The Talk of TROY – “TROY Professor’s New Thriller Novel & Kay Ivey Visits Campus” – Jan. 19th, 2024

A Troy University professor has just released his debut novel! The thriller is centered around a trial involving forbidden romance. Producer Jack Anderson has the story.
And, last week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey visited TROY’s main campus to celebrate broadband expansion in the wiregrass region… and across the state! Producer Brendan Bryan connects us to the story.

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The Talk of TROY – ”Sounds of the Season & Remember Love Recovery Project” – December 1, 2023

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.

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The Talk of TROY – ”SAMLA & The Great Thanksgiving Listen” – November 17th, 2023

SAMLA was the word for two Troy students and their professor. SAMLA stands for South Atlantic Modern Language Association and the conference they attended in Atlanta was a great first professional opportunity, as producer Brendan Bryan reports.
And, every year on the day after Thanksgiving, the oral history project Storycorps holds its National Day of Listening. In 2019, Troy Public Radio partnered with International Programs at Troy University to record Storycorps interviews with individuals from other countries about their experience with American holidays and those from their own country. Producer PJ Heath reports.

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The Talk of TROY – ”Alabama Aloud & Speech Tournament” – November 10th, 2023

Earlier this year, TROY Public Radio launched the podcast “Alabama Aloud.” The audiobook-style podcast gives new life to classic short stories from famous authors like Truman Capote and F. Scott Fitzgerald. And it highlights regional writers, as Producer Emily Mosier reports.
And, TROY’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication recently held the annual intramural speech tournament. Students across the main campus had a chance to shine, as Producer PJ Heath reports.

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The Talk of TROY – ”’From the Hive’ & Veterans Memorial Stadium” – October 13th, 2023

Troy University’s International Arts Center was buzzing last Thursday with the reception of “From the Hive”. The new exhibit explores the cultural evolution of the symbol of the ‘goddess’ as PJ Heath reports.
Veterans Memorial Stadium was built for a mere $65,000, which was big money in 1950. In its first years of existence the stadium seated 5,000 Trojan fans. Today, it can hold six times that number.

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The Talk of TROY – ”Banned Book Week & TROY Student and Graduate Films”

Libraries across the country are marking banned book week with a variety of activities, and Troy is no exception. This week, Troy University Libraries held a number of special events and Producer Jackson Tucker went to one of them.

And, Troy University students and graduates were recently selected to compete in the Mentone Film Festival in Southern California. The diverse range of entries includes short films, music videos, and a PSA, as Jaelanne Thomas reports.

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The Talk of TROY – ”New Doctoral Programs & Remembering Robert W. Smith” – September 29th, 2023

Troy University will soon be offering new doctoral programs! This is a big step towards establishing TROY as a research institution, as Producer PJ Heath reports.
And, TROY’s Music Industry Program Coordinator Robert Smith died last week due to complications from heart surgery. He was 64. Smith was known internationally for his talents as a composer, conductor, music publisher, and educator. Host Emily Lewis reports.

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