A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams
Perry “Ivan” Graves 1914 Welterweight Boxing World Champion Rock Bluff Nebraska

Perry “Ivan” Graves 1914 Welterweight Boxing World Champion Rock Bluff Nebraska

November 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

What Veterans Day Means To Me

November 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

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.

Chris Jennings Memphis State University Handball Champion

Chris Jennings Memphis State University Handball Champion

October 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.

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

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

Colonel Michael Vaughn USAF Retired

Colonel Michael Vaughn USAF Retired

March 25, 2020

Today on the show I am talking with Colonel Michael Vaughn, United States Air Force Retired. We talk 30 years in the military, ICBM missiles, Strategic Air Command and the cold war.  Colonel Vaughn retired from the United States Air Force in 2010 concluding a 30 year career in the military.  He started off as an ICBM launch officer in South Dakota and concluded his long career as Chief of Nuclear Operations at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue Nebraska.

I have more interesting conversations coming up in the next few days and weeks.  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 go to itunes here, 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.

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!

Author Kathleen Maca | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

Author Kathleen Maca | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

February 15, 2019

In this episode, Sandy chats with Galveston's own, Kathleen Maca, about everything from haunted hotels to haunted cemeteries and future books.   Plus a surprise subject that Sandy was not expecting but very relevant to so many women.  To find out more about Kathleen please visit her website at www.kathleenmaca.com or you can find her on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

To purchase her books go > HERE 

WWII with Galveston Texas Retired Judge Ray Holbrook | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

WWII with Galveston Texas Retired Judge Ray Holbrook | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

November 15, 2018

This episode is part of a series where my students in the Life History writing course I teach share their memories of a world event.  Today, retired Galveston County Texas judge, Ray Holbrook, talks about his naval training just before the end of World War II.  To see photos of Ray recording this episode, please visit my blog at https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com

 

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

 

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