In recent years, newspapers and magazines have moved to all digital formats. But one magazine in Georgia is making a print comeback. This year Decatur-based Paste Magazine started a quarterly magazine that looks and feels different. The second edition just came out. We learn more about the magazine’s reboot with founder and editor-in-chief, Josh Jackson.
We get a pair of funky songs for our essential Georgia Playlist. Members of Augusta band “Funk You” join the show to share two of their favorite Georgia tunes from Dixie Dregs and Otis Redding. They perform at Aisle 5 in Atlanta at 9 pm on Friday, July 28.
The neighborhoods surrounding Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport do not look like they did a few decades ago. But unlike the airport itself, most haven’t grown. As the airport has slowly become the "busiest airport in the world," the communities around it have shrunk or disappeared completely. That’s the focus of a book called “Flight Path.” The semi-memoir documents the many transformations of Atlanta’s Southside. The author, Hannah Palmer, grew up in Forest Park and now lives in East Point; she joins us in the studio.
A recent article from The New Yorker magazine called barbecue the most political food in America. The author argues barbecue has its roots in racism and discrimination. We discuss this history with Chuck Reece, Editor for the Bitter Southerner. Also joining us are food writers Michael Twitty, and Kathleen Purvis of the Charlotte Observer.