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South Carolina History through Poetry with Kimberly Simms - Episode 50

5/8/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses South Carolina cotton mill history through the poetry of author Kimberly J. Simms. Kimberly is graduate of Furman and Clemson Universities and her work has appeared in over 30 literary journals including the Asheville Poetry Review and the Broad River Review. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University. She is the proud founder of Wits End Poetry, a non-profit now celebrating 15 years of...

Duration:00:30:27

Poetry and More with Lucinda and Xavier Clark - Episode 49

5/2/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and the book, View from the Middle of the Road: Where the Greenest Grass Grows, with Lucinda J. Clark. Clark was born in Philadelphia and earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in the great city of New Orleans from Dillard and Tulane Universities. She returned to Philadelphia and started Phoenix Rising Art gallery. She began working with writers in 2002 and formed the company PRA Publishing. She is also a founding member of the Poetry Matters...

Duration:00:22:58

The Power of Poetry with Glenis Redmond - Episode 48

4/26/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with Glenis Redmond. Glenis travels nationally and internationally reading and teaching poetry so much that she has earned the title, Road Warrior Poet. She has posts as the Poet-in-Residence at The Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, South Carolina, and also at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. During February 2016, at the request of U.S. State Department for their Speaker’s Bureau, Glenis traveled to Muscat, Oman,...

Duration:00:20:05

Urban Botany with Dr. John Nelson - Episode 47

4/23/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses urban botany and more with Dr. John Nelson. Dr. Nelson is the Chief Curator of the A. C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Florida State University. He recently conducted an urban botany walking tour for our library patrons and this is also his second time with us on LibraryVoicesSC. Links: http://herbarium.biol.sc.edu/index.htmlhttp://herbarium.biol.sc.edu/nelson.html

Duration:01:16:04

The University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections - Episode 46

4/2/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the ins and outs of the University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) with Dr. Heather Heckman and Amy Meaney. MIRC preserves films and videos produced outside the American feature film industry, making them available to present and future audiences. Heather is the Director of Moving Image Research Collections and has a PhD in Communication Arts from UW Madison, where she also earned Master of Arts degrees in Library and Information...

Duration:00:38:53

Bonnie Stanard discusses What Missing Means and more - Episode 45

3/12/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers talks to South Carolina author, Bonnie Stanard about her novel, What Missing Means, as well as her poetry and her upcoming novel. Bonnie, who grew up in rural South Carolina, moved away after college and married Douglas Stanard of LaSalle, Illinois. Before her husband’s retirement, her family lived in Chicago, Brussels, Atlanta, and Richmond. She has edited several regional publications, and her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Harpur Palate, Slipstream,...

Duration:00:27:55

Shadows of the Gullah Geechee with photographer Pete Marovich

2/27/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews photojournalist Pete Marovich about the inspiration for the exhibit, Shadows of the Gullah Geechee, hosted by the South Carolina State Library. Award-winning photojournalist Pete Marovich has been working as a professional photographer for 30 years since starting as a staff photographer at a medium-sized daily newspaper in Indiana and as a stringer for the Associated Press. His photography has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time...

Duration:00:27:25

What is the Green Book of South Carolina?

2/14/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Green Book of South Carolina with Dawn Dawson-House. The Green Book of South Carolina is the first mobile travel guide to African American cultural sites across South Carolina. Created by the S.C. African American Heritage Commission, it provides residents and visitors from around the world a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating enriching cultural experiences across the state of South Carolina. Dawn is the Director of Corporate Communications...

Duration:00:21:44

A Conversation with Sarah Blackman of Greenville’s Fine Arts Center

2/7/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Greenville’s Fine Arts Center and more with Sarah Blackman. Sarah is a poet, fiction, and creative nonfiction author originally from Washington D.C. She graduated from Washington College with a BA in English, a minor in Creative Writing, and earned her MFA from the University of Alabama. Her poetry and prose have been published in a number of journals and magazines, including The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Conjunctions,...

Duration:00:24:11

Business, Careers and Research Center at Richland Library

1/26/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers talks with two staff members, Sylvie Golod, Career Services Specialist and Diane Luccy, Business and Careers Manager from the Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina about the library’s Business, Careers and Research Center. The Center is located on the third level at the main branch and offers job seekers, small business customers, students and families the perfect place to explore career or entrepreneurial opportunities, attend classes, complete online job...

Duration:00:31:54

Family of Warriors with Ed DeVos

1/18/2018
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Family of Warriors with author Ed DeVos. This is a story of five brothers who serve in five different combat areas during World War II and about their love for their country and for their fellow soldiers. And it is a story of a mother and father’s love for their warrior sons and how ordinary people answered the call to serve their country and ran to the sound of the guns and not away from them. These men did not serve for riches or for wealth. They did not serve...

Duration:00:19:06

Poetry with Ed Madden, Columbia’s Poet Laureate – Episode 39

12/29/2017
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with Dr. Ed Madden, Columbia South Carolina’s first Poet Laureate. Dr. Madden is a poet, activist, professor of English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Signals, which won the 2007 SC Poetry Book Prize and Prodigal: Variations; Nest; Ark, and he recently edited Theologies of Terrain by Tim Conroy. His chapbook My Father’s House was selected for the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s...

Duration:00:39:56

Taking Root: The Nature Writing of William and Adam Summer of Pomaria – LibraryVoicesSC Episode 36

11/14/2017
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses a new University of South Carolina Press book by Dr. James Kibler, Taking Root: The Nature Writing of William and Adam Summer of Pomaria. William Summer founded the renowned Pomaria Nursery, which thrived from the 1840s to the 1870s in central South Carolina and became the center of a bustling town that today bears its name. The nursery grew into one of the most important American nurseries of the antebellum period, offering wide varieties of fruit trees and...

Duration:00:31:07

Interview with Fiber Artist Susan Lenz – Episode 35

11/1/2017
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Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Susan Lenz about her recent South Carolina State Library installation titled, “Threads: Gathering My Thoughts.” The textile industry had an enormous impact on South Carolina. From the late nineteenth century through most of the twentieth century, the textile industry dominated the state’s manufacturing. In the SC State Library’s exhibit, historical images were used to honor South Carolina’s rich textile legacy and teach how the textile industry shaped cultures,...

Duration:00:22:54

Clair DeLune and South Carolina Blues – Episode 34

10/19/2017
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Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Clair DeLune, author of South Carolina Blues. The history of South Carolina blues is a long, deep—and sometimes painful—story. However, it is a narrative with aspects as compelling as the music itself. Geographical differences in America led to variations in the styles of music that developed from African rhythms. The wet, marshy landscape and hot, muggy weather of the Carolina Lowcountry combined to cultivate not only rice, but a Gullah-based style of South...

Duration:00:28:23

A Conversation with Kathryn Smith, Author of The Gatekeeper – Episode 33

10/10/2017
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Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Kathryn Smith who wrote The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR and the Untold Story of the Partnership that Defined a Presidency. This is the first biography of the woman who is arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration. The first female presidential secretary in U.S. history, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history…until now. Far more than a secretary,...

Duration:00:14:16

Robots4Autism Initiative in South Carolina – Episode 32

10/4/2017
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Dr. Curtis Rogers talks to Dr. Lisa Raiford, Elizabeth Moore, and Josh Findlay from the South Carolina State Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Services about the Robots4Autism Initiative and other assistive technology programs in South Carolina schools. Since 2011, the number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in South Carolina has nearly doubled from 4000 to over 8000 students in 2017. Recognizing the need to provide an evidence based curriculum for...

Duration:00:57:51

What is E-Rate with Andrew Epting – Episode 31

9/27/2017
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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the importance of E-Rate service to schools and libraries in South Carolina with Andrew Epting, Program Manager and E-Rate Coordinator for South Carolina. The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation created in 1997 to collect universal service contributions from telecommunications carriers and administer universal support mechanisms (programs) designed to help communities across the country secure access to...

Duration:00:28:14

Marvin Lare and Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina – Episode 28

8/30/2017
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Marvin Lare and Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina – Episode 28 Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Volume 1, “Dawn of the Movement Era, 1955-1967” of Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina with editor, Marvin Lare. Rev. Lare is a retired minister of the United Methodist Church and a veteran administrator of public service projects for the South Carolina Department of Social Services and Community Care, Inc., an interfaith community service organization. His...

Duration:00:34:01

Let’s Talk About South Carolina Humanities - Conversation with TJ Wallace - Episode 27

8/14/2017
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Dr. Curtis Rogers talks with TJ Wallace, Assistant Director of South Carolina Humanities, about the Let’s Talk About It book discussion series and many of the other programs and events of the South Carolina Humanities. SC Humanities’ mission is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or...

Duration:00:27:32

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