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10 – Della Watkins

We're proud to announce that this week's episode was brought to you by Silver Spoon Bake Shop! For this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with the executive director of the Columbia Museum of Art, Della Watkins. Della takes us through the CMA's renovations, explains what a 21st-century museum looks like, and reflects on her first year in Soda City. Download the episode wherever you get your podcasts (iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or listen on our website. Psst... stay tuned...


09 – The Eugenes

This week's guests are Rosa & Winton Eugene, the husband-and-wife team behind Pottery by Eugene. I chatted with the Eugenes at the McKissick Museum just before the opening reception of their 30-year retrospective exhibition called Place It/Face It. Download the episode wherever you get your podcasts or tune in on our website.


08 – Councilman Sam Davis

This week, City Councilman Sam Davis chatted about his time serving the City of Columbia. Since joining the city council in 1998, he has seen Columbia grow and develop quite a bit! Download the episode wherever you get your podcasts (iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, etc) or listen on the website.


07 – Jodi and Grace Salter

The delightful mother-daughter duo Jodi & Grace Salter came by SOCO BullStreet this week to chat with me about their experience living and working in Columbia. Jodi, president of the Columbia Design League, and Grace, president of Palladium Society at Historic Columbia, share plenty of laughs and a few interesting stories about their time in the community. Download the episode wherever you get your podcasts (iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher) or tune in on the website.


06 – Fred Delk and Scott Garvin

This week, Fred Delk and Scott Garvin sat down to talk about building Columbia. Fred is the director of Columbia Development Corporation. Scott, president of Garvin Design Group, is an architect and developer. You might be familiar with some of their projects: Palmetto Compress, 701 Whaley, and City Market. Learn more about the nuts and bolts of the revitalization of Main Street and the Vista by downloading the episode wherever you get your podcasts (iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify,...


05 – Melanie Huggins

Melanie Huggins stopped by to talk about her experience as the Executive Director of Richland Library. Join us this week to hear how the library grew into a pillar of the community through innovative facility renovations and outreach programs. Download the episode wherever you get your podcasts (iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, etc) or listen right here on the website.


04 – John Sherrer

This week's guest is John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources for Historic Columbia and author of "Remembering Columbia." Join me to hear John delve into Columbia's rich, complex history and to hear him explain why historic preservation is so important for Columbia's future. #HistoryIsCool You can download this episode wherever you get your podcasts (iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher). Please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Thanks for listening, Soda City!


03 – Amy Beth Franks

This week's episode is all about Five Points! Amy Beth Franks, Executive Director of the Five Points Association, stopped by to talk about Columbia's original village neighborhood. Download the episode on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, or listen here on the website.


02 – Phill Blair

This week, I got to chat with the one and only Phill Blair! Phill is a co-owner of The Whig, but he's also worked tirelessly for over a decade to help transform Main Street from a total ghost town to a kinda cool place to be. Download the episode here or wherever you get your podcasts to hear Phill talk about The Whig, Main Street, the Columbia music scene, and beer!


01 – Lee Snelgrove and Margie Johnson Reese

The inaugural episode of 'Columbia Calls' is about all things Amplify Columbia, the city's cultural plan for the Columbia area. Join host Laura McGuinn for a conversation with Lee Snelgrove, Executive Director of One Columbia for Arts and History, and Margie Johnson Reese, an esteemed arts management professional known for her work in cities like Houston and Los Angeles. Learn everything you need to know about the changes coming to your city: What is a cultural plan, why does Columbia need...