A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams
#16 Carol Firmin - Mom, Wife, Daughter, Survivor

#16 Carol Firmin - Mom, Wife, Daughter, Survivor

September 30, 2019

Sandy kicks off season 2 of A Southern Girl's View podcast interviewing Carol Firmin - a mom, wife, daughter and cardiac arrest survivor thanks to CPR.  For more information about cardiac arrest, heart disease in women and where you can learn CPR plus all the facts, etc go to www.heart.org or www.goredforwomen.org

Sandy is a 19 year volunteer with the American Heart Association and photographs the Bay Area Galveston's yearly Heart Ambassadors and Female Heart Survivor Honorees.

#15 Angolan High Jumper Ulika Costa

#15 Angolan High Jumper Ulika Costa

July 17, 2019

In this episode, Sandy sits down with Angolan high jumper, Ulika Costa to discuss what he loves about his home country, living in the states now and all those special dance moves of him.

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#14 One Woman’s Journey With Infertility

#14 One Woman’s Journey With Infertility

May 19, 2019

Sandy explores the personal world of infertility and one woman's journey to conceive her son.   1 in 8 women will experience some type of infertility and yet it is a subject that is not discussed as much as it should be.

#13 Montalbano Lumber 119 years Houston strong

#13 Montalbano Lumber 119 years Houston strong

May 3, 2019

This week Sandy interviews Joe Montalbano, a 4th generation Italian American whose great grandfather, Francesco Montalbano, immigrated to America in the late 1800s and made his way to Houston where he founded Montalbano Lumber in 1900.   Francesco started a lumber dynasty all from the humble beginnings of selling firewood.   But Francesco was not alone, and the Montalbano wives were also instrumental in the building of this Houston dynasty.  For more information and where you can buy all your house project materials, as well as lumber, visit their website at www.montalbanolumber.com   If you enjoyed this podcast, we would love a review!

#12 Retired Lockheed Martin Test Director Valerie McNeil

#12 Retired Lockheed Martin Test Director Valerie McNeil

April 20, 2019

In today's episode, Sandy talks with Valerie McNeil, a former Lockheed Martin Test Director based at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Valerie grew up in the small impoverished Floridian town of Casselberry, outside of Orlando, moved with her family to a Houston suburb at the age of 16, then went on to have a career in a field that she never, ever dreamed of. Valerie’s story is one of unimaginable experiences and a few humorous NASA stories but it is also an awe-inspiring picture of a wife, and mom of 2 boys by night and a valued asset to the space industry during the day. Her career path was not what most would have ever expected or guessed, but it is one of taking chances and simply saying “why not?!” She was a woman in a man’s world, but that never ever stopped her from pushing herself to do more, be more and along the way being an incredible role model to her 2 boys. Please consider leaving me a review on Itunes, also your favorite part of the podcast and a little love for Valerie - direct to Itunes

 

#11 Rescue Diver Steve Hiner

#11 Rescue Diver Steve Hiner

April 5, 2019

Sandy talks to Houston-based businessman/trainer and part-time rescue diver, Steve Hiner.   To find more out about CPR training and how you can get trained in your area, please visit www.redcross.org or www.heart.org  You may be all that stands between someone living and dying.

#10 Music Mogul Doug Meisinger Vinyl Draught Radio

#10 Music Mogul Doug Meisinger Vinyl Draught Radio

March 29, 2019

In this episode, Sandy chats with one of the founders of Vinyl Draught Radio, Doug Meisinger.  They talk shoveling snow, snakes, living hard and Frank Zappa.  Plus a little about the music industry today.

To find out more about Vinyl Draught Radio please visit the website at www.vinyldraughtradio.com or you can find them on social media at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, and itunes.

#9 Author Kathleen Maca | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

#9 Author Kathleen Maca | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

February 15, 2019

In this episode, Sandy chats with Galveston's own, Kathleen Maca, about everything from haunted hotels to haunted cemeteries and future books.   Plus a surprise subject that Sandy was not expecting but very relevant to so many women.  To find out more about Kathleen please visit her website at www.kathleenmaca.com or you can find her on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

To purchase her books go > HERE 

#8 My Mom, Heart Disease & Heart Throbs | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

#8 My Mom, Heart Disease & Heart Throbs | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

February 7, 2019

This episode is all about the heart!  February is Heart Month and I am sharing my story about my mom's battle with heart disease, my volunteer partnership with the American Heart Association and all those Heart Throbs.   To learn more about women and heart disease go to www.goredforwomen.org To learn more about everyone's heart health or how you can volunteer go to www.heart.org  To see all the Heart Throb portraits (now the Iconic Heart Ambassadors) go to www.sandy-adams.com/heartthrobs.

#7 WWII with Judge Ray Holbrook | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

#7 WWII with Judge Ray Holbrook | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

November 15, 2018

This episode is part of a series where my students in the Life History writing course I teach share their memories of a world event.  Today, retired Galveston County Texas judge, Ray Holbrook, talks about his naval training just before the end of World War II.  To see photos of Ray recording this episode, please visit my blog at https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com