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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 History Of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

The Trump administration’s immigration crackdown has led to an uptick in arrests nationwide. New federal data show arrests in Georgia and the Carolinas are also up from the last fiscal year. The p...

December 11, 2017

On Second Thought For Monday, December 11, 2017

The Trump Administration’s immigration crackdown has led to an uptick in arrests nationwide. New federal data show arrests in Georgia and the Carolinas are also up from the last fiscal year. The p...

December 11, 2017

Behind The Scenes Of The Walking Dead

The mid-season finale of AMC’s "The Walking Dead" airs this Sunday. For eight seasons, Rick Grimes and his team of zombie hunters have been trying to protect humanity from those ravenous, undead m...

December 8, 2017

On Second Thought For Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Georgia’s Secretary of State is in charge of its voting system. And it’s an elected office. So the person who oversees fair elections, also runs as a candidate. Is this an inherent conflict of i...

December 6, 2017

On Second Thought For Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New FBI data show an uptick in reported hate crimes. Nationwide, 2016 saw more than 6,100 incidents, up by more than 270 from the year before. Georgia reported a drop in hate crimes during that peri...

December 5, 2017

News

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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