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Sheila Morris - Episode 74

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses writing and more with South Carolina author, Sheila Morris. Sheila’s published works include five nonfiction books; the most recent is Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home published by the University of South Carolina Press and released in December of 2017. She has an international following of her blog “I’ll Call It Like I See It.” She is also the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award for her leadership and service to the...


Libby Bernardin - Episode 73

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with South Carolina poet, Libby Bernardin. Libby has published two chapbooks, The Book of Myth (SC Poetry Initiative, 2009) and Layers of Song (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Cairn, Kakalak, Pinesong, and the Poetry Society of South Carolina Yearbooks. She is a Life Member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, and a member of...


Ed DeVos - Episode 72

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Revenge at King's Mountain with author Ed DeVos. Mr. DeVos is a highly decorated military officer and is also an experienced writer of thought-provoking historical fiction. His books, The Stain, The Chaplain's Cross, Revenge at Kings Mountain, and Family of Warriors, feature characters who model valor, integrity, honor, and courage as they face spiritual and moral dilemmas that warriors have always faced on the...


Chaplain MAJ Kari Maschhoff - Episode 71

Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Chaplain MAJ Kari Maschhoff. Major Maschhoff has served as the Director of Resource and Information Management for the US Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson here in Columbia, South Carolina since 2016. She entered the Army in 2004 and her first assignment as a Battalion Chaplain was at Ft. Hood, Texas. She has served in Iraq, Kuwait, Ft. Huachuca in Arizona, and at Ft. Gordon in Georgia. She has a BA in Economics and five Masters Degrees and has...


Terry Wynne - Episode 70

Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Terry Wynne about her mother's book, Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories-Southern Style. From proud-to-be-Southern storyteller, Carolyne Taylor Wynne’s true tales of her life will charm you with their innocence and entertain you with their humor. Her “laugh at myself” punch lines are page-by-page reminders that the best humor often comes from being oh-so-much less than perfect. Historical, educational, and wholesome, Through My Eyes is a treasured book that...


Wild South Carolina with Liesel & Susan Hamilton - Episode 69

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the book Wild South Carolina and more with authors Liesel & Susan Hamilton. Liesel Hamilton holds an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing from George Mason University and has received fellowships from George Mason University and the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. In addition to Wild South Carolina, you can find her writing in Fall Lines, where she received the the Broad River Prize for Prose, and Catapult, The Normal School, and Audubon, and other...


Liz Gilmore Williams - Episode 68

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses No Ordinary Soldier: My father's two wars, with author Liz Gilmore Williams. A finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards in the military history genre, Liz Gilmore Williams worked as a writer and editor for more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., for two offices of the U.S. Congress and other organizations. As a speaker for South Carolina's Humanities Out Loud Program, she travels statewide to speak at meetings for sponsoring organizations that promote...


Col. Steven Vitali - Episode 67

Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Colonel Steven Vitali about his military career. Colonel Vitali has served for 35 years in the military with 32 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in 1976 and has served at home and abroad including operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He retired in July 2008 and is a recent recipient of a Quilt of Valor. Links:


Law Librarianship with Terrye Conroy - Episode 66

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses law librarianship and more with Terrye Conroy. Terrye graduated from Winthrop College and USC School of Law and after practicing law for several years, she became the Department Chair for the paralegal program at Horry Georgetown Technical College. After moving back to Columbia, she attended library school and worked as a graduate assistant at the USC Law Library. She was later hired as a reference librarian and legal research instructor and in 2011, she became...


Kathryn Otoshi, Children's Author and Illustrator - Episode 65

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses children's books, illustration, and more with Kathryn Otoshi. Kathryn is an award-winning author/illustrator, best known for her character-building number/color book series: One, Zero, and Two. She is also the co-author of Beautiful Hands, a book about possibilities and reaching your dreams. She travels across the country to encourage children to develop strong character traits and to help readers find creative methods to engage and connect with their students...


Medical Librarianship with Ruth Riley - Episode 64

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses medical librarianship, the USC School of Medicine Library, and more with Ruth Riley. Ruth has served as Director of Library Services at the USC School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina since 2000. She has worked in three other academic health sciences libraries including the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library, the Alfred Taubman Medical Library at the University of Michigan, and the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of...


R2i2 with Jacqui Lee - Episode 63

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Richland Two Institute of Innovation literary events and more with Jacqui Lee. Jacqui has been in the event planning business for 30 years now and has worked with several big name celebrities ranging from T.I. to Paula Deen. She is currently the Director of the Conference Center at the Richland School District Two Institute of Innovation also known as R2i2. Links:


A Conversation with Tim Conroy - Episode 62

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with poet Tim Conroy. Tim is a former special education teacher, school administrator, and vice president of the South Carolina Autism Society. His poetry and short fiction have been published in literary journals, magazines, and compilations, including Fall Lines, Auntie Bellum, and Marked by the Water. A founding board member of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, established in his brother’s honor, Tim lives and writes in Columbia, South Carolina...


Confederate Papers Digitization Project with Dr. Fritz Hamer - Episode 61

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Colin J. McRae Papers, Huse Audit Series digitization project with Dr. Fritz Hamer. Dr. Hamer is the curator of history and archivist at the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum and previously held posts at the SC State Museum and the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina. He has published articles on the social and racial impact of World War II in Charleston and on the South Carolina home front in World War I and has published...


Lee Snelgrove and One Columbia for Arts and History - Episode 60

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the local arts scene and One Columbia with Lee Snelgrove. Lee is the Executive Director of One Columbia for Arts and History. Since taking the position, he's overseen the establishment of a process for commissioning public art and the installation of 30 new pieces, the establishment of the position of a City Poet Laureate, the development of a strategic plan for the Congaree Vista’s formal cultural district designation, and has been a leader of...


SC Author Leigh Moring Discusses Nathanael Green - Episode 59

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses South Carolina Revolutionary War history with author and educator, Leigh Moring. Moring is the education coordinator for the Historic Charleston Foundation, where she manages K–12 educational programming in historic house museums. She attended Clemson University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a concentration in museum studies. She went on to pursue her Master of Arts degree in history from the College of Charleston and The Citadel and...


Summer Reading with Rebecca Antill - Episode 58

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses summer reading with Rebecca Antill. Rebecca is the Youth Services Consultant here at the South Carolina State Library. She received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University in Ohio, and has been working and volunteering in libraries since the age of eleven. Rebecca has worked in public libraries of all types in Ohio, North Carolina, and most recently Charleston, South...


Interview with author Pat McNeely - Episode 57

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses a new book about the Petticoat Affair with South Carolina author, Pat McNeely. Patricia G. "Pat" McNeely is Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, where she taught writing and reporting for 33 years in the School of Journalism. Before joining the faculty, she was a reporter and editor for three South Carolina newspapers: the State, the Columbia Record and the Greenville News. She is the author of Andrew Jackson, John C....


Culturally Relevant Practices for Classroom Management - Episode 56

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses educating African-American students and more with Dr. Gloria Swindler Boutte and Dr. Erin Miller. Dr. Boutte is a Professor at the USC College of Education’s Instruction and Teacher Education Department. She is the author of three books, has received more than $1.7M in grants, has more than 87 publications, and has presented her work internationally in China, Africa, Australia, South America, and Canada. She has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Scholar...


Children's Literature with Carmen Agra Deedy - Episode 55

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses children's literature and more with award-winning author, Carmen Agra Deedy. Carmen has been writing for children for over two decades. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1964. She grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where she lives today. She began writing as a young mother and storyteller whose NPR commentaries on All Things Considered were collected and released under the title, Growing Up Cuban In Decatur, Georgia. The collection of twelve...