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    WMUM-FM 89.7 FM

    (478) 301-5761






    Click here for more station information

  • GPB Radio | Macon

    WMUM-FM 89.7 FM

    (478) 301-5761






    Click here for more station information

  • GPB Radio | Macon

    WMUM-FM 89.7 FM

    (478) 301-5761






    Click here for more station information

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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

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

Trump Shifts Again On Charlottesville Violence

Today on “Political Rewind” we look at the fallout over the past five days from the violent confrontations in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
August 16, 2017

How Does Johnny Isakson Navigate Trump's Washington?

Georgia's senior U.S. senator Johnny Isakson joins us in the studio.
August 14, 2017