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The Death Of Diners | Children And Celebrity Culture | Talent Scams

After nearly seventy years of business, Evan’s Fine Foods in Decatur, Georgia will serve its last meal this weekend. Producer Linda Chen brings us an audio postcard from the family-owned restaurant. Plus, diners like Evan’s are closing across the country. Why? And C.J. Pearson, a 13-year-old in Grovetown, has experienced more attention in the last year than most teenagers do in a lifetime. Could it affect him negatively? Plus, the booming film industry in Georgia has introduced potential on-screen talent to some costly schemes. We hear about some of the most common ways actors are connedo ut of their money while trying to make it big.



Full Show - November 18, 2015

As Georgia’s film industry grows, so does the acting pool. Casting scams can promise to fulfill a budding entertainer’s dream of becoming a star, only to take their money and run. Guest host Adam Ragusea talks about what legitimate casting looks like with acting coach Denise Simon and Shay Bentley Griffin, founder of the Chez Group casting agency. Then, GPB Atlanta reporter Sam Whitehead takes a visit to the communities surrounding Turner Field to hear what neighbors are saying about the future of the stadium once the Braves leave for Cobb County.

Also, after nearly seventy years of business, Evan’s Fine Foods in Decatur, Georgia will serve its last meal this weekend. Producer Linda Chen brings us an audio postcard from the family-owned restaurant. Plus, diners like Evan’s are closing across the country. Why? Guest host Adam Ragusea speaks with historian Jan Whitaker about the history of diners and the reasons behind their decline.

Then, C.J. Pearson, a 13-year-old in Grovetown, Georgia, has experienced more attention in the last year than most teenagers do in a lifetime. The young conservative activist released a series of YouTube videos critical of Democrats, and he’s pushed hard to lower the voting age in Georgia. We’ll hear about how he and his family are handling all the attention. Then, guest host Adam Ragusea talks with child psychiatrist Dale Peeples of Georgia Regents University about how stardom can affect teens and young adults.