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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South Carolina: the Colonial Melting Pot


(Originally broadcast 02/12/16) - In January and February of 2016 the University Of South Carolina College Of Arts and Sciences’ Institute of Southern presented a series of public conversations with Dr. Walter Edgar and guest scholars: “Conversations on Colonial and Revolutionary South Carolina”. In this first conversation, Dr. Larry Rowland talks with Dr. Edgar about “The Colonial Melting Pot.” All Stations: Fri, May 13, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, May 15, 4 pm


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 2016-05-09  52m
 
 

March on the Ballot Boxes


On Mother's Day 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited Kingstree, South Carolina and gave a remarkable public speech urging the audience of more than 5,000 to exercise their right to vote as a means to pursue social and economic justice. On August 6, 1965—just a eight months prior to Dr. King's speech— President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, allowing the majority of Kingstree's citizens the right to vote. On May 8, 2016, a commemoration of this “March on the Ballot


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 2016-05-02  52m
 
 

A Life in Journalism: Pulitzer Winner Jim Hoagland


In December of 2015, the Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a grant to Humanities SC for From the Jazz Age to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina, a program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Prizes in 2016 through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative. Humanities SC has partnered with SCETV to produce three, 30-minute TV programs spotlighting the state’s Pulitzer winners, hosted by Charles Bierbauer, Dean of the USC College of Information and Communication. The first of


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 2016-04-25  52m
 
 

Southern Provisions


(Originally broadcast 01/22/16) - Southern food is America’s quintessential cuisine. From creamy grits to simmering pots of beans and greens, we think...


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 2016-04-15  52m
 
 

Southern Provisions


(Originally broadcast 01/22/16) - Southern food is America’s quintessential cuisine. From creamy grits to simmering pots of beans and greens, we think we know how these classic foods should taste. Yet the southern food we eat today tastes almost nothing like the dishes our ancestors enjoyed because the varied crops and livestock that originally defined this cuisine have largely disappeared. Now, a growing movement of chefs and farmers is seeking to change that by recovering the rich flavor and


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 2016-04-15  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 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