First, another round of allegations have surfaced against musician R. Kelly. Now, parents have claimed their daughters are being held captive by the hip-hop musician, living in homes he rents out in Atlanta and Chicago, with almost every aspect of their lives controlled. R. Kelly publicly denies these allegations. Jim DeRogatis broke the story earlier this week. He’s a Buzzfeed contributor, host of WBEZ’s "Sound Opinions," and our guest.
Then, one Atlantan outraged by the debate R. Kelly’s name can spark is Oronike Odeleye. She’s the executive director of a group circulating a petition to ban his music from Atlanta radio and to cancel his upcoming show at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater. She brings us a commentary.
Next, the early years for the Allman Brothers Band can be traced back to The Big House in Macon. It was a refuge for artists to be creative. A documentary showing at this weekend’s Macon Film Festival chronicles the group’s years at The Big House. GPB’s Sean Powers spoke with filmmaker Kirk West about his journey with his rock heroes. West worked as the group’s tour manager for two decades.
Finally, in the Breakroom this week we’ll talk about snortable chocolate, horrible wedding playlists, and the inadequacies of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Plus, we’ll discuss the nixing of this year’s tax holiday and Ann Coulter’s latest Twitter tirade. Joining us this week: Ruel Joyner, Amber Scott, Kathy Lohr, and Jessica Szilagyi.