The Talk of Troy
The Talk of TROY - ”Teacher of the Year & Recognition for ’Alabama Noir’” - June 24th, 2022

The Talk of TROY - ”Teacher of the Year & Recognition for ’Alabama Noir’” - June 24th, 2022

June 24, 2022

A Troy University graduate has been recognized as a national finalist in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Awards. But the road to glory was surprisingly bumpy, as Producer Kameron Banks reports.
And as Host Jared McBride tells us, a professor on TROY’s Montgomery campus has been recognized with Gamma Beta Phi’s 2022 Teacher of the Year Award.

The Talk of TROY - ”Juneteenth at the Museum & ’It Came from the Archives’” - June 17th, 2022

The Talk of TROY - ”Juneteenth at the Museum & ’It Came from the Archives’” - June 17th, 2022

June 17, 2022

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery is celebrating Juneteenth, an annual recognition of the end of slavery in the United States. And although Juneteenth is usually on June 19th, the Museum is celebrating early, something they have been doing for a while as Kameron Banks reports.
And, as Host Jared McBride tells us, the Wiregrass Archives is a collection preserving history from the Wiregrass Region. And now, it has its own podcast, "It Came from the Archives."

The Talk of TROY - ”President Biden’s Visit to Troy, Alabama & The New Director of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication” - June 10th, 2022

The Talk of TROY - ”President Biden’s Visit to Troy, Alabama & The New Director of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication” - June 10th, 2022

June 8, 2022

President Joe Biden recently visited Troy and the Lockheed Martin facility, which manufactures weapons for the war in Ukraine. Two Troy University students reported on the presidential visit for Trojanvision news and the campus newspaper. Producer Kameron Banks asked them what it was like to be in the press pool.
And, Professor Robbyn Taylor has served Troy’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication in a variety of roles over the years, and now, she’s becoming its director. Host Jared McBride has the story.

Author Chronicles Anciert Art of Falconry - TPR’s In Focus - May 17, 2022

Author Chronicles Anciert Art of Falconry - TPR’s In Focus - May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Falconry is an ancient sport, to which author and naturalist Sy Montgomery was introduced by a master falconer.  She talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about that life-changing experience, which she chronicled in her latest book, "The Hawk's Way, Encounters with Fierce Beauty."

Alabama Residents Warned to Avoid Affinity Fraud” - TPR’s In Focus - May 16, 2022

Alabama Residents Warned to Avoid Affinity Fraud” - TPR’s In Focus - May 16, 2022

May 17, 2022

On The Exchange from In Focus, Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph Borg talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about one of the most prevalent types of investment scams operating in groups today - Affinity Fraud.

The Talk of TROY - ”International Signposts & Stepping into a New Role” - May 6th, 2022

The Talk of TROY - ”International Signposts & Stepping into a New Role” - May 6th, 2022

May 6, 2022

Troy University is known as Alabama’s international university, and it has some fitting landmarks to prove it, as Producer Garrett Sanders reports.
And, Diane Orlofsky is stepping down from her position as Troy University’s Director of Choirs after 16 years, but she is staying on staff in a new role at the John M. Long School of Music. Producer Jaelanne Thomas has the story.

The Talk of TROY - ”National Poetry Month” - April 29th, 2022

The Talk of TROY - ”National Poetry Month” - April 29th, 2022

April 29, 2022

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Troy University’s English Department and the honor society Sigma Tau Delta have hosted a poetry reading, where everyone is invited to participate. Troy Public Radio’s Adam Kennedy II read a poem and also reports!
And, TROY students aren’t the only ones celebrating National Poetry Month. As producer Conner Howell reports, a member of the University Administration won an award in a state-wide competition and was featured in a program that aired on Alabama Public Television.

The Talk of TROY - ”The Double Dome & TROY Dothan’s Heritage Week” - April 22nd, 2022

The Talk of TROY - ”The Double Dome & TROY Dothan’s Heritage Week” - April 22nd, 2022

April 22, 2022

As Producer Jaelanne Thomas tells us, Dean of the Sorrell College Judson Edwards is hosting a new business podcast, The Double Dome.
And, TROY’s Dothan campus holds their annual Heritage Week each Spring. And after being sidelined due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event is back in full-swing, as Host Marissa Lacey reports.

The Talk of TROY - ”Student Scholar Statue & Freedom Speaks” - April 15th, 2022

The Talk of TROY - ”Student Scholar Statue & Freedom Speaks” - April 15th, 2022

April 20, 2022

A new memorial has been dedicated to Troy University Chief Academic Officer Fred Davis on the main campus, as Host Marissa Lacey reports.
And, two students on TROY’s Dothan campus earned honors in the inaugural Freedom Speaks competition, held on Martin Luther King Day. Producer Jaelanne Thomas reports.

The Talk of TROY - ”Cook Your Way & Family Math Night” - March 25th, 2022

The Talk of TROY - ”Cook Your Way & Family Math Night” - March 25th, 2022

March 25, 2022

This week, Troy University is hosting its own version of the popular Food Network show, Chopped. But this time, it’s groups of faculty and staff who are given the mystery ingredients.
And, Troy University presents Family Math Night! Parents can participate to be more informed on what their children are learning, which includes new ways to do math.