Podcast & Blog Posts

  A weekly dose of PAL!


Back to School: the Spartanburg Healthy Schools Initiative

September 12, 2022

In this episode, Ned talks with PAL Schools Coordinator Emi Bautista and Selena Smith, Lead Community Health and Resource Coordinator at the United Way of the Piedmont, about the Spartanburg Healthy Schools Initiative. They talk about the goals of the initiative, about some of the highlights of their work, and about working in schools or not during the pandemic.

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Bonus Episode: Mill Stones, Mill Races and Mill Renovations with Julian Hankinson

August 22, 2022

In this bonus episode, Julian Hankinson of the Tyger River Foundation shares his expertise on mill stones, mill races and the mill renovations at Anderson Mill. Be sure to listen to the regular episode with Julian, Promote, Protect and Restore: The Tyger River Foundation and the Old Anderson Mill.

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GO! Spartanburg: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

August 19, 2022

We joined Mike Miller on the new "Go! Spartanburg" podcast. On this show Mike Miller will talk about arts and culture, recreation, history, local events, food, and local organizations that are working to improve life in the hub city.

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Promote, Protect and Restore Nature and History: The Tyger River Foundation and the Old Anderson Mill

August 15, 2022

In this episode, Ned talks with Julian Hankinson, co-founder and president of the Tyger River Foundation, an organization that aims to promote, protect and restore nature and history in the Tyger River Basin.

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Play and Community: Reminiscences of the Southside with Brenda Lee Pryce

June 3, 2022

In this episode Ned talks with Brenda Lee Pryce, a life-long resident of Spartanburg's Southside; co-author of South of Main, an oral and photographic history of the Southside; and the first African-American woman to serve in the South Carolina legislature.

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Duncan Park Stadium, the Negro Leagues and Baseball: A Conversation with Luther Norman

April 4, 2022

In this episode, Ned talks with Luther Norman and Todd Stephens about Luther's baseball career, the Negro Leagues and the historic Duncan Park Stadium.

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Food is Medicine: Strengthening the Food System for Community Wellness

March 3, 2022

In this episode Ned talks with a remarkable panel of local food activists working to strengthen Spartanburg's food system from multiple angles.

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Saving the Trees with the Trees Coalition

January 31, 2022

In this episode, Ned talks with Susan Dunlap, chair of the Board of Directors of the Trees Coalition, a Spartanburg non-profit dedicated to saving native trees and eradicating invasive plant species.

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