Innocence & Incarceration: A Complicated Relationship
BY RICHARD LATTA
Estimates tell us there are 3,200 +/- wrongfully convicted and innocent individuals serving time in Georgia and Alabama today. The Georgia Innocence Project works for the exoneration and release of these individuals but state law can hamper those efforts, sometimes inadverdantly. Listen as Richard Latta speaks about law here in the State of Georgia that is hampering the efforts of the Georgia Innocence Project.
Atlanta Artivists Assemble
BY TERONE ALLEN
Terone Allen moved to Atlanta with a purpose but found a real purpose once he was here... To collaborate and communicate with other artsits to make differences in the communiites in which they live. Terone speaks about the different groups with works with to see positive change to Atlanta come from artists and other creatives.
Rebuilding Local Trust in Government
BY ROHIT MALHOTRA
Community is so much bigger than one's individual self and this is something that seems to have been forgotten here in the US of A. Rohit Malhotra's grandfather was a hero of his, a teacher in a remote village in India, who instilled this ideal of what community is, in him as a small child. The polar opposites of 'community' and of 'government' (at least after this election) are what Rohit grew up loving. Listen as he speaks about the importance of local government and trust has in our communities.
It Is a Beautiful Day in District 58
BY PARK CANNON
Questioning a government takes a community and that is exactly what Park Cannon is about. As a Georgia State Representative for District 58 she is intimately aware of what it takes to gather a community and be involved in that community. Join us in listening to a day in District 58 and meet some of the people that make up this district in the heart of Atlanta!
Who Do We Say That We Are
BY MARIAN LIOU
Marian Liou had a few preconceived notions about what ATL was when she moved to here from California over a decade ago. But she found something different: "... Where the native or the sojourner both... can still fulfill their biggest dreams in a way that is true to themselves...". She came to this revelation via that quirky part of town I.T.P. (Inside The Perimeter) called Buford Highway and started the Instagram account, WELOVEBuHi. The rest you'll need to hear for yourself!
Insubstantial Beauty of Place
BY GREGORY WALKER
How we perceive beauty is an on-going conversation and architect Greg Walker has some interesting thoughts on the matter. It is possible to seek out and find beauty in non-traditional spaces and Mr. Walker speaks to some of those unlikely places, in looking to those otherwise insubstantial places.
The Importance of Diverse Narrative on Shaping Our City's Identity
BY CALINDA LEE
Calinda Lee has something to say and she knew this even as a young girl as her great grandfather would always ask her, "Whatchu gonna be when you grow up, gal?!" She is now an Historian with The Atlanta History Center and is interested in utilizing technology to tell our history but ALL of our histories as a city. There is a multi-cultural story to be told and she is working to ensure that story is as multi-faceted as possible.
I <3 Atlanta Parks & Rec
BY AMY PHUONG
Amy Phuong is the Commissioner of Atlanta Parks & Recreation which means that she is a real-life Leslie Knope! Parks and Rec is about spaces and how those spaces are used, not just city parks. But how is that use determined? Listen as Amy describes life as ATL's Leslie Knope!
BY NEDRA DEADWYLER
@ VOL 30
ON AUG 21, 2016
Nedra Deadwyler shares how her search of local history led to the creation of Civil Bikes, her bicycle tour group in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Providing tours of Atlanta with accompanying historical information, this is a tour group you wouldn't want to miss!
The Love Drug
BY MICHELLE KHOURI
@ VOL 30
ON AUG 21, 2016
"When you are able to harness the love that comes from within you and surrounds you, you are able to heal, help and transform others."
In The Love Drug at PechaKucha Atlanta Vol. 30, Michelle Khouri shares her thoughts and scientific findings on what the emotion of "love" really is. By delving into the chemistry of the human brain and personal experiences, she discovers a surprising yet simple answer to this timeless question.
The Journey of Life Through the Vessel
BY CORRINA SEPHORA
@ VOL 30
ON AUG 21, 2016
Corrina Sephora is a well known artist and sculpture here in Atlanta, having worked in the city for some years now. She joins us for Vol 30 to speak about a theme in her work, that of boats, a theme that spans media beyond her known metal work. Listen in for Corrina's 20x20!