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 Lee Bros. - Southern Uncovered

(Originally broadcast 10/16/15) - The Lee Bros., who have popularized Southern cooking with a series of popular cookbooks, television appearances, and...


 2015-12-28  51m

How Does Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" inform "Mockingbird"?

(Originally broadcast October 9, 2015) - Dr. Robert Brinkmeyer, Director of the Institute of Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina,...


 2015-12-21  52m

Salley McInerney: Journey Proud

Journey Proud (Abe Books, 2013) is the story of four white children growing up in the early 1960s in a middle-class neighborhood in Columbia, South...


 2015-12-14  52m

Fifty Years On: the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in August of1965. This landmark legislation aimed to eliminate obstacles created...


 2015-12-07  52m