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Latest Atlanta News

John T. Edge On Southern Food And Culture

John T. Edge is the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance . Based out of the University of Mississippi, the SFA studies and documents Southern food cultures. A respected authority, Edge writes about Southern food and culture for publications such as Garden & Gun Magazine and The Oxford American . He joined us to talk about his new book, “ The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South ,” which explores the South by way of its food. We begin with a simple but tough question—what is Southern food? Does a meal of tacos and Mexican Coke qualify if it’s made by recent immigrants to Mississippi? Hear why Edge would say yes. Edge also comments on today’s culinary trends. The “farm to table” movement may seem like a new phenomenon, but Edge explains how Southern chefs have long relied on locally-sourced ingredients. He points to African-American chef Edna Lewis who recommended cooking with fresh greens and seasonal ingredients more than four decades ago. Plus, Edge traces
August 17, 2017

On Second Thought For Thursday, August 17, 2017

First, Atlanta has a healthy appetite for improv. This week Dad’s Garage Theater welcomes Scott Adsit. You may know him best as Pete Hornberger on the show “30 Rock.” Scott joined us earlier this week to discuss the art of comedy. Then, Atlanta-based producer Will Packer’s new movie “Girls Trip” is doing quite well. It cost about $19 million to make, and it’s grossed more than $90 million since opening in theaters last month. We talked with Will Packer last week about making hit movies with diverse casts, and his television project “Black America.” Next, Latino youth are being bullied more since the election of Donald Trump, according to the Atlanta-based Clinic for Education, Treatment, and Prevention of Addictions. We talked earlier this year with Andy Miller, Editor of Georgia Health News.Belisa Urbina, Executive Director of Ser Familia, also joined us. Her organization provides counseling and other services to Hispanic families in the metro Atlanta area. Finally, Georgia’s Latino
August 17, 2017

Comedian Scott Adsit Travels From 30 Rock To Atlanta

Atlanta has a healthy appetite for improv. This weekend, Dad’s Garage Theater Company welcomes Scott Adsit . He's best known for roles on the TV shows “30 Rock” and "Moral Orel." We talked to him about the art of comedy. Scott performs Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at Dad's Garage Theater Company in Atlanta . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijnF67942ac
August 16, 2017

How Should Georgia Handle Its Confederate Monuments?

As politicians and activists call for the removal of Confederate monuments across Georgia, an Atlanta historian says there’s another possible solution: add historical context. “If you don’t take them down, then you must contextualize them,” said Sheffield Hale, CEO of the Atlanta History Center. Last year, the center launched a set of tools showing communities how to add additional information to their Confederate monuments. The main idea is to explain the Lost Cause narrative--the idea that white southerners fought for a just cause in the Civil War--that led to the erection of statues across the south years after the conflict. “The idea was to give research notes to really explain the history of these monuments and a template that they could use as a basis for starting a conversation in their community about their monument,” Hale said. In the time since it’s launch, Hale says it’s been used by communities from Texas to Maryland. There is no shortage of opportunities. The Southern
August 16, 2017

Atlanta Blog Posts

Telling Atlanta's History Through Crowd-Sourcing

Crowd-sourcing isn’t a common way to curate a history exhibit but that's how the Atlanta History Center opted to put together a new show about...

February 16th, 2016

Atlanta's First Private Club For Millennials

There’s a new private club opening its doors in Atlanta. The Gathering Spot bills itself as the city’s first private club for millennials, where...

January 26th, 2016

Raising Startup Money: A Woman's Perspective

Cardiologist Sheila Woodhouse discovered how difficult raising startup money can be when she founded the company DoxMed, which provides an app that...

December 23rd, 2015

Launching A Startup: Lessons Learned

Although Georgia tops a recent national list of women-owned businesses, only a fraction of technology businesses are founded and led by women....

December 22nd, 2015