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Sean Powers



Sean Powers is Georgia Public Broadcasting's first director of podcasting. He joined GPB in 2014 as a producer/reporter with On Second Thought, and remained with the program until 2018. For his last four months on the show, he served as acting senior producer. 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 a dozen Associated Press awards, two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, five national PRNDI awards, honors from the Atlanta Press Club, and recognition from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters. Powers previously developed podcasts for ListenUp Audiobooks in Atlanta. He's also mentored teenage journalists who report for VOX Teen Communications, a magazine in Atlanta.

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Behind The Southern Accents In Adult Swim's 'Squidbillies'

Squidbillies is one of the longest running shows on Atlanta-based Adult Swim. The animated series follows a family of “anthropomorphic mud squids” in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. A...

August 30, 2019

Child Musician Ansley Oakley Steals The Show – And An On Second Thought Interview

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott has been a judge at three of the semi-annual singer-songwriter shoot-outs at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. (Full disclosure: her partner hosts the weekly open ...

July 31, 2019

Atlanta Couple Puts A Korean Spin On BBQ

In North Atlanta, where the perimeter meets the Chattahoochee River, there’s a little building just off the highway with a bright red sign that says, “Bar B Que.” That building is Heirloom Mar...

July 22, 2019

The Credits Podcast: Voice Actor Bob Carter On Becoming A Bad Guy

Every year, f ans of anime, gaming, comics, and animation assemble in Atlanta for MomoCon. Georgia’s film and television industry is well represented. One of the featured speakers at this year's M...

May 22, 2019

Voice Actor Bob Carter Takes 'The Credits' Behind The Scenes of Atlanta's MomoCon

Calling all anime, gaming, comics and animation fans: This is your weekend. MomoCon 2019 kicks off Thursday in Atlanta. Voice actors, designers, writers and showrunners take animation enthusiasts be...

May 22, 2019


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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