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SC DNR Series #1 Interview with Turtle Technician

I have been asked by South Carolina Wildlife magazine to do a series of podcasts for their digital magazine www.SouthCarolinaWild.org. I will be spotlighting South Carolina Department of Natural Resources staff and the kind of work that they do.

My first interview was with Tyler Harrell, she is a turtle technician who works for the SCDNR. She was happy to share what her job is like, and all about sea turtles.

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I also wrote an article called “Turtle Talk” a while back for SC Wild (the youth publication for the SC DNR) it can be found here: http://www.southcarolinawild.org/2017/09/01/turtle-talk/ 

Episode 65: Interview with Jack Lawerence

Jack Lawerence has been playing at MerleFest since it’s inception. I had the chance to sit down with him after a set and talk about the music, memories, and moments at MerelFest.

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Episode 62: Interview with Todd Albright

The next episode in the summer I Had to Ask series is a short interview with Todd Albright: a 12 string folk guitarist from Detroit Michigan, and who likes his steak cooked medium.

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Episode 61: Interview with the Kruger Brothers

To kick off our summer series of podcasts here is an interview with the Kruger Brothers from MerleFest 2017. I talked with Jens about composing his new composition, Roan Mountain Suite (the Brother’s new album). We also talked about their international fan base they gave lots of advice.

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Episode 57: Interview with Jorma Kaukonen

It is always especially nice to discover musicians like Jorma Kaukonen are as down to earth and as friendly as the next guy. I talked with Jorma about everything from Jefferson Airplane, to MerleFest 2017, to his Vietnamese Pho restaurant and music camp Fur (or Pho) Peace Ranch. We even cleared up a music festival misconception. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask.

Episode 56: Interview with Deanie Richardson

I talked with Deanie from Sister Sadie at IBMA 2016, we talked about women in bluegrass, the band’s IBMA Awards nominations and even her chickens. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!

Episode 53: Interview with Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg

I talked with a Jewish bluegrass band at IBMA called Nefesh Mountain. They we so much fun to talk with and learn about bluegrass music in Hebrew. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!nefesh

Episode 50: Interview with Joe Mullins

I talked about everything from radio to music to food with Joe Mullins, listen on to see why I Had to Ask!


Episode 49: Interview with Blake Williams

I talk with banjo player Blake Williams. He has preformed on the Grand Ole Opry, He has also preformed with Lester Flatt and Bill Monroe. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask.blake-williams