Between the Leaves

Between the Leaves is a podcast series that unearths and illuminates the stories of nature, science, culture and history that spring from the Lloyd collections and brings them to life. From the middle of a forest in eastern Ohio to living rooms and patios of local experts, Between the Leaves takes listeners on unexpected journeys as they explore highlights from the Library’s eclectic collections and related topics. Funding for the launch of the podcast and the inaugural episodes comes from a FotoFocus Emergency Art Grant.

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E. Lucy Braun, Annette Braun and Mary Elizabeth Brockschlager

This four-episode series explores the lives and impact of groundbreaking scientists and sisters Drs. E. Lucy and Annette Braun. Their stories are illuminated via letters they wrote back to one of their scientific proteges during their final research trip to the West in 1963. The pioneering sisters were 75 and 79, respectively.

Lucy & Annette's letters to Elizabeth Brockschlager, whose collection at the Lloyd Library & Museum inspired the series, encompass the personal and the scientific. Theirexcitement over their journey provides a glimpse into both their personalities and their perseverance.

Dear Elizabeth is scripted by journalist and Lloyd Research fellow, Elissa Yancey, who has been researchin the Brauns for four years.

Episode 5

During more than a year's worth of visitis documenting every season with his camera, photographer TJ Vissing made new discoveries daily at the Edga of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County, Ohio. Vissing shares highlights, lessons learned and the importance of slowing down as he describes his time in the acres preserved thanks to the Ohio Nature Conservance. This episode supplements the FotoFocus exhibit and lecture that was scheduled for October 2020 and is possible thanks to a FotoFocus Emergency Art Grant.

Episode 4

Professor, botanist and invasive species expert Theresa Culley, PhD, describes how a chance encounter with a sapling she couldn't identify shifted the course of her research career. Now a national expert on the pretty and pernicious Callery Pear (also known as the Bradford Pear), Culley leads efforts to limit the spread and harm of invasive species in Ohio.

Episode 3

Brick Gardens Founder and social enterprise entrepeneur Dominique Peebles shares the story of his journey from a corporate job to life as a community garden guru. His approach to growing food as good medicine extendes beyond physicalhealth to encompass healthy ways of thinking about, and connecting with, neighbors.

Episode 2

Naturalist and artist, DeVere Burt shares the story of Annette Braun, the first woman to ear a PhD at the University of Cincinnati and an impeccable artist whose fascination with tiny moths led to the discovery of hundreds of new species.

Episode 1

Decades before anyone celebrated an Earth Day, a group of impassioned academics, school teachers and community members in Cincinnati built an unlikely coalition of conservationists that was uniquely qualified to fight for land conservation in Ohio. In this episode, one of them, Hardy Eshbaugh, emeritus professor of Miami University, tells their story.