We talk with bassist and songwriter Stanley Clarke, who boasts a career
spanning 40 years and work on over 40 albums. The four-time Grammy Award
winner was the backbone of jazz-fusion band Return To Forever in the 1970s.
His most recent album, “The Stanley Clarke Band: UP,” was released in
2014, with a new version of his hit tune “School Days.” Clarke is now on
tour, and performs at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta Thursday at 8 p.m.
Then, a new study from the University of Georgia links colorful, plant-based
foods to increased brain activity in older adults. The research used
Functional MRI technology to determine the benefits of foods like kale and
squash. Lead researcher Cutter Lindbergh joins us to talk about how the
connection can boost long-term, cognitive health. Also, the city of Athens,
Georgia is in the midst of a food renaissance. Food writer Rebecca Lang tells
us how the boom in culinary quality came to be. And, Washington Post
contributor Diane Roberts brings us her