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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 TV/Film Industry Responds To Boycott Threats

Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and several Georgia-based productions are in the running. The list came as a "Boycott Georgia" hashtag is being used by some film industry insiders. Som...

December 7, 2018

For The Sake Of The Story, For The Love Of The South: The Bitter Southerner And GPB Make A Podcast

In New York in the 1980s, Chuck Reece had his first job in journalism covering the media industry for Adweek magazine. That meant he got the first look at network television pilots and magazine prot...

December 7, 2018

The Credits Podcast: 'If my character had an idol, it would be Malcom X, next to Harriet Tubman'

Most of the people on this show work behind the scenes, but that doesn't mean we avoid talking to the stars. Nafessa Williams has only been acting a few years, but she’s already made quite a splas...

December 7, 2018

The Credits Podcast: 'I've always got a portrait idea in mind if there's a window and some light'

Curtis Bonds Baker is like a fly on the wall in Georgia's film and television industry. He is a still photographer, who takes photos of the cast and crew on set. His credits include a number of TV s...

November 30, 2018

The Credits Podcast: 'In the stunt department, it's very male dominated'

Work on film and television projects come with risk. Stunt coordinators know that risk all too well. Elizabeth Davidovich has worked in stunts for more than a decade. Her credits include AMC's "The ...

November 23, 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