A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams
#23 Todd Evans with ProLiteracy

#23 Todd Evans with ProLiteracy

April 2, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with another old college buddy of mine, Mr. Todd Evans.  He is the Director of Professional Development with ProLiteracy based out of Syracuse NY.

Todd and I talk about our college days at Memphis State and how they prepared us for who we are today, his desire to educate the voting population, and how we as a community, can help adults learn to read. And for me, Adult Literacy is a very personal topic.

There is an estimated 36 million adults in the U.S.—and almost 800 million worldwide—struggle with basic reading, writing and math skills. These individuals struggle daily to read a menu, fill out a job application, or even read a bedtime story to their children. ProLiteracy removes the hurdles that stand in the way of their goals.

ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, they believe that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population.

 For more than 60 years, ProLiteracy has been working across the globe to change lives and communities through the power of literacy.

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 Friends I really hope you enjoyed today’s conversation with Mr. Todd Evans. We both really appreciate you taking the time out today to listen in on our conversation.

You can find out more about ProLiteracy and how you can get involved at their website proliteracy.org 

I have more interesting conversations coming up in the next few days and weeks.  And as a reminder if you Are not already subscribed to my podcast, I want to encourage you to do that today. I really don’t want you to miss a single episode.  You can subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.podbean.com or on Apple Podcasts or iTunes at A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams.   You can also find me on iheart radio and Google Play Music.

And if you’re feeling extra warm and fuzzy, I would be so grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, as well. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read.  You can click the link in the show notes or go to iTunes find my podcast, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day.

#22 US Navy Pilot LCDR Steven Cooper Retired

#22 US Navy Pilot LCDR Steven Cooper Retired

March 31, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with my old college buddy, retired navy pilot Lt Commander Steven Cooper, call sign “Booger”.  I…. on the other hand, have only known him simply as Coop. 

We talk about our college days at Memphis State, traveling the world, living in Italy during a pandemic, riding a camel even and his good ole flying days in the United States Navy that sometimes even resembled a blockbuster movie.

Friends I really hope you enjoyed today’s conversation with retired Lt Cmd Steven Cooper. We both really appreciate you taking the time today to listen in to our conversation.

 

I have more interesting conversations coming up in the next few days and weeks.  And as a reminder if you Are not already subscribed to my podcast, I want to encourage you to do that today. I really don’t want you to miss a single episode.  You can subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.podbean.com or on Apple Podcasts or iTunes at A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams.   You can also find me on iheart radio and Google Play Music.

And if you’re feeling extra warm and fuzzy, I would be so grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, as well. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read.  You can click the link in the show notes or go to iTunes find my podcast, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day.

#21 Collin Bray Boston Real Estate Guru

#21 Collin Bray Boston Real Estate Guru

March 31, 2020

Today on the show I am chatting with Boston real estate guru, Mr. Collin Bray.   We talk innovative ways to use social media to market your business, the beauty of Boston and the Back Bay, a little bit of sports and his phenomenal James Bond research skills.

You can follow Collin on Instagram at @collinbray or contact him direct through his website at www.collinbray.com

For those wanting to see Collin’s mad instagram stories skills, you can follow him @collinbray

 

I have more interesting conversations coming up in the next few days and weeks.  And as a reminder if you Are not already subscribed to my podcast, I want to encourage you to do that today. I really don’t want you to miss a single episode.  You can subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.podbean.com or on Apple Podcasts or iTunes at A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams.   You can also find me on iheart radio and Google Play Music.

And if you’re feeling extra warm and fuzzy, I would be so grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, as well. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read.  You can click the link in the show notes or go to iTunes find my podcast, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day.

You can find me on Instagram @sap_houston @sap_portraits @asoutherngirlsview @lucys_tales

And on twitter at @sandyadams_co

#20 Antonio Anderson Memphis Tiger Basketball Hall of Famer

#20 Antonio Anderson Memphis Tiger Basketball Hall of Famer

March 26, 2020

Today on the show I am catching up with former University of Memphis Tiger basketball Hall of Famer, Antonio Anderson.   We talk about growing up in Lynn Massachusetts, the thrill of basketball, coaching in his hometown and his love affair with the city of Memphis. And yes, we even chat about THAT game.  You know the one… on April 7, 2008.

During his playing career at Memphis, he helped lead the Tigers to a combined four-year record of 137 wins to 14 losses.  Anderson, along with 2 other Memphis seniors, Robert Dozier and Chance McGrady, finished his career at Memphis with the most wins as a player in NCAA men’s basketball history.

A 6ft 6 guard who took incredible pride in his defense, he graduated from the University of Memphis in 2009.  And today coaches a state-winning high school basketball in his hometown of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Friends, thank you for joining me and Antonio today.  We both so appreciate you taking the time out to catch up with him.  I believe that I can speak on behalf of all Tiger fans across the globe in saying that we will be rooting for you, Antonio, in a career that we are sure will continue to amaze us.

If you want to keep up with Antonio, you can follow him on Twitter at @toneanderson5

I have more interesting conversations coming up in the next few days and weeks.  And as a reminder if you Are not already subscribed to my podcast, I want to encourage you to do that today. I really don’t want you to miss a single episode.  You can subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.podbean.com or on Apple Podcasts or iTunes at A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams.   You can also find me on iheart radio and Google Play Music.

If you’re feeling extra warm and fuzzy, I would be so grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, as well. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read.  Leave a review and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.

And for those out there that want to follow me on twitter you can find me at @sandyadams_co   I talk a little bit about my work, some about my dogs and a whole lot about Memphis sports.  Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day.

 

#19 Colonel Michael Vaughn USAF Retired

#19 Colonel Michael Vaughn USAF Retired

March 25, 2020

Today on the show I am talking with Colonel Michael Vaughn, United States Air Force Retired. We talk 30 years in the military, ICBM missiles, Strategic Air Command and the cold war.  Colonel Vaughn retired from the United States Air Force in 2010 concluding a 30 year career in the military.  He started off as an ICBM launch officer in South Dakota and concluded his long career as Chief of Nuclear Operations at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue Nebraska.

I have more interesting conversations coming up in the next few days and weeks.  As a reminder if you are not already subscribed to my podcast, I want to encourage you to do that today. I really don’t want you to miss a single episode.  You can subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.podbean.com or on Apple Podcasts or iTunes at A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams.   You can also find me on iheart radio and Google Play Music.

And if you’re feeling extra warm and fuzzy, I would be so grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, as well. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read.  You can go to itunes here, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day.

#18 A Conversation with My Cousin Sam

#18 A Conversation with My Cousin Sam

March 22, 2020

Today, I sat down with California girl, and my cousin, Sam.  We talk pandemic, southern traditions, biscuits, a little baseball, and so, so much more.

Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

#17 Memphis Basketball

#17 Memphis Basketball

January 22, 2020

In this episode, I discuss basketball and culture in Memphis Tennessee. For more about me and my businesses visit www.sandy-adams.com

#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.

If you loved this episode, remember to subscribe on apple podcast, itunes and iheart radio so you don't miss any of the exciting upcoming episodes.

#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

 

#6 How to Stay Motivated | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

#6 How to Stay Motivated | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

November 8, 2018

In this episode, Sandy dives into the popular question... "How do I stay motivated?"   Touching on a list of ways to keep your motivation up or even to find that ever disappearing motivation.

To download Sandy's "5 Steps To Reinvent Your Life" absolutely FREE > https://goo.gl/TxCocU

#5 Salem Massachusetts | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

#5 Salem Massachusetts | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

October 26, 2018

In this episode, Sandy chats with long-time Salem resident, Shelby Hypes, about the Salem witch trials, the legacy of the trials, the historic significance of Salem today and why YOU should plan a vacation to this really old seaside town.  To find the list of books that Shelby recommends, go here > http://a.co/czOKlRo

#4 Historian Dr. Marie T Hernández | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

#4 Historian Dr. Marie T Hernández | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

October 6, 2018

In this episode, Sandy talks with University of Houston Professor, Dr. Marie T. Hernández about her life growing up in Texas, the secret past of the Conversos and the interesting path she has traveled to get to the historic researcher she is today.

To find all of Dr. Hernández's books, go here ; to find out more about Archaeology Now www.archaeologynow.org

 

#3 Amy Castro of Starlight Outreach & Rescue

#3 Amy Castro of Starlight Outreach & Rescue

October 3, 2018

There is a new pet rescue in town!  Sandy visits with Houston-based communications specialist, Amy Castro, to find out her motivation behind her new pet rescue non-profit, Starlight Outreach & Rescue.  And find them on youtube here > Starlight Outreach & Rescue.  Adopt don't shop and report any animal abuse you see to local police or animal shelter!

#2 Veterinarian Dr. Todd McCoy | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

#2 Veterinarian Dr. Todd McCoy | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

September 16, 2018

Sandy sits down with her vet, Dr. Todd McCoy of Nasa Pet Hospital, to shed light on why dogs/cats need shots and which shots are the most important.

#1 A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams: Coming Soon!

#1 A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams: Coming Soon!

September 16, 2018

Based on the travel photography blog A Southern Girl's View by Houston-based photographer, Sandy Adams.  This podcast will share interesting people, places and topics from pets to archaeology, travel to cooking and all the subjects in between.