The Talk of TROY – “Onto the Balance Beam & Into the Woods” – April 26th, 2024

Troy University’s new gymnastics team is already springing to great heights. After just one year of competing, the squad of life-long gymnasts and first-timers…. have become champions! Producer Emily Mosier jumps in.
And, in 1987, Stephan Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods debuted to much critical and commercial acclaim. Now, a new production takes center stage at Troy University, as Producer Brendan Bryan reports.

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The Talk of TROY – “Artist Talk: Comedian & Joining Alabama’s Birding Trails” – March 22nd, 2024

Comedians don’t usually headline the International Arts Center, but currently there’s an exhibit on display that might make you think they do.
The artist, Winfred Hawkins, blends dark humor with digital art and works on canvas. TROY Public Radio’s Chris Ahlf paints the full picture.
And, bird is the word this week! Thanks to restoration efforts at the arboretum, more than eight miles of trails have been cleared out, an outdoor classroom has been installed, and two new bridges have been built. And that’s just pecking the surface, as Producer Brendan Bryan reports.

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Conversations: Artist Winfred Hawkins

Producer Chris Ahlf sits down with Winfred Hawkins, the artist behind the new exhibition, “Comedian”. It earns its title by balancing dark humor with social commentary.

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The Talk of TROY – “CHAOS & Miss Troy University” – February 16th, 2024

Troy University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is staging its first narrative dance show in several years: Chaos, the story of how it all began. This is specifically the version from Greek myth. But, there’s a modern twist. Producer Chris Ahlf has the tale.
And a new Miss Troy University has been crowned. The competition is about more than just looks; it opens opportunities for contestants, as Producer Ariyid Hightower reports.

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The Talk of TROY – “NATO Leader Student Reporting & TROY’s Leadership Conference” – Feb. 9, 2024

Troy University recently held its annual leadership conference dedicated to the late Civil Rights Legend John Lewis. The goal is to encourage people from different cultural backgrounds to collaborate and get into good trouble, as Producer Ariyid Hightower reports.
And last week, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Lockheed Martin’s weapons manufacturing plant in TROY, almost two years after the War in Ukraine began. And Troy University journalism students were on the scene, as Producer Brendan Bryan tells us.

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The Talk of TROY – “Sunbelt Champions & Museum Upgrades” – January 26th, 2024

Cheers echoed on TROY’s main campus last December as the Trojans took home a Sunbelt Championship for the second year in a row. And some fans took home a souvenir, as Producer Jack Anderson reports.
And, thanks to a $150,000 grant, The Rosa Parks Museum on Troy University’s Montgomery campus has reopened with brand new technology! The goal is to give visitors a look at history in a new light… and on new screens! Producer Ariyid Hightower has the story.

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