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What’s Next ATL is the podcast about the big issues facing all of us in metro Atlanta (and around the country), and stories of the people taking them on. Powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

What’s Next ATL is the podcast about the big issues facing all of us in metro Atlanta (and around the country), and stories of the people taking them on. Powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission.
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What’s Next ATL is the podcast about the big issues facing all of us in metro Atlanta (and around the country), and stories of the people taking them on. Powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

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English

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470-378-1452


Episodes

Looking Ahead to 2019—Bonus Episode

12/13/2018
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In this bonus episode, we ask leaders from around the region to tell us what they see as the biggest issues facing the Atlanta region for 2019. What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more about the show at whatsnextatl.org/podcast.

Duration:00:13:17

Episode 5: Q Proves Them Wrong

12/6/2018
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Close your eyes and think, “tractor-trailer driver.” Who do you picture? If you said, “a tough older guy,” you wouldn’t be off the mark. Truckers have a hard job which requires some resiliency. And 94% of them are men, with an average age of 55. As another point of trivia, most truck drivers are white. None of these describe Q. Johnson. Except maybe the tough part. In this episode, we hear Q’s story – about how a local program that uses federal funding to provide training for...

Duration:00:14:15

Episode Four: Living in a Driverless World

11/29/2018
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Driverless cars and “connected technology” are making headlines across the country and right here in metro Atlanta. But why should any of this interest any but the tech-nerdiest among us? Well, it turns out it’s about a lot more than getting from point A to point B. It’s about equity. The environment. And how we use our space. When tech advances, who benefits? What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more about the show at...

Duration:00:21:58

Episode Three: The Golden Girls, Redux

11/15/2018
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Aging? Then this story’s for you. And, guess what? We’re all aging. In this episode, we visit two older women who became roommates to save money. But they’ve enjoyed the experience so much that now they want to start a movement in the Atlanta region. And it turns out this is happening around the country. It’s a national trend, called “Golden Girls” housing—like the old TV show. In just 12 years, one in four of us will be 60 or older in metro Atlanta. And as our demographics shift along...

Duration:00:16:34

Episode Two: The Cost of Living

11/8/2018
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Whether we’re renters or homeowners, housing affordability is a problem for many of us—certainly around the entire country, but increasingly, right here in metro Atlanta. In this episode, we set out to learn more: What’s contributing to metro Atlanta’s housing affordability problem, and what are people doing about it? What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more about the show at whatsnextatl.org/podcast.

Duration:00:21:44

Episode One: Finding the Flint

11/2/2018
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Put your hand up if you knew that Georgia’s second longest river runs beneath Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – and that it runs in culverts and ditches through no fewer than five cities and counties surrounding the airport before leaving the metro area. Keep your hand up if you knew that that river—the Flint—is at the center of an effort to increase greenspace while promoting responsible development in the neighborhoods surrounding the airport. It’s a dream that’s sort of...

Duration:00:14:43

What's Next ATL Podcast Trailer

11/1/2018
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What’s Next ATL is the podcast about the big issues facing all of us in metro Atlanta (and around the country), and stories of the people taking them on. Powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Duration:00:01:28