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In this podcast, we meet the people who work in Georgia's multibillion dollar film industry. Host Kalena Boller is a location manager with more than 40 film and television credits to her name. This podcast is Kalena's love letter to the people whose names you see when the credits roll.
 
Just Off the Radar, hosted by Joe Silva, is best described as "modern pop eclectica." The show takes a weekly look at modern pop music outside the mainstream. From folk to electronica to everything in between, Just Off the Radar presents a variety of contemporary music, with emphasis on the local Athens music scene. The program also includes some live in-studio guests and vintage cuts.
 
In 1991, seven black and five white jurors convicted Troy Davis of murder in the shooting death of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis sat on Georgia’s deathrow for 20 years. Leading up to his execution, there were mass protests. Some of Davis’ supporters included Pope Benedict XVI, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and former Republican Congressman Bob Barr of Georiga. Their efforts to stop the execution weren’t successful. On September 21, 2011, the state of Georgia executed Tro ...
 
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On the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson dive into the playoff picture with Todd Holcomb of the Georgia High School Football Daily newsletter. This jam-packed show continues with Thomasville Bulldogs head football coach, Zach Grage. He looks at his match-up with Westside-Augusta, the Class AA bracket across t…
 
On the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson talk with Dean Fabrizio, the head football coach at Lee County High School in Leesburg. Fabrizio discusses his recent big win over Valdosta, his time coaching in Leesburg, and what this season has been like for his staff and players as the top-ranked team in 6A.…
 
For the first weekly "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast for the 2020 GHSA football season, Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin welcome Robin Hines, the executive director of the Georgia High School Association. He looks at the wildest off-season in Georgia high school football history, how the sport has grown to where the state is a top-3 for football …
 
Tommy Palmer, one of the hosts of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, has died after battling cancer. He was known as one of the preeminent voices of high school football in the state of Georgia for decades. GPB's Jon Nelson re-visits his conversation with Tommy from a few months ago. They talked about his incredible legacy, and his love for h…
 
Roughly 15-percent of high school football teams in Georgia aren’t starting the first week of September as administrators monitor COVID-19 and its impact. What happens today may be different tomorrow, and Directors of Athletics at multiple levels are having to be flexible with their plans for having a year with as many games on the schedule as poss…
 
John Lewis has served as U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1987, and is known for his passionate work both in the civil rights movements and on Capitol Hill. A new documentary called John Lewis: Good Trouble goes beyond the highlight reel of his storied life and reveals more personal elements of the man and the figu…
 
America’s mayors have taken center stage in 2020. Big city mayors feuded with state and federal officials over COVID-19 protections and resources, and have been praised — and condemned — for their handling of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. These crises may be unfolding on a national scale, but affect lives in every American city and…
 
While the deaths of Travon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Sandra Bland galvanized the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the killings of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have forced America to reckon with centuries of racial injustice and police brutality in unprecedented ways. Not only have protests demanding chang…
 
In the weeks since protests against police brutality began in Minneapolis, calls to reform, defund or abolish the police have been escalating. These demands aren’t new among activists; however, responses from local governments across the country committing to redirect police funds or even “dismantle” police departments have been unprecedented. We b…
 
Since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, rage that had accumulated over centuries of racial violence spilled into the nation's streets. From Atlanta , Macon and Savannah to London , Amsterdam and Paris , protesters are flooding streets that, only weeks ago, stood nearly empty due to fears of COVID-19. The crowds are …
 
In 2003, Brunswick prosecutors convicted Dennis Perry of killing a couple in their church back in 1985 — while another suspect had admitted to the murder on tape. Renewed interest in the case from the Georgia Innocence Project and a true crime podcast spurred Joshua Sharpe, criminal justice reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , to revisit…
 
The last 35 seconds of Ahmaud Arbery’s life have been viewed, studied, dissected and discussed all over the world. That’s because of a video that went viral, showing his final moments before he was shot on a shady street in Satilla Shores, Georgia on February 23. And while his death has made international headlines, the people of his community reme…
 
While segments of Georgia’s economy have re-opened, last week Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton extended the judicial emergency for the state’s courts until June 12. Some court procedures have been held on Zoom since shelter-in-place orders began in mid-March. On Second Thought explored the impact of coronavirus on the courts — as w…
 
Compared to the lockdowns and shuttered businesses in countries across the world, Sweden is an outlier. Swedish officials have advised citizens to work from home and avoid travel, but most schools and businesses have remained open. This relaxed approach aims to minimize impact on the economy, and slow the spread of the virus through what is known a…
 
Artists and arts organizations were quick to adapt to coronavirus. Museum tours, operas, Broadway shows, author talks, home concerts and classes for kids sprung up online shortly after closures were announced. But as the dust begins to settle on our new normal, many worry about the long-term economic impact and outlook for the artists, performers a…
 
For many lucky enough to still have a job, getting dressed and made-up is a vestige of normalcy in a world that feels upended. For others, gray roots, shaggy beards and chipped nails are the last thing to worry about. But what has this unprecedented period behind closed doors revealed about our self-care and priorities? And what will happen to the …
 
In medical situations, it weighs heavily on doctors and nurses when they are unable to save a life. So, what happens when the decision is not what treatment to give, but who gets treatment at all? Associate Director of the Emory University Center for Ethics and Director of the Center's Program in Health Sciences and Ethics Kathy Kinlaw and Assistan…
 
One of the ways that people are coping with coronavirus anxiety is by baking. That’s not a surprise to resident chef for NPR’s Here & Now Kathy Gunst , perhaps because she and former Food Network executive Katherine Alford wrote about the power of baking to process emotions in their new cookbook, Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury…
 
The uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic can be even more complex, or downright dangerous, for both victims and survivors of domestic abuse. We’ll learn about the specific challenges for this vulnerable population — and how these victims and survivors may even struggle to get their piece of the stimulus bill. Georgia band Indigo Girls…
 
While online scams are always a danger, malware attacks and phishing schemes have found a new opportunity with coronavirus. Millions of Americans are now working and learning from home, without the protections — or IT help — found in most offices and schools. And in some countries, the virus has upped the ante on government surveillance of online a…
 
As the United States tries to slow the spread of coronavirus, social distancing has become the new normal. Millions of Americans are shuttering indoors and spending more time behind screens — and the memes have flourished. Tweets, TikToks, and more viral content have picked up on major themes of the coronavirus pandemic, like the importance of wash…
 
In a special bonus episode of The Bitter Southerner Podcast, Bridget Lancaster of America's Test Kitchen introduces a story from her podcast called Proof. In it, reporter Maya Kroth looks at how a Spanish pig is changing Southern farmlands. She meets Georgia farmer Will Harris, who is upping the South’s pork game by introducing Iberian pigs to the …
 
Response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to travel restrictions, canceled music festivals, school closures, consumer panic for basic needs like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and mayhem in stock markets across the world. The spiraling fears and slow access to tests for the virus in the U.S. have exposed weak points in government and healthcar…
 
With his books The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake , best-selling author Erik Larson established a gift for bringing historic events to life, in almost cinematic detail. And his latest book, The Splendid and the Vile , continues in that tradition. From early September of 1940 until the following May, German planes bombed London and other Brit…
 
For our grand finale this season, we’re going to attempt to answer a question that ... to every truehearted Southerner … is among the most difficult questions ever: Can the South be redeemed? Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin talk about their mission to tell the Civil Rights Movement through comics....we hear about a Freedom Rider’s lifelong …
 
While few operas were written in English, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess is one of the most celebrated — and perhaps the most controversial. Criticism of the opera's representation of black culture and dialect have followed the 1935 libretto for decades. As the Atlanta Opera prepares to present a production of Gershwin’s famous opera in early March, On …
 
“All I have are my words,” shares Nikki Giovanni, a 77-year-old poet and professor at Virginia Tech. She has published nearly 30 collections of poetry, anthologies, children’s books and essays. During the 60s and 70s, she helped pioneer the Black Arts movement and she has been credited as an influence by hip-hop artists. On Saturday at 4 p.m., she …
 
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s dams brought electricity to the rural South, and in our region’s lore, it looms huge: the classic story of people vs. progress. As these dams were completed, entire communities were washed away. In this episode of The Bitter Southerner Podcast, we explore the progress, heartbreak and art inspired by the TVA.…
 
Being part of a Southern community means baking the exactly right cake when we gather. NYT bestselling cookbook author Anne Byrn joins us to talk about the history of famous Southern cakes, two sisters running a Georgia bakery share how they're cooking with a purpose, and we dig into the pages of the "White Trash Cooking" cookbook.…
 
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