Podcast & Blog Posts

  A weekly dose of PAL!


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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RAISE-ing the Stakes: How a Major Federal Grant Impacts the Daniel Morgan Trail System

January 13, 2022

In this episode, we trade questions and answers about the County receiving a $23.8 million grant from the US Department of Transportation.

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A Deeper Dive into the Spartanburg Parks Equity Study:

December 13, 2021

Wofford College students Drew Wilson and Wade Wood about their experiences gathering data for the Spartanburg Parks Equity Study.

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Everybody Plays: The Spartanburg Parks Equity Study

November 19, 2021

Ned talks with Dr. Jennifer Bradham and Dr. Laura Barbas Rhoden of Wofford College about their study of park use in Spartanburg.

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The Bridge to Everywhere: The Story of the Glendale Bridge

October 26, 2021

Ned talks with Todd Stephens, Spartanburg County Librarian, about the effort to save the old iron bridge at Glendale.

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