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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Thursday May 04, 2023

Marissa Lacey has hosted The Talk of TROY for four years, and with graduation coming up in a few days, it’s time to say farewell. Marissa is turning over the hosting duties to Producer Jaelanne Thomas, who has this report.And, Troy University’s International Arts Center is hosting the new exhibit "Afterglow," featuring works that combine photography and painting.

Friday Apr 28, 2023

Over two days, TROY students learned about Motion Design and attended a career fair highlighting journalism and graphic design opportunities through the inaugural Jerry Johnson Art & Design Symposium.And, sitting across from the Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts was known as the Paramount Theatre, when it opened in 1930. Producer Hans Ng reports that with a new name and owner, the theatre has a new role in the community.

Friday Apr 21, 2023

TROY Public Radio's Kyle Gassiott shared practical reporting advice with TROY students at a recent lunch and learn event on the main campus.And, at the center of the quad sits one of Troy University’s most recognizable landmarks. The Trojan Fountain, depicting a warrior watching over the campus, serves as both an inspiration and background for selfies as producer Lyric Davis learned.

Friday Apr 14, 2023

For four years, Marissa Lacey has hosted The Talk of TROY. Now, she's the producer and co-creator of the Mad Melodies podcast. Conner Howell sat down with Lacey to discuss her new role.And, Troy University faculty and staff served up some saucy competition at the fourth annual ‘Cook Your Way,’ a mystery ingredient cooking contest held by Troy Dining. Producer Emily Mosier has the story.

Friday Apr 07, 2023

The TROY for Troops Center and The Student Veterans Association are partnering with Operation Shoebox to send care packages to military service members overseas. Producer Emily Mosier has the story.And, the John M. Long School of Music recently held its 16th annual celebration of Clarinet Day. Students performed alongside expert musicians, including someone we know very well here at TROY Public Radio, as Producer Jaelanne Thomas reports.

Friday Mar 10, 2023

President Joe Biden spoke last weekend on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. And TROY journalism students were there to cover his remarks as he spoke about peaceful civil rights activists who were beaten by state troopers while marching for the right to vote. Host Marissa Lacey reports.And, in celebration of International Women’s Day, Troy University is bringing awareness to women’s issues in the arts. The Alabama Humanity Alliance sponsored two events at TROY, as Producer Emily Mosier reports.

Friday Mar 03, 2023

Board games can be a great way to unwind with friends or family, but it turns out they’re also effective in the classroom, as Producer Brendan Bryan reports.And, Troy University has a new majorette dance group, performing in the style of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And, the Sapphire team is welcoming everyone to join, as Producer Jaelanne Thomas reports.

Friday Feb 24, 2023

This week, TROY alumnus Derek Ellington is encouraging students to ‘Do What Trojans Do.’ He recently delivered a speech in the Sorrell College of Business, as Producer Emily Mosier reports.And, it’s Black History month, and that means Troy University’s English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta has hosted an annual read-in highlighting African American authors. Students and faculty read at the event, and Producer Jaelanne Thomas has the story.

Friday Feb 17, 2023

Troy University recently received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. And, as Producer Emily Mosier reports, it may help more Alabama educators become licensed mental health counselors.Can everyday life be considered art? The photographer whose work is on display in Troy University’s International Arts Center says yes. Producer Jaelanne Thomas has this report on his exhibit, “The Promise of Living/The Tender Land.”

Friday Feb 10, 2023

Bernard Harris became the first African American to walk in space in 1995, and as Troy Public Radio’s Jaelanne Thomas reports, he was recently the keynote speaker at this year’s Kappa Alpha Psi annual scholarship breakfast at Troy University!And, dragons are often depicted soaring through the sky, blazing a trail of flame! But, a Troy University grad student has found a new, less flammable, species of dragon, deep underwater. Now she gets to name it, as TROY Public Radio’s Emily Mosier reports.

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