Walter Edgar's Journal

From books to barbecue, and current events to Colonial history, historian and author Walter Edgar delves into the arts, culture, and history of South Carolina and the American South. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.


The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston

In his 40 years as Mayor of Charleston, Joe Riley has led the historic port city through its greatest period of growth, economic development and unity. His authorized biography, The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston (Evening Post Publishing Company, 2015), is the inside story of his life and how he built -- and forever transformed -- one of the nation's oldest cities. Brian Hicks is a metro columnist for The Post and Courier and the author or coauthor of seven previous books. A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Hicks lives in Charleston. This week at a special time on our Classical Stations: Fri, Jun 03, 1 pm | News Stations: Fri, Jun 03, 12 pm; Sun, Jun 05, 498


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