NextGen Radio Atlanta

Credit Chuck Koehler from Cartersville, GA, USA

NPR's Next Generation Radio is a one week camp for college students who are interested in public media style journalism.  The program was founded in 2000 and this our first ever project in Atlanta. 

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Reverend Vonshurri Wrighten

Black Lives Matter--it's become a rallying cry for a generation of young people demanding respect for black people, especially men, across the country.

It's been called, by some, the "New Civil Rights Movement."

Members of the Antioch A.M.E. church are now looking for ways to become involved.

Cardine Johnson

African-Americans have historically relied on churches to be the social center of their communities.  Many black churches have enabled members to stay engaged in politics, education, and other issues. However, in recent decades, some black churches have had to evolve in hopes of remaining relevant with members, particularly younger African-Americans.

Olivia Reingold

The Call

"It is time to get angry and do something."

Killer Mike was full of remorse in an interview posted online July 7th by Atlanta hip-hop station Hot 107.9.

Avery Braxton

Atlanta made a decision to do civil rights differently in the 1960s. Violence in the streets would not play out here. There were no dogs and no hoses. Politicians met with corporate leaders, civil rights advocates and the church to do things in a manner that did not end with atrocity as seen in other Southern cities.

It was a gentlemen’s conversation, rather than a brawl of ideals. This allowed the city to prosper financially and civically in a time when it didn’t seem realistic. That approach became known as the “Atlanta Way.”

La'Candis Brown

Neighborhoods in Atlanta are changing, as the city and surrounding region are on the edge of broader demographic shifts in the United States. The area’s population will double to more than 8 million by 2040, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission. Many Atlanta neighborhoods are gentrifying, as residents move back to the city from the suburbs and millennials come to the city because they want to live close to where they work.

 

Haylene Green is witnessing these changes in her neighborhood, West End, where she runs a community garden.