Featured Stories

Troy University Podcast Network

In partnership with Troy Public Radio, Troy University produces a wide range of podcasts featuring TROY faculty experts along with leaders in art, science, business, and politics, designed to inform, inspire, and entertain. We strive to present a variety of ideas in our programming. Commentaries and analyses presented on podcasts are the opinions of individual hosts or guests and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Troy University or its administration.

“The Grand Conjunction” – Dec. 17, 2020

Opelika astronomer and science educator Larry Krumenaker talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about the December 21 Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the western sky. He also ties celestial conjunctions to the legendary Christmas Star. Dr. Krumenaker is credited with the discovery of the Milky Way’s only known microquasar in 1973.

FacebookTwitter

Listen

“Wintering Hummingbirds” – Dec 16, 2020

Federally licensed Master Bird Bander Fred Bassett is seeing a surge in wintering hummingbirds in the Southeast this year. He talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about his research. Fred Bassett has named our radio listeners “citizen scientists” because of their participation in his winter bandings and subsequent ornithological reports.

FacebookTwitter

Listen

“Alabama Renters Face Housing Crisis” – Dec. 15, 2020

The fallout from the pandemic is dealing a blow to renters, some of whom face pending evictions by Dec. 31st. Attorney Kimberly Hobbs, Executive Director of the Central Alabama Fair Housing Center, talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about the issues and possible remedies – a Stimulus Package and use of Alabama’s Cares funds.

FacebookTwitter

Listen

“In Focus: Weekly Newswrap” – Dec. 11, 2020

On this week’s Newswrap from In Focus, Alabama Public Television’s Don Dailey shares with Troy Public Radio’s Carolyn Hutcheson headlines about the filing of a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice over the issue of Alabama’s prison violence. And the Wildcard is about some very rich cats!

FacebookTwitter

Listen

“Greta Lambert is the only actor in a virtual Christmas Carol” – Dec. 10, 2020

Celebrated actor Greta Lambert talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about the experience of performing all the roles in the Charles Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol.” The Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents this one-person reading in a virtual format through Dec. 27th. Dickens himself did 128 readings to audiences of his famous story between 1849 and 1870.

FacebookTwitter

Listen

”Clarinet Corner” is your new monthly podcast!

Troy Public Radio’s weekly musical exploration, “Clarinet Corner” is now available as a monthly podcast!  That means you’ll be able to delve into great conversations about: music history and performance practice, social justice, playing in a film orchestra, and colorful stories about jazz musicians. 

 

Join host Tim Phillips for a conversation that doesn’t require you to be a clarinet player or even a musician, just a curious listener!

FacebookTwitter

Listen

“In Focus: Political Buzzword” – Dec. 7, 2020

This week when Alabama Public Television’s Don Dailey shares the political forecast with Troy Public Radio’s Carolyn Hutcheson, the question about whether Governor Ivey will extend the Mask mandate past the Dec 11 date tops the list. Another top concern is whether schools can continue to operate in person, as the governor prefers, during the pandemic.

FacebookTwitter

Listen

“Singing Together Safely & Rosa Park’s Day” – The Talk of Troy – Dec 4, 2020

On this week’s “Talk of Troy” we find out how Troy University’s choral ensembles have found a way to safely rehearse and perform during the pandemic. Also, the Rosa Parks Museum offers virtual tours to celebrate December 1st which is a statewide holiday honoring the civil rights icon.

Safely Singing and Rosa Parks day are this week’s Talk of Troy!

FacebookTwitter

Listen

More From

“China’s Global Influence” – TPR’s In Focus – Dec. 3, 2020

“China’s Global Influence” – TPR’s In Focus – Dec. 3, 2020

Read More
“Alabama Dance Theatre Brings Mistletoe into Homes for the Holidays” – TPR’s In Focus – Dec. 2, 2020

“Alabama Dance Theatre Brings Mistletoe into Homes for the Holidays” – TPR’s In Focus – Dec. 2, 2020

Read More
“MusicSouth Presents Timothy Miller” – TPR’s In Focus – Dec. 1, 2020

“MusicSouth Presents Timothy Miller” – TPR’s In Focus – Dec. 1, 2020

Read More
Hear “The Talk of Troy” as a podcast!

Hear “The Talk of Troy” as a podcast!

Read More