In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson
”Alabama’s Favorite Culinary Herbs” - TPR’s In Focus - April 22, 2022

”Alabama’s Favorite Culinary Herbs” - TPR’s In Focus - April 22, 2022

April 25, 2022

Today is Earth Day, and Jean Szabo, Chair of the Alabama Herb Society's Herb Day, talks about both in her conversation with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host.  Jean recounts her favorite culinary herbs, discusses best practices in growing herbs, and previews Herb Day on Saturday, April 23, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Montgomery.

”Drones, A Groundbreaking Program at Troy U. ” - TPR’s In Focus - April 21, 2022

”Drones, A Groundbreaking Program at Troy U. ” - TPR’s In Focus - April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022

Troy University offers the only collegiate course of study in unmanned aerial systems in Alabama.  Colonel Al Allenback (U.S. Air Force retired) directs that program, and he talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about how drone technology is being used by Ukrainians to defend their homeland. Troy University's course of study trains students in the application of drone technology in today's economy.

”Historian Explores Culinary Alabama” - TPR’s In Focus - April 20, 2022

”Historian Explores Culinary Alabama” - TPR’s In Focus - April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022

Mobile historian Monica Tapper traveled the state and researched its places and stories for her book, "A Culinary Tour Through Alabama History."  She talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about two of the stories she found and their associated foods. 

”Economic Empowerment for Women After War” - TPR’s In Focus - April 19, 2022

”Economic Empowerment for Women After War” - TPR’s In Focus - April 19, 2022

April 19, 2022

Women for Women International uses economic empowerment training to help women survivors of war regain their ability to support themselves, often with the help of men.  Marie Clarke, Vice-President of Global Programs, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about the charitable organization's work in Afghanistan and Nigeria.

”Virtual Casinons in the Metaverse” - TPR’s In Focus - April 18, 2022

”Virtual Casinons in the Metaverse” - TPR’s In Focus - April 18, 2022

April 18, 2022

Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, on The Exchange about virtual casinos in the metaverse.  The Commission alerts investors with a cautionary note - such entities must be licensed by the ASC to do business in Alabama.

”Celebrating Religious Music on Good Friday” - TPR’s In Focus - April 15, 2022

”Celebrating Religious Music on Good Friday” - TPR’s In Focus - April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

Sacred Harp singer and composer Stanley Smith of Ozark talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about the religious music that has captivated him since the age of twelve.  Next month, Smith will receive the Alabama Folk Heritage Award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

”Poet Jeanie Thompson Recalls Remarkable Life of Helen Keller  - TPR’s In Focus - April 14, 2022

”Poet Jeanie Thompson Recalls Remarkable Life of Helen Keller - TPR’s In Focus - April 14, 2022

April 14, 2022

Poet Jeanie Thompson, Executive Director of the Alabama Writers' Forum, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about the life of Helen Keller.  Thompson studied Keller's life for a decade and then wrote the book, "The Myth of Water, Poems from the Life of Helen Keller."  Today the poet shares stories of Keller's activism that drew worldwide attention.

”Writer Michelle Richmond to Receive TROY’s Hall-Waters Prize” - TPR’s  In Focus - April 13, 2022

”Writer Michelle Richmond to Receive TROY’s Hall-Waters Prize” - TPR’s In Focus - April 13, 2022

April 14, 2022

Professor Kirk Curnutt, Chair of the Troy University English Department, introduces acclaimed writer Michelle Richmond and student Alexis Ellison, who talk with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about the Hall-Waters Prize, which will be awarded to Michelle on April 14th.  The ceremony has been planned entirely by students in Professor Curnutt's English seminar.

”Respite Choir Assists Those With Memory Loss” - TPR’s In Focus - April 12, 2022

”Respite Choir Assists Those With Memory Loss” - TPR’s In Focus - April 12, 2022

April 12, 2022

Becky Taylor directs the Side by Side Respite Choir, sponsored by several churches in Montgomery, AL.  She talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about how singing impacts people with memory loss, strengthening their ability to use the part of the brain that remembers music.

”CPA Offers Tax Tips for New Businesses, Part 2 - TPR’s In Focus - April 11, 2022

”CPA Offers Tax Tips for New Businesses, Part 2 - TPR’s In Focus - April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022

Kendra James, CPA licensed in both Alabama and Florida, returns with part two of her interview with Carolyn Hutcheson, host of The Exchange.  Because many workers have left the work force to start their own businesses, Kendra reminds them to factor in expenses and taxes, whether for online or brick and mortar businesses.  She is controller at Caddell Construction.

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