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Sean Powers

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Sean Powers is a producer and reporter for "On Second Thought.” Powers is a native of the south suburbs of Chicago, and he graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri.

In 2012, he completed a fellowship at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He moved to Atlanta after working as a reporter for the public radio station in Urbana, Ill. His reporting has earned him about a dozen Associated Press awards, two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, five national PRNDI awards, and recognition from the Atlanta Press Club. After a long week of public radio, Powers enjoys live jazz and soul food.

Latest From This Author

The Breakroom: GA Tech Shooting, Film Diversity, Boozy Tacos

The Breakroom gang joins guest host Tony Harris to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes farmer Jon Jackson, Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown, Natalie Pawelski of Cater Communicatio...

September 24, 2017

After Hurricane Irma, Is Recovery Possible In The Virgin Islands?

Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Southeast. It was even more destructive on the Virgin Islands, where it hit as a Category 5 storm. Nearly every building was damaged, and many were completely des...

September 22, 2017

On Second Thought For Friday, September 22, 2017

Is Atlanta at risk of overcrowding? Last month, The Atlanta Regional Commission reported nearly 80,000 new people in the metro region since just last year -- the highest growth rate since the Great ...

September 22, 2017

On Second Thought For Thursday, September 21, 2017

The South has seen its Hispanic population increase 43 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center . The story of the 1996 Olympic Games is key to understanding the Latino bo...

September 21, 2017

What's Behind The South's Latino Boom?

The South has seen its Hispanic population increase 43 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center . The story of the 1996 Olympic Games is key to understanding the Latino bo...

September 21, 2017

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Jimmy Carter Shows Faith And Humor As He Talks About Cancer Diagnosis

Former President Jimmy Carter says he’s going to take a step back from his role at the Carter Center as he gets treated for melanoma – which has spread to his brain. At a press conference in Atlanta...

August 20, 2015 - 10:33am

Find Your First Car (And More Than 4,000 Others) At This Northwest Georgia Junkyard

Driving through White, Georgia you might come up on what looks like a forest preserve. Look closer and you’ll see it’s actually a graveyard for rare and retired vehicles. What started as a car...

August 5, 2015 - 6:13pm

'The Next Station Is...Fresh Veggies' - Sounds From A MARTA Farmers Market

Atlanta’s West End neighborhood is easy to access. It's not so easy for residents to reach fresh food, but that might be changing. A small farmers market featuring locally grown produce has people...

August 1, 2015 - 12:49pm

Why Atlanta Is An Epicenter Of A New HIV/AIDS Epidemic

On a late night in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, lots of people were leaving and going to bars. Out there on the side of the street was Gary Jerkins of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. He was standing in...

July 22, 2015 - 4:47pm
New Georgia State School Superintendent

Interview: New State School Superintendent Previews Vision

Republican Richard Woods was sworn in today in a ceremony at the Capitol. Woods worked s a teacher and administrator in Irwin County for more than 20 years. He is opposed to Common Core standards...

January 12, 2015 - 4:26pm

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