The Talk of Troy

The Talk of Troy is voices and sounds from the campuses of Troy University. Each week we bring you sound rich stories and fresh ideas from the heart of the Trojan community.

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TROY Public Radio recently launched two new podcasts, and this week, we’re taking you behind the scenes of both.

Friday Feb 16, 2024

Troy University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is staging its first narrative dance show in several years: Chaos, the story of how it all began. This is specifically the version from Greek myth. But, there’s a modern twist. Producer Chris Ahlf has the tale.And a new Miss Troy University has been crowned. The competition is about more than just looks; it opens opportunities for contestants, as Producer Ariyid Hightower reports.

Friday Feb 09, 2024

Troy University recently held its annual leadership conference dedicated to the late Civil Rights Legend John Lewis. The goal is to encourage people from different cultural backgrounds to collaborate and get into good trouble, as Producer Ariyid Hightower reports.And last week, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Lockheed Martin’s weapons manufacturing plant in TROY, almost two years after the War in Ukraine began. And Troy University journalism students were on the scene, as Producer Brendan Bryan tells us.

Friday Feb 02, 2024

Producer Chris Ahlf reports on a generous donation presented by Neil Patrick Harris and Ira Glass.And shoreline erosion means the Pointe-au-Chene tribe is losing land... but two Troy University professors have joined a team creating a solution. Producer Brendan Bryan reports.

Friday Jan 26, 2024

Cheers echoed on TROY’s main campus last December as the Trojans took home a Sunbelt Championship for the second year in a row. And some fans took home a souvenir, as Producer Jack Anderson reports.And, thanks to a $150,000 grant, The Rosa Parks Museum on Troy University’s Montgomery campus has reopened with brand new technology! The goal is to give visitors a look at history in a new light... and on new screens! Producer Ariyid Hightower has the story.

Friday Jan 19, 2024

A Troy University professor has just released his debut novel! The thriller is centered around a trial involving forbidden romance. Producer Jack Anderson has the story.And, last week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey visited TROY's main campus to celebrate broadband expansion in the wiregrass region... and across the state! Producer Brendan Bryan connects us to the story.

Friday Dec 01, 2023

This year’s Sounds of the Season is set during a 1940s Holiday radio show complete with a missing star singer, a swinging jazz band, and a grumpy boss, as producer Brendan Bryan reports.And, earlier this month, the Remember Love Recovery Project collaborated with TROY’s International Arts Center to create a way for people to share experiences about addiction disorder and the road to recovery. Producer PJ Heath brings us to the heart of the story.

Friday Nov 17, 2023

SAMLA was the word for two Troy students and their professor. SAMLA stands for South Atlantic Modern Language Association and the conference they attended in Atlanta was a great first professional opportunity, as producer Brendan Bryan reports.And, every year on the day after Thanksgiving, the oral history project Storycorps holds its National Day of Listening. In 2019, Troy Public Radio partnered with International Programs at Troy University to record Storycorps interviews with individuals from other countries about their experience with American holidays and those from their own country. Producer PJ Heath reports.

Friday Nov 10, 2023

Earlier this year, TROY Public Radio launched the podcast “Alabama Aloud.” The audiobook-style podcast gives new life to classic short stories from famous authors like Truman Capote and F. Scott Fitzgerald. And it highlights regional writers, as Producer Emily Mosier reports.And, TROY’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication recently held the annual intramural speech tournament. Students across the main campus had a chance to shine, as Producer PJ Heath reports.

Friday Nov 03, 2023

This week, we visit Troy University's arboretum to learn about the techniques our ancestors used to create fire. And, we go behind the scenes of the new play, The Diviners, about a young boy with a terrible fear of water but an extraordinary talent to find it.

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