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Sean Powers



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

Georgia Band Turns Mariachi Music on Its Head

Georgia is a hub for first generation immigrants. For the last two decades, a mariachi band in the Atlanta metro area has been working to bring all people together through music by adapting to the c...

February 20, 2018

Author Tells The Immigrant Story In Young Adult Fiction

In less than two weeks, a critical program for many immigrants in the U.S. illegally expires. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, shields immigrants who arrived in the U.S. ...

February 20, 2018

On Second Thought for Tuesday, February 20, 2018

We continued our look at Historically Black Colleges and Universities with Atlanta Journal Constitution reporters Eric Stirgus and Ernie Suggs. They recently rolled out a Re:Race series called “HB...

February 20, 2018

Documentary Unravels The History Of HBCUs

For more than a hundred years, America’s historically black colleges and universities have graduated many of our most dynamic and influential citizens. However, some educators worry a quarter of t...

February 19, 2018

Oscar Nominated Film Based On Georgia School Shooting

Last week’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida was followed by scenes we have seen all too often. In 2013, a similar scene played out at Decatur’s Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Ac...

February 19, 2018


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