A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams
Kate Gunderson Aerospace Engineer, Johnson Space Center | NASA

Kate Gunderson Aerospace Engineer, Johnson Space Center | NASA

May 18, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with Kate Gunderson, an Aerospace Engineer with NASA, the Johnson Space Center here in Houston

Kate and I talk about her roots in North Dakota, her lifelong dream to work at NASA, how running has done more than just build her endurance, her quest to be an astronaut and what role she will play later this month on May 27, when astronauts will life off from US soil for the first time in almost 9 years.

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Friends, Thank you so much for sharing this past hour (more or less) with Kate and I.

For those wishing to connect with Kate, you can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ndakota_kate

and you can find her on her blog at https://katelyngunderson.com/

I most appreciate you listening in today and hopefully, learning something new as well.   

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Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day!

 

Murilo Queiroz A Family’s Path to Immigration Brazil to America

Murilo Queiroz A Family’s Path to Immigration Brazil to America

May 9, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with Mr. Murilo Queiroz.  Murilo is a native of Brazil, but he now calls Houston home.

Murilo and I talk about growing up in Brazil and his later years in Angola, the lure of America, his family tradition in oil and gas, and his very interesting and unique path to immigration.

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To find out more about the Immigration Route  EB-5 https://www.uscis.gov/eb-5

To discover more about JS101 visit the website https://www.js101.org

 

Friends, Thank you so much for sharing this past hour (more or less) with Murilo and I.

If you really enjoyed this episode please consider leaving us a 5 star review over on iTunes.  Simply search for the show, then ratings and reviews then select leave a review.  It’s really that simple.

I most appreciate you listening in today and hopefully, learning something new as well.   

If you are not yet subscribed then head over to iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts to subscribe so you do not miss any of the upcoming episodes.

If you are feeling extra warm and fuzzy today please share this podcast with your family, friends and anyone else that might enjoy our conversations.

Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day!

Dr. Sushma Jansari Curator The British Museum London

Dr. Sushma Jansari Curator The British Museum London

April 21, 2020

Today on the show, Sandy is chatting with Dr. Sushma Jansari, a curator with the British Museum in London, England.

They talk about working during a pandemic, growing up in England, the brilliance of hairspray (the product not the movie), her dream podcast guest and just what exactly keeps her busy.

For all my listeners out there, Sushma and I met last fall here in Houston.  I was working with local non-profit, Archaeology Now, and we brought her over to Houston to give a talk about the Kama Sutra - challenging the stereotypes of this ancient Indian Sanskrit text.

Brief & broad summary of conversation,

  • Current position/work
  • Pandemic & effects on museum, your life and work
  • Your website, your podcasts and social media
  • Where you were born & raised
  • What lured you into your your field of study/work
  • What locations in the world have you worked?

 

Sushma’s Social Media Links

Website https://www.thewonderhouse.co.uk

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/sushmajansari

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/thewonderhouse

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sushmajansari

Youtube > https://www.youtube.com/user/ssjan72697/featured

Todd Evans with ProLiteracy | Adult Literacy

Todd Evans with ProLiteracy | Adult Literacy

April 2, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with another old college buddy of mine, Mr. Todd Evans.  He is the Director of Professional Development with ProLiteracy based out of Syracuse NY.

Todd and I talk about our college days at Memphis State and how they prepared us for who we are today, his desire to educate the voting population, and how we as a community, can help adults learn to read. And for me, Adult Literacy is a very personal topic.

There is an estimated 36 million adults in the U.S.—and almost 800 million worldwide—struggle with basic reading, writing and math skills. These individuals struggle daily to read a menu, fill out a job application, or even read a bedtime story to their children. ProLiteracy removes the hurdles that stand in the way of their goals.

ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, they believe that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population.

 For more than 60 years, ProLiteracy has been working across the globe to change lives and communities through the power of literacy.

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 Friends I really hope you enjoyed today’s conversation with Mr. Todd Evans. We both really appreciate you taking the time out today to listen in on our conversation.

You can find out more about ProLiteracy and how you can get involved at their website proliteracy.org 

I have more interesting conversations coming up in the next few days and weeks.  And 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 episode.  You can subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.podbean.com or on Apple Podcasts or iTunes at A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams.   You can also find me on iheart radio and Google Play Music.

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.

Antonio Anderson Memphis Tiger Basketball Hall of Famer

Antonio Anderson Memphis Tiger Basketball Hall of Famer

March 26, 2020

Today on the show I am catching up with former University of Memphis Tiger basketball Hall of Famer, Antonio Anderson.   We talk about growing up in Lynn Massachusetts, the thrill of basketball, coaching in his hometown and his love affair with the city of Memphis. And yes, we even chat about THAT game.  You know the one… on April 7, 2008.

During his playing career at Memphis, he helped lead the Tigers to a combined four-year record of 137 wins to 14 losses.  Anderson, along with 2 other Memphis seniors, Robert Dozier and Chance McGrady, finished his career at Memphis with the most wins as a player in NCAA men’s basketball history.

A 6ft 6 guard who took incredible pride in his defense, he graduated from the University of Memphis in 2009.  And today coaches a state-winning high school basketball in his hometown of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Friends, thank you for joining me and Antonio today.  We both so appreciate you taking the time out to catch up with him.  I believe that I can speak on behalf of all Tiger fans across the globe in saying that we will be rooting for you, Antonio, in a career that we are sure will continue to amaze us.

If you want to keep up with Antonio, you can follow him on Twitter at @toneanderson5

I have more interesting conversations coming up in the next few days and weeks.  And 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 episode.  You can subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.podbean.com or on Apple Podcasts or iTunes at A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams.   You can also find me on iheart radio and Google Play Music.

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.  Leave a review and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.

And for those out there that want to follow me on twitter you can find me at @sandyadams_co   I talk a little bit about my work, some about my dogs and a whole lot about Memphis sports.  Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day.

 

A Conversation with My Cousin Sam

A Conversation with My Cousin Sam

March 22, 2020

Today, I sat down with California girl, and my cousin, Sam.  We talk pandemic, southern traditions, biscuits, a little baseball, and so, so much more.

Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

Memphis Basketball with A Southern Girl’s View

Memphis Basketball with A Southern Girl’s View

January 22, 2020

In this episode, I discuss basketball and culture in Memphis Tennessee. For more about me and my businesses visit https://www.sandy-adams.com

Angolan High Jumper Ulika Costa

Angolan High Jumper Ulika Costa

July 17, 2019

In this episode, Sandy sits down with Angolan high jumper, Ulika Costa to discuss what he loves about his home country, living in the states now and all those special dance moves of him.

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Montalbano Lumber 119 years Houston strong

Montalbano Lumber 119 years Houston strong

May 3, 2019

This week Sandy interviews Joe Montalbano, a 4th generation Italian American whose great grandfather, Francesco Montalbano, immigrated to America in the late 1800s and made his way to Houston where he founded Montalbano Lumber in 1900.   Francesco started a lumber dynasty all from the humble beginnings of selling firewood.   But Francesco was not alone, and the Montalbano wives were also instrumental in the building of this Houston dynasty.  For more information and where you can buy all your house project materials, as well as lumber, visit their website at www.montalbanolumber.com   If you enjoyed this podcast, we would love a review!

Salem Massachusetts | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

Salem Massachusetts | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

October 26, 2018

In this episode, Sandy chats with long-time Salem resident, Shelby Hypes, about the Salem witch trials, the legacy of the trials, the historic significance of Salem today and why YOU should plan a vacation to this really old seaside town.  To find the list of books that Shelby recommends, go here > http://a.co/czOKlRo

Historian Dr. Marie T Hernández | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

Historian Dr. Marie T Hernández | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

October 6, 2018

In this episode, Sandy talks with University of Houston Professor, Dr. Marie T. Hernández about her life growing up in Texas, the secret past of the Conversos and the interesting path she has traveled to get to the historic researcher she is today.

To find all of Dr. Hernández's books, go here ; to find out more about Archaeology Now www.archaeologynow.org

 

Introduction of A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams: Coming Soon!

Introduction of A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams: Coming Soon!

September 16, 2018

Based on the travel photography blog A Southern Girl's View by Houston-based photographer, Sandy Adams.  This podcast will share interesting people, places and topics from pets to archaeology, travel to cooking and all the subjects in between.