A new anthology includes work by dozens of Black authors reflecting on the pandemic.
An Atlanta man's experience as a prisoner of war during World War II is now the subject of an Apple TV+ series. His granddaughter speaks about his memoir.
Friday on Political Rewind: Mary Rodgers grew up among some of Broadway's biggest names, from Sondheim to Bernstein. Her father was one half of Rodgers and Hammerstein. We sit down with New York Times theater critic Jesse Green to discuss Rodgers' autobiography, Shy.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: In the aftermath of the Jan. 6th committee's unprecedented decision to refer former President Trump to criminal charges, we take a step back to look at the origins of our democracy. Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff joins us to discuss Samuel Adams' vision for our country.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Los Angeles in the early 1970s was a glittering confluence of creative genius, which transformed American society as we know it. Journalist and cultural historian Ronald Brownstein documents this lively history in his new book, Rock Me on the Water: 1974 — The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics.
We speak with Brownstein about how 1974 would change the face of popular culture forever — and create works far ahead of the political status quo of the time.
Thursday on Political Rewind: In his early days in office, President Biden has put coping with climate change near the top of his agenda. But New York Times best-selling author David Pogue doesn’t want us to wait for government fixes.
In his new book How To Prepare For Climate Change, Pogue tells us it’s time we learn to adapt to forces of nature that will continue to dramatically alter life as we know it.
Much of Dickey's work, including 1996's Sister, Sister, was centered on strong Black female characters. He wrote 29 books and sold more than 7 million copies worldwide.
Author Grace Elizabeth Hale joined Virginia Prescott for one of the Atlanta History Center’s virtual author talks. Her new book, Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music And Changed American Culture, documents the rise of the small Georgia town as a “new kind of American bohemia,” exploring the factors and the artists that made it possible. Hear their conversation about the rise of bands like R.E.M., The B-52's and Pylon, and how the Athens scene that they established offered an alternative option for Southerners who didn't fit the mold of the mainstream.
Partisan and ideological divisions have hobbled the nation’s response to the pandemic and our sinking economy. For one theory on how American politics became so toxic, Princeton professor and best-selling author Julian Zelizer turns to former Georgia Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey swore she'd never return to Atlanta after her mother was murdered there. 35 years later, she faces those demons in her searing new memoir, Memorial Drive.
Author Bruce Feiler joined On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott for one of the Atlanta History Center's virtual author talks. He discussed his new book, Life is in the Transitions.
James Madison was the fourth president of the United States, one of the founders of our country and author of the first drafts of the U.S. Constitution...
Mary Beth Keane’s 2019 novel Ask Again, Yes was an instant New York Times bestseller, and is now out on paperback. The book follows the families of two...
Author Sue Monk Kidd was raised in a conventionally Baptist family in Sylvester, Georgia. Her memoir, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter , follows her...
Billy Bragg is many things: a poet, punk rocker, folk musician, and singer-songwriter. He’s also an activist, music historian, and best-selling author....