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!

 

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.

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