A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams
Nathaniel Sheidley CEO & President Revolutionary Spaces Boston

Nathaniel Sheidley CEO & President Revolutionary Spaces Boston

November 4, 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.

Mona Batchelor Tennessee Hiking Librarian

Mona Batchelor Tennessee Hiking Librarian

October 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

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

October 7, 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

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

October 5, 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

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.   

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.  And please don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes.

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

 

Andy Biggs African Wildlife Photographer Guide, Safaris and Custom Trips

Andy Biggs African Wildlife Photographer Guide, Safaris and Custom Trips

May 11, 2020

Today on the show I am chatting with Houston-based Wildlife Photographer & Safari & Custom Trip Guide, Mr. Andy Biggs. 

Andy is an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher and outdoor photographer whose images celebrate the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people and culture.

Andy and I talk about his path from Silicon Valley to the awe-inspiring and magical Serengeti, the lure of the African landscape, the importance of storytelling and how black and white photography pushed him ahead of the pack.  So Stay tuned.

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For those wishing to connect with Andy, see his incredible images of Africa or find out more about his Safaris and Custom Trips you can get all that and more on his website andybiggs.com

If you want to connect with him on Instagram you can find him at andy_biggs_safaris

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

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