memorable moments from the WEJ archive.You can follow Walter Edgar’s Journal on Facebook and Twitter at WEJonETVRadio.
The Honorable Matthew J. Perry died on August 3, 2011. To mark his passing the Journal offers an encore of this 2001 episode.
This week, it's a conversation with U.S. District Judge Matthew Perry. He takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings in a segregated South Carolina…his struggles…
(Originally broadcast 05/20/05) - Dorothea Benton Frank is a prolific author with ties to South Carolina. Her latest offering, “Pawleys Island” revolves around beautifully developed characters true to the spirit of the Lowcountry.
Dr. Edgar talks with a man who has been a part of the many changes in civil rights history in this state. Former South Carolina Chief Justice Ernest Finney Jr. talks about his early life, and his journey to becoming a successful lawyer at a time when blacks…
(original broadcast date: 05/27/05) As the nation observes Memorial Day, Walter talks with Jim Hammond and John Sledge, two men who are researching their fathers' World War II experiences.
Ron Long: At the Auction
Walter Edgar talks with the late Dr. Larry McGehee, a Wofford professor and author of the book Southern Seen a compilation of his newspaper columns. McGehee’s take on life, southern lore and our nation’s history is always refreshing.
Dr. Edgar talks with acclaimed poet and novelist Ron Rash about his novels "Saints at the River" and "The World Made Straight." Ron Rash's family has lived in the southern Appalachian Mountains since the mid-1700's and these works are well-rooted in that part of the Carolinas.
This week, it's a conversation with U.S. District Judge Matthew Perry. He takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings in a segregated South Carolina…his struggles with the separate but equal educational system…and his part in helping to break down the color barrier. In between he spins some delightful…
T. Moffatt Burriss is a native of Anderson, South Carolina. He served as President and Chairman of Burriss Construction Co., a commercial and industrial construction company, from 1950 until 1990. Mr. Burriss served in the SC House of Representatives from January 1977 until September 1991 and during this time served…