Wild South Carolina with Liesel & Susan Hamilton - Episode 69

November 21, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the book Wild South Carolina and more with authors Liesel & Susan Hamilton. Liesel Hamilton holds an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing from George Mason University and has received fellowships from George Mason University and the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. In addition to Wild South Carolina, you can find her writing in Fall Lines, where she received the the Broad River Prize for Prose, and Catapult, The Normal School, and Audubon, and other publications. A certified statewide Master Naturalist, Susan Hamilton has completed Master Naturalist trainings in the Upstate, Midlands, and the coastal zones of South Carolina. She is a former journalist who works with several environmental non-profits, both on their boards and in volunteer capacities. In her free time, she enjoys birding as well as trying to identify state wildflowers.

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Liz Gilmore Williams - Episode 68

November 14, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses No Ordinary Soldier: My father's two wars, with author Liz Gilmore Williams. A finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards in the military history genre, Liz Gilmore Williams worked as a writer and editor for more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., for two offices of the U.S. Congress and other organizations. As a speaker for South Carolina's Humanities Out Loud Program, she travels statewide to speak at meetings for sponsoring organizations that promote discussion about human values, traditions, and cultures. 

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Col. Steven Vitali - Episode 67

November 7, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Colonel Steven Vitali about his military career. Colonel Vitali has served for 35 years in the military with 32 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in 1976 and has served at home and abroad including operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He retired in July 2008 and is a recent recipient of a Quilt of Valor. 

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Law Librarianship with Terrye Conroy - Episode 66

October 17, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses law librarianship and more with Terrye Conroy. Terrye graduated from Winthrop College and USC School of Law and after practicing law for several years, she became the Department Chair for the paralegal program at Horry Georgetown Technical College. After moving back to Columbia, she attended library school and worked as a graduate assistant at the USC Law Library. She was later hired as a reference librarian and legal research instructor and in 2011, she became Assistant Director of Legal Research Instruction for the USC School of Law. 

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USC School of Law Library: http://www.law.sc.edu/library/

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Kathryn Otoshi, Children’s Author and Illustrator - Episode 65

October 12, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses children's books, illustration, and more with Kathryn Otoshi. Kathryn is an award-winning author/illustrator, best known for her character-building number/color book series: One, Zero, and Two. She is also the co-author of Beautiful Hands, a book about possibilities and reaching your dreams. She travels across the country to encourage children to develop strong character traits and to help readers find creative methods to engage and connect with their students through the power of reading, art, and literature. 

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