Historian and author Dale Cox returns to the In Focus Storyline book series to talk with host Carolyn Hutcheson about his own quest to document the existence of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the river basin swamps of north Florida and south Alabama. His classic book is “Two Egg, Florida.”
Montgomery’s Cloverdale Playhouse is bringing Holiday Improv and Holiday Gifts: Readings and Songs to River Region fans for the next two weekends. Artistic Director Sam Wootten talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the historic theater, as well as its plans for 2024.
Holiday shopping can mean hassles and headaches, so the Better Business Bureau Serving Central and South Alabama is stepping up with tips to help eliminate both. Monde Donaldson of the BBB Mobile office talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about shopping, as well as charitable giving.
Today on In Focus we preview Troy University’s annual “Sounds of the Season: On the Air” holiday show. It’s the golden age of radio in the 1940s, on stage at the Claudia Crosby Theatre Tuesday night as the staff of WTSU prepares for a holiday radio broadcast. There’s just one problem: the big star is missing!
Director Tori Lee Averett and TPR Director and actor in the show Kyle Gassiott join host Carolyn Hutcheson to talk about the show. Show info at: today.troy.edu
This year’s Sounds of the Season is set during a 1940s Holiday radio show complete with a missing star singer, a swinging jazz band, and a grumpy boss, as producer Brendan Bryan reports.
And, earlier this month, the Remember Love Recovery Project collaborated with TROY’s International Arts Center to create a way for people to share experiences about addiction disorder and the road to recovery. Producer PJ Heath brings us to the heart of the story.
Author, librarian, and historian Dr. Christopher (Chris) Shaffer talks books, food, and travel with us on our ninth episode of the Culture and Belonging podcast. He agrees that culture is difficult to define and shares insights about why banning books is never a good idea (unless you’re hoping to spike book sales). He talks specifically about his own book, Moon over Sasova, and a sample of personal anecdotes he shares in it, and he concludes with a challenge to prioritize authentic travel experiences that build empathy and feed our curiosity.
On The Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Capitol Journal on Alabama Public Television, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about Senator Tommy Tuberville’s holding back military appointments and advancements. The Republican Party also is pressuring him to relent. The Wildcard is a nod to an old soul! Stacy noted today is Rosa Parks Day and an opportunity to acknowledge her Civil Rights work and that of the foot soldiers in the movement.
In this episode, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., looks at the lessons of action and courage that come from one of the most iconic figures of the American Civil Rights Movement—Rosa Parks.
Food historian Carolyn Quick Tillery talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about her classic “The African American Heritage Cookbook” in The Storyline book series. When Dr. George Washington Carver came to Tuskegee Institute in the late 1800s, his research into the peanut helped save agriculture in the South through crop rotation practices. Tillery shares several of Carver’s recipes and recounts his impact on agricultural science in broadening food availability to poor people.
Archaeologist Teresa Paglione, in the TPR History in Your Hands series with the Alabama Archaeological Society, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the traditional foods we eat and their Native American sources. She traces the cultural heritage of many foods that we enjoy on Thanksgiving and Christmas.