A Southern Girl's View with Sandy Adams

Based on the travel photography blog, A Southern Girl's View. This podcast will share interesting people, places and topics from pets to archaeology, travel to cooking and all the subjects in between. Featuring conversations with interesting people from the life of one of Memphis' most eclectic photographers and travelers.

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Award winning photographer, Sandy Adams, is best known for her photographs of historical sites from unique perspectives.  The majority of her work comprises photographs, taken during many cross-country road trips, which reveal the lesser known history and stories of our country.

Sandy born and raised in West Tennessee, spent 16 years living in Houston before relocating back to her native state in late 2020. She has been traveling since she was born, both in the United States and abroad.

More info at www.sandy-adams.com 

Kiran Sahota Social Historian South Asian Women's History London

Tuesday Jun 08, 2021

Today on the show, I am chatting with Kiran Sahota, a Social historian, researcher and public speaker on South Asian history with a special focus on women. Kiran and I chat about growing up in Birmingham, the start of her research career, that pivotal moment when she quit her full-time HR job to focus on women in history, her family's’ path from India to England and  the film project she is currently working with the help of the military. What I did totally forget to discuss was her stint as an Olympic torch relay person representing England leading up to the 2012 Olympics.  But, everything else and so much more coming up. Friends I hope you enjoyed today’s conversation with Kiran. We both so appreciate you tuning in today.  If you enjoyed this episode please screen shot it and share on your instagram stories tagging Kiran @bimcic and me @asoutherngirlsview. You can learn more about Kiran and her organization “Believe In Me”  at https://www.bimcic.com And find her on Instagram at https://www.intstagram.com/bimcic As a reminder if you are not already subscribed to my podcast, I want to encourage you to do that today. I really don’t want you to miss a single upcoming episode. You can subscribe at https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com/podcast You can also find me on Apple podcasts and Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.   The video version of this interview is available on my youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/SandyAdamsSAP And if you’re feeling extra warm and fuzzy, I would be so grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, as well. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read.  You can click the link in the show notes or go to iTunes find my podcast, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day. Kiran is a Heritage and Education Consultant, Project Manager, history researcher and public speaker for South Asian history. She currently works with BAME young people from low social economical areas, educating them on histories that are often not taught in mainstream education. She is especially passionate about empowering women to their culture and heritage, by producing projects that they can be involved in. She’s available for exhibitions, workshops, presentations and speaking events.  More information  https://www.bimcic.com

Road Trips And How They Shaped My Life

Thursday May 27, 2021

The open road.   Windows down, music playing and the smells of the countryside.  Those are my earliest memories of road trips with my mom, my aunt and my cousin.   Some of the best memories of my life were those days packing up at a moments notice and going for a drive with my mom whether it was for the afternoon or the weekend.   The excitement that immediately kicked in and the sense of wonder as we explored backroads and different towns has never cease to amaze me.   In this episode, I discuss the 3 most powerful and life changing trips that I have taken.   The Philippine Islands 1974 Europe 1998 American West 2010   To learn more about road trips and how to create your best experience, download my FREE Road Trip Planner at https://bit.ly/2TqjWBB   Friends, if you enjoyed today’s episode please screenshot the episode and post on your Instagram stories telling me you listened and tagging @asoutherngirlsview   As a reminder, if you are not already subscribed to my podcast, I want to encourage you to do that today. I really don’t want you to miss a single upcoming episode.  You can subscribe at https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com/podcast   You can also find me on apple podcasts, spotify and wherever you listen to podcast.   You can also watch the show on my youtube channel.   And if you’re feeling extra warm and fuzzy, I would be so grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, as well. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read.  You can click the link in the show notes or go to iTunes find my podcast, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day.

Dr. Paul Maier Population Geneticist Family Tree DNA & Gene By Gene

Saturday Apr 10, 2021

On today’s show, I have a little surprise for all of you out there interested in genealogy, family history and all the subjects in between.   Dr. Paul Maier, is a Population Geneticist with Family Tree DNA and it’s parent company, Gene by Gene.   Paul joins me to discuss growing up in California, what role the Yosemite Frog played in his career path and all the details about what his job as a population geneticist encompasses and all the details about family genealogy tests plus so much more.   You can learn more about Family Tree DNA at https://www.familytreedna.com   As a reminder if you Are not already subscribed to my podcast, I want to encourage you to do that today. I really don’t want you to miss a single upcoming episode.  You can subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.com/podcast   You can also find me on apple podcasts and spotify.   And if you’re feeling extra warm and fuzzy, I would be so grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, as well. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read.  You can click the link in the show notes or go to iTunes find my podcast, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day.

James Cargas and the Texas Energy Crisis

Thursday Mar 04, 2021

Today on the show I am chatting with energy expert, James Cargas, the CEO of New Energy LLC based in Houston. We chat about his path from Detroit Michigan to Houston, the energy capital of the world.  We discuss how he and his family weathered the arctic blast that hit Texas mid-February and the ins and outs of the Texas power grid controversy. All of this and so much more. You can find out more about the Texas Energy problem in an article James wrote recently for the Washington Monthly https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/02/20/texas-blackout-of-2021-was-primarily-a-human-failure/ You can learn more about James and his company at https://www.newenergy.llc You can find out more about me at https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com  

Marianne Dunavant with Marsy's Law Memphis

Thursday Feb 04, 2021

Today on the show I am chatting with Marianne Dunavant, the Tennessee Victim Outreach Director for Marsy’s Law.  Marsy’s Law is a nationwide initiative for a constitutional amendment to give crime victims meaningful and enforceable constitutional rights equal to the rights of the accused.   Marianne and I chat about her reason for championing Marsy’s law, her hard, and at times daunting, childhood and how she felt called to help criminals see, and understand, how their actions affect their victims and the families left to mourn.   All of this and so much more in this episode.   I so appreciate Marianne taking the time to chat with me today.  You can find out more about Marsy’s Law at www.marsyslaw.us   You can find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/asoutherngirlsview   And I would love if you snapped a screenshot of this episode and post it on Instagram stories, tagging me at A Southern Girl’s View and let everyone know what you loved most about this episode.   And if you want to leave me even more love, then hop over to iTunes and leave me a 5 star review or leave me a comment wherever you are listening to this podcast.   You can watch the video version of this podcast on my website https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com/podcast   Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day.

Stephanie Espy Founder of MathSP Atlanta Georgia

Wednesday Dec 30, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with Stephanie Espy. With chemical engineering degrees from both MIT and UC Berkeley and an MBA from Emory, Stephanie’s background is indeed impressive, but not nearly has impressive as her current mission to inspire and educate the next wave of female STEM leaders as the founder of MathSP based in Atlanta Georgia. Stephanie and I chat about growing up in a family of engineers, the scarcity of girls, especially minorities in STEM, and how she juggles being a mom and a business owner.  We discuss her mom and grandmother’s influence, as well as, the 44 incredible STEM women she has interviewed in her book STEM Gems.  All of this and so much more. I so appreciate Stephanie taking the time to chat with me today.  You can find out more about Stephanie and MathSP at www.mathsp.com To learn more about her book, STEM Gems, go to www.stemgemsbook.com And on social media : https://www.instagram.com/mathsp_coaching https://www.facebook.com/mathspacademy https://twitter.com/mathspacademy   You can find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/asoutherngirlsview And if you are feeling extra happy, we would love if you snapped a screenshot of this episode and post it on Instagram stories, tagging both MathSP and A Southern Girl’s View and let everyone know what you loved most about this episode. And if you want to leave us even more love, then hop over to iTunes and leave us a 5 star review or leave us a comment wherever you are listening to this podcast. You can watch the video version of this podcast on my website https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com/podcast Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day.

Perry "Ivan" Graves 1914 Welterweight Boxing World Champion Rock Bluff Nebraska

Wednesday Nov 18, 2020

In today’s episode, I’m sharing a story about the 1914 World Welterweight Boxing Champion, Perry “Ivan” Graves. Graves was born July 11, 1892 in Rock Bluff, Nebraska and died at the age of 71 on July 24, 1963 in Rock Bluff, Nebraska.  Listen in as I share the limited history we have of this man and a bit of the background of the once thriving town of Rock Bluff Nebraska.  

What Veterans Day Means To Me

Wednesday Nov 11, 2020

On this Veterans Day episode, I revisit a blog post I wrote back in 2010 on what this day means to me with a few updates.  I share memories of veterans from my childhood, my family, my college days and more recent stories. Below are links to my previous conversations with military veterans: Colonel Michael Vaughn, USAF Retired https://ASouthernGirlsView.podbean.com/e/19-colonel-michael-vaughn-usaf-retired/ LCDR Steven Cooper, USN Retired https://ASouthernGirlsView.podbean.com/e/22-us-navy-pilot-lcdr-steven-cooper-retired/ Master Sergeant David Rich, 172nd Security Forces Squadron Mississippi https://ASouthernGirlsView.podbean.com/e/master-sergeant-david-rich-172nd-security-forces-squadron-mississippi/

Nathaniel Sheidley CEO & President Revolutionary Spaces Boston

Wednesday Nov 04, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with Nat Sheidley, CEO and President of Revolutionary Spaces in Boston Nat and I chat about his childhood in rural Connecticut, his love of African history, the days he spent living in Cape Town, his path into Colonial American history.  Then we dive into the importance of Crispus Attucks and why defining “we the people” is still as complicated today as it was in 1776.  All this and so much more. I so appreciate Nat taking the time to chat with me today.  You can find out more about Revolutionary Spaces and how you can become a member at www.revolutionaryspaces.org   And on social media : https://www.instagram.com/revspaces/ https://www.facebook.com/RevSpaces/ https://twitter.com/revspaces   You can find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/asoutherngirlsview And if you are feeling extra happy, we would love if you snapped a screenshot of this episode and post it on Instagram stories, tagging Rev Spaces and A Southern Girl’s View and let everyone know what you loved most about this episode. And if you want to leave us even more love, then hop over to iTunes and leave us a 5 star review or leave us a comment wherever you are listening to this podcast. You can watch the video version of this podcast on my website https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day.

Chris Jennings Memphis State University Handball Champion

Wednesday Oct 28, 2020

Beginning in 1986, Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) went on an incredible run with 8 consecutive national titles in the sport of Handball.  All led by famed Coach Charlie Mazzone. Today on the show, I am chatting with one of those Memphis State Handball Champions, Mr. Chris Jennings. Chris and I chat about growing up in Toronto, his young days as an athlete, the majestic lure of Memphis State, his days as a linesman for the Central Hockey League and why he moved back up north to Canada.   We also reminisce about the glory days of Memphis State Handball and that little (and somewhat unknown) Memphis State hockey team plus what recipes he’s cooking up during this crazy year. I so appreciate Chris taking the time out to spend with us today.  If you would like to learn more about Chris and his mad cooking skills you can follow him on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cmjenn53/ And be sure to follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/asoutherngirlsview/ And if you are feeling extra happy today, we would love if you snapped a screen shot of this episode and post it on Instagram stories, tagging both Chris and me.  Be sure to tell us what you loved most about this episode. And if you want to leave us even more love, then hop over to iTunes and leave us a 5 star review or leave us a comment wherever you are listening to this podcast. You can watch the video version of this podcast on my youtube channel https://youtube.com/c/SandyAdamsSAP Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day.

Richard Hyde British Consulate-General Houston Texas

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with Mr Richard Hyde, the British Consul-General for the South Central United States based in Houston Texas Richard and I chat about his days growing up in Liverpool, his lifelong obsession with politics, how being a girl dad is his greatest honor, his passion for diversity and how green energy can live side by side with oil & gas.  And of course, we discuss how COVID has shaped his job over the past few months. I so appreciate Richard taking the timeout to chat with me today.You may connect with Richard on twitter at https://www.twitter.com/richardhyde99 You can find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/asoutherngirlsview/ To watch the video version https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa_MfrZbfCsJJFN7vMLCbFszmjGS7-aox  

Mona Batchelor Tennessee Hiking Librarian

Wednesday Oct 14, 2020

Today on the show I am chatting with former Librarian, Mona Batchelor.  She’s a hometown girl with a zest for the best life has to offer. From her roots in small town Tennessee to New Orleans and back, and virtually to towns across China, she is educating the world both virtually and by living life on her terms. Mona and I chat about growing up in a small Tennessee town, her current job with  VIP Kid teaching English virtually in the heart of China.  We talk about the early days of the pandemic and how she has designed the life she wants even after retirement. I so appreciate Mona taking the timeout to chat with me this today.  If you want to learn more about Mona and all her interests, you can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hikinglibrarian and  can find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/asoutherngirlsview 

Dr. George Klay Kieh, Jr. - Former Liberian Presidential Candidate

Wednesday Oct 07, 2020

Today we are kicking off season 3 of A Southern Girl’s View podcast with educator, political activist, politician and my college political science professor, Dr. George Kieh, Jr. George is the current Dean of the Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leeland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston. George and I chat about his long path from growing up in the Firestone district of Liberia to his current position at TSU. We talk about the inspiration for his political activism that began in his childhood, his days as a political prisoner, his Liberian presidential campaign run in 2005, and of course, our early days at Memphis State and exactly why our class was the best he’s ever had.

Season 3 Teaser Promo A Southern Girl's View with Sandy Adams

Monday Oct 05, 2020

Hello everyone I’m Sandy Adams, the host of the podcast A Southern Girl’s View. Growing up in the south, the best part of the summer was the late nights sitting outside on the front porch listening to my mom and my aunts laugh and tell stories about their childhood. Those were some of the best evenings when life was simple and the only thing to focus on was catching fireflies at dusk. Those conversations and that summer feeling was pretty much my inspiration for this podcast. I’m thrilled to announce Season 3 of A Southern Girl’s View podcast.  I set the bar high last season with a wide variety of guests and subjects ranging from military experts in nuclear energy to conversations with my cousin sam about California living and baseball. This new season will be even more exciting with a wide range of interesting people from all parts of the country and around the world.  From Memphis State Handball to the Republic of Liberia, from the small towns of West Tennessee to the outposts of the British Government. So friends, sit A SPELL, fix yourself a glass of ICED TEA AND LISTEN IN ON SOME THOUGHTFUL, AND AT TIMES FUNNY, CONVERSATIONS. Season 3 of kicks off with my first guest and former mentor Dr. George Kieh, politician, author, political scientist and former presidential candidate for the The Republic of Liberia. So mark your calendars, Season 3 premiers Wed Oct 7, 2020 You can listen and subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.com/podcast  and on apple podcasts, spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Remember  Season 3 premiers this Wed October 7

Traci Edwards Elopement Photographer Adventure and Vow Photography

Sunday Jun 14, 2020

Today on the show I am chatting with Adventure and Vow’s Traci Edwards, she’s an elopement photographer based in Arizona who travels to the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Southern Utah and Iceland for elopements. Traci and I chat about her roots in North Carolina, her road path to Arizona, living in a van with a cat and what she’s learned along the way.  For any of you out there looking for more out of life, then Traci’s story is especially for you.  We also delve into the emotional freedom that an elopement adventure wedding can have.  Who doesn't love less stress and more love?! There you have it friends. What an inspiring conversation I had with Traci! The biggest thing I have learned from Traci is that life is all about what you make it and what you put into it.  Dreams don’t have to be scary and that there is never a better time than right now to follow your passions to a happier future. I so appreciate Traci taking the timeout to chat with me this today.   If you want to connect with Traci you can find her on social media, especially Instagram at www.instagram.com/adventureandvow and on her website www.adventureandvow.com. You can find me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/asoutherngirlsview as well And if you are feeling extra, we would love if you snapped a screen shot of this episode and posted it on Instagram stories, tagging both Traci and myself and telling us what you loved most about this episode. And if you want to leave us even more love, then hop over to iTunes and leave us a 5 star review or leave us a comment wherever you are listening to this podcast or watching it on youtube. Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day.

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

 

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