Not too many indie bands can say they’ve gone strong for more than 20 years. Athens group Of Montreal is an exception. Founded by Kevin Barnes in the late 90s, the band has released 14 full length albums. Their 15th album, called "White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood," comes out on March 9th. We talk with Barnes about the vision behind this latest record.
The Satanic Temple has been trying provide a secular alternative to traditional religion for over two decades. What is the mission of the Temple, and what are common misconceptions? The Atlanta Chapter is fighting to host an official after-school program in Cobb County schools. We talk to Atlanta Chapter head Fred Mephisto about the goals of his organization.
Georgia saw some record low temperatures this winter. So some might be surprised to hear that 2017 was the warmest year on record for our state. Climate change is not well understood, and that’s partly because it’s so politicized. But that phrase does have a scientific meaning, totally separate from politics or punditry.
The On Second Thought team says goodbye to Celeste Headlee, who ends her tenure as the show's host. In January, she announced that she was stepping down from the show, which she helped create. Celeste is moving back to Washington, DC to focus on writing her next book and guest hosting on NPR.
Video games are a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry. Still, women make up only 20 percent of people working in the gaming industry. On top of that, most games these days are marketed to men and centered around very masculine protagonists. A new Atlanta-based game looks to challenge the stereotypes.
The Breakroom has a lot to talk about this week, including Fergie’s eyebrow raising National Anthem performance, if counting calories does anything, and the Atlanta airport’s supposed flights to Wakanda. We also discuss controversies surrounding President Donald Trump and the Parkland, Florida shooting last week. Our guests are Natalie Pawelski, Hector Fernandez, Amber Scott, and Greg Williams.
This week, the National Football League teamed up with Morehouse College in Atlanta for a workshop on activism. The workshop is designed to equip athletes with the tools and resources needed to make social change in respective and responsible ways. Fifty years ago this year, two Olympic athletes brought their own type of activism to the national stage. Track stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a Black Power salute during the ceremony. Both were honored at the White House in 2016 by then-President Barack Obama.
Last month, Atlanta became the first Georgia city to adopt inclusionary zoning ordinances. This requires developers to reserve housing for low income Atlantans around the Beltline and Mercedes Benz stadium. Is this a step in right direction for creating more affordable housing?