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Walter Edgar's Journal, past and future

Walter Edgar in the studio in 2019 with producer Alfred Turner
Tabitha Safdi
Walter Edgar in the studio in 2019 with producer Alfred Turner

Someone once said, “All roads lead to Rome.” Maybe...

But longtime historian, author, and radio host Walter Edgar believes it’s a safer bet that all roads pass through South Carolina. And lot of them start here! For almost 23 years Walter Edgar’s Journal has been exploring the arts, culture, and history of South Carolina and the American South, to find out, among other things... the mysteries of okra, how many "Reconstructions" there have been since the Civil War, and why the road through the Supreme Court to civil rights has been so rocky.

Beginning June 2023, Walter Edgar, Alfred Turner, and their guests will continue to delve into the arts, culture, and history of the Palmetto State in a new podcast-only version of Walter Edgar’s Journal. Available, on-demand, on our website the podcast will also be available by subscription through the major podcast providers.

For this last radio episode, Walter is joined by producer Alfred Turner and by director of SC Public Radio, Sean Birch. They will listen to clips of past Journal episodes, talk about the growth of the Journal over the past 23 years, explain it's evolution into a podcast, and listen to clips of upcoming podcasts.

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Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.