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.
Major General Walter Givhan, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), President of the Alabama World Affairs Council and Host of the Speaking Globally podcast, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the “window on the world” provided by both ALWAC and the podcast. On Nov. 30, ALWAC will feature guest speaker Anton LaGuardia, Diplomatic Editor of The Economist newspaper via Zoom from Washington, D.C. He will speak on the Middle East conflict, as well as Ukraine.
More information is at the alwac.org website.
On this pre-Thanksgiving episode of In Focus, host Carolyn Hutcheson is joined by radio director Kyle Gassiott to interview author Becky L. Diamond.
Diamond’s “The Gilded Age Cookbook” is a mixture of recipes and history from a period which saw both tastes and society change. And we learn how celery was the ultimate status symbol for the era!
On this week’s Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Capitol Journal on Alabama Public Television, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of
In Focus about the state’s poultry crisis caused by Avian Flu. And the Wildcard goes to Washington!
Rachael Conrad Cox is co-author with Dale Cox of the book, “Fowltown,” which describes the 1817 spark that ignited a forty-year war on the Southern frontier. She talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of the In Focus Storyline book series about the Fowltown Lower Creek Indian community in southwest Georgia and the fight to withstand white encroachment. In the Seminole wars that followed, the Indians
Today is the start of the wintering hummingbird season, and Fred Bassett, Master Bird Bander with the nonprofit HummingbirdResearch.net organization, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the changes in hummingbird science. Fred credits the TPR “citizen scientists” in our radio coverage area for their help documenting winter hummingbird visits each year.
Joe Borg, recently retired Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, serves as Treasurer and Board member of the National White Collar Crime Center. On The Exchange, he talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the nonprofit organization’s mission to train state and local law enforcement agencies to combat a wide variety of crimes.
Author Neal Wooten shares his family story with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus for The Storyline book series. His book is, “With the Devil’s Help, A True Story of Poverty, Mental Illness, and Murder.” Wooten’s grandfather was sent to Kilby Prison for murdering his
son-in-law in 1962, but he escaped and was hunted by law enforcement for the rest of his life. The family lived on Sand Mountain in northeast Alabama.
Tim Emmons, Reader Advisor and Senior Librarian at the APLS Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, shares his personal story with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus. In the 1990s, Tim was a member of the University of Alabama Million Dollar Marching Band, and football fans probably had no idea he was blind.