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Sevendust Goes To The Grammys | Dangerously Lonely | ICE Raids

After 20 years together, Atlanta metal band Sevendust received its first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance this year. Plus, chronic loneliness can have adverse health effects and be just as bad for you as smoking, obesity, and sitting too long. University of Georgia professor Kerstin Gerst-Emerson says more needs to be done to address loneliness as a public health hazard. Also, a recent series of arrests by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency have caused a stir in minority communities. The Southern Poverty Law Center has co-authored a report that profiles several immigrant women in Atlanta and their negative experiences during the ICE raids.



Full Show - February 15, 2016

After 20 years together, Atlanta metal band Sevendust received its first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance this year. They’ll be at the award ceremony on Monday night, but first, lead singer Lajon Witherspoon tells us about making metal music in the South and what it feels like to be in the running for music’s top honor.

Valentine’s Day can be an especially lonely time for some people. But chronic loneliness can have adverse health effects and be just as bad for you as smoking, obesity, and sitting too long. University of Georgia professor Kerstin Gerst-Emerson says more needs to be done to address loneliness as a public health hazard. She joins us along with Agustin Fuentes, who chairs the anthropology department at the University of Notre Dame, to talk about loneliness, social isolation, and what it means to be lonely in a technologically connected world.

A recent series of arrests by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency have caused a stir in minority communities. The Southern Poverty Law Center has co-authored a report that profiles several immigrant women in Atlanta and their negative experiences during the ICE raids. Attorney Eunice Cho, one of the co-authors of the report, and former Illinois sheriff Mike Emery join us to discuss the arrests and the tactics used by the government agency.