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.

http://southcarolinapublicradio.org/programs/walter-edgars-journal

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The Forgotten Methods of the 'Rice Kingdom'


(Originally broadcast 03/13/15) - Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr., eminent field biologist and lowcountry South Carolina native, has brought all of his skills as a botanist, historian, photographer, and conservationist to bear in a multidisciplinary study of the rice industry in South Carolina from its beginnings in the 1670s to its demise in the twentieth century. The result is the book, The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom


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 2016-04-11  52m
 
 

The Forgotten Methods of the 'Rice Kingdom'


(Originally broadcast 03/13/15) - Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr., eminent field biologist and lowcountry South Carolina native, has brought all of his...


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 2016-04-11  52m
 
 

A New Partnership Works to Save South Carolina's Revolutionary War Battlefields


Doug Bostick, of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust, and Jim Lighthizer, President of the Civil War Trust, talk with Walter Edgar about their ongoing efforts to preserve important Revolutionary War sites in South Carolina. The trusts are currently working to obtain and preserve key portions of sites for the battles of the Battle of Hanging Rock and the Battle of the Waxhaws. All Stations: Fri, Apr 8, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, Apr 10, 4 pm


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 2016-04-04  52m
 
 

A New Partnership Works to Save South Carolina's Revolutionary War Battlefields


Doug Bostick, of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust, and Jim Lighthizer, President of the Civil War Trust, talk with Walter Edgar about...


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 2016-04-04  52m
 
 

Scenic Impressions


The radical changes wrought by the rise of the salon system in nineteenth-century Europe provoked an interesting response from painters in the American South. Painterly trends emanating from Barbizon and Giverny introduced a visual vocabulary of style, color, and content that was soon successfully adopted by American artists. Many painters in the South took up the stylistics of Tonalism, Impressionism, and Naturalism to create equally picturesque works that celebrated the Southern scene as an


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 2016-03-28  52m
 
 

Scenic Impressions


The radical changes wrought by the rise of the salon system in nineteenth-century Europe provoked an interesting response from painters in the American...


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 2016-03-28  52m
 
 

Art and Craft


Art and Craft presents the hand-picked fruit of Bill Thompson's three decades covering writers and writing as book review editor of Charleston, South Carolina's Post and Courier. Beginning with a foreword by Charleston novelist Josephine Humphreys, this collection is a compendium of interviews featuring some of the most distinguished novelists and nonfiction writers in America and abroad, including Tom Wolfe, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Bragg, and Anthony Bourdain, as well as many South


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 2016-03-21  52m
 
 

Art and Craft


Art and Craft presents the hand-picked fruit of Bill Thompson's three decades covering writers and writing as book review editor of Charleston, South...


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 2016-03-21  52m
 
 

Remembering Pat Conroy: a Conversation About His Reading Life


Pat Conroy, the beloved author of The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline and The Prince of Tides, has died. Conroy — who announced last month that he had pancreatic cancer — died, March 4, at his home among his family in Beaufort, S.C. He was 70 years old. In 2014, Conroy recorded two remarkable episodes of Walter Edgar's Journal, the first of which will be rebroadcast this week. In "A Conversation with Pat Conroy," the author joined Dr. Edgar for an event celebrating the author’s life; his


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 2016-03-06  52m
 
 

Remembering Pat Conroy: a Conversation About His Reading Life


Pat Conroy, the beloved author of The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline and The Prince of Tides, has died. Conroy — who announced last month that ...


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 2016-03-06  52m