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The Watering Hole, Poetry, and Banned Books with Monifa Lemons – Episode 30

Dr. Curtis Rogers talks to poet, writer, and co-founder/director of The Watering Hole (TWH) about poetry and this year’s upcoming banned books week. TWH is a safe space for writers of color without regard for origin, age, gender, sexuality, varied abilities, or religion. In addition, TWH is equally a home for both written and spoken word artists–anyone who wants to grow in the craft. TWH unapologetically invests in pursuing the craft of poetry, learning about southern poets of color and...

Duration: 00:25:48

Columbia World Affairs Council with Dickson Monk – Episode 29

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the many programs and projects of the Columbia World Affairs Council with Dickson Monk, Executive Director of the Council. Founded in 1993, the Columbia World Affairs Council is a private, non-profit 501(c) 3 non-partisan organization in the Midlands region of South Carolina, located in the state capital. The Council serves as the bridge between the local community and its global counterparts. In recent years, South Carolina has experienced rapid growth in...

Duration: 00:32:32

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

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 early...

Duration: 00:34:01

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

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 supports...

Duration: 00:27:32

The Solar Eclipse and the Visually Impaired - interview with Cynthia Hall - Episode 26

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the training recently held at the South Carolina State Library titled, “The Great American Eclipse 2017: a free workshop for visually impaired individuals and those who work with visually impaired populations.” Cynthia Hall serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology and is Director of the Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math (LHSM), the education arm of the School of Science and Math at the College of Charleston. She teaches courses in...

Duration: 00:17:16

Richland Library Awarded 2017 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service - Episode 25

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with Richland Library’s Executive Director, Melanie Huggins, and Roberta Phillips, Planning and Projects Manager, and Emily Stoll, Community and Media Relations Coordinator. The award honors outstanding libraries and museums that contribute significantly to the wellbeing of their communities. Selected institutions demonstrate extraordinary and innovative...

Duration: 00:18:29

The Importance of Play - Episode 24

Dr. Curtis Rogers talks to Dawn Daria and Paul Miller about Flow Circus, their company that harnesses the power of creative, playful flow to energize, excite, and enliven groups. Founded in 1999, the first ten years of Flow Circus focused on growing a successful juggling education company with an array of performances to promote reading and STEM education as well as hands-on programs for tweens and teens. In recent years, the increasing number of requests from companies and organizations for...

Duration: 00:44:29

Tobacco Sun with Lorna Hollifield - Episode 23

Dr. Curtis Rogers sits down with author Lorna Hollifield to discuss her novel, Tobacco Sun. The year is 1947. The war is over, Jackie Robinson has just integrated baseball, and Frank Sinatra breezes in over the fuzzy airwaves. A sense of relief is finally sweeping the nation…everywhere except Tobaccoville, North Carolina. Beyond the rural fields that are pregnant with decades of secrets, a mysterious Hollywood pin-up is jailed for murder while her facially birth marked half-sister may hold...

Duration: 00:27:34

And the Flood Goes On… - Episode 22

Pamela and Katie sit down with Dr. Peter Duffy, head of the Master of Arts in Teaching program and Associate Professor in the Theatre and Dance department of the University of South Carolina, to discuss the play, “And the Flood Goes On…” that was performed for the first time November 4, 2016 at the State Library. The production is an hour-long composite play based on the accounts of South Carolina residents who experienced the flood of 2015 firsthand. This production was part of the State...

Duration: 00:20:06

StoryfestSC with Sophie Blackall and Rita Williams-Garcia - Episode 21

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses art, writing, history, and libraries with award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall and award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia at the 2017 StoryfestSC held in Columbia on Saturday, June 3. Blackall’s editorial illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Architectural Digest, Town and Country, Vogue, and Gourmet. She has illustrated over thirty books for children including Ruby’s...

Duration: 00:35:26

Reconstructing South Carolina - Episode 20

In this episode of LibraryVoicesSC, Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Essays from the Proceedings of the South Carolina Association with Dr. Fritz Hamer. South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras is an anthology of the most enduring and important scholarly articles about the Civil War and Reconstruction era published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association. Past officers of the...

Duration: 00:11:52

Do You Know the Road? African-American History with Author Brent Morris - Episode 19

Katie and Curtis sit down with USC Beaufort associate professor and author Brent Morris to discuss his newly-published book, Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A History of African Americans in South Carolina, 1526-2008, with Documents at May 4th’s Speaker @ the Center. LINKS Brent Morris: About the Book: Speaker @ the Center:

Duration: 00:14:03

Women Speak: Celebrating Women and Art - Episode 18

Pamela and Katie sit down with local artists Amy Loftis Alley, Jessica Dame, Michaela Pilar Brown, Ginny Merett, Alexandra White, and Sandy Knowles to discuss the importance of art, the importance of women & women in art, and women’s issues through an artist’s lens. And in this episode, Katie acts as co-host and guest! Links Jessica Dame: Michaela Pilar Brown: Ginny Merett: “Abstract...

Duration: 00:46:12

Talking writing, libraries, and more with Jacqueline Woodson - Episode 17

Pamela and Andersen talk writing, libraries, and more with the 2017 Arbuthnot Lecture author Jacqueline Woodson. Ever wonder what Jacqueline Woodson would do if she wasn’t a writer? What are some of her childhood memories of libraries? How does she choose names for characters? Listen to find out answers to these questions and more. And remember if you want to be a writer, “just keep writing.” Jacqueline’s website: About the Arbuthnot Lecture:...

Duration: 00:15:53

Listen with purpose. NiA! - Episode 16

Pamela and Katie chat with local artist and advocate Darion McCloud about his current and upcoming projects (and reminisce about some old ones, too). They discuss the NiA Company’s production of Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life, showing this weekend, and reminisce over Pamela and Darion’s days together in the Richland County Library children’s room. Be prepared: After this podcast episode, you’ll be itching to go to the theatre. LINKS: Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor...

Duration: 00:44:59

A [Thursday] Afternoon with T.D. Johnston - Episode 14

Katie and Pamela sit down to interview T.D. Johnston of Short Story America on October 26, 2016 at Speaker @ the Center. Johnston’s short stories have appeared in numerous acclaimed magazines and anthologies, including Hobart, PineStraw Magazine, Mulberry Fork Review, Literary Juice, Civil War Camp Chest, Rod Serling Books’ inaugural anthology Submitted for Your Approval, and Short Story America anthologies of contemporary short fiction, where he serves as Publisher and...

Duration: 00:33:00

Wintertime Botany with Curator John Nelson - Episode 13

Pamela Hoppock and guest hosts Sean Gruber and Andersen Cook chat with Dr. John Nelson, curator of USC’s A.C. Moore Herbarium. The interview touches on the herbarium’s history, Dr. Nelson’s winter botany talk, his discovery of a new species of hedge nettle, and, of course, the smelling of sticks. LINKS: A.C. Moore Herbarium homepage: Herbarium contact information: Browse the herbarium’s digiti [...]

Duration: 00:15:43

“Remembering Columbia” with John M. Sherrer - Episode 11

Katie Simmons and Dr. Curtis Rogers sit down with John M. Sherrer to discuss how he developed his interest in community history and delve deeper into Mr. Sherrer’s book, Remembering Columbia. Along the way, they discuss Historic Columbia, visual literacy, and the many access points to historical information about Columbia available to anyone interested. Historic Columbia Foundation; Arcadia Publishing...

Duration: 00:16:48

State of the State Library Address - Episode 10

Katie and Pamela sit down with Leesa Aiken, SC State Library Director to talk about the amazing year planned for 2017. Listen as Ms. Aiken details ongoing and new projects, services and resources from the South Carolina State Library. If you’ve ever wondered what the State Library does, or if you are curious what The SC State Library has planned for the new year, this is the podcast for you. There is much to look forward to in the upcoming year. Just remember, “Be Kind to one...

Duration: 00:23:31

Pssst… Games in Libraries… Still Cool. - Episode 9

Katie and Pamela sat down with Donald Dennis and Stephanie Frey of Georgetown County Public Library, and Alisha Polkowsky of Lexington County Public Library after a day of Gaming for Libraries training on September 28, 2016. This fun talk includes the importance of gaming in libraries for all ages; different types of games; methods for incorporating games into libraries; and much more. For additional information on gaming in libraries, check out the following online...

Duration: 00:19:18

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